Bestselling Author Tami Hoag Donates Signed Dark Horse Books to Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Findlay, OH– New York Times bestselling author makes her living writing thrilling and heart-stopping murder mysteries. Hoag recently thrilled riders at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships by donating signed copies of her hit horse-themed thriller Dark Horse to the winning dressage team.
Hoag, an accomplished amateur dressage rider, said she was honored to donate her books to the National Championships. Twelve teams competed, as well as almost 50 individual riders, at the championships held at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
Hoag says it’s no mystery that dressage riders work hard and deserve to be recognized, especially intercollegiate riders as they must compete on unfamiliar horses, drawn at random. “Intercollegiate showing really is a true test of a rider’s ability. The rider is only given 10 minutes to become familiar with the horse before they go into the show ring,” Hoag said. “I admire these riders. I spend countless hours on my horse preparing for a test, so I can only imagine how nerve wracking it must be.”
Hoag is known around the world for her intense suspense novels and has 14 New York Times bestselling novels to her name including Alibi Man, Kill the Messenger, Lucky’s Lady, Dust to Dust and Ashes to Ashes to name a few. Hoag’s novels Dark Horse and Alibi Man combine her love of horses and writing and take place amidst the Wellington, Florida equestrian scene.
Hoag began training with Betsy Steiner in 1999 on her first dressage horse D’Artagnon. Hoag is still training with Steiner ten years later and is now focusing on her new horse Rush Hour 4, an 11 year-old Hanoverian gelding that Hoag has just moved up to the Grand Prix level. “He’s green, but he’s gaining confidence every time out,” Hoag said. “I can ask a little more of him with every test.”
Fans everywhere are eager for dressage’s top mystery writer to deliver a new thriller and Hoag isn’t disappointing her fans – “Deeper Than The Dead” will be on bookshelves by the end of the year.
For more information about Tami Hoag, or to see a list of her novels, visit her website at www.tamihoag.com.
For more information on the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships, visit www.findlay.edu, keyword: Dressage.
Photo: Dressage rider and New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag donated signed copies of her suspense thriller “Dark Horse” to the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championships at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Hoag’s novels “Dark Horse” and “Alibi Man” combine her love of horses and writing and take place amidst the Wellington, Florida equestrian scene.