News:
Jean Abernethy will be joining Santa for a special reading
of her latest book, Fergus and The Night Before
Christmas
, in the Orangeville Public Library
(Mill St. branch) on December 7th at 10:30 am.
Books will be available for purchase. Bring your camera.
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Books

The Night Before Christmas
Fergus and the Night Before Christmas
Trafalgar Square Books 2017

Fergus, the world's most popular cartoon horse, shares an epic holiday adventure inspired by the classic tale 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. With colorful, light-hearted comedy on every page, Fergus and his motley group of equine teammates bravely take to the skies to give St. Nick the sleigh ride of his life. Can Santa manage his ungainly hitch and deliver the perfect gift on the most magical night of the year? Fasten your seatbelt! Recommended for ages 5 to 95.
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Fergus and the Greener Grass
Fergus and the Greener Grass
Trafalgar Square Books 2017

Written and illustrated by Jean Abernethy. Hard cover, 35 illustrated pages. Fergus is convinced the grass beyond his meadow might be a little greener. But there's a fence... And then, there's another fence...best enjoyed by readers 5 to 95.
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2018 Western Writers of America, Spur Award winner in Best Western Storyteller / Illustrated Children's Book category


A Horse to be Reckoned With
A Horse to be Reckoned With
Trafalgar Square Books 2016.

Written and illustrated by Jean Abernethy. 32 pages of hilariously entertaining illustrations, and poetic dialog between Fergus and "The Lad" who is determined to gentle him.
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The Essential Fergus
The Essential Fergus
Trafalgar Square Books 2015

A collection of Fergus comics, with a backstory of Jean Abernethy's career, and how Fergus began. 136 pages
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Illustrations



Client: Sweet PDZ www.sweetpdz.com


Onie the Pony, a children's story by Summer Best, 2015

Paint Horse Journal 2016

Young Rider 2016. How to draw
article written & illustrated by Jean Abernethy

Quarter Horse Journal 2016
Quarter Horse Journal 2016
Client: Breakwater Books 2009
Brad M. Smith 2016
Horse Illustrated
Quarter Horse Journal 2015
T-shirt design for Equine Choice
Illustration from Fergus and The Night Before Christmas
Peter Leone's Show Jumping Clinic by Peter Leone & Kim Jaussi PhD Storey Publishing 2012
Susan Stafford-Pooley Jespersen Publishing 2008
Susan Stafford-Pooley Winged Horse Books 2011
Susan Stafford-Pooley Winged Horse Books 2011

About Jean Abernethy

Jean grew up on a small family farm near Lindsay Ontario (Canada) where at an early age she learned to explore her world on horseback. She pursued a college education in Equestrian Studies at Humber College, and then earned her art degree a OCAD University in Toronto.

Her illustrations have graced equestrian print publications for over 35 years. Jean's cartoon character, Fergus the Horse, has brought laughter to hundreds of thousands (of humans) around the world on Facebook. (As far as we know, horses have not yet learned to access social media.)

Check Fergus out online at FergusTheHorse.com