The Saddle Club: Friends Forever

DVD Release: November 19, 2013
The Saddle Club: Friends Forever
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Synopsis

The arrival of beautiful, mysterious French Junior Champion Dorothée Doutey causes rumors and sparks to fly. Lessons from the junior champ are marred by her deep-seated issues that the Saddle Club attempts to fix. Red and Dorothée start to flourish, with Red becoming her confidant. News from home causes Dorothee to face a difficult decision and could lead to Dorothee leaving Pine Hollow—and Red.

Dove Review

“Friends Forever” follows the ever-evolving adventures of three preteens who have formed “The Saddle Club” with a promise to love all things horse and a loyal commitment to their friendship forever.

The girls—Stevie, Lisa and Carole—need to adjust to the arrival of a special guest at Pine Hollow. French Junior Champion Dorothee Doutey and her horse Hugo arrive from France carrying deep pain that she chooses not share with the girls nor the other riders at the stable. Misunderstanding and frustration results for both parties involved. They see Dorothee as harsh and unyielding as she attempts to improve their skills, even as she wrestles with her own hurt. She is soon faced with a choice that has the potential to change her life and the future of Pine Hollow.

Dorothee appears strong even as she questions her own abilities. The girls are encouraged by Max, the stable owner, and Dr. Judy, Pine Hollow’s vet, to reach out to the young lady from France even when she pushes them away. This commitment to an outsider is tested when Hugo and the other horses are threatened with a deadly virus that could ruin the entire farm. Romance, adventure and fear of the future are themes woven into this story. Viewers of all ages will be encouraged with the message to not quit when misunderstandings and fear lurk on the horizon. We are pleased to recommend this film with the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: 2 kisses between male and female characters.
Language: Minor disrespect between preteen and adult; namecalling between preteens.
Violence: Horse rearing; sick horse faces threat of being shot and killed.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Bare midriff on preteen girl.
Other: One girl chooses to disobey orders to keep a horse in the stable at the risk of infecting others; local animal health officials begin search for the horse who gets away with intention of shooting the horse to protect the surrounding farms from a fatal disease.

Info

Company: Cinedigm
Producer: Lynn Bayonas
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 99 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Nancy Bowens