The Saddle Club Season 3
Season three of The Saddle Club mixes drama and comedy as 12-year-olds Stevie, Carole, and Lisa struggle to support one another through the inevitable joys and sorrows of adolescence.
The Saddle Club is a fun, youthful drama young girls are sure to enjoy!Best friends and avid equestrians Lisa (Ariel Kaplan), Stevie (Lauren Dixon), and Carole (Victoria Campbell) love spending time together almost as much as they love their horses. Their world centers around Pine Hollow Stables, their home away from home and horse training hub. Pine Hollow is a place of laughter, friendship, and in just about every episode, conflict for the girls as they face their arch rival Veronica (Marny Kennedy) or some other dilemma. The girls must navigate friendship, tough decisions and problems through teamwork, adventure, and sometimes mischief. All of this while still maintaining their training, personal lives and competitions. At times the show’s plots can become repetitive (how many times can Veronica actually be the villainess?) without offering character development from episode to episode. There are elements of peer pressure, and characters can occasionally become catty or “Mean Girls”-esque. Despite this, each story arc ends with a lesson to be learned, and the storylines are always presented in such a way to never condone bad behavior. The show manages to deliver on fresh conflict and solutions in each episode while frequently promoting honesty, integrity, and friendship as the proper resolution. Age-appropriate comedy is abundant thanks to the ever-adorable donkey, Trouble, and the incorrigible Simon (Connor Jessup). The main trio, known as “The Saddle Club” are not infallible, and the viewer gets to see them make mistakes and in most cases, deal with those consequences responsibly. Far and away from your usual tween drama, “The Saddle Club” can provide dramatic entertainment suitable for youth without drawing on sex or language for content. The Saddle Club proves that you don’t need to use cheap tactics to make a good drama for kids. We are proud to award the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages to The Saddle Club: Season 3.