It's time for a new project at Horse Wise. Everyone is being paired with a younger rider to learn all about competing in a horse show--everyone except Carole Hanson, that is. Carole's going to be the judge, and Veronica diAngelo doesn't think that's right. How can Carole be impartial when her best friends, Lisa Atwood and Stevie Lake, are competing? Carole's furious. She knows she can be fair.
But maybe Veronica is right. Carole isn't judging Lisa and Stevie the same way she's judging everyone else--she's being a lot harder on them. Now everyone is mad at everyone else. So mad, in fact, that no one notices that Veronica's partner may be riding into trouble. This isn't what they were supposed to be learning, is it?