Canadian fans of shows like Heartland may have a new family-friendly horse series to watch. Currently airing in Canada on Super Channel is Mystic, based on bestselling author Stacy Gregg’s Pony Club Secrets book series.
Shot on location in New Zealand, the series is set in the fictional peninsula of Kauri Point and follows newcomer and teenager Issie Brown, played by Macey Chipping, who struggles to fit in after moving from London, England, to the quiet backwater town with her mother, Amanda.
Desperately missing her friends back in London, a chance encounter with a beautiful wild pony, Blaze, and an enigmatic stallion, Mystic, awakens an unexpected and surprising interest in horses in Issie and introduces her to the teenaged members of a local equestrian club.
When an industrial development threatens to destroy their community, their way of life, and the landscape they love, the teenagers must find a way to save Kauri Point from environmental disaster.
“Mystic is a great family co-viewing experience that we are excited to be bringing to our Heart & Home channel,” said Jackie Pardy, Chief Content Officer, Super Channel. “We are certain fans of When Calls the Heart and Heartland are going to embrace the series and its themes of family, friendship, self-discovery and environmentalism. Packed with action, adventure, humour and intrigue, Mystic will not only appeal to horse-mad teens or fans of the book series, but the whole family.”
Mystic is executive produced by Brian Bird (When Calls the Heart) and started airing in May. You can watch the trailer here and of course, catch up on previous episodes on demand.