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Horseland (TV series)
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Created by Andy Heyward
Developed by DIC Entertainment (seasons 1-2)
Cookie Jar Entertainment (season 3)
Starring Dana Donlan
Emily Hernandez
Bianca Heyward
David Kalis
Gerald Longe
Stephen Michael Shelton
Laura Marr
Vincent Michael
Marissa Shea
Aleyah Smith
Andrea Ware
Michelle Zacharia
Opening theme "Let's Go to Horseland" by Slumber Party Girls
Ending theme Let's Go to Horseland Music
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 39
Production
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Michael Maliani
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Horseland, LLC
Distributor Cookie Jar Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel CBS (USA)
Pop Girl (UK)
Télétoon and France 5 (France)
Rai 2 (Italy)
Original run September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) – December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06)
External links
Website

Horseland is an US-American animated series produced by DIC Entertainment. It is a comic mischief program following events in the lives of a group of children riding at Horseland, an equestrian school and stables. Their adventures include riding their horses and entering them in competitions to test their skill and frinendships. The show premiered on September 16, 2006 as part of CBS's new Saturday morning cartoon block, KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS (now Cookie Jar TV). Concurrent with the series, the online virtual pet game that it was based upon was updated to complement the show by launching a new "Junior version" of the game based on the program and featuring its various characters and locations. After three seasons, the show was canceled on CBS on September 19, 2009. Reruns of Horseland then aired nationwide on the digital subchannel This TV; two episodes aired each weekend until September 2010.[1] As of February 5, 2011 Horseland is again part of Cookie Jar TV on CBS. It has 7 books for the series related to the episodes which are available to be purchased online.

Characters[edit]

The characters of Horseland are usually limited to the group of kids who are frequently at the stable. However, some episodes (especially those which involve travelling), introduce onetime characters as a plot device. One thing that must be noted is that when they are riding the horses and get off the never take care of their horses, leaving the reins on the horses neck, which can choke a horse.

Sarah Whitney and Scarlet[edit]

Sarah is a 12-year-old Caucasian girl who likes to make friends. She often gets emotional, but is very friendly and loves to encourage others to do their best and have fun. She comes from a rich family, but does not consider herself better than others because of it. Sarah has blonde wavy hair with bleached highlights and light blue eyes. She also has silver hoop earrings with silver studs in her ears. Sarah's shown to wear a red riding jacket with a matching red necktie in most episodes. She has been seen in younger ages and different hairstyles in flashbacks.

Sarah's horse is Scarlet, a purebred black Arabian mare who has a long, black mane and tail with red highlights. Scarlet is fearless, level-headed, and regal, but at times can be moody and prefer to be left alone. She is patient and loving, much like her owner, and is great with kids. Her symbol is a red crown, representing royalty.

Alma Rodriguez and Button[edit]

Alma is 12 years old and comes from a tight-knit Hispanic family. Her father Jorge has worked as the manager of the stable at Horseland for ten years. An avid reader, Alma seems to take every opportunity to read. She's spirited and competitive, and is one of the best and most dedicated riders Horseland has to offer. She has a penpal named Alexander, who seems to have romantic feelings for her. Alma's shown to wear a green riding vest on top of a white long-sleeved shirt in most episodes.

Alma's horse is Button, a black-and-white Pinto mare with a wavy mane and tail with green highlights. Button is teasing and amiable, loving to play jokes on her friends and owner. When it comes down to it, though, Button can be serious-minded, reliable, and very skilled in show jumping. Her symbol is a green four-leaf-clover, representing luck.

Molly Washington and Calypso[edit]

Molly is a lovely 11 year old African American girl who often deals with life's problems through humor. She is very funny, creative, and charismatic. She enjoys making fun of herself and, at times, her friends, which can cause them to get annoyed at the fact that she doesn't seem to take much seriously. However, Molly can become serious and ride a horse just as well as the others when her friends are counting on her. She is good at Western riding with Calypso and is the only one to consistently wear her hair in a ponytail. Molly's shown to wear a pink riding jumper and has a little sister named Lissa.

Molly's horse is Calypso, a chestnut Appaloosa mare with a white mane and tail with pink highlights. She is amiable, laid back, affectionate, and a little slow. But when she learns something once, she's learned it for life! She loves her friends and rider dearly, and is particularly good friends with Button. She also has a noticeable Jamaican accent. Her symbol is a pink heart, representing love.

Chloe Stilton and Chili[edit]

Chloe is 12 years old and quite a confident, skilled young girl who likes to let other people know of her talents. She comes from a wealthy family and can often be conceited, self-centered, and shallow. However, like her sister, Chloe can also be very friendly and civil with the other girls. She has an unrequited crush on Bailey, and would go to great lengths to impress him. She is especially fond of clothes and makeup, and loves to look great when she rides. Though Chloe is competitive with her sister, Zoey, they still support each other when it's important. Chloe has strawberry-blonde hair and green eyes. She is shown to wear a light purple jumper and a purple headband.

Chloe's horse is Chili, a light grey Dutch Warmblood stallion with lavender highlights in his mane and tail. Chili shares Chloe's confidence to the point that he feels he is the most talented horse at Horseland, though he often feels upstaged and unappreciated by his showy rider. Though he and Aztec disagree frequently, they don't let it ruin their friendship. Both Chili and his rider are talented in dressage. His symbol is a lavender diamond, representing discipline.

Zoey Stilton and Pepper[edit]

Zoey, eleven years old and the younger of the Stilton twins, takes a more sneaky approach with her competitiveness, and is into fashion and makeup. She is talented in cross country, and is even captain of Horseland's cross country team. She loves to show off and can be quite flirtatious with the boys that she meets. She is competitive with her sister Chloe, but they still support each other when it counts. And like her sister, though Zoey can be shallow and rude, she can also be considerate and nice. Zoey has red hair and green eyes and is shown to wear a turqoise short-sleeved top.

Zoey's horse, Pepper, is a gorgeous dark grey Dutch Warmblood mare with turqoise highlights in her wavy mane and tail. Pepper is quick-tempered and selfish, sporting a large ego and a confidence to match. While she loves her rider and is good friends with Chili, she is usually on bad terms with the others horses, though as a herd they manage to still remain friends. Like Zoey, Pepper is snarky, spirited, and loves to compete. Her symbol is a light blue crescent moon, representing grace.

Bailey Handler and Aztec[edit]

Bailey is the twelve-year-old son of the Horseland owners. He often takes risks and gambles without considering the consequences of his actions, and enjoys joking around and having a good time. He loves horses and animals, and insists that they be treated with kindness and gentleness. Bailey has a dark brown mullet and dark blue eyes, and is considered the local heartthrob at the stables. Bailey's shown to wear a dark blue long sleeved shirt which he rolls his sleeves up.

Bailey's horse is Aztec, a brown Kiger mustang with dark blue highlights. He frequently acts grumpy and nonchalant, but he does genuinely care about his friends and the other animals. He is often protective of his mare friends, much to their irritation, and has shown great courage, bravado, and leadership skills. His symbol is a dark blue lightning bolt, representing strength.

Will Taggert and Jimber[edit]

Will is fourteen years old, relaxed, and good-looking, and is often put in charge of the ranch while Bailey's parents are away. He is Bailey's cousin and has lived with Bailey's family ever since he was a little boy. Mature and insightful, he often acts as an adult figure to the rest of the kids and also serves as their riding instructor and mentor. He loves to listen to country music, ride horses, is great at horse riding; Western and English. He has blonde hair and gray-blue eyes. He's shown to wear a black short-sleeved shirt with a horseshoe pendant around his neck.

Will's horse is Jimber, a powerful Palomino stallion with black highlights in his mane. Similar to Will, he has a commanding presence among the others at Horseland, and worked as a ranch horse before coming to Horseland. He's a bit older in years in comparison to the other horses, but is dependable and wise. His symbol is a black star, representing loyalty.

Shep[edit]

Shep is a wise male collie, who acts as the leader of all non-horse animals at Horseland. He is a very loyal ranch dog and always helps the horses in times of trouble. Shep often serves as the voice of reason for Teeny and Angora, and, to illustrate a moral or lesson, frequently relates stories to Teeny (most of the episodes are actually flashbacks to previous events). He is friendly, perceptive, and protective of both the horses and the riders at Horseland. His owner is Bailey, and Shep has been with him since he was a pup.

Teeny[edit]

Teeny is a young, chubby black-and-white potbelly pig who wears a pink ribbon on her tail. She displays an innocent, naive personality, and often becomes anxious over relatively small situations. She is well-intentioned, though simple-minded, and Shep usually acts as a friend and mentor to Teeny, in contrast to Angora, who frequently teases her. And, typical for a pig, she adores her food (and eating in general).

Angora[edit]

Angora is a gray, long-haired Turkish Angora with bangs that sweep over her eyes, white chest tuft, green eyes and a pink collar. She is often dismissive of other animals, and feels that she deserves better treatment than anyone else, due to her self-absorbed and arrogant nature. A running gag in the series involves her love of trouble (and hatred of peace) at Horseland. However, she shows genuine concern whenever Shep and Teeny are in true danger.

Secondary characters[edit]

Simbala and Ranak[edit]

Simbala is an Indian girl who meets the Horseland gang on a trip to France in the episode "International Sarah". She is thoughtful, sweet-natured, and is proud of her culture, choosing to wear traditional dress and a bindi. Her father knows Sarah's father, and the two girls became friends after falling into an underground cave. She loves riding, fresh fruit, and dental floss.

Simbala's horse is Ranak, a black stallion with a white face. He hates plane rides, but enjoys sugar cubes and being alone. After initially irritating the other horses with his worried whinnying, he apologizes and becomes friendly to them. He also has an accent. His color is dark blue.

Jesse Golden and Buddy[edit]

Jesse is a boy who visits Horseland while his parents' farm, Golden Corral Ranch, is being remodeled. He appears in the episode "Bailey's New Friend", in which he unintentionally causes a rift between Bailey and the girls. Like Bailey, he enjoys video games, taking care of his horse, talking, and being a bit of a daredevil. Both Molly and Alma mention that he's a "cutie", and Chloe and Zoey express that they think he is "hot".

Jesse's horse is Buddy, a large brown Mix breed. He is brave, headstrong, and misses his home while away. He has green stripes in his mane and tail.

Alexander Buglick and Bucephalus[edit]

Alexander is Alma's pen pal, seen in the episode "First Love". While his letters to her made him seem like a wealthy champion rider, an intentional facade meant to impress her, he really only rides for fun, and is rather timid. His parents are the proprietors of a traveling circus. However, he admires Alma and her incredible riding abilities, and shares her love of reading. He likes to compare himself with the great Macedonian general, Alexander the Great.

His horse is a kind, humble stallion named Bucephalus, in honor of Alexander the Great's famous steed. He performs in the circus and enjoys his life, despite its lack of glamour. His color is maroon.

Mary Whitney and Prince[edit]

Mary is Sarah's cousin, a humorous, independent girl who doesn't let the fact that she is blind get in the way of her positive attitude and independence. Mary appears in the episode "A True Gift." She has a clever comeback for most insults that Zoey throws at her, and understandably dislikes it when her friends are patronizing toward her. She loves horses, riding, and the outdoors.

Mary's horse is Prince, a white Thoroughbred stallion who is said to be the fastest horse ever to come to Horseland, a 'fact' that causes Scarlet to get jealous and worried that she'll be replaced. Sarah temporarily rode him in Scarlet's place in order to make sure that he was a good enough horse for Mary. He also has a white wavy mane and tail with light blue highlights.

Talia Bentley and Kisses[edit]

Talia is a talented but mean-spirited girl who is both confident and competitive. She appears in the episode "Changing Spots" and is the premier show jumper at Stanhope Academy, Horseland's biggest rival. She is Alma's nemesis, and the two show special animosity towards each other after they get in a fight about who deserves to win an upcoming competition.

Talia's horse is Kisses, a beautiful Camarillo white mare. She is an excellent show jumper, but is never given a chance to speak to any of the other horses. Her highlight color is light pink.

Chase Whitney and Wonder[edit]

Chase is Sarah's cousin who comes to visit in the episode 'The Secret.' He feels embarrassed about his dyslexia and tries to hide his difficulty with reading from the others. Chase has light brown hair and blue eyes.

His horse Wonder is a dark bay Anglo-Arabian stallion with green stripes. Wonder never talks to any of the horses in the episode.

Nani Cloud and Sunburst[edit]

Nani is a 12-year-old Native American girl who appears in multiple episodes during season three. She is proud of her heritage and loves nature and horses. Nani has black hair and hazel eyes, and is shown to wear light blue and light yellow. She is quick to defend herself and accidentally stirs up a rivalry between her and Zoey for the position of leadership for the cross-country team at Horseland.

Nani's horse is Sunburst, a light-colored Paint stallion with yellow highlights. He cannot stand to wear saddles and prefers to be ridden bareback. Like their owners, he at first starts out on bad terms with Pepper, but the two eventually become friends, and he later begins to show great concern for her well-being. He has a single braid under his mane, and his symbol is a yellow sun representing dignity.

Other characters[edit]

Jasmine and Amber[edit]

Jasmine and Amber are two of Molly's close friends from the city. Both of the girls are confident, loud, and playful, and enjoy having a good time all the time. Neither of them go to Horseland, but do express an interest in horseback riding. Despite frequently teasing Molly, the two are genuinely supportive of her interests. Amber is African-American, and has dark brown eyes and long wavy hair. Jasmine is of an Asian ethnicity, and has light hazel eyes and dark-colored hair.

Linnea, Alexia and Windy[edit]

Linnea is a princess that visits Horseland in disguise, pretending to be the princess' assistant, while Alexia, her maid, pretends to be the princess. Both have light blonde hair, blue eyes, and favor the color light pink, although Alexia is much shorter than her companion. Throughout the episode, Linnea becomes close friends with Sarah.

Linnea's horse is Windy, a mare who looks like Talia's Kisses and wears an ornate bridle. She also has a volumous wavy mane and tail. She doesn't understand English and only speaks her native tongue, and fails to respond to any of the other horses' attempts to speak to her, causing them to think she was rude.

Diablo[edit]

Diablo is a red Welsh stallion with an injured back leg who belongs to a girl named Madison. He initially has aggressive behavior and was brought to Horseland so that Sarah could use her "way with horses" to try to help him recover. His only appearance is "The Horse Whisperer". His name means "devil" in Spanish. He also has a wavy mane and tail.

Puma[edit]

Puma is a Palomino Wild horse stallion staying at Horseland to be tamed by Will. His mane and tail are black with white stripes. His only appearance is in the episode "Wild Horses". He tells Aztec about what it's like living in the wild, which prompts Aztec to run away. Puma, however, loved the wonderful treatment he was given at Horseland.

Wild Horses[edit]

These horses are met by Aztec when he runs away from Horseland. The two identified by name are Chaco, a black Wild horse male who doesn't want Aztec on its territory, and Mesa, a yellow colt that befriends Aztec. Other horses in the herd are a pair of bays, Mesa's yellow mother, and a brown paint female. They all have plain manes and tails.

River[edit]

River is a famous racehorse stallion that comes to Horseland to recuperate from a leg injury. He is dark grey with a white mane and tail, and has light blue stripes. His only appearance is "A Horse Named River", during which it's revealed that he's become an elderly, unenthusiastic horse, nothing like the speedy youthful stallion Chili's been a fan of his whole life. He was younger and belonged to an unnamed girl in flashbacks.

Cream and Sugar[edit]

Cream is a white-colored colt that has light pink stripes and his sister, Sugar, is a light gray filly that has light blue stripes. They are fraternal twins, and only appear in the episode "Oh, Baby". They visit Horseland when their mother was sick and couldn't take care of them.

Cast[edit]

Episode guide[edit]

Season One: 2006[edit]

# Title Original airdate Production code
1.01 "You Can't Judge a Girl By Her Limo" September 30, 2006 (2006-09-30) 103
When new girl Sarah Whitney arrives at Horseland, the Stiltons are eager to make friends with a fellow wealthy girl, while the others assume she's going to be another rich, mean snob like Chloe and Zoey. However, Sarah turns out to be truly nice and selfless, and the others realize they'd jumped to unfair conclusions about her character.
1.02 "Win Some, Lose Some" September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23) 102
Alma gets cocky over the fact that she's the best jumper at Horseland and thinks she's too good to practice for an upcoming competition. However, when the course is changed at the last minute, Alma finds herself radically unprepared for the challenges ahead of her, and this competition turns out to be one of the most difficult ones the riders have had to face yet.
1.03 "Back in the Saddle Again" October 14, 2006 (2006-10-14) 105
During jumping practice one day, Molly is thrown off Calypso and becomes too scared to ride her anymore. As the days go by, Molly shows up to the lessons but is too overcome by her fear to even get on her horse, despite Molly wanting nothing more than to ride her. However, when Scarlet is struck with a serious case of colic, Molly must learn to get over her fear in order to ride to the vet and retrieve the help Scarlet desperately needs.
1.04 "Cry Wolf" October 7, 2006 (2006-10-07) 104
Fed up with Chloe shirking her responsibility of cleaning out Chili's stall, Alma decides to trick her by saying a bracelet Chloe had lost was in the stall and that she'd have to clean it in order to find it. Later, on a hike, Alma spies a wolf, but nobody believes her because of the way she lied to Chloe earlier. Alma returns to the spot she last saw the wolf to get proof, but Button gets spooked and runs away, leaving Alma stranded to fend off the wolf by herself.
1.05 "Fire, Fire, Burning Bright" September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) 101
Everyone except Bailey goes on a trail ride, and Chloe and Zoey are assigned the job of putting out the camp fire. Unfortunately, they don't do a good enough job and accidentally cause a forest fire, putting Will's leadership skills to the test. Will they make it to safety?
1.06 "Fast Friends" October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21) 106
Sarah, Alma, Molly, and Zoey are assigned to doing musical kur for an upcoming competition, but Calypso struggles with learning the routine. Worried that Molly and her horse will mess up during the competition and embarrass her and Pepper, Zoey tries to get Molly to drop out by convincing her that Sarah and Alma want to drop her from the routine anyway. Unfortunately, Molly takes it as a sign nobody wants her around Horseland anymore and plans to leave the ranch forever.
1.07 "Pepper's Pain" October 28, 2006 (2006-10-28) 107
After Pepper is accidentally injured during a competition, Zoey turns her back on her after hearing about a horse having to be put down after it is injured. Pepper becomes depressed and unmotivated to get better and ride again when Zoey stops coming by to see her, which only adds to Zoey's fears about losing her. It's up to the rest of the Horseland gang to reunite both Zoey and Pepper before the two give up on each other, and their lives at Horseland, for good.
1.08 "The Awful Truth" November 4, 2006 (2006-11-04) 108
Chloe lies to everyone about jumping over a parallel oxer so she can impress Bailey. Her fib succeeds in impressing him, but it soon escalates to the point where reporters come to Horseland for a meet to watch her make the jump, since it is rare that such a young rider can perform it. Chloe decides to practice the jump the night before the competition, but Chili sprains his leg during the process. The next day at the meet, Chloe must either come clean with her lie, or attempt another jump and endanger the lives of both her and Chili.
1.09 "The Best Loss" November 11, 2006 (2006-11-11) 109
Molly invites her friends from the city to watch her perform at an upcoming competition and to meet her friends at Horseland. However, she is afraid that they won't like each other due to the fact her city friends are all about goofing off and having fun while her friends at Horseland are dedicated and serious about work. When her city friends become lost on their way to the competition, Molly drops out of the competition in order to find them, with the help of her friends at Horseland.
1.10 "The Can-Do Kid" November 18, 2006 (2006-11-18) 110
The girls are given the task of learning lateral dressage and Sarah especially is determined to learn it. Rather than take it slow, she pushes Scarlet and herself to too hard and ends up spraining Scarlet's leg during practice. Convinced that Scarlet is unable to learn it and unwilling to accidentally hurt her again, Sarah decides to give up her determination; but when she and her friends are stranded in the middle of a river during a fierce thunderstorm, Sarah realizes that her determination may be the only thing that can save them.
1.11 "The Competition" November 25, 2006 (2006-11-25) 111
The Junior Nationals are coming up and the theme of the competition is western riding. Horseland must pick one rider to represent them, and the gang begins to compete to see which one of them will go to the nationals. Soon, however, they learn a famous music star will be a judge at the competition, and they let the chance to win and meet their favorite singer take priority over their friendship. What started out as a fun opportunity to compete may end up costing them their friendship.
1.12 "Boss Bailey" December 2, 2006 (2006-12-02) 112
Will leaves for one day to help Bailey's folks for the parade, leaving Bailey in charge. The power ends up going to Bailey's head, however, and his desire to do well in their performance drives him to act harshly to the others and bark orders at them like a dictator. When a storm hits, Alma continues to practice when the others head inside so she won't upset Bailey. Unfortunately, the storm spooks Button and causes her to run off with Alma in tow. It's up to Bailey and Sarah to now work together and go find her before it's too late.
1.13 "A True Gift" December 9, 2006 (2006-12-09) 113
Sarah's blind cousin, Mary, comes to Horseland for a visit. Sarah is busy training a new horse, so she lets Mary take care of and ride Scarlet while she is visiting. Bailey, Molly, and Alma are concerned with leaving her by herself, however, so they constantly follow her around offering to do everything for her. When the four of them get lost on a new trail at night, they soon begin to realize that Mary is not as helpless as they think she is.

