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Rodeo Girl: Dream Champion (2016)

Rodeo Girl (original title)
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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.


Joel Paul Reisig


Tricia Hopper (screenwriter) (co-writer), Aletha Rodgers (screenwriter) (co-writer)





Credited cast:
Kevin Sorbo ... Duke Williams
Sophie Bolen ... Priscilla
Rose Anne Nepa ... Audience Background
Tiffany Burns ... House Mistress
Elizabeth Labadie ... Twin 2
Derek Brandon ... Sage
Carrie Bradstreet ... Country Club patron
Kylie Hart ... Brooke Douglas
Paityn Hart ... Emma
Jacqueline Labadie Jacqueline Labadie ... Twin 1
Joel Paul Reisig Joel Paul Reisig
Sherryl Despres ... Laura Mae
Jay J. Bidwell ... Rodeo Fan 2
Brett Alan Hart ... Young Bull Rider (as Brett Hart)
Mark Boyd ... Carl Davenport
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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.

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Never let go of your dreams.


Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic material and some bad behavior | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


At about 1 hr and 15 minutes into the movie, in the barn when Rusty is there to take away the horse, as he walks into the barn and into the stable you can clearly see a camera man on the right side of the screen for about 3 seconds. See more »


Her riding in competition is obviously slow - which is to be expected. Obviously faster riders are shown to have a slower competition time than her times. See more »


Priscilla: The Midwest?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Let There Be Light (2018) See more »


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Horses bred for one thing just can't change
1 March 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I don't claim to be an authority on horses, but what little I do know kind of downplays any enthusiasm for this film.

Adolescent Sarah Bolen is sent to live in rural Michigan with her father Kevin Sorbo for the summer and she's not seen much of him over the years so she's disappointed. Her mother keeps her in a lifestyle that's extravagant for them, she has a show horse that she's training for competition. Sorbo's farm out there might be a good training ground for her and the horse.

But she develops an enthusiasm for rodeo when she arrives no doubt fueled by a young rodeo cowboy Derek Brandon who works for Sorbo. I won't say any more.

But for the life of me I can't see how a horse bred for shows could be turned into a horse used for barrel racing in a rodeo. Just not done and I think the film will be justly criticized for it. Like trying to train a thoroughbred race horse all of a sudden into a horse for harness racing. The smartest of horses, Mr. Ed in fact just wouldn't take to it though Mr. Ed could articulate why from his point of view.

Nice family film otherwise, but the horse changing his training is too big to overlook.

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Release Date:

5 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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