Ride
GenreDrama
Created by
  • Jill Girling
  • Lori Mather-Welch
Starring
Theme music composer"Cold War Love"
by Married to the Sea
ComposerEdward Zaski
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producers
  • Joan Lambur
  • Tony Wood
  • Shelley Scarrow
  • Nat Abraham
  • Ira Levy
  • Michael McGuigan
  • Peter Williamson
Producers
  • Jim Corston
  • Nadia Jaynes
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–23 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkYTV
ReleaseSeptember 5, 2016 (2016-09-05) –
February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)

Ride is a Canadian drama television series created by Jill Girling and Lori Mather-Welch that aired in Canada on YTV and in the United States on Nickelodeon. In Canada, the series premiered on September 5, 2016, and ended on October 6, 2016. In the United States, the series premiered on January 30, 2017, and ended on February 24, 2017. The series stars Kendra Leigh Timmins, Alana Boden, Oliver Dench, Jonny Gray, Natalie Lisinska, Manuel Pacific, Rameet Rauli, Mike Shara, and Sara Botsford.

Premise

The series centers on Kit Bridges, an American teenager, who is a new classmate in the equestrian boarding school Covington Academy in England. She befriends a horse named TK.

Cast

Production

The series was produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in Canada in collaboration with Buccaneer Media in the United Kingdom. Ride was filmed in Toronto and in Northern Ireland.[1][2][3] The series was greenlit for a season of 20 episodes.[2] Nickelodeon picked up the series for broadcast in the United States.[3]

Broadcast and release

On August 11, 2016, a full episode was released exclusively on YTV's online platforms ahead of the series premiere.[4] The series premiered on YTV in Canada on September 5, 2016. New episodes aired in Canada for the rest of that week. The series premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on January 30, 2017.[5]

U.S. ratings

Viewership and ratings per season of Ride
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
18–49
rank
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 20 January 30, 2017 (2017-01-30) 1.21[6] February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24) 0.99[7] 0.99 TBD

Episodes

No.Title [8][9]Directed byWritten byCanadian air date [9]U.S. air date [8]Prod.
code [8]
  • U.S. viewers
  • (millions)
1"Arrival"Stefan ScainiJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchSeptember 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)January 30, 20171011.21[6]
Guest star: Ellora Patnaik as Madhu
2"Dresses and Dressage"Stefan ScainiJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchSeptember 6, 2016 (2016-09-06)January 30, 20171021.06[6]
Guest stars: Ellora Patnaik as Madhu, Marnie Gore as Beatrice
3"Hippophobia and Ophidiophobia"Stefan ScainiShelley ScarrowSeptember 7, 2016 (2016-09-07)January 31, 20171031.05[10]
Guest star: Sophie Khan Levy as Poppy
4"Three's a Crowd"Stefan ScainiNiki RooneySeptember 8, 2016 (2016-09-08)February 1, 20171041.12[11]
Guest stars: Ellora Patnaik as Madhu, Mirsa Duka as Peaches
5"Gone Guy"Tim HopewellJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchSeptember 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)February 2, 20171050.96[12]
6"Wild Horses"Tim HopewellShelly Scarrow & Michael T. FoleySeptember 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)February 3, 20171060.91[13]
Guest stars: Mirsa Duka as Peaches, Canute Gomes as Alex, Alex Braunstein as Leo, Vinson Tran as Wyatt
7"One Lump or Two?"Tim HopewellJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchSeptember 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)February 6, 20171070.97[14]
Guest star: Mirsa Duka as Peaches
8"Happy Unbirthday"Tim HopewellNiki RooneySeptember 15, 2016 (2016-09-15)February 7, 20171080.91[15]
Guest star: Ellora Patnaik as Madhu
9"After the Ball"Tim HopewellShelley ScarrowSeptember 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)February 8, 20171091.04[16]
10"The Cup"Tim HopewellJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchSeptember 20, 2016 (2016-09-20)February 9, 20171101.17[17]

Guest stars: Mirsa Duka as Peaches, Alex Castillo as Luciana Andrada, John Nelles as Lord Chatfield

Absent: Rameet Rauli as Anya
11"Stalled"Tim HopewellJennifer DaleySeptember 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)February 10, 20171110.91[18]

Guest star: Mirsa Duka as Peaches

Absent: Rameet Rauli as Anya
12"Who Rules the School?"Tom HopewellNiki RooneySeptember 22, 2016 (2016-09-22)February 13, 20171121.04[19]
Guest star: Ellora Patnaik as Madhu
13"We Need to Talk About Covington"Stefan ScainiJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchSeptember 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)February 14, 20171130.85[20]
Guest stars: Alex Braunstein as Leo, Helen Johns as Daisy, Richard Clarkin as Bill
14"Come Horse or High Water"Stefan ScainiMatt SchillerSeptember 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)February 15, 20171141.01[21]
Guest stars: Marlaina Andrew as Sarah, Connor Schelling-Tisza as Stable Hand
15"Steeplechase"Stefan ScainiJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchSeptember 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)February 16, 20171150.91[22]

Guest star: Jamie Christian-Ward as Santiago

Absent: Natalie Lisinska as Sally
16"Pros & Cons"Stefan ScainiJennifer DaleySeptember 29, 2016 (2016-09-29)February 17, 20171160.92[23]
Guest star: Jenny Young as Elizabeth
17"Trading Horses"Stefan ScainiJill Girling and Lori Mather-WelchOctober 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)February 21, 20171170.98[24]

Guest stars: Mirsa Duka as Peaches, Alex Braunstein as Leo, Jenny Young as Elizabeth

Absent: Sara Botsford as Lady Covington
18"Distractions & Deceptions"Stefan ScainiNiki RooneyOctober 4, 2016 (2016-10-04)February 22, 20171180.87[25]

Guest stars: Jenny Young as Elizabeth, Daniel Matmor as Mr. Griffin

Absent: Natalie Lisinska as Sally, Sara Botsford as Lady Covington
19"Let It Ride"Stefan ScainiShelley ScarrowOctober 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)February 23, 20171190.94[26]
Guest stars: Mirsa Duka as Peaches, Jamie Christian-Ward as Santiago, Daniel Matmor as Mr. Griffin, Marnie Gore as Beatrice
20"Dark Horse"Stefan ScainiShelley ScarrowOctober 6, 2016 (2016-10-06)February 24, 20171200.99[7]
Guest stars: Mirsa Duka as Peaches, Jamie Christian-Ward as Santiago, Daniel Matmor as Mr. Griffin, Andrew Musselman as Dr. Hopewell, Marnie Gore as Beatrice

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