- Broken Base:
- The TV series based off the books. Some fans say that it didn't hold enough relevance to the books (amongst other things) whilst others felt it was a worthy adaptation with all the charm of the book series still intact.
- And then there's a broken base regarding the TV series itself: the third season. You had fans complaining about the re-casting of all the major roles; you had fans complaining that the series wasn't a Pine Hollow adaptation carrying on with the original cast; and then, of course, there were the fans who were just happy to see the show on the air again.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Desi and Simon, even for those who don't like season 3 tend to like them. Desi for becoming a friend of Veronica but not being a jerk to the Saddle Club and Melanie and Jess, and Simon for his character arc throughout the series.
- Jerkass Woobie: Veronica is actually quite a sympathetic character on several occasions.
- Memetic Mutation: Jokes about Lisa constantly falling ill or become injured in the TV series were widespread for a while.
- Puppy Love: Stevie and Phil in season 1 (they get together later). As do Belle and Teddy.
- Ship Tease: Desi and Simon in later episodes of the third season.
- Tear Jerker: Cobalt's death.
- Also Delilah in the book series, and Prancer in the Pine Hollow sequels.
YMMV / The Saddle Club