Just like in the Saddle Club, there is the snooty rich girl and her spineless best friend; the cute riding assistant whom all the girls moon over; the dark and interesting stable hand with a mysterious past; the struggling farm owner; and the two girls who become fast friends with Zoe.
Even though all of the same old plot lines are rehashed (only non-rider Zoe can soothe the dangerous and wild black gelding), I only did a serious eye roll at the beginning. Once the show got going, those same old story lines were told with a fresh look.
The horses are all well tacked up, and the girls wear stylish clothes and (mostly) well-fitted helmets. Zoe is incredibly likable, but it might be her little sister who steals the show. The two girls who play Zoe's new friends are also quite entertaining, especially Becky. My favorite part of the show though is the beautiful scenery. Many of the outdoor scenes were actually filmed in Shropshire, England.
Charlotte Dujardin makes a cameo appearance in the last episode which also includes a "dressage" scene. The final episode wraps up the season's big problem, but it closes with two big cliff hangers. I won't spoil it for you.
It's not House of Cards or anything, but it's pretty entertaining. If you do watch it, or if you've already seen it, let me know what you thought.