Nancy Drew: The Riding Club Crime

By Carolyn Keene

Hi! Have you ever done something in secret? Well, Nancy Drew has – many times! On this particular day, Nancy was riding on some horses with her friend. Nancy’s friend worked at a riding club. It was a great riding club! Everybody loved it! The problem was that they were losing kids. Someone kept vandalizing the club. So, Nancy agreed to become a counselor there so she could figure out who was doing it and why.

So Nancy and her friend, George (who was also going to be a counselor), drove back so they could get their camp stuff ready for the night. So Nancy and George went inside their houses and got their stuff ready. When Nancy walked back outside, her car was soaped with a threatening message. It told her not to go to the riding club… or else! But Nancy went with her friend George anyway.

At the riding camp, there were all sorts of things. At first, Nancy suspected Claire because Claire didn’t like the riding camp because they didn’t allow her to be on a team. She had bullied a certain kid because he didn’t have enough money to attend the school. The headmistress had given him money so that he could attend the camp.

Strange things kept happening, like olive oil on the side of pools, brand new saddles scratched, and much more! There were three people Nancy thought could have done it.

Could it have been Claire who didn’t like the camp because they wouldn’t allow her to be on the riding team? Is it James, a helper who had a bar of soap that was scratched in his car? Or was it a jealous owner of another camp who wasn’t getting quite as many campers as this club? As I always say, read the book to find out!

I recommend this book to readers who love mystery. This book is one big mystery and it’s a big secret until Nancy gets the clues and figures out why.

A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:

“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There were no serious scary parts in this. Although some Nancy Drew books are scary, this was not one of those books.

“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
Zero. None. Nada.


I give this book 5 wands.
It was amazing! Absolutely amazing! I, for one, love horses, so this was an even better experience for me to figure out what happened. Even if you don’t like mysteries, you should give this a try. Who knows? You might like it!