Spirit Riders

DVD Release: May 12, 2015
Spirit Riders


In this touching family drama, Kacie Lewis (Allie DeBerry) is a rebellious 17-year-old girl who is struggling with guilt and anger after witnessing the death of her younger brother. Then Kacie is arrested and sentenced to a work-release program at Spirit Riders, an equine therapy camp for disabled and physically challenged youths. Clearly out of her element and having trouble adjusting to the rules, she finds a kindred spirit in Blaze, a retired racehorse having difficulty adjusting to his new, domesticated life. Under the guidance of the ranch’s no-nonsense owner, Rex (Lance Henricksen), Kacie helps re-train Blaze and, in the process, learns to let go of the past, forgive and set her spirit free.

Dove Review

Kacie is a rebellious teenage girl hanging with the wrong guy because her world has fallen apart and she blames herself. She is heading down a path in a bad direction, but when she is arrested the judge sees something in her and sends her to a ranch on a work program for 90 days. She does not make friends there and acts like a jerk to everyone who is trying to help her.

She is not the only one unhappy with the surroundings; Blaze, a racehorse, is rescued by the ranch’s owner. Blaze wants his racing life back and now must be retrained to a slower pace or his life will be over. Somehow a connection happens between this beautiful horse and Kacie. As Blaze starts to change, so does this young girl until tragedy happens that may undo all their hard work.

This is a heartwarming story of forgiveness and changing life for the better. We award this film with the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12+.

Content Description

Sex: Young couple kiss.
Language: Oh Lord-1; H-3; OG/OMG/G-7; D...it-1; crap-3; name-calling such as pea brain, jerk, freak and dumb A.., old cowboy.
Violence: Kids break into a pharmacy; stealing drugs; dreams about a fire; barn is on fire caused by a careless person; young man is in barn fire but rescued; bullying of others; young man punches another.
Drugs: Teenage girl, parent and young man shown smoking; young man is drunk and/or high.
Nudity: Teenage girl dressed in shorts, midriff showing; tight tank tops; scenes of teenage girl's cleavage.
Other: Disrespectful attitudes toward parents, authority figures and others with consequences; young girl choking on food and coughs food out.


Company: Edgen Films
Writer: David Wilson
Director: Brian T. Jaynes
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe