Author(s): Margot Butcher
New Zealand equestrians riding high have become a regular source of pride for Kiwis. Bridled Passion is a beautiful compendium dedicated to celebrating the 30-year success story of New Zealand¿s best equestrian sportspeople and their fine-tuned steeds in one of the few sports worldwide in which men and women compete as equals. From 1960 Olympics pioneer Andrew White through to the magic medal-winning moments of Sir Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, Sally Clark, Blyth Tait, Tinks Pottinger, Vaughn Jefferis and their contemporaries, from our leading showjumpers to emerging stars, this book celebrates New Zealand¿s high-performance equestrian story ¿ the riders and horses through whose exploits we have discovered the thrill of a fast, clean cross-country and the agony of a clipped rail!
Margot Butcher is one of New Zealand's distinguished sports writers. In 2004, she was the first woman to win the New Zealand Sports Journalist of the Year title, and subsequently became one of very few journalists to win the accolade twice. She has authored over 16 sports books on subjects ranging from contemporary cricket and rugby biographies to New Zealand Olympian history, and for many years was North & South magazine's award-winning sports editor and feature writer.