Horse Power - Saddle Club Author:Bonnie Bryant The members of the Saddle Club--Stevie Lake, Carole Hanson, and Lisa Atwood--are buzzing with excitement. For weeks, they've been planning Pine Hollow Stables's gymkhana, a day of games and races for young riders. Now the long-awaited day is at hand! — As the day draws near, Carole introduces the other girls to her new friend, Kate Devine. Carole... more » begins to teach Kate the basics of riding, only to find out that Kate is much more experienced than she's letting on--she's a championship rider! Kate might become the fourth member of the Saddle Club. . . if she doesn't give up riding first. Stevie's got a problem of her own when her older brother Chad suddenly decides to start riding at Pind Hollow, and their teacher, Max, places him on their team. But there's an even bigger surprise in store--he's got a crush on a member of the Saddle Club!« less
Stevie, Carole, and Lisa are ready and excited for the upcoming gymkhana, a three-day event full of relays and games and fun - all on horseback, of course. The girls need a fourth team member, and surprisingly, Stevie's brother, Chad, fills in. Chad is not the most experienced rider, but he's entertaining, and they soon discover that he has a crush on one of them.
Carole also meets Kate Devine, a championship rider who is introduced in this book and later becomes a main character in the series. The girls think Kate would be the perfect fourth member to the Saddle Club, but unfortunately Kate has sworn off riding ever again.
HORSE POWER is the fourth book in THE SADDLE CLUB series, and it continues to be relatable and fun for the intended age group. With each book, readers get more and more attached to Stevie, Carole, and Lisa, while also being introduced to new characters, so it's a good thing the series is so long!
Carole, Stevie, and Lisa have been looking for a fourth member to join the Saddle Club. So when Carole introduces her friends to Kate Devine, the championship rider, the girls know they've found the perfect fit. Except that Kate doesn't want to ride ever again. . . .