When financial troubles threaten to shut down a girls horse camp, one of America's most promising young gymnasts, Samantha Wick, uses her gymnastic prowess to start a horse-dancing team to raise money and save the day.


Joel Paul Reisig


Mike Davidson (screenplay)





Credited cast:
Richard Karn ... Jerry
Jason London ... Sheriff Dave
Sophie Bolen ... Samantha Wick
Kristen Ryda ... Stacy Vanderbelt
Rachel Sowers ... Lisa Gold
Kristin Mellian ... Jessica Lake
Carl Harry Carlson ... Mr. C
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alisha Atallah Alisha Atallah ... Miss Alisha
Melissa Bayer ... Kim
Rhiam Bichri Rhiam Bichri ... Zoe (as Reah Bichri)
Jay J. Bidwell ... Search Party Member
Mark Boyd ... Mr. Vanderbelt
Andrea Bray Andrea Bray ... Miss Andrea
Cameron Brosky Cameron Brosky ... Youth Background
Andre Carter ... Search Party Member


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 financial troubles threatening to shut the camp down, Samantha uses her gymnastic prowess to start an equestrian vaulting ("horse-dancing") team to raise money and save the camp!

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Like a Hallmark TV Movie crossed with Plan 9 From Outer Space
27 July 2017 | by gordonm888See all my reviews

Wow. I had low expectations for Horse Dancer, but this movie was much worse than I had expected.

This film is like a cross between Hallmark TV Movies and Plan 9 from Outer Space.

The acting in this movie was not at the level of most high school productions. Richard Karn (of Tool Time) and Rachel Sowers (who plays Lisa in this movie) can act but the rest of the cast is awful. From the credits it seems like the director simply recruited children in his church to be in the movie.

The plot and action have many unrealistic elements to it - in particular a lengthy 'police search and rescue' scene that had my wife and I howling with laughter.

In the first few minutes, the main character receives a letter -at her gym (huh?) - notifying her as to whether or not she made the US Olympic team. (Isn't that usually announced at the trials?) She doesn't open the letter, takes it home and tells her Mom she received the letter. Her Mom advises her to discuss the letter with Grandma and then leaves to go to work. (I mean, if the characters don't care about this life-changing letter then why should we?)

At the climax of the movie, the stunt double has a body type that is so completely different than the actress she subs for, that it destroys the scene.

There are scenes where kids sing campfire songs -without any point and without furthering the action. Just... campfire songs. Really compelling stuff, Not.

And on and on. One of the worst movies of the century.

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Release Date:

7 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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The Horse Dancer See more »

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Croswell, Michigan, USA See more »


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$100,000 (estimated)
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