Lisa Atwood’s visitor, Merrill, loves horses almost as much as The Saddle Club does. Lisa, Stevie and Carole are happy to give Merrill a few pointers on her form over fences during their rides at Pine Hollow Stables. Then Merrill becomes convinced that she can only ride one horse. When The Saddle Club learns that she wants to take a Pine Hollow horse home to Maine, they know they have to do something. The girls have already planned a special surprise birthday party – a Yankee Swap – for Merrill. Will a Yankee Swap of another kind persuade Merrill that she can ride any horse well, or is one of The Saddle Club’s beloved horses leaving Pine Hollow for good?
A new adventure for the Saddle Club features Lisa's visitor, Merrill, who becomes convinced that the beloved Pine Hollow horse Barq is the only horse she can ride and decides to take Barq home to Maine with her.
Stevie Lake is ecstatic. After years of wanting a horse of her own, her parents have given her “No-Name”, a beautiful Arabian-Saddlebred. And everyone can see that the frisky, sassy mare is the perfect match for a fun-loving rider like Stevie. Now all she has to do to make “No-Name” hers is come up with a fitting name. But before Stevie can find a name for the beautiful mare, her happiness is abruptly shattered. During a Pony Club exhibition, another girl claims that No-Name was stolen from her family’s barn. Could Stevie’s new mount really be the horse the other girl calls “Punk”? Is Stevie about to lose her dream horse forever?
It’s springtime at Pine Hollow Stables, and that means it’s time for That Saddle Club to take another trip on the MTO – the Mountain Trail Overnight. For Stevie, this year’s overnight trail ride promises to be particularly special because her boyfriend, Phil, is coming along. But as soon as the trip begins, there’s trouble between Stevie and Phil. Are these two good riders and close friends about to break up for good?
It’s Carole’s birthday, and The Saddle Club is planning an extra-special celebration. They’re having their first boy-girl party, which will include a romantic moonlit hayride! When snooty Veronica diAngelo hears about their plans, she assumes she isn’t invited. And now Veronica is determined to wreck the party – and steal one of The Saddle Club’s boyfriends! Will Carole’s birthday be ruined?
Spoilt brat Veronica diAngelo was given an expensive Thoroughbred for Christmas. She hasn’t given a backward glance to her other horse, Garnet, since. The Saddle Club is determined to find a loving new home for the unloved horse. But the people who come to look at Garnet make the girls fear that she will go to a terrible home. Carole must also say a special farewell. Her friend Cam is moving. It looks as if The Saddle Club is going to learn some hard new lessons about what it means to say good-bye.
Carole Hanson has always wanted a brother or sister. So she should be delighted when her father tells her that thirteen-year-old Marie Dana will be staying with them for two weeks while Mrs. Dana is out of town. But instead of being happy about her “temporary sister”, Carole can barely contain her jealousy. Colonel Hanson is making a big fuss over Marie; and Stevie and Lisa are planning a big party for Marie in the hay loft at Pine Hollow. Will Carole manage to put aside her jealousy before Marie’s visit is over? Not until she discovers some common ground in the stables at Pine Hollow...
Emily has cerebral palsy, but she and her specially trained horse get around just fine. The Saddle Club girls make friends with Emily and even take her on her first trail ride. Unfortunately, Emily’s wonderful outing at Pine Hollow Stables is marred by someone who doesn’t think disabled people belong there. Veronica diAngelo is the most unbearable snob ever! The Saddle Club and Emily cook up a plan to show Veronica what real riding class is.
Carole Hanson is used to being the best junior rider at Pine Hollow Stables. She doesn’t need to brag about it, but she takes it for granted, in a quiet, nice way. Then a new rider starts taking lessons at the stables – and she’s not only younger than Carole, but also a better rider! Carole soon realizes that the new girl excels in the saddle, but on the ground she’s got a lot to work on. With dread, Carole realizes that she is the best person to help this motherless girl with her problems. But can she forge a friendship with someone she envies? Carole is fighting a battle with jealousy – and it looks like the green-eyed monster is winning!
Lisa Atwood is dying for a pair of chaps, Stevie Lake has her eye on a new bridle. And Carole Hanson wants the latest video on jumping techniques. Too bad The Saddle Club is broke! Then Stevie gets a brilliant idea. They’ll earn money by taking care of other people’s horses. How hard could that be? Not hard at all, they soon realize, if they don’t count a few minor mishaps... like losing a horse!