The founders of the Saddle Club - Stevie Lake, Carole Hanson, and Lisa Atwood - gear up for the adventure of their lives when their friend Kate Devine invites them to her family's dude ranch. They will have a whole week of cowboy-style riding, plus the fun of making Kate a club member. But when they arrive, the girls soon realize there's more to the West than Hollywood shoot outs and colourful costumes. To show a cowhand that they're not just "dumb dudes", they pitch in with chores and help on a cattle round-up, where Stevie has a run-in with a dangerous rattlesnake. Another sour note for Stevie: it's her birthday and no one seems to care. Little does she known her Saddle Club friends have a top-secret surprise in the works!