Pine Hollow Stables - A riding school located in
Willow Creek featured on the children's program THE SADDLE CLUB/YTV/2001-2003.
The Pine Hollow Stables were owned and managed by Mrs. Elizabeth Regnery, a.k.a.
"Mrs. Reg" (Catherine Wilkin). She inherited the
riding school when her husband died. She has a psychic link to her horse's needs but that doesn't stop her from
offering psychological advice other visitors to the
In her earlier career, Mrs. Reg was a top notch horse rider, but she put aside her
ambitions in that area to support her son, Max who was an up and coming horseman
until he took a tumble from a horse while a member of the National Equestrian
Team and had to retire. Now Elizabeth is proud to share Pine Hollow with Max who
runs the Stables. He cares deeply about each and everyone of his students. Drew Regnery (Nikolai Nikolaeff), Max's cousin took over running Pine
Hollow when Max took a job in at a breeding barn in France.
Other stable personnel included Red O'Malley (Nathan Phillips), the lead
stable hand at Pine Hollow who has a wonderful rapport with the
Organizations at Pine Hollow included Pine Hollow's Horse Wise group, the
rivals to the Cross County Pony Club, and "The Saddle Club"
The Saddle Club was formed by three girls who shared their
adventures and experiences about riding the
horses they loved at Pine Hollow Stables. The
- Sophie Bennett as Stephanie 'Stevie' Lake, a tomboy. She rides
a black stallion named Belle (originally called Blackie) that she found in the
wilderness and nursed it back to health.
- Keenan Macwilliam as Carole Hanson, an African American who rides a
buckskin gelding named Starlight;
- Lara Jean Marshall as Lisa Atwood, a petite "A" student and fashion
conscious gal who rides a pony named Patch, but eventually gets Prancer, a
chestnut thoroughbred mare.
TRIVIA NOTE: Produced for Australia's
ABC network, the
children's series is based on the "The Saddle
Club" book series written by Bonnie Bryant who
originally based her characters in the state of Virginia.
When the series went into its third season, the
original lead characters were recast with other
younger actors. See also "The Saddle Club" fan
site link below for facts about all three
series, including all the horses on the show.
See also WESTERNS: "The
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