The arrival of beautiful, mysterious French Junior Champion Dorothée Doutey causes rumors and sparks to fly. Lessons from the junior champ are marred by her deep-seated issues that the Saddle Club attempts to fix. Red and Dorothée start to flourish, with Red becoming her confidant. News from home causes Dorothee to face a difficult decision and could lead to Dorothee leaving Pine Hollow—and Red.
“Friends Forever” follows the ever-evolving adventures of three preteens who have formed “The Saddle Club” with a promise to love all things horse and a loyal commitment to their friendship forever.The girls—Stevie, Lisa and Carole—need to adjust to the arrival of a special guest at Pine Hollow. French Junior Champion Dorothee Doutey and her horse Hugo arrive from France carrying deep pain that she chooses not share with the girls nor the other riders at the stable. Misunderstanding and frustration results for both parties involved. They see Dorothee as harsh and unyielding as she attempts to improve their skills, even as she wrestles with her own hurt. She is soon faced with a choice that has the potential to change her life and the future of Pine Hollow. Dorothee appears strong even as she questions her own abilities. The girls are encouraged by Max, the stable owner, and Dr. Judy, Pine Hollow’s vet, to reach out to the young lady from France even when she pushes them away. This commitment to an outsider is tested when Hugo and the other horses are threatened with a deadly virus that could ruin the entire farm. Romance, adventure and fear of the future are themes woven into this story. Viewers of all ages will be encouraged with the message to not quit when misunderstandings and fear lurk on the horizon. We are pleased to recommend this film with the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages.