Sara Herbert

British author. I can't find any details about her so if anyone has any information I would be grateful if you could contact me. Ms. Herbert wrote three pony stories, all of which were of the mystery/adventure type.

Horse & Pony Books:

THE GREAT PONY RAID
(MAX PARRISH 1967)
Rare.
SUMMARY: Joan and Tom are on holiday at Pony Camp. They make friends with a wild mare and foal but when the horses go missing they begin to suspect foul play. The pair then round up all the children from the local pony camps in order to foil a gang of ruthless horse rustlers from stealing all the wild moorland ponies.
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition
PONYMAD RATING: 2-3 HORSESHOES

THE PONY PLOT
(MAX PARRISH 1967)
ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL WHITTLESEA
Reprinted in paperback by Target in the 1970s.
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, Target paperback
SUMMARY: Lynn and her family move to the country where horse mad Lynn hopes she can have a pony of her own at last. She soon makes friends with the local horsy children but the arrival of a mysterious boy from an orphanage brigs intrigue into their lives.
PONYMAD RATING: 3 HORSESHOES

THE SECRET OF THE MISSING FOAL
(WINGATE? 1975)
Reprinted in paperback by Target.
EDITIONS PICTURED: Target paperback
SUMMARY: Horsy mystery story. Ralph, Judy, Ginny, Sam and Prissy arrive at their recently deceased Uncle's house to stay and soon become involved in a mystery. Was there something sinister behind their uncle's sudden death and where did his valuable foal disappear to? The children discover that their uncle has left them a series of clues which will enable them to find the answers. But can they work them out?
PONYMAD RATING: 3 HORSESHOES

Collectors Info:
The Great Pony Raid, as far as I am aware, was not republished at all and is only available as the hardback first edition. This title is very rare and can be expensive. I am not 100% sure of the publishing history of The Secret of the Missing Foal. It may possibly have been first published by Wingate and reprinted as a Target paperback, although possibly it was the other way round! The paperback editions of this book and The Pony Plot are fairly easy to find in the UK, although other editions are more elusive. All the books and  various editions are harder to find and more expensive outside of the UK.