Author(s): Bonnie Bryant
The girls are in for some great surprises ... and a pack of trouble!
Max, the owner of Pine Hollow Stables, has decided to start a Pony Club, and Stevie, Carole and Lisa are overjoyed. The Pony Club covers everything from horse care to stable management, and it's a great chance for the Saddle Club girls to get horse wise. Carole just wishes her usually wonderful father hadn't volunteered to help out. He doesn't know the first thing about horses - or how big a responsibility it is to take care of them. That's something spoiled Veronica diAngelo doesn't understand either. She's getting another horse and the girls are angry. None of them, especially Carole, can forget that Veronica's carelessness killed her first horse. But Lisa's worried that Carole and Stevie are jealous as well. How in the world can she tell them that she's a getting a horse too? Will Lisa have to choose between her dream come true and her best friends? It all comes to a head when Veronica's reckless behaviour puts a young colt's life in danger - and The Saddle Club has to pull together to save a precious life!
The Girls of Pine Hollow go west for their first Rodeo!
Carole, Stevie and Lisa can't believe their luck when they get another chance to visit their good friend Kate Devine at her family's ranch, The Bar None. It's a perfect time to visit, since the annual rodeo has come to town. Eli Grimes, a wrangler at The Bar None, will be in the rodeo, and the girls can't wait to watch him compete.
But the girls hear some bad news when they arrive. The Bar None has lost a lot of business to a flashy new ranch closer to town. The Devines may not be able to keep their ranch running much longer. That's when The Saddle Club - including new member Christine Lonetree - comes up with a plan to help. They'll enter the rodeo's barrel-racing contest and carry off the cash prize! Can Christine, Kate, Stevie, Carole and Lisa pull out all stops and win big for The Bar None?