Moondance Alexander

by Carly
(Lexington, Kentucky, USA)


Click to buy this item from Amazon!




In Moondance Alexander, a girl named Moondance isn't very popular. She always gets pushed around and laughed at. Then while riding her bike, she gets surprised by a horse standing in the middle of the road.

The horse gets sent back to his old stable Tumbleweed Stables. Then, Moondance feels bad because Checkers (Moondance named the horse Checkers) gets cooped up in a stall all day. She finds the stable by hitting a rock and rolling down a hill with her bike. She runs into the owner of the stable and asks for a trade. She takes care of the horses if she gets to ride Checkers. He agrees.

Then the two popular girls that bug her all the time, Fiona and Megan, say Checkers is a misfit and doesn't belong in jumping because he is a Pinto. But the owner of Tumbleweed Stables, Dauntay, says Checkers is a very good jumper, so Moondance persuades him to train her to jump. Then she enters the Bow River Classic along with Megan and Fiona.

That's my summary on Moondance Alexander. It's an awesome movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comments for Moondance Alexander

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 02, 2020
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Fantastic!
by: Lena

This is an excellent horse movie, indeed it is more than just a horse movie it is about a girl and a horse who view themselves as outsiders. They are searching for something more than what they currently have. In essence, they both find fulfillment in each other and learn to accept their uniqueness and abilities. This movie is a good starting point to help animals and humans to heal after experiencing a trauma or an emotionally painful experience.

Jan 06, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
This is for people who have already seen this movie only!
by: HorseGirl

This movie is the best movie I have ever watched (besides Dreamer). I LOVE it! So, Donte is really like sad because one of his students crashed into a jump on the course. Or at least that is what they say in the movie. But this is just such a great movie!

Jan 02, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Also.....
by: Anonymous

Sorry but whoever wrote that spelled the owners name wrong. It is spelled this way: Donte.

Jan 02, 2018
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Love this movie!
by: Anonymous

I just watched this movie and it is totally awesome! Checkers is so cute! I love watching them in the competition. It is so nerve-wracking!

Aug 30, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
BEST HORSE MOVIE EVER!
by: horselover

BEST HORSE MOVIE EVER! I love this movie! I've watched it 100 times! Any horse girl would love it!

Jan 22, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
wonderful movie!
by: Anonymous

It's a great movie! I've watched it at least 7 times and it never gets old!

Dec 27, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
When I was 15 years of age, I always thought that this horse movie would pretty much outrank the 1st transformers movie
by: Maria

I heard about this horse movie when i was fifteen and I never saw it in theaters. So when i bought the movie and watched it for the first time in my natural life, I felt that this was better than Transformers. I always knew that Cloud 3 and War Horse would beat the other 2 transformers. The horse named Checkers was a really beautiful black and white pinto horse and I loved his pretty blue eyes.

Jul 15, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I saw the way those kids in high school treated her, badly
by: Maria Fontaine

After watching Moondance Alexander for the first time in my life, I saw the way those kids in her freshman year of high school treated her. I also felt bad for her to the fact that her dad died in a car accident, and I realized that sometimes bullies in school can laugh at you for losing a parent. Luckily, she befriends a black and white pinto horse with beautiful blue eyes and names him Checkers. By the time they enter the Bow River Classic jumping competition, two of the mean girls named Fiona and Megan taunted Moondance and Checkers because they were prejudice against multicolored horses and made a rude comment that he shouldn't jump at all. What made me even more mortified was the fact that after getting a flat tire on her bike, there was mud on her buttocks area of her pants and one of the stupid guys took a picture of Moondance's mud stained pants with his cellphone and put it on the internet. It was really inappropriate. I almost burst into tears. It wasn't funny at all. I realized that horses can make you feel better and be your truest friends... no matter what.

Feb 08, 2013
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
MOODANCE ALEXANDER
by: Julia

This was such a great movie!

Sep 26, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moondance Alexander
by: Kayathyn

It's about a girl who gets picked on at school and it's just the ending, so time for summer fun.

Well she was just doing a new delivery, she gets stuck taking a horse home with her that really is not her horse but her mom sees just how much she loves that horse. That's how it all starts.

Mar 31, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
cippent
by: Anonymous

i love it! i love it so much i watched it 2 times in one day, it is so great.

Jan 02, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I LOVE this movie!
by: Anonymous

Moondance Alexander is my favorite movie of all time!!!! I watch it like once a week!!!

Dec 15, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Awesome
by: Anonymous

The Best movie ever. I hope there will be another film based around Moondance alexzander, I mean come on this speical bond between Moondance and Her horse checkers is outstanding Please Make another movie just like the first one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Sep 25, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moondance Alexander
by: Anonymous

This is a great movie! i really enjoy it! i ride but after seeing this i want to try hunt seat (which is what Moondance rides at the end of the movie). it seems like soooooo much fun and i really enjoy riding! to anyone out there who is like Moondance, just keep believing in yourself and remember that everyone is special and is destined for something extrodinary! follow ur dreams and let life run it's course. someday you'll find your talent and then it's time to let it shine! face reality and believe that everything happens for a reason! btw: i think riding is an awesome sport and it has made me a lot happier!! follow ur dreams and spend time in the saddle! :D

Aug 04, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Luv this movie
by: Graciepinata

This movie inspired me to horseback ride and make my love for horses bigger. I'm the kind of girl who will never give up on something I luv. This girl, moondance is like me.

Jul 28, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
wow
by: Anonymous

wow, the writer and producer of this movie wrote on this page!

Jul 28, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Love it
by: Anonymous

This movie is awesome!!!
This movie is all about courage, trust, bullies, standing up, and above all, determined and not give up, even in the darkest parts(there's a part in there that seems like you HAVE to give up). I love it!

Jul 20, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
:]
by: Anonymous

i loved this horse and moondance. shame on the girls who put her and checkers down. but they showed them all. love this movie.

Jul 06, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moondance Alexander
by: Anonymous

a girl finds a horse on her way to work and takes it home. she finds the owner and she lets her ride the horse, and she wants to jump in a show so she brings the horse then she gets first place!

Jun 02, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstar
great!
by: Katie

it is a really good movie! seriously one of my favorites! But honestly you don't get that good in one summer. first she has never even been on a horse before and then suddenly she can jump professionally. i thought that was very unrealistic. but other than that it was a great movie!

May 28, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moondance
by: Anonymous

It is strange how fast she learned to jump!!!!!!! I have been jumping awhile, and I can't jump even close to that height, and everyone, even a famous rider, said I am a natural!!

From Sydney: LOL! It is a movie. Though the director told us it was based on a true story that happened to her...I am sure they changed it some for the movie.

May 16, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moondance Alexander
by: Anonymous

Its a great movie! You can watch it on youtube.

DESCRIPTION: Moondance Alexander is a free-spirited girl with some interesting fashion sense (!) who stumbles across an escape-artist pinto who looks as unique as she does! Inspired by a true story, the movie follows the adventures of 9th-grader Moondance who recently lost her father and lives with her eccentric artist mother.

She discovers lost pinto pony "Tinkerbelle" and returns him to his rightful owner, the no-nonsense horse trainer Dante Longpre. Moondance learns that Tinkerbelle, who she re-names Checkers, is quite an accomplished jumper, and is determined to help him realize his true potential. She convinces Dante to let her work at his stable in exchange for riding lessons, and in time decides to train Checkers for a prestigious jumping competition.

Despite criticism from other riders (and judges) for riding a pinto rather than a less-flamboyant Thoroughbred, Moondance learns that hard work and loyalty can be a winning combination.

Apr 04, 2011
Rating
starstar
Alrighty
by: Anonymous

It was ok but it's weird that the girl suddenly loves horses and seem like an expert. Well anyway it was ok, it had horses in it but it seemed less horsey than other horse movies, and sometimes in scenes she falls off without a scratch on her.

Mar 13, 2011
Rating
starstar
OK movie
by: Damieka

The movie was all in all good but I've seen better. Its alright but a little cheesy and predictable at times. Not making fun of it im just stating my opinion.

Feb 11, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
by: Heather

this movie is amazing!!!!! I LOVE IT!

Jan 16, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
So lovely!
by: Shine

Moondance is a great movie! Its about a horse that was at first named "Tinkerbell" when its a boy! But Moondance changes it to "Checkers"! I started crying when Checkers get sick! A very heart warming movie. I recommend for any horse lover!

P.S.
I won't let anymore out or I might spoil it!

Jan 08, 2011
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Favorite
by: Anonymous

This is one of my favorite movies. It's a must see for any horse crazy girl :D

Dec 30, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
moondance
by: Anonymous

luv it!!!!

