Author(s): Bonnie Bryant
Stevie and Lisa can't wait for the holidays to begin. But the Christmas season just hasn't been the same for Carole since her mother died. When the local veterinarian hires her as a temporary assistant, Carole's mood slowly brightens. With so much to do, Carole can't stay sad for long. By the night of the Pine Hollow's Starlight Ride, she's in the Christmas spirit. She's even looking forward to leading the stable's traditional moonlit procession through the woods on Christmas Eve. But the real highlight of her Christmas holiday is still to come: Carole doesn't even suspect the wonderful surprise her father and her horse-crazy friends have in store for her!
Ever since they formed the Saddle Club, Stevie, Carole and Lisa have been inseperable. So they're all feeling a little sad at the thought of not being together for the Christmas holidays. But while Lisa is riding along the beautiful beaches of San Marco, Stevie is combing the mall for the perfect New Year's Eve dress. And Carole will be training Starlight, the gorgeous bay gelding she got for Christmas! But no one's holiday goes smoothly, especially Lisa's. On her first day at the San Marco stables, she takes an embarrassing fall, just like a beginner! And that's not the worst of it. Just as Lisa's confidence in her riding is at an all-time low, a dangerous mishap will put her horseback skills to the test...and have her missing her Saddle Club friends like crazy!