Rodeo Girl

DVD Release: January 5, 2016
Rodeo Girl


Shipped off to her American dad’s ranch for the summer, a teen and her horse Lucky Lad compete for a spot at the National Youth Rodeo.

Dove Review

Staying with someone you don’t really know is never easy, especially if the person you’re staying with is a parent who has not seen you since you were one year old. Priscilla, now a teenager, is being shipped off to her father’s, a man she doesn’t remember and has not heard from in years. The upside to the trip is that she still gets to take her horse, because her father, Duke, has a horse ranch in Michigan. But will the girl from New England be able to fit in with the group in these new surroundings and learn to love her father?

This charming story offers lessons about not jumping to conclusions and believing in yourself no matter what age you are. Parents often struggle to understand and get along with their teenage children. Imagine having to raise a teenager you haven’t seen in years. Nevertheless, Duke and Priscilla learn a lot about each other. She has been trained in jumping horses, and her father lives in an area where people love rodeos, so that helps them find common ground. Additionally, they both are afraid to lose. Ultimately, though, Duke does love her and wants her to do her best.

We are proud to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and up, due to one scene with language.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couples kiss and hold hands; mother goes on a world trip with boyfriend; girls make a comment about another girl being "bungle bunny trash";
Language: D-1; "dad gummit"; young girl tells father she hates him; darn it; gosh darn it
Violence: Boy bullies girl; young man slits tires on another person's truck; young men chase girl on horse with truck; young man crashes truck; young girl sneaks out of motel and takes horse; young men fight, young man threatens another with pitch fork; father grabs son by collar;
Drugs: People drinking wine; a horse is drugged, needle is shown on ground; a young man gives horse some feed that makes the horse collicky;
Nudity: Young ladies in short shorts with midriffs showing; mild cleavage;
Other: Young girl rude to young man; mother sells horse without asking daughter's permission; girl is rude to father and calls him by his first name


Company: Vertical Entertainment
Director: Joel Reisig
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 110 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe