Welcome to the official site of the Angels Club Series

Thanks for visiting to learn more about the diverse and multi-award-winning Angels Club Series, authored by Courtney Vail and Sandra J. Howell and published by West Ridge Farm Publishing. These are not just horse books, and they are not just books for kids. Readers of all ages are praising and enjoying every installment in this fun, uplifting, and entertaining series. Each novel tackles a different aspect of bullying against a positive backdrop of horses and outreach, while giving readers tips and hope through the shared adventures of the characters. Angels Club Series touches on physical and mental challenges, horse rescue, being an outsider, the benefits of riding therapy, diverse cultures, overcoming adversity, and friendship between kids who are different from one another but share the same passion and goal to make the world a little brighter with their individual talents and strengths.


2016 Moonbeam Childrens Book Awards

Best Series Chapter Books (Silver) - Series

2017 EQUUS Film Festival NYC Winnie Award

Best YA Book - Angels Club 3

2017 IPNE Book Award

Best YA Book (Silver) -  Angels Club 3

2018 Unify Against Bullying Grant

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Latest Release

West Ridge Farm Publishing is excited to announce the release of Angels Club 5: The Lost Warrior Princess. This novel is a heartwarming and exciting dog mystery that follows the adventurous turns of River and Celia, who are about to enter high school in the fall, when they find a scared and injured pit-mix and also unearth dog bones and out-of-state tags in the woods. Celia, who attempts to bond with this fearful dog, is a victim of bullying and stranger-danger online and suffers with anxiety that, at times, paralyzes her, while River is faced with the decision on whether or not to leave his beloved rescue horse at a farm where he volunteers, since Joey, a foster boy he is friends with, has bonded with it. Angels Club 5 highlights trauma in kids, animals, and combat veterans and gently points out the very real threat of online predation and grooming, so kids and parents can stay keen and vigilant against it.

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Hola, Cuties! Meet new friends!


I’m Jacinda Gonzalez, almost twelve. Although I think I’m pretty nice, not to mention way cool and one of the most knowledgeable people in all things horse, I just can’t make any friends in my new school. The  only things flying my way are totally rude insults. The horseback riding therapy farm where I volunteer becomes my perfect escape from mean bullies. And when Angel, a scrawny, muddy American Curly, shows up as rescue, no one but me can see her potential and lovableness, so I take her on as a project horse to get her ready for sale. But, the thing is, I don’t want them to sell her. She’d be so perfect for therapy. So perfect. Now, if only I could prove it.

Anyway, Angel’s sugar-candy personality inspires me to be sweet in spite of bad things happening to me. So, of course, I can’t resist the urge to make the world a whole lot brighter. Come on in and see how I do it!



Join a fun treasure hunt adventure!


Hey, Trackers. I’m River—“part hound dog and a whole lot Cherokee,” as my frenemy Kat says. I’ve been showing Kat how to track animals all summer long even though we argue about everything under the sun. When we find a buried map in a cave while waiting for a storm to pass, it thrusts us into the adventure of our lives. But hunting for possible treasure puts our already fragile friendship to the test. Can you imagine if we did find loot, like a chest of gold or something way cool like that? Kat could take in rescue horses at her parents’ farm, and I could buy this awesome colt Flash I love so much!

While searching for untold riches, we also have to deal with bullies, competing clubs, farm duties, frisky horses, and ferocious beasts that can claw your heart out. Will this treacherous journey turn us into good friends or make us mortal enemies forever? Join us in our heart-pounding quest while we try to not break our bones ... or our spirits.

Help Em save some mustangs.


Hey, Freaks & Geeks! I’m Emily Ann Rousseau, super sleuth, peacemaker, and fearless striver—well, almost fearless—with big aspirations and dreams. Don’t let my cerebral palsy make you doubt my drive to accomplish the impossible or my passion for the things I love most. Horses, robots, all things geeky, and of course, my Angels Club that does good deeds, all sit on the top of my Favorites List like crown jewels. I want to compete in hunt seat equitation with the graceful black beauty Freedom, but others are always trying to hold me back, telling me what I can and can’t do, or, horribly, saying much, much worse about my funny walk or carroty hair. Well, haha, joke’s on them. Nothing holds me back, especially not meanies trying to knock me down! That only fuels my fire to prove people wrong. A trip to a dude ranch out west to try to beef up my form spikes my love for an adoptable mustang I only saw online that I named Galaxy ’cause his twinkling eyes surely hold stars. I hope to find him a forever home. And maybe more mustangs! Join me in my fight to help save wild horses and other free spirits like myself.

Join Aish and Em on a stolen horse mystery.


Hiya, Peeps. I’m Aisha...Aisha the Bold. Just this past spring, my friend Em and I were so tight, working on improving our Hunter Jumper skills together for competition, but that was so yesterday. Now in the sticky heat of July, with my heart tugging me towards outdoorsy thrills and dressage, and hers, barrel racing and robots, all our summer plans keep getting scorched.

But when several horses from our area are stolen, we wanna see if we can solve the mystery and find them before it’s too late. Sure, the cops say they’re working on it, but one steed needs medicine and we can’t NOT try to help, no way. We are Angels after all. Good deeds is what we do! Add in cyberbullies hating on me, a testy foster kid we’re trying to befriend, another horse rescue, and fractures in our friendship from our ever-growing differences and clashing case-cracking styles? Yeah...we don’t anticipate disaster...or danger...but that’s exactly what we find ourselves in.

Summer...just became a wicked bummer.

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Amazing book! This book is a very special one.

At the end I cried. You can't put it down.  ~ Melissa Kyles

Purchased for our store. A refreshing idea of children doing good for others all on their own.  ~ Dennis Paradis

The most positive book I've read in a long while!  ~ OneReader

Great story for kids, especially young girls, but adults will love it too ~ and if you are really lucky, it might help you recapture the spirit of youth for a while. ~ Ray Simmons Readers' Favorite

Summer...just became a wicked bummer.