Horseland (TV series)

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Horseland
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Created by Andy Heyward
Developed by Phil Harnage
Directed byKaren Hydendahl
Starring
  • Dana Donlan
  • Emily Hernandez
  • Bianca Heyward
  • Caroline Iliff
  • David Kalis
  • Gerald Longe
  • Stephen Michael Shelton
  • Laura Marr
  • Vincent Michael
  • Marissa Shea
  • Aleyah Smith
  • Andrea Ware
  • Michelle Zacharia
  • Rachel Ware
Theme music composerRon Wasserman
Opening theme"Let's Go to Horseland" by Slumber Party Girls
Ending themeLet's Go to Horseland Music
Composer Ron Wasserman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes39
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • J.C. Cheng (line producer; S2–3)
  • Kaaren Lee Brown (S1)
Editors
  • Jo Martin (S1)
  • James Hereth
  • Judith Reily (S2–3)
Running time23 minutes
Production companies
DistributorDIC Entertainment
Release
Original network CBS
Original releaseSeptember 16, 2006 (2006-09-16) 
December 6, 2008 (2008-12-06)

Horseland is an American animated series produced by DIC Entertainment Corporation. 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 friendships. The show premiered on September 16, 2006, as part of CBS's new Saturday morning cartoon block, KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS later KEWLopolis (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 December 6, 2008. Reruns of Horseland then aired nationwide on the digital subchannel This TV; two episodes aired each weekend until September 2010. [1] Horseland last aired as 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.

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Plot

Set on the fictional ranch of Horseland Stables, the series follows the adventures of six pre-teens (Sarah, Alma, Molly, Chloe, Zoey, and Bailey) and their horses, who each deal with their own life situations. Almost every episode is narrated in flashback by Shep the rough collie, who gives its featured lesson to Teeny the pig and Angora the cat in the opening and ending scenes.

Characters

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 one-time characters as a plot device.

Sarah Whitney and Scarlet

Sarah is a pretty 12-year-old girl who likes to make friends, and the central character of the series. She is very friendly and loves to encourage others to do their best and have fun. She comes from a rich family, but does never consider herself better than others because of it. She stays more loyal to Molly, Alma and Bailey, and later Nani when she joins in Season 3. Sarah has wavy blonde hair with bleached highlights and baby blue eyes. She also has silver hoop earrings with piercings in her ears. Sarah wears a red riding jacket with a matching red necktie and white pants. She has been seen in younger ages and different hairstyles in flashbacks. She is voiced by Dana Donlan.

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 unstable 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. She is voiced by Andrea Ware.

Molly Washington and Calypso

Molly is a 12-year-old African-American girl who often deals with life's issues through humor. She is very funny, creative, and appealing. 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 depending on her. She is good at Western riding with Calypso and is the only one to consistently wear her hair in a ponytail. Molly wears a pink riding jumper and white pants. Her father is a dentist and she has a younger sister named Lissa, who also expresses an interest in horses. She is voiced by Aleyah Smith.

Molly's horse is Calypso, a chestnut blanket Appaloosa mare with a cream white mane and tail with pink highlights. She is warm-hearted, laid back, affectionate, and a bit slow. When she learns something once, she's learned it for life. She likes her friends and rider dearly, and is best friends with Button, who always jumps to Calypso's defense. She speaks with a Caribbean accent. Her symbol is a pink heart, representing love. She is voiced by Tiffany White-Welchen.

Alma Rodriguez and Button

Alma is a 12-year-old girl and comes from a tight-knit Latin family. She is the best jumper at Horseland. While living in Mexico, her grandfather gave her a medallion of St. Martin of Tours. Later, Alma and her family moved to the United States. Alma's father is the manager at Horseland. He taught her how to ride when she was younger. Besides horse riding, Alma loves to read. Alma is also constantly using the knowledge she learns from Internet. She is voiced by Emily Hernandez.

Alma's horse is Button, a black and white pinto paint mare with green highlights in her mane. Her owner is Alma, whom she has been with for 10 years, coming from Mexico to Horseland when Alma and her family moved. She has a Mexican accent. She likes to please Alma and does never work very hard to do so. She is fully focused and talented, especially at jumping, and has earned the title of "The best jumper at Horseland." When she has to do something important, Button is extremely focused and patient and is ready to do whatever it takes to get it done, including going over show acts in the pouring rain, or constantly going over jump after jump, and she's best friends with Calypso. Her symbol is a clover, representing luck. She is voiced by Laura Marr, Tiffany White-Welchen in some episodes.

Bailey Handler and Aztec

Bailey is the 13-year-old son of the Horseland owners. He often takes risks and bets not 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, much to his own embarrassment. Bailey's shown to wear a dark blue long sleeved shirt with the sleeves rolled up and light blue pants. He sometimes wears a cowboy hat. He is voiced by David Kalis.

Bailey's horse is Aztec, a brown Kiger Mustang with dark blue highlights. He frequently acts irritable and nonchalant, but he does honestly 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, determination, and leadership skills. His symbol is a dark blue lightning bolt, representing strength. He is voiced by D. Kevin Williams.

Chloe Stilton and Chili

Chloe is 12 years old and the twin sister of Zoey, and one of the two anti-heroes of the series. Chloe is the oldest twin and a confident, skilled young girl who likes to let other people know of her talents. She comes from a affluent family and can often be conceited, self-centered, and depthless. However, like her sister, Chloe can also be very friendly and polite 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 fashion 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 light green eyes. She is wearing a lavender jumper, a lavender headband and purple pants. She is voiced by Bianca Heyward (season 1-2) and Caroline Iliff (season 3).

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. He and Aztec disagree with each other frequently, but they do never let it ruin their friendship. Both Chili and his rider are talented in dressage. His symbol is a lavender diamond, representing discipline. He is voiced by Benjamin Beck.

Zoey Stilton and Pepper

Zoey is 12 years old and the twin sister of Chloe, as well as the second anti-hero of the series. Zoey is the youngest twin and takes a more devious 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 likes 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 depends. Zoey can be shallow and rude, but she can also be thoughtful and nice. Zoey has wavy red hair, freckles and green eyes and is wearing a blue short-sleeved top and white pants. She is voiced by Bianca Heyward (season 1-2) and Caroline Iliff (season 3).

Zoey's horse is Pepper, a gorgeous dark gray purebred Dutch Warmblood mare with light blue highlights in her wavy mane and tail. Pepper is quick-tempered and cranky, donning a large ego and confidence to match. While she likes her rider and is good friends with Chili, she often clashes with the other horses, as a herd they manage to still remain friends. Like Zoey, Pepper is cynical, spirited, and likes to compete. Her symbol is a blue crescent moon, representing grace. She is voiced by Tifanie Christun.

Will Taggert and Jimber

Will is 15 years old, relaxed, and good-looking. Will 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 younger. 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 and is great at horse riding, whether it be Western and English. He has blonde hair and greyish-blue eyes. He's shown to wear a black short-sleeved shirt with a horseshoe pendant around his neck, and dark blue pants. In "The Secret", Will reveals that he has dyslexia, just like Sarah's cousin, Chase. He always helps her when she's down and defends her when she is hurt. He is voiced by Vincent Michael.

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. Jimber speaks with a Southern accent. His symbol is a black star, representing loyalty. He is voiced by Kelcey Watson.

Nani Cloud and Sunburst

Nani is a 12-year-old Native American girl who appears in several episodes during season 3. She is proud of her Cherokee 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 is calm, friendly, intelligent and good with animals. She is voiced by Rachel Ware.

Nani's horse is Sunburst, a generally calm and polite palomino Paint gelding with gold highlights. He cannot stand to wear saddles and prefers to be ridden bareback, though he gets used to saddles eventually. 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. Unlike many of the other horses, he rarely lets mean words affect him. He has a single braid under his mane. His symbol is a yellow sun with blue lights, representing dignity. He is voiced by Cork Ramer.

Shep

Shep is a wise male collie, who acts as the leader of the animals at Horseland, and is the narrator of the series. 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 past events). He is friendly, perceptive, and protective of both the horses and the riders at Horseland. His owner is Bailey. Shep has been with him since he was a pup. Shep would frequently break the fourth wall from time to time, addressing the audience about the episode's lesson. Shep is voiced by Jerry Longe.

Teeny

Teeny is a young, adorable, chubby black-and-white female pot-bellied pig who wears a pink ribbon on her tail. She shows a 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. Although Teeny rarely understands situations, she is a compassionate young piglet who gets very worried about others when there is trouble. She is voiced by Michelle Zacharia.

Angora

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. Angora's favorite people are Chloe and Zoey because they're so much like her. A running gag in the series involves her love of trouble (and hatred of peace) at Horseland. However, she shows authentic concern whenever Shep and Teeny are in true danger. She is voiced by Marissa Shea.

Cubby

Cubby is a brown Pomeranian puppy. He was found abandoned by Bailey in "New Pup in Town". Bailey later adopted Cubby in that same episode. He is cute and well-meaning, much like Teeny. Alma becomes jealous because she wants a dog, but because her father is the foreman at Horseland, she's not allowed to have one. Shep is initially jealous of Cubby. When Cubby runs away, Alma and Shep put their jealous feelings aside and help Bailey bring him home. Alma takes Bailey up on his offer to share Cubby with him. Shep and Cubby eventually become friends.

Secondary characters

Simbala and Ranak

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 a cave. She loves riding, fresh fruit, and dental floss.

Simbala's horse is Ranak, a black stallion with a blaze. 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

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 Sarah to feel like Bailey doesn't like her anymore. 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"; Chloe also describes him as a "total babe".

Jesse's horse is Buddy, a large black flaxen stallion. He is brave, headstrong, and misses his home while away. He has teal stripes in his mane and tail. He is skittish at first but eventually gets used to the place.

Alexander Buglick and Bucephalus

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

Mary is Sarah and Chase's cousin, a entertaining, independent girl who does never 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 return for most insults that Zoey throws at her, and understandably hates it when her friends are patronizing toward her, though she's also polite about it. 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 worry 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

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 Horse mare. She is an excellent show jumper, but is not giving a chance to speak to any of the other horses. Her highlight color is light pink.

Chase Whitney and Wonder

Chase is Sarah and Mary'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. Despite this, he is still very friendly and enjoys making people laugh. Chase has light brown hair and blue eyes.

His horse Wonder is a dark bay Anglo-Arabian stallion with green stripes. Wonder does not talk to any of the horses in the episode.

Other characters

Jasmin and Amber

Jasmin 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 black hair.

Linnea, Alexia and Windy

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 Icelandic, and fails to respond to any of the other horses' attempts to speak to her, causing them to think she was rude.

Diablo

Diablo is a red Welsh stallion with an injured back leg who belongs to a girl named Madison. He initially has aggressive and rude 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. He is voiced by D. Kevin Williams.

Puma

Puma is a buckskin mustang 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, liked the wonderful treatment he was given at Horseland. It is mentioned that he likes oats, which is shown in the same episode.

Wild Horses

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

River

River is a well-known racehorse stallion that comes to Horseland to recuperate from a leg injury. He is dark grey with a white mane and tail, and has periwinkle stripes. His only appearance is "A Horse Named River", during which it's revealed that he's become a polite, but elderly and 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. He was voiced by Peter Elliott

Cream and Sugar

Cream is a white-colored colt that has light pink stripes, while 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 could not take care of them. They were voiced by Eugene Jaramillo and Grace Bydalek.

Additional voices

Episode guide

Season 1: (2006)

#TitleWritten byOriginal airdateProduction code
1.01"You Can't Judge a Girl By Her Limo" Phil Harnage
Carter Crocker
September 16, 2006 (2006-09-16)101
The kids reminisce back to when Sarah first arrived 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 have to realize they'd jumped to unfair conclusions about her character.
1.02"Win Some, Lose Some"Martha MoranSeptember 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. *Note*: Molly, Will, Bailey, Calypso, Jimber, and Aztec are absent from this episode.
1.03"Back in the Saddle Again"John LoySeptember 30, 2006 (2006-09-30)103
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 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"Michael EdensOctober 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"Eric Lewald
Julia Lewald
October 14, 2006 (2006-10-14)105
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"Michael EdensOctober 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"Rhonda SmileyOctober 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)107
After Pepper is accidentally injured during a competition, Zoey turns her back on her, fearful that Pepper will be put down and unwilling to deal with the pain that would come from that. 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"Greg PerkinsNovember 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 Competition"Jay AbramowitzNovember 11, 2006 (2006-11-11)109
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.
1.10"The Can-Do Kid"Martha MoranNovember 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 Best Loss"Corey PowellNovember 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)111
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.
1.12"Boss Bailey"Karl GeursDecember 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"Sharon Schatz RosenthalDecember 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 2: (2007)

#TitleWritten byOriginal airdateProduction code
2.01"First Love"Jim PerontoSeptember 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 fall down a steep ravine, which Alma saves him from, and she finds out that she was good enough for him.
2.02"Bailey's New Friend"Kevin O'DonnellSeptember 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 Sarah, Molly and Alma, 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"Eric Lewald
Julia Lewald
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"John LoyOctober 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"Michael EdensOctober 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"Phil HarnageOctober 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"Fred HolmesOctober 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)207
Shep recalls 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, leaving the barn so she doesn't see the body, and she spends all night searching for him until she finds out herself. 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"Noelle WrightNovember 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"John LoyNovember 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"Barbara SchwartzNovember 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"Martha MoranNovember 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"Kevin O'DonnellDecember 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 Talia Bentley, a rude super-competitive rider from Horseland's bitter rival, Stanhope Academy, she's not sure that being untrue to herself is such a good thing.
2.13"The Whispering Gallery"Martha MoranDecember 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 3: (2008)

#TitleWritten byOriginal airdateProduction code
3.01"The Secret"Karl GeursSeptember 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"Phil HarnageSeptember 20, 2008 (2008-09-20)302
A Native American girl named Nani Cloud and her horse Sunburst come to Horseland as the new members. 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"Martha MoranSeptember 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"Cynthia HarrisonOctober 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 jealous and, as usual, something's afoot.
3.05"A Horse Named River"Michael EdensOctober 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"John LoyOctober 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"Eric LewaldOctober 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 start spreading. 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"Martha MoranNovember 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"Michael EdensNovember 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"Martha MoranNovember 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"Len UhleyNovember 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"Michael EdensNovember 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"Carter CrockerDecember 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

In 2007, NCircle Entertainment released two DVDs of the series, titled "Friends First... Win or Lose" and "Taking the Heat", each containing 2 episodes. In 2008, two more DVDs, titled "To Tell the Truth" and "The Fast and the Fearless" were released, each containing 3 episodes. All of the DVDs included trailers for other cartoons, bonus features, and interactive menus.

Mill Creek Entertainment released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 on October 12, 2010 [2] containing all of the episodes of the series and including 5 other Cookie Jar-owned shows as bonus cartoons which are Busytown Mysteries , Mona the Vampire , Dance Revolution , The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures and Postcards from Buster . Mill Creek also released a 10-episode best of set titled "The Greatest Stable Ever!" in the same year which features the first 10 episodes of the third season, it also included an episode of Mona the Vampire as a bonus. These releases have since been discontinued and are out of print.

On January 16, 2018, Mill Creek Entertainment re-released the complete series on DVD, excluding the bonus cartoons. [3]

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