Desi, a new student, arrives, while at the same time something keeps disturbing the horses at night. The girls think it must be Desi, taking her for a runaway who hides in the stables at night, but it turns out to be a barn owl and they learn that Desi is far from a homeless child. Max convinces his mother, Mrs Reg, to become the new instructor.moreless
The girls are back and Veronica challenges them into a race, planning to use a technical device to cheat. She ends up getting lost and the Saddle Club rescue her from quicksand.