Author(s): Bonnie Bryant
The Saddle Club stars three heroines, Stevie, Carole and Lisa, who form The Saddle Club at the Pine Hollow Stables. Each character has a distinctly different personality but all share an equal love of horses and a strong loyalty to each other. Carole Hanson and Stevie Lake have been best friends ever since they met at Pine Hollow Stables. So when Lisa Atwood shows up for her first riding lesson dressed in fancy riding gear - acting chummy with the snobbiest girl in town - the girls aren't sure she'll fit in. But Lisa works hard, and Carole and Stevie can't help admiring her natural riding talent. Most importantly, the three girls share a special bond that make them fast friends: their love of horses. With the formation of the Saddle Club, the girls start making plans for the long awaited Mountain Trial Overnight Camp. A tragic accident makes Carole lose the one thing she loved most in the world and she swears to never ride again.
Bonnie Bryant is the author of nearly a hundred books about horses, including The Saddle Club, Pine Hollow and Pony Tails series. She has also written novels and movie novelisations under her married name, B.B. Hiller. Ms Bryant began writing The Saddle Club in 1986. Although she had done some riding before that, she intensified her studies then and found herself learning right along with her characters Stevie, Carole, and Lisa. She claims that they are all much better riders than she is. Ms Bryant was born and raised in New York City. She still lives there, in Greenwich Village, with her two sons.