Season Two: 2007[edit]

# Title Original airdate Production code
2.01 "First Love" September 15, 2007 (2007-09-15) 201
When Alma discovers that her pen pal and love, Alexander, is going to visit Horseland, she's worried that she won't be good enough for him. Chloe and Zoey attempt to help her impress him, but their plan backfires. Then Alexander and his horse falls down a steep ravine which Alma saves him and she finds out that she was good enough for him.
2.02 "Bailey's New Friend" September 22, 2007 (2007-09-22) 202
When a new boy, Jesse, comes for an extended visit to Horseland, Bailey is overjoyed to have a boy his own age to hang out with. When he starts neglecting his friendship with Alma, Molly, and Sarah, though, tension grows. Chloe and Zoey, always jealous of his relationship with the other girls, go out of their way to ensure that much of his time is spent with Jesse. When Horseland is chartered for the birthday party of the annoying Ethan Simon, though, the friends must get back together to organize the party.
2.03 "Molly and Chili" September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29) 203
The Horseland gang is excited to go on the Twilight Trek, an annual outdoor campout during the course of which horses and riders are expected to bond. Calypso has a hot spot, however, that prevents her from being ridden. Chloe, who is also unable to go due to a cold, offers to let Molly ride Chili instead. The two initially don't get along, but become friends after a close encounter with a bear.
2.04 "Wild Horses" October 6, 2007 (2007-10-06) 204
A once-wild horse named Puma comes to Horseland, and talks of his life in the wild. This makes Aztec also want to run away and be free. He manages to sneaks away, but comes to find out that life away from civilization is a lot harder than he expected. Meanwhile, Bailey is distraught with worry for his beloved horse. Eventually, the two are reunited, and Aztec decides that he prefers life at Horseland. Meanwhile Sarah is at Stanhope Riding School but later decides to stay with her friends at Horseland.
2.05 "Magic in the Moonlit Meadow" October 13, 2007 (2007-10-13) 205
An elderly horse teaches Chili about a horse's innate herd instinct, a form of magic, and how it is beneficial for the whole group of horses.
2.06 "The Horse Whisperer" October 20, 2007 (2007-10-20) 206
While the other members of Horseland vie for a broadcast internship, competing fiercely with each other, Sarah tries to re-train Diablo, a stallion injured in a jumping accident for her friend Madison.
2.07 "Mosey" October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27) 207
Over the course of a winter, the beloved barn cat of Horseland, Mosey, is becoming very old and sick. He eventually gets hit by a car and passes away while Sarah is asleep. Too heartbroken to even ride Scarlet, she spends the following days sulking. One day she lets out her feelings to Will while grooming Scarlet then he comforts her. Spring comes and Will asks her to nurse a small piglet she then names him Little Mosey and feels ready to ride again.
2.08 "The Big Parade" November 3, 2007 (2007-11-03) 208
Chloe and Zoey blame Sarah when things start disappearing around the stables, and the tension threatens their riding teamwork for an upcoming important parade. Scarlet then finds out a crow is responsible for the missing items after witnessing it take a coin and fly away.
2.09 "The Bluebird of Happiness" November 10, 2007 (2007-11-10) 209
While on a ride, Zoey finds an injured bluebird that has been attacked by a hawk. She tries to nurture it back to health, and forms a bond with it. Despite her attachment to the bird, though, she fails to see that keeping such a bird caged is bad for a wild animal. Shep, Angora and Teeny find a way to teach her a lesson in compassion.
2.10 "Riding In Style" November 17, 2007 (2007-11-17) 210
An equestrian fashion designer comes to Horseland, and the gang is thrilled to model for the subsequent photo shoot. However, the clothes are impractical and too dangerous to ride in. The kids must speak up before someone gets hurt.
2.11 "International Sarah" November 24, 2007 (2007-11-24) 211
The riders go to France for an international exhibition and Sarah's father encourages her to befriend an Indian rider named Simbala, but the two seem to have nothing in common.
2.12 "Changing Spots" December 1, 2007 (2007-12-01) 212
Alma, Chloe and Zoey strike a deal: Alma will be more competitive during an upcoming show jumping competition if Chloe and Zoey will be nice. When Alma has to face a rude super-competitive rider from Horseland's bitter rival, Stanhope Academy, though, she's not sure that being untrue to herself is such a good thing.
2.13 "The Whispering Gallery" December 8, 2007 (2007-12-08) 213
Zoey accuses Molly of spreading malicious gossip about Sarah, even though it's not true. The friends become divided, and give Molly the silent treatment until the truth is revealed. The Sarah that Molly referred to was a singer named Sarah Malone, from Zoey's gossip magazine.

