Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Champion Dreams : First to Ride

This is the name of a PC video game I picked up for 20 bucks at Toys R Us. It's a game aimed at 8 year old girls I think, with the promise of Horsies and all the fun that goes along with them. This game (as cheesy as it is) is AMAZING.
I don't know what it is I like about it, but I do. There's plenty of things not to like about the game too, but I can't stop playing it.

You can compete in Dressage, Show Jumping, and Cross Country events as well as be responsible for the general upkeep of your horse (cleaning it's hooves, brushing, spraying with a hose, picking up poop) AND gain popularity points with your fellow students by buying riding outfits, horse equipment, hair dye and clothes. YAY SHOPPING!!!!! hahahha......but seriously. The game was made in France and published by Ubisoft, so it has some backing by them, but I love the fact it was made in France and I'll tell you why:

Although it's dubbed in English, there are still English subtitles, and they generally don't correspond very well, which makes for much hilarity!!! Like when the one character Spike calls me Princess in the dub, but the subtitles say Wombat. Or when they accidentally forget to dub a sentence here and there and the school administrator screams something at you in French. Good times!
Obviously a game like this wouldn't get the same funding as a game like Halo or Prince of Persia, so I can overlook it's flaws. Except the few times I actually started swearing because of some little glitches or a puzzle I had a hard time figuring out.

Puzzles you say? Oh yes, this game has a storyline. You're the star student at the school and someone is out to get you...get you in trouble that is!!!
Here's a little summary of how things go down, but I won't spoil it and tell you who the bad guy/girl is:

So you start off in what seems like a Harry Potter movie...you're on a train making it's way through tree covered mountains to a castle-ish school in Scotland. When you get to the school, the surly groundskeeper dude lets you in when suddenly a flash of lightning lights the barn on fire. You rush in, grab a key and unlock a horse box letting out a spirited horse.
For your bravery, this horse becomes YOURS WOOOOO!!!!!! Excitement ensues. Then you meet the other student : Esteban - a sexy Spanish dude, Ginger - the all American girl who likes to rock out with her boombox and slide-y foot dancing due to not great animation, Spike - a blond British punk guy (much like Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Kiew - a sassy competative Asian girl who wonn't stop until she's the best.

To sum up the rest of the story without spoiling too much (because I know everyone will go out and buy this game after reading this...ha ha..cough) you have certain categories you have to do each week to make sure you have enough popularity, horse level, dressage, show jumping and cross country points, and then do a competition at the end of each week.
But watch out, someone is trying to get you in trouble at every step of the way. From dirtying your horsebox right after you cleaned it, to letting your horse out loose right before an inspection, to finally poisoning your horse before a competition so he tests positive for drugs. CraaAaAAaazy stuff huh?
One glitch I got really angry at is when you have to give Harry a sandwich...and for the love of God it wouldn't let me give him the sandwich. The reason was, the game should've popped up the Inventory icon (so you can give him the sandwich) but it put up a speech bubble with an x through it, meaning you can't talk to him. I was so mad...
I kept screaming, "Why won't they let me talk to him and give him this damn sandwich"
but then we figured out that while that speech bubble is up, you have to hit I for inventory.....so aggravating though. Stupid sandwich

But the actual horse jumping, dressage and cross country stuff is pretty good. Good 3D model for the horse and movement. The cut scenes are animated pretty badly though. Dressage was annoying me for awhile though cause it said for Half Pass to hold down the A button but it would never work. Then I found out the controls had it set up for Q, so once that was fixed it was all good.

I think I might be the only person who has ever played this game too, because I couldn't find anything about it on the web. Like when that whole sandwich fiasco had me angry, there was no online help. So if this blog post could help even one little girl out there with this game it'll be worth it.

The art on the box doesn't reflect the game either. The picture is of a girl with long blonde hair wearing a pink riding jacket. The main character in the game has short red hair, and there is no pink jacket to buy I'm afraid. The box also boasts you can choose from 14 different breeds of horses.....but I haven't come across the Andalusian yet. (Although I have only been brave enough to play on easy mode thus far ahhah) Maybe it's something to be unlocked. Although they only have one horse model just painted different colours and called different breeds, so what would be the point of unlocking it anyway.

I still like this game though...it can actually be a lot of fun. They give you lots of praise as you do well which is an ego boost ahha. But anyway this is a really long post for a silly game, but it is cute!

175 comments:

Ra_Skull said...

Hi Erica, I just bought the game today, and I'm just starting out. Really enjoying it so far. I have a question maybe you could help me with though...would you mind emailing me at agent.aura@yahoo.com please? Thanks!
-Rachel

Erica Pitt said...

I hope I can help!

Aaron said...

Erica is the definitive help guide on this game. GAMEFAQs be damned - they've never even heard of it!

Anonymous said...

How do you do a collected canter? When I hold R at a working canter and ordinary canter it doesn't do anything.. Help please?

Erica Pitt said...

hmmmmmm, you might be at the part in the game where (I have found) it won't let you do the collected canter until the 2nd time you practise the course for the week...
what you can try though is to check the keyboard options when you first load up the game and make sure the Collected control is set to the R button...mine was set to the Q key for some reason.
Also, you might have to go to the library and make sure you read the book on the collected canter (even if you have already read it)

this game has a few glitches in it I found.....
I hope this helps

Christine said...

I love this game! I am addicted to horse games and this is my favorite so far1 the nonlhy thing is I have a hard time with a few dressage commands, I'll have to check my controls, I'm so glad this was up I had such a hard time finding anything!!

Robbie said...

How can I go but it if I don't know what it's called!? The agony!

Robbie said...

Wait ... I bet title of the post is the name of the game, yes? I be dumb ...

Chelsea said...

Hi Erica, hope you still check this site because I'm not sure if it's just me but I'm having a really hard time getting clear rounds in the upper level showjumping. I do great at the cross country and dressage but I can't continue until I get a 9 on the showjumping. I was hoping there was some trick to it that you could help me with! Thanks!

Erica Pitt said...

hmmmm...I don't really have any tricks for the show jumping parts. I myself have really only played the game on easy level 'cause I tried it on a harder setting and found the show jumping a little impossible.
Sorry, I wish I knew how to hit the space bar right on that little heart everytime, but it's fairly difficult. Other than playing on easy mode I don't know what to do.

Anonymous said...

I love this game but HATE dressage! i had this prob when i first started. i couldn't get my horse to do an extended trot. like you Erica with the sandwich thing i started screaming why the hell can i not do an extended trot at my computer (not pretty):]. but i love the game now that i can work it :]

Erica Pitt said...

hahaha yeah the game is frustrating that's for sure...but there's something about it that made me keep playing.
If anyone owns a Nintendo DS, they've made another game like this one for it. Aaron posted a link in one of his comments which I will find and post here as well. Washing the horse will be much easier with the touch screen and stylus rather than the mouse on the computer.
Finally someone has made a horse version of Nintendogs. YES!!!

Erica Pitt said...

http://www.aussie-nintendo.com/?v=news&p=6086

Copy and paste that into your browsers all who are fans of Champion Dreams. And buy a Nintendo DS...preferably a DS lite because it's so much more stylish and the screen is brighter.

Or you can wait until I review the game after I buy it and check it out.
Blazaaaam!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

HELP ERIKA! i cant get my horse to do anything in dressage that has to do with any letter keys like, extended anything, or collected anything, or stuff like that but i can jump and do all of the basic gaits. what should i do?

Anonymous said...

oh i did the one above, sorry i spelled your name wrong eriCa :)

Anonymous said...

WOOHOO!! a horse version of nintendogs!!!!! finally!!!!

Erica Pitt said...

Hey Anonymous!!! First check the keyboard options for the game and make sure that the keys that are set for things like extended and collected are the ones that are stated in the instruction book and the ones you are using. I had a problem with this before....
Also, make sure you go to the Library in the game and read the "Books" they have on extended walk trot and canter and collected walk trot and canter before you schedule a dressage class.
There is one spot in the game that is glitchy and won't let you perform these moves even if you have still read the books. (I believe this is when you travel to the United States in the game) but