Sep 16, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
LUV it!
by: Angie

i luv that movie! i mean, it teaches u alot about how hard it is for the not-so-popular people to fit in. And another lesson it teaches is that u can't judge anything by just looking at it. That's what happened to Checkers, cuz they thought he couldn't jump cuz he wuz a paint, but he wuz underestimated and tied for first place!
I LOVEEEEEE MOONDANCE ALEXANDER!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 16, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
cool
by: Anonymous

i love this movie and forgot the name of it so thank u!!!!!!!!!

Aug 05, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
The Best Movie Ever!!
by: Anonymous

It is my absolute fave movie, and i am watching it right now!

Jun 27, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
best ever
by: britnee

i love this movie its my fave. i used to hate horses but ever since i watched this movie i took riding lessons and have my own horse and now iam a jumper.

Jun 18, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
The best movie EVER
by: Sabrina

Moondance Alexander is my fav movie and once I wacthed it every night for one week.

May 29, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
great horse movie!
by: savannah

It's a great movie about a girl who just wants to it in. However she can't because the horse she rides isn't supposed to be able to be a show jumper. I think it's a little racist against paints but it's still a phenominal (sorry for misspelling) movie!

May 08, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Loved this movie...and the next!
by: Sydney

I really loved this movie. And I am excited that the director Michael Damian made another horse movie - Flicka #2. In fact, I am giving away a copy in my newest contest so be sure to click here if you're searching for it....

May 02, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Great movie!
by: Anonymous

I have this movie and it is great!

Apr 25, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
thats like one of my fav movies
by: Maysrider

anyone who loves horses will absolutely luv this movie i know i did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 28, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
THE BEST
by: mogan

I LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEE THE MOVIES EVER

Mar 27, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
good English riding movie
by: Amy

its about a girl who finds a pinto, and bargains with the owner. 2 find his owner.once she does she takes lessons with the owner and bonds with the pony... i wont give the amazing and happy ending away...good for people who cant seem to find an English riding movie'

Mar 04, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Love your site!
by: Anonymous

We are the producers of Moondance Alexander and want to thank you!
Best,
Riviera Films

Jan 31, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
thank you!
by: Sydney

That is sooo cool that you wrote us! Thank you! And thank you for making such a great movie. I really enjoyed it. We can't wait to see Flicka 2.

Jan 29, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
THANK YOU!
by: Janeen Damian

Hi all you Horse Crazy Girls,
As writer and producer of "Moondance Alexander" I just want to say a BIG thank you for your wonderful comments. It means a great deal to us that you like our film. This story was based on my adventures with my real life horse Checkers. I loved him dearly and he taught me so much about life.

I have also just finished Producing "Flicka 2" and it will be released May 2010. Hope you enjoy it as well.

Warmest wishes,
Janeen Damian

Jan 25, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
AN AWESOME MOVIE
by: Anonymous

I loved it. It was very entertaining

Jan 17, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
horse movie review
by: Maxi

This movie is about a poor girl who finds a paint horse named Checkers and enters him in the Bow River Classic.

Jan 09, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moondance Alexander review
by: Holley

In this movie MoonDance is working for a man that owns a tack shop. Then one day she had to make a delivery to a forgotten barn way out in the country. On the way there she found a paint horse. She took him home. She kept it in the shed until the owner came to pick him up. She didn't make the delivery the day that she found the horse(Checkers). So, she had to make the delivery the next day back to the same place. When she did she found the barn that Checkers belonged to and got a summer job there. She jumped Checkers and.....watch it to see what happens.

This is a GREAT movie to watch and it is a little sad, but it was worth watching it.! :)

Nov 29, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Over, and over again...
by: shauna

i watched this movie over and over, it is soooo addicting to watch!!
i Love it!!!

Nov 24, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
awesome movie
by: Kayla

hey, this was an awesome movie.. i just got to watch it today. you actually don't have to buy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0wtaN7aXEQ
go to this site(copy then past it) and you can watch it. this is a great hair-raising movie.

Oct 13, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
luv it!
by: Anonymous

Hi!
I LUV THIS MOVIE!!!!!!
I have watched it like 100000000 times.
Checkers is soooooooooo cute who spotted his wall eye?

Oct 11, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I<3 MOONDANCE ALEXANDER
by: Anonymous

I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THISSSSSSSSSSS MOVVVVVVVVVVVVIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEE!I CAN NOT STOP WATCHING IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER!

