Saddle Club: episode guide

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The Saddle Club

Episode 1.01
Written by Sarah Dodd
Directed by Steve Mann
Canada: February 06, 2001
Australia: April 30, 2001

Snobby Veronica diAngelo tries to befriend Lisa Atwood on her first day at Pine Hollow Stables, but when Lisa foils Veronica's plan to endanger Stevie Lake, Lisa proves to Stevie and Carole Hanson that she is best friend material after all.

Guest Cast: Marie-Louise Walker as Eleanor Atwood, Melanie Ryder as Helen DiAngelo

Work Horses

Episode 1.02
Written by Sarah Dodd
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

The Saddle Club plans to horsenap Prancer from her owner, Mr. McLeod, before he can sell the mare to the slaughterhouse, but their plan changes when they discover Prancer has colic.

Guest Cast: Gerard Kennedy as Mr. McLeod, Marie-Louise Walker as Eleanor Atwood, Maggie King as Dr. Judy

Trail Ride, Part One

Episode 1.03
Written by Anita Kapila
Directed by Steve Mann

On the Mountain Trail Overnight, Veronica develops a crush on Phil Marsten, but to her dismay, he only has eyes for her rival, Stevie. In an attempt to get Phil's attention, Veronica endangers herself and her horse and she winds up alone and unconscious on the trail.

Guest Cast: Marie-Louise Walker as Eleanor Atwood

Trail Ride, Part Two

Episode 1.04
Written by Anita Kapila
Directed by Steve Mann

Stevie and Phil find Veronica just as wild dogs are closing in on her. Lisa comes to the rescue with her emergency whistle and scares the dogs away.

Guest Cast: Marie-Louise Walker as Eleanor Atwood

Horse Shy

Episode 1.05
Written by Sheila Vassey
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

While teaching Lisa to canter, the Saddle Club is caught in a sudden storm, leaving Stevie and Carole stranded on a cliffside and forcing Lisa to overcome her fear and ride for help.

Guest Cast: none

Mystery Weekend

Episode 1.06
Written by Anita Kapila and Jason Abelson
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

During a Mystery Weekend special event fundraiser at Pine Hollow, the Saddle Club girls discover a real thief in their midst, and Stevie suspects it's Phil!

Guest Cast: Daniel Mashford as Greg Turner, Greg Parker as Mr. Turner, Hannah Daniel as Nia.

School Horse

Episode 1.07
Written by Sarah Dodd and Cory Kinney
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

While trying to turn Prancer into the perfect school horse, Stevie and Carole argue over their different training methods and Lisa gets caught in the middle. The girls are forced to put aside their differences and work together when they fall in an abandoned mine shaft and Lisa is bitten by a poisonous snake.

Guest Cast: Kim Krejus as Mrs. Chambers.

Star Quality

Episode 1.08
Written by Anita Kapila
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

The Saddle Club girls must teach teenage heartthrob Skye Ransom how to ride in order to save his movie career. Lisa never thought her first kiss would be with a movie star!

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah Hale, Jeremy Hopkins as Skye Ranson, Alex Papps as Ben Lawrence, Paul McCarthy as Kim Lee, Michala Banas as Shoshonna Green, Marie-Louise Walker as Eleanor Atwood

Herdbound

Episode 1.09
Written by Helen Steel
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

When Lisa's mother enrols Lisa in a private boarding school, Carole and Stevie do everything they can to stop Lisa from going. Lisa finally learns to stand up for herself and confront her mother.

Guest Cast: Marie-Louise Walker as Eleanor Atwood, Melanie Ryder as Helen DiAngelo

Greener Pastures, Part One

Episode 1.10
Written by Sarah Dodd
Directed by Steve Mann

Working with veterinarian Judy Barker, Carole can't help but compare herself to her late mother, Karen. Unable to deal with the loss of her mother, Carole is devastated when Veronica causes a fatal accident to her horse, Cobalt.

Guest Cast: Maggie King as Dr. Judy, Melanie Ryder as Helen DiAngelo, Tony Hawkins as Frank diAngelo, Chris Kirby as Colonel Hanson, Carolyne Shakespeare-Cooper as Karen Hanson, Shana Robinson as "Young Carole"

Greener Pastures, Part Two

Episode 1.11
Written by Sarah Dodd
Directed by Steve Mann

With her father's help, Carole comes to terms with her mother's death and Cobalt's. Carole and the girls are thrilled to learn that Delilah is pregnant with Cobalt's foal.

Guest Cast: Maggie King as Dr. Judy, Chris Kirby as Colonel Hanson, Carolyne Shakespeare-Cooper as Karen Hanson

Jumping to Conclusions

Episode 1.12
Written by Graeme Farmer
Directed by Peter Sharpe

Stevie and Carole naturally blame Veronica when Lisa's school horse, Prancer, starts to act sluggish and unresponsive. It's Phil who solves the mystery when he discovers Prancer has been eating a poisonous plant.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah, Maggie King as Dr. Judy, Patrick Harvey as Jake

Set Up

Episode 1.13
Written by Piers Hobson
Directed by Steve Mann

The Saddle Club girls think that Deborah has asked Max to sell Pine Hollow Stables. They succeed in breaking up the couple, only to realise that Max's happiness is more important to them than any stable. Veronica's parents surprise her with a new horse.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah, Tony Hawkins as Frank diAngelo, Melanie Ryder as Helen DiAngelo, Patrick Harvey as Jake, Kestie Morassi as Mrs. Sharlow

Runaway

Episode 1.14

Red's cousin Liam lies to everyone he meets at Pine Hollow, trying desperately to fit in and make friends. When the truth comes out, Liam realises his friendships were all based on lies and he leaves. Lisa, suffering from acute appendicitis, collapses on the trail. Liam redeems himself when he rescues Lisa.

