AHP Member Courtney Maum’s Horse Memoir Chosen as Top Mental Health Read by “The Today Show”

Connecticut-based equestrian and author of five books, Courtney Maum’s newest title “The Year of the Horses” has been chosen by The Today Show as their top read for Mental Health Awareness. https://www.today.com/video/what-to-read-this-summer-author-shares-page-turners-139854917607

The newly released memoir explores how returning to horseback riding and horse contact after thirty years out of the saddle saved Courtney from a debilitating depression that was taking down her career, relationship with her husband, and ability to properly parent her young daughter. https://tinhouse.com/author/courtney-maum/

Also featured in Vanity Fair, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal and many other outlets, “The Year of the Horses” shows Courtney learning the equestrian discipline of polo at nearly forty years of age alongside a motley crew of teenagers who are better, faster, and less fearful than her.

Already featured in the USPA, The Plaid Horse, The Equestrian Masterclass by Noelle Floyd, Community Horse Magazine, and a summer book recommendation from Calling All Horse Girls and Horse Network Reads, Courtney is available for:

  • Speaking engagements about the healing power of horses and/or importance for women to put their own joy first (virtual, in-person, and for charitable events)
  • Interviews and profiles for equestrian publications and outlets
  • Book reviews Press copies of “The Year of the Horses” can be requested via becky@tinhouse.com
  • Masterclasses on memoir writing and/or writing about horses
  • Equine-related writing assignments

Courtney’s equestrian journalism has been featured in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and The New York Times. (To see published pieces, visit https://www.courtneymaum.com/selected-writing and scroll to “Equestrian Writing.)

To contact AHP member Courtney Maum directly: cbmaum@gmail.com

To contact Courtney’s publicist Becky Kraemer: becky@tinhouse.com

To learn more about “The Year of the Horses” visit: https://tinhouse.com/author/courtney-maum/

Book cover image and author headshot available upon request