A girl and her horse in movies and TV

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Some of these girl's equine friends will include donkeys and mules. In year of release order from 2018 going back in time to 1916.

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1. Orphan Horse (2018)

Drama | Completed

A young runaway girl hides out in the barn of a retired horse trainer and forms a bond with his troubled philly.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Jon Voight, Alexa Nisenson, Vail Bloom, Eva LaRue

2. Pistachio (2018)

G | 85 min | Adventure, Family

Lily's life is turned upside down when she is forced to leave her friends to spend the summer on a remote ranch with her nature-loving aunt. Convinced her social life is over, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Elizabeth James | Stars: Denise Richards, Madeline Carroll, Joey Lawrence, Cassi Thomson

Votes: 50

4. Urban Country (2018)

Comedy, Drama, Family

A troubled young girl must choose between a carefree and exciting life in the city and a hard-work, no-frills country lifestyle in order to learn who she really is and what she wants out of life.

Director: Teddy Smith | Stars: Brighton Sharbino, Lou Diamond Phillips, C. Thomas Howell, Jason London

Votes: 37

5. A Horse from Heaven (2018)

G | 90 min | Family

A troubled girl finds faith, hope, and healing through a relationship with a wounded horse.

Director: David de Vos | Stars: Mandy Grace, Devan Key, Donna Rusch, David de Vos

Votes: 42

6. Princess Emmy (2019)

75 min | Animation, Family | Filming

Princess Emmy is a young girl with a secret gift - she is the only one in the Kingdom of Kandis who can speak to horses. Up until now, life for Emmy has been wonderful: exploring and ... See full summary »

Director: Piet De Rycker | Stars: Franka Potente, John Hannah, Tim McInnerny, Ruby Barnhill

7. Autumn Stables (2018 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

After the death of her husband, Autumn Carlisle sells her ranch to handsome carpenter Jake Stevens, who promises to leave it untouched except for some changes. His true intentions, however,... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Cymek | Stars: Cindy Busby, Kevin McGarry, Emily Dickinson, Gage Graham-Arbuthnot

Votes: 129

8. Disenchantment (2018– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The medieval misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf, and her personal demon.

Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Nat Faxon

Votes: 21,708

9. Go Away, Unicorn! (2018– )

Animation, Family

Adventures of Alice and her exuberant unicorn, based on the book by Emily Mullock.

Stars: Josette Halpert, Rebecca Husain, Chris Diamantopoulos

Votes: 9

10. Wendy (I) (2017)

91 min | Adventure, Family

Former horse riding champion Wendy refuses to go back on a horse after an accident. When she encounters Dixie, a stallion who was sold to a slaughterhouse, her perspective begins to change.

Director: Dagmar Seume | Stars: Jesse Albert, Rolf Berg, Nadeshda Brennicke, Jasmin Gerat

Votes: 56

11. The Horse Dancer (2017)

G | 114 min | Family

When one of America's most promising young gymnasts, Samantha Wick, is cut from the Olympic team, she decides to follow her dreams of horseback riding by joining a girls horse camp. With ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Paul Reisig | Stars: Richard Karn, Jason London, Sophie Bolen, Kristen Ryda

Votes: 166

12. Ostwind 3: Aufbruch nach Ora (2017)

106 min | Adventure, Family

Mika and her horse Ostwind travel to Andalucia in Spain where she hopes to find the roots of her beloved horse.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hanna Binke, Jannis Niewöhner, Amber Bongard, Marvin Linke

Votes: 149

13. A Cowgirl's Story (2017)

PG | 98 min | Family

Seventeen-year-old Dusty Rhodes (Bailee Madison) goes to live with her grandfather (Pat Boone) because both of her Army parents are fighting in the Afghanistan war. Dusty attends a new high... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Armstrong | Stars: Bailee Madison, Chloe Lukasiak, Pat Boone, Aidan Alexander

Votes: 374

14. Apple of My Eye (II) (2017)

PG | 84 min | Family

A young girl struggles after a traumatic horse riding accident causes her to lose her eyesight. Charles, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.

Director: Castille Landon | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Amy Smart, AJ Michalka, Liam McIntyre

Votes: 266

15. Horse Camp (2017)

PG | 108 min | Family

When Kathy arrives at horse camp, she realizes that she must deal with Stacy, the resident mean girl. As competition heats up, Kathy learns to recognize the true value of real friendship.

Director: Joel Paul Reisig | Stars: Annelyse Ahmad, Syndney Anderson, Bonnie Ball, Hunter Ball

Votes: 69

16. Lucky's Treasure (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Family

When college-bound Emily Landis moves from the city to her Grandpa's country home, she is expected to take care of Lucky, her late Grandma's horse, and makes it her mission to show the ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Hawks | Stars: Michael Ironside, Delaney, JT Neal, Lauren Taylor

Votes: 95

17. Christmas in the Heartland (2017)

TV-MA | 112 min | Family

Kara and Jessie are two teenager girls from very different worlds, but with a little Christmas magic, they find they have much more in common than they ever imagined.

Director: Harvey Lowry | Stars: Shelley Long, Brighton Sharbino, Bo Derek, Christian Kane

Votes: 224

18. Hobbyhorse revolution (2017)

88 min | Documentary

A funny and moving film about teenagers with growing pains, who discover their own voice and talent through riding and grooming toy horses.

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Mariam Njie, Elsa Salo, Alisa Aarniomäki

Votes: 168

19. Free Rein (2017– )

TV-G | 26 min | Family

After befriending a mysterious horse during a summer in the English countryside, 15-year-old Zoe finds the strength to deal with issues she faces.

Stars: Jaylen Barron, Celine Buckens, Freddy Carter, Manpreet Bambra

Votes: 1,165

20. Ponysitters Club (2017– )


Join Skye and her Ponysitter pals as they lend a helping hand with the care of horses, ponies and other cute and cuddly animals that come through the Rescue Ranch, all with different levels of care needs.

Stars: Morgan Neundorf, Cailan Laine Punnewaert, Hugh Wilson, Madeline Leon

Votes: 61

21. Spirit Riding Free (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The wild west adventures of a free-spirited girl and her wild stallion horse companion.

Stars: Amber Frank, Bailey Gambertoglio, Sydney Park, Nolan North

Votes: 536

22. Tangled: The Series (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Set between Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Tangled" and its short film "Tangled Ever After," this animated adventure/comedy series unfolds as Rapunzel acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom and the people of Corona.

Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Eden Espinosa, Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 948

23. A Sunday Horse (2016)

108 min | Biography, Family

After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Nikki Reed, Ryan Merriman, Cassi Thomson, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 713

24. Texas Rein (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Family

TEXAS REIN is an all-American story that explores the family dynamic when a prodigal daughter returns home. CASSIE ROBERTS, an ex-rodeo queen turned single mom, has been running from her ... See full summary »

Director: Durrell Nelson | Stars: Erin Bethea, Ben Davies, Lynne Ashe, Greg Perrow

Votes: 112

25. A Horse Story (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Family, Fantasy

When Monica's horse, Champion, breaks horse tradition and reveals to her that horses can talk, Monica helps him figure out what kind of horse he wants to be when he grows up and ultimately discovers her own path as well.

Director: John Rogers | Stars: Sarah Lieving, Aaron Johnson Araza, Jesse Bell, Joe Bell

Votes: 67

26. Race to Win (2016)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Family

After losing her father, a young woman must find the strength to face her fears and compete in the race of her life or her family will lose everything.

Director: Teddy Smith | Stars: Danielle Campbell, Luke Perry, Aiden Flowers, Candice Michele Barley

Votes: 237

27. Emma's Chance (2016)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Family, Sport

While fulfilling her community service hours at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused show horse who won't let anyone ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence,... See full summary »

Director: Anna Elizabeth James | Stars: Greer Grammer, Joey Lawrence, Missi Pyle, Christina Robinson

Votes: 697

28. Rodeo Girl (2016)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family

Shipped off to her American dad's ranch for the summer, a teen and her horse Lucky Lass compete for a spot at the National Youth Rodeo.

Director: Joel Paul Reisig | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Sophie Bolen, Derek Brandon, Jacqueline Labadie

Votes: 155

29. Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (2016)

TV-PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A twelve-year-old girl is transported by a magical black stallion to the mystical world of ALBION, where she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire race of people.

Director: Castille Landon | Stars: Avery Arendes, Stephen Dorff, Johnny Sequoyah, Heather Rae Friedenberg

Votes: 947

30. Christmas Ranch (2016)

TV-PG | 82 min | Drama, Family

A rebellious girl is sent to stay on her grandmother's horse ranch for Christmas. She falls into friendship with her grandmother's pony and becomes determined to help save the ranch from foreclosure.

Director: Douglas B. Maddox | Stars: Francine Locke, Ken Arnold, Taylor Lyons, Stefannie Smith

Votes: 147

32. Horse Crazy Girl (2016 Video)

8 min | Short

After a let down, 9 year old Delaney Skye competes once more in a hunter jumper show on her pony Curly Sue - Will she find victory once again?

Director: Tom Curran | Star: Delaney Skye

33. Birdie & Bruce (2016)

Short, Family

A strong bond is formed when a young girl befriends a troubled pony.

Director: Nicole Wulf Maldonado | Stars: Samantha Birdie Miller, Michael Dean Walker, Richard Almonte

Votes: 7

34. Ostwind 2 (2015)

103 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Summer vacation. Mika is overjoyed to see Ostwind again. But then she discovers strange wounds on the belly of Ostwind, for which no one has an explanation. Yet this is Kaltenbach verge of ... See full summary »

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hanna Binke, Jannis Niewöhner, Marvin Linke, Amber Bongard

Votes: 498

35. A Horse for Summer (2015)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

When a family emergency forces a troubled teen to do the wrong thing for the right reason, a community discovers the meaning of forgiveness.

Director: Nancy Criss | Stars: Dean Cain, Christopher Atkins, Lee Meriwether, Mandalynn Carlson

Votes: 147

36. A Horse Tale (2015)

G | 85 min | Family

Uptight city accountant Michael Thompson is hired to help a family save their stable before the bank shuts them down. Michael reluctantly agrees, but as he searches for ways to save a family's legacy, he finds something he never expected.

Director: Brad Keller | Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Patrick Muldoon, Dominique Swain, Billy Tilk

Votes: 130

37. Rodeo & Juliet (2015)

Unrated | 88 min | Family, Romance

Big-city girl goes to the country and meets a special horse and young cowboy who teaches her to barrel race, while her mother reconnects with a local rancher she was in love with 20 years earlier.

Director: Thadd Turner | Stars: Tim Abell, Lauren Alexandra, Krista Allen, Victoria Bergeron

Votes: 673

38. Spirit Riders (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Family

When a rebellious teen is arrested and sentenced to an equine therapy camp, she forms a connection with a spirited thoroughbred that she helps train with the guidance of the ranch's no-nonsense owner.

Director: Brian T. Jaynes | Stars: Jennifer Davidson, Maddy Davidson, Kim Jackson Davis, Alexandria DeBerry

Votes: 184

39. Forest Fairies (2015)

TV-G | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Amanda's horse Tanner helps her discover a hidden village of FOREST FAIRIES who offer to help stop an evil land developer from tricking Amanda's mom into selling the family country inn. In ... See full summary »

Director: Justin G. Dyck | Stars: Emily Agard, Lora Burke, Brian Scott Carleton, Winny Clarke

Votes: 51

40. Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

63 Metascore

With an older brother in jail and living with their single mother on Pine Ridge Reservation, Johnny and his sister Jashuan's lives develop new challenges when their absentee cowboy father ... See full summary »

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Eleonore Hendricks

Votes: 589 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Black Beauty (2015)

PG | 86 min | Family

"Black Beauty," a film centering on a 15 year-old girl who volunteers at a city pound, and convinces her Grandfather in the country to adopt a horse that was rescued from an abusive owner. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Luke Perry, Bruce Davison, Anthony Del Negro, Sarah Ann Schultz

Votes: 171

42. Dakota's Summer (2014)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Family

Keith Carradine stars alongside a young, popular cast in this inspiring second chapter of the beloved Cowgirls 'N Angels story filled with heart, horses & high-reaching adventure.

Director: Timothy Armstrong | Stars: Haley Ramm, Bryan Dechart, Glynn Turman, Emily Bett Rickards

Votes: 747

43. Bibi & Tina (2014)

101 min | Fantasy

Bibi Blocksberg is a girl with special powers: she is a witch. With her best friend Tina brings her summer holidays at the riding school. Together the girls are riding every day. But this ... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Lina Larissa Strahl, Lisa-Marie Koroll, Louis Held, Ruby O. Fee

Votes: 455

44. The Legend of Longwood (2014)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A young girl moves from New York to a mythical village in Ireland.

Director: Lisa Mulcahy | Stars: Lucy Morton, Thekla Reuten, Fiona Glascott, Sean Mahon

Votes: 269

45. Crimes of the Mind (2014)

PG-13 | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Thriller

A woman spends five years trying to get her brainwashed daughter back from a cult.

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Christina Cox, Paula Trickey, Tina Ivlev, Trevor Bryant Clark

Votes: 188

46. Little Britches Rodeo (2012– )
Episode: Senior Girls Trail (2014)

TV-G | 22 min | Family, Reality-TV, Sport

Rodeo action from the 2013 NLBRA season, featuring rides from the Senior Girls Trails. Also, we speak to two NLBRA families.

Director: Dustin Hodge | Stars: Garrison Panzer, Casey Reimler, Scott Sheets, Holly Tittel

47. The Wishing Horse (2014)

10 min | Short, Drama, Family

The Wishing Horse is a beautiful and moving story about the grief of a young girl. Alone and unsure, she is unable to cope with her father's failing health and a difficult relationship with... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Darby | Stars: Terry Diab, Richard E. Grant, Imogen West-Knights, Imogen West-Knights

Votes: 6

48. Ostwind (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A girl who thinks is not good at doing anything has to stay for the holidays with her grandmother at a riding stable. There she discovers her interest in horses, riding and more and what she is good in.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hanna Binke, Marvin Linke, Cornelia Froboess, Tilo Prückner

Votes: 1,095

49. Midnight Stallion (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Family

15 year old Megan Shephard and her parents will do anything to save their struggling farm. When the family discovers a wild stallion in a nearby forest they begin to wonder if this could be the answer to their prayers. Kris Kristofferson and Joedelle Ferland star in this heartwarming and inspiring tale that celebrates the spirit of family and the amazing courage and determination it takes to ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Jodelle Ferland, Chelah Horsdal, Matt Mazur

Votes: 273

50. Storm Rider (2013)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

When her father is put into jail, the spoiled teenager Dani loses everything. Forced to live with her uncle Sam on a farm without horses to ride and to train a sad Dani takes care of a young mule and learns what really counts.

Director: Craig Clyde | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Danielle C. Ryan, Jacob Buster

Votes: 925

51. A Talking Pony!?! (2013)

88 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Since her father died, 16 year old Juliet, her stepmother and two stepbrothers struggle financially to keep their ranch. But Juliet thinks she has a secret that could keep the ranch open: her horse, Horatio, can talk!

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Jason Faunt, Kristine DeBell, Jennifer Cipolla, Max Gray Wilbur

Votes: 115

52. Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat's Owner (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History