Ash learns to ride Western-style - and makes friends with Bella, a girl with a mysterious past and an uncertain future.
Ash feels like she's on an out-of-control carousel ride. there's her job at Shady trails Riding Ranch, Riding Club, two horses, three best friends, three mortal enemies and one baby brother to take care of. And if she's going to have any chance of a ribbon at the Annual Pinebark Ridge Western Riding Club show she'd better learn how to ride Western - and fast. then when Ash's boss at Shady tails asks Ash if she would take care of her English granddaughters when they come to stay, what can she say but yes. Ash soon discovers the girls are not nearly as sweet as their granny thinks they are and worse, they're staying for two months! With her parents' new B & B now up and running there are also guests to look after - and some to avoid! Ash is horrified when her old enemy Nicki King books in for the weekend to compete in a local show, but elated when Jenna announces she's coming to visit. Meanwhile, there's a mysterious new girl in town. Bella shows Ash a new way of riding and an understanding of horses she never thought possible. Bella is devastated when her father announces the family is moving - again - and Ash, Becky and Pree embark on a daring plan that will completely change Ash's outlook on life and loyalty. Ages 8-12