Aug 31, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
wherecan i get this movie out
by: horse crazy broc

hi i was wondering where can i get this movie out because i really would love to watch this movie.

thanks horse crazy broc

Aug 21, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
the best movie!
by: Sophie

the girls name is funny, but i love the horses!

Aug 13, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
this movie is awsome
by: olivia

i love this movie so mmuch but i didn't like how the mean girls treated moondance and when they found the horses home i feelt bad but she waz amazin when she when'T TO THE SHOW.

Jun 23, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Great!
by: Jessica

I love this movie! I'd give it 100 stars if I could. Its just plain AWSOME!

Jun 10, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I LOVE this movie!
by: Anonymous

I have seen this movie and i loved it! it was very good. But one funny thing was the geldings name was tinker bell! Any way i would recommend this movie to any horse lover!

Jun 01, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
This is one special,inspiration film.
by: Cathy

I love this movie sooo much, they did a very good job filming this movie. I think it deserves five stars, it's so good i'm ready to buy it. You gotta watch this movie!!!

May 02, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
sooooooooo awesome
by: alana

this movie is uplifting and a great movie for all young riders and horse lovers it is all about this girl called moondance and she finds a horse and with spirit and determination she trains it up and wins the bow river classic.
DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHETHER THEY ARE HORSIE PEOPLE OR NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 21, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstar
I saw it with my friend
by: CLG

I LOVE this movie. it is AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 14, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
moondance alexander
by: Lauren M

Its about a girl who lives in a small town and finds a stray horse but turns out the horse has an owner so she works to ride the horse.

Sep 28, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
super cool
by: Anonymous

i think it is a great movie rocks

Sep 04, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Great Movie
by: Katie

It is a super great movie! My friend and I watched it tons of times! It is about a girl who finds a pinto horse she names Checkers, and gets a job at a stables called Tumbleweed Stables where Checkers is. She works hard, and in return she gets to ride Checkers. When she learns Checkers is a great jumper, she enters him into a showjumping show. Will she win? Will Checkers be judged umfairly because he's a pinto? There's only one way to find out!!!

Sep 01, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Great Movie
by: Anonymous

i love this movie
its about a girl named moondance and shes having some friend trouble in school then its summer break she delivers packages to ppl and one time she was on her way to deliver one a paint horse jumpes out infront of her she brings it home with her and tries to ride it but she doesnt know how to ride lol so she falls off lol:) in the end she ends up going in a big jumpng show and she wins!!! :)
its a must see movie!!!!:)

Aug 29, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
OMG!!!!
by: Megan

OMG!!!! I LOVE this movie! I FINNALLY got to see it!

Aug 24, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I love this movie
by: Hoprse luver

when i was looking 4 movies on demand i saw this movie so i rented it and i loved it so much!!! i can watch it over and over again!!!!!!

Aug 22, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moondance
by: arwen

i love that movie b/c some day i'll have a paint and i'll jump it! i love it too b/c kay panabaker's riding style reminded me of a girl at my school who also jumps.

Aug 04, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Luv it
by: Sara

I love this movie! It is about friendless Moondance Alexander (Kay Panabaker). She has a boring summer until she meets Checkers a pinto pony and she trains him to go to a big show jumping competition! Very good movie---a must see!!

Jul 15, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Horse Movie
by: Jillian

I like Moondance Alexander because it has a girl named Moondance and at school she isn't very popular and then she goes to this place where she works adn has to deliver pacages and finds something shes always wanted .

Jul 09, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
I was going to
by: Megan

I was about to buy it yesterday when we were at...*Drumroll* SUPER-TARGET!!! But I didn't have enough in allowance.

Jun 03, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
WOW!
by: Windcall

THAT IS SUCH AN AWESOME MOVIE! I absolutely loved it!!! It was not only a "clean" movie, but it had a great ending and good acting. I liked the girl who played Moondance, Kay Panabaker, and the girl who played Fiona, Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen. Yes, I watched the special features interveiews!

Jun 02, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Moodance Alexander
by: Skywalker

i agree full heartedly it was an awesome video!

Jun 01, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Hey!
by: Windcall

Hey, I haven't seen this movie yet, but we have it. I can't wait to see it now. I'll comment again after I watch it!

May 11, 2008
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Love Moondance Alexander
by: Sydney a HCG

I agree Carly! Moondance Alexander is a great movie. I really liked it and can't wait to see it again.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Share Your Favorite Horse Movies!.