Season Three: 2008[edit]

# Title Original airdate Production code
3.01 "The Secret" September 13, 2008 (2008-09-13) 301
When a new boy, Chase, visits Sarah at Horseland, Alma, Molly, Bailey, Chloe and Zoey think that he's her boyfriend. But Will tells them that Chase is Sarah's cousin. Chase helps them prepare for an upcoming dressage show, but refuses to read the directions. Chloe and Zoey think that he is illiterate, but it is revealed that he is, instead, dyslexic.
3.02 "The Newbies" September 20, 2008 (2008-09-20) 302
A Native American girl and her horse come for a visit at Horseland. Zoey especially jumps to conclusions, which leads to a rivalry for a leadership role between the two girls. The two then have a cross country race to see who will be the team leader for an indoor cross country course. At the end they become good friends.
3.03 "A New Development" September 27, 2008 (2008-09-27) 303
The Horseland gang discovers that their beloved meadow may be used as a construction site, and vow to stop the development.
3.04 "New Pup in Town" October 4, 2008 (2008-10-04) 304
Bailey finds a lost puppy, Cubby, and decides to adopt him. However, both Alma and Shep begin to act abnormally and, as usual, something's afoot.
3.05 "A Horse Named River" October 11, 2008 (2008-10-11) 305
Chili's idol, a famous racehorse named River, comes to stay at Horseland. However, River is retired, causing Chili some concern.
3.06 "The Last Drop" October 18, 2008 (2008-10-18) 306
A heavy drought has hit Horseland and the surrounding countryside, and water is scarce. Chloe doesn't seem to care – until she's led to believe that she used up the last drop.
3.07 "No News is Good News" October 25, 2008 (2008-10-25) 307
Chloe and Zoey are thrilled to be able to run Horseland's website, but their reporting rarely sticks to the truth, and rumors are spread. They don't think anything of it until the Animal Health and Safety Department shows up and threatens to close Horseland down.
3.08 "Talk Talk" November 1, 2008 (2008-11-01) 308
Molly gets her first cell phone, and loves it. But can she stop chatting long enough to care for Calypso and spend time with her friends?
3.09 "Oh, Baby" November 8, 2008 (2008-11-08) 309
Twin baby foals come for a temporary visit at Horseland while their mother recuperates. The kids lavish much of their attention on the adorable foals, making all the horses, especially Calypso and Aztec, jealous, but Scarlet really cares about the foals.
3.10 "Heritage Days" November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15) 310
The Horseland gang is set to ride in a "Heritage Days" parade. But, they can't decide on what sort of heritage they'll represent.
3.11 "The Princess" November 22, 2008 (2008-11-22) 311
A princess, Linnea, and her assistant come to ride for a day at Horseland. Chloe and Zoey want to make a socially advantageous friendship with the princess, but end up mistaking her for her assistant.
3.12 "Added Weight" November 29, 2008 (2008-11-29) 312
When her friends tease her about her weight, Pepper becomes worried and goes on an unhealthy crash diet.
3.13 "Sister, Sister" December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06) 313
Sarah and Alma try to convince the constantly bickering Stilton twins to tell each other "I Love You". Their plan fails until the two try to cheer their sister up, while at the same time sacrificing what they hold dear. A classic "Gift of the Magi" story.

DVD release[edit]

Mill Creek Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 on October 12, 2010.[2]

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