Barbie Horse Adventures

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Barbie Horse Adventures
Genres Action game,
adventure game,
children's game,
racing game,
roleplaying game
Publishers Vivendi Activision
Platforms Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Wii, Xbox
First release Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race
September 17, 2003
Latest release Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
October 21, 2008

Barbie Horse Adventures is a series of video games based on Mattel's Barbie line of dolls. The series is aimed at children and involves various aspects of equestrianism.


Players take on the roles of Barbie as well as other members of Barbie's friends and family. Settings range from natural (hills and woodlands) to artificial (horse ranches and racetracks).

Gameplay is based around various aspects of equestrianism, with the precise activities varying from game to game in the series. Players tame, feed, groom, and train horses. Horses may become lost, whereupon players will have to find them. The central part of gameplay, though, is riding horses by various methods, including trick riding and participation in horse racing. Players may be attacked by hostile animals such as porcupines and skunks.

Additional non-equestrian gameplay is provided by customizing the player character, who typically gets a large and diverse wardrobe with which to play dress-up.

Games in the series[edit]

The games in the table below are listed in chronological order by release date. In addition to the games in this table, the equestrianism-based gameplay of Barbie: Race & Ride (1999) makes it a spiritual predecessor to the Barbie Horse Adventures series.

Title Release date Platforms
Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race September 17, 2003[1] Game Boy Advance
Barbie Horse Adventures: Mystery Ride September 23, 2003[2] Microsoft Windows
Barbie Horse Adventures: Wild Horse Rescue November 4, 2003[3] Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp October 21, 2008[4] Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii