14-year-old Britney has wanted to ride competitively since she first laid eyes on a horse, but her family has never had enough money to pay for riding lessons. So when hard working Brittany wins an academic scholarship to the prestigious Laurel Heights Academy, she's thrilled. Laurel Heights's riding team is legendary. But competing with rich girls who have ridden since they could walk is not going to be easy, and pretty soon Brittany is pushing herself to win at all costs. For Britney, second best is not an option.