The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse author, Victoria Shade, to Provide Exclusive Early-Release Book Signing October 1 and 2 at Dressage at Devon

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The former national champion dressage team medalist, now author and animal rights attorney, will sign early-release copies of her heartbreakingly triumphant memoir for Dressage at Devon attendees

This wonderful love story captures the essence of the bond between horse and rider…an exhilarating narrative of resilience and success against the odds.

Amberjack Publishing announced today that the highly anticipated equestrian memoir, The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse: A Memoir (ISBN: 9780997237771), by animal rights attorney and former national dressage champion, Victoria Shade, will host an early-release book signing at the Dressage at Devon event in Pennsylvania.

The tale follows a young Victoria Shade as she battles through the competitive world of dressage, not with a thoroughbred champion, but with a horse destined for the slaughter house.

In the midst of a tumultuous childhood with an abusive father, Victoria meets Moonshine, an ex-racehorse saved from the slaughterhouse and abuse. She despairs at having to ride such a difficult horse but slowly learns the stables provide a safe haven for them both. The pair compete in dressage, a sport that tests the unity of horse and rider as they engage in what can only be called dancing. They compete against horses bred solely for the sport, always struggling to overcome the bias against horses like "Moony." As she grows and comes of age, Victoria teaches Moonshine to trust, and he teaches Victoria the importance of heart and perseverance. Together, they overcome their similar histories, forge an unforgettable bond, and compete in the Junior Nationals in this inspiring and compelling true story of how a girl and her horse changed each other’s lives forever.

“This wonderful love story captures the essence of the bond between horse and rider…an exhilarating narrative of resilience and success against the odds,” said Valerie Pringle, Equine Protection Specialist for the Humane Society of the United States.

Attracting fans of Seabiscuit and Secretariat, The Tale of the Dancing Slaughter Horse is the remarkable true story of saving a life and learning to dance.

Shade will be available for book signings on Saturday, October 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 2 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Books will be available for early-release purchase at the event, and will be released to the general public on October 4, 2016. The book is available to the trade through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, or Midpoint Trade Books.

About Amberjack Publishing:
Amberjack Publishing, founded in 2014, is an independent small press of fiction books with offices in New York and Idaho. Amberjack’s books are distributed by Midpoint Trade Books, one of the largest distributors in the industry.

Contact:
Anna Gamel, Managing Publicist, Amberjack Publishing
anna(at)amberjackpublishing.com | (888) 959-3352 x 220

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