Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey. I loved all three books in this trilogy but I always thought this cover art was particularly beautiful. I want to impress a fire lizard (nine would be too many) and live at Harper Hall like Menolly!
F'lar of Benden Weyr: rider of bronze Mnementh. Wingleader at Benden Weyr under R'gul, later Weyrleader of Benden Weyr (after Ramoth's first mating flight) and considered to be Weyrleader of Pern although this never became an official title.