Guest Cast: Daniel Daperis as Liam

Gift Horse

Episode 1.15
Written by Annie Beach
Directed by Peter Sharpe

Carole feels like The Saddle Club is falling apart: Stevie's too busy with her old friend, Tina, and Lisa's obsessed with beating out Veronica for the lead in the school play. The birth of Delilah's foal brings the Saddle Club together again.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah, Maggie King as Dr Judy

Flying Change

Episode 1.16
Written by John Reeves
Directed by Mandy Smith

When Veronica appears to be neglecting her new horse, Garnet, in the same way she did with Cobalt, the Saddle Club girls enlist Phil's help to switch horses on Veronica and teach her a lesson.

Guest Cast: Maggie King as Dr Judy, Fiona Corke as Dee Marsden

Jump Off

Episode 1.17

Carole's role as best junior rider at Pine Hollow is threatened by the arrival of a talented, new rider, Andrea Barry.

Guest Cast: Ashlee Kavanagh as Andrea, Dale Flynn as Rider

Found Horse, Part One

Episode 1.18

During a western riding clinic at Pine Hollow, Stevie rescues an abandoned mare and names her Belle. Deborah writes an article about Stevie and Belle and their photo appears in the paper.

Guest Cast: Wendy Strehlow as Chelsea Owens, Anthony Hammer as Sam, Nick Russell as John Brightstar, Cathy Godbold as Deborah Hale, Maggie King as Dr. Judy Barker, Sophie Hensser as Megan

Found Horse, Part Two

Episode 1.19

Belle's rightful owner, Chelsea, sees the picture of Stevie and Belle in the newspaper and travels to Pine Hollow to take back her horse. When Belle runs away from Chelsea and will only respond to Stevie, Chelsea decides that Belle's place is with Stevie at Pine Hollow.

Guest Cast: Wendy Strehlow as Chelsea Owens, Nick Russell as John Brightstar, Cathy Godbold as Deborah Hale, Maggie King as Dr. Judy Barker, Sophie Hensser as Megan

Across the Board

Episode 1.20
Written by Kate Barris
Directed by Peter Sharpe

Determined to break up the Saddle Club once and for all, Veronica makes a bet with Carole. She wagers Carole can't go a day without running to Stevie and Lisa with information and Carole counters that Veronica couldn't manage even one day of doing her own barn chores. The loser must leave Pine Hollow.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah

Track Record

Episode 1.21
Written by Jutta Goetze
Directed by Arnie Custo

When a barn fire damages the hayloft and endangers Max's horses, Max comes down hard on Red for his negligence, and Red quits. The Saddle Club girls must find a way to get Red back.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah, Maggie King as Dr Judy, Patrick Harvey as Jake, Phil Reilley as Driver

First Refusal

Episode 1.22
Written by Sarah Dodd
Directed by Arnie Custo

Much to Lisa's horror, Lisa's mother invites Veronica to stay with them while Veronica's parents are away. Carole and Stevie are hurt when Veronica tells them what Lisa wrote about them in her diary. The girls teach deborah how to ride so that she can surprise Max who is planning to propose.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah, Marie-Louise Walker as Eleanor Atwood

Horse Play

Episode 1.23
Written by Jutta Goetze
Directed by Arnie Custo

Lisa and Veronica are forced to work together on the annual Pine Hollow costume party. Stevie's practical joke victims get back at her by staging an eerie prank of their own.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah

High Horse

Episode 1.24
Written by Annie Beach
Directed by Peter Sharpe

Everyone is surprised when Mrs Reg praises Kristi for her natural talent for horse whispering. Kristi's swollen ego quickly becomes unbearable when she is selected to star in a live sports segment for a kids TV show.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah, Doug Penty as Jerry Gorman

Bridle Path, Part One

Episode 1.25

As Max and Deborah's wedding day approaches, Stevie finally gets up the nerve to ask out Phil, but to her alarm Phil seems more interested in Veronica! Things go from bad to worse for everyone when Max and Deborah postpone their wedding after a fall leaves Lisa in a coma.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah, Eleanor Atwood as Marie-Louise Walker, Helen D'Angelo as Melanie Ryder

Bridle Path, Part Two

Episode 1.26
Written by Sarah Dodd
Directed by Arnie Custo

When Carole and Stevie's efforts awaken comatose Lisa, Pine Hollow is thrown into a frenzy to get Max and Deborah's wedding back on track. Meanwhile, Veronica's meddlesome ways cause more problems for Stevie and Phil.

Guest Cast: Cathy Godbold as Deborah