Frances Duncombe (1901-1994)

American author of both children's and adult novels. Wrote under the names of both Frances Duncombe and Frances Riker Duncombe. Has written stories in a number of genres including historical, mystery and ghost - and also one pony story. She seemed to be very interested in history: a couple of her novels are centred around real historical events and she has also written a non-fiction book about the history of the New York village Katonah, where she lived.

Horse & Pony Books:

(HENRY HOLT & CO [USA] 1941)
Reprinted in hardback
SUMMARY: Not to be confused with the High Hurdles series by Lauraine Snelling or the Ginny Elliot book!
Debby's life changes when she and her father have to move because of his new job and her horse Twinkle has to be sold. Everything however seems fine in their new life until her father's employee Mr. Scrimgoer comes home with his beautiful granddaughter, Claire….

Collector's Info:
Easy to find in America, harder elsewhere, but can be bought from the USA fairly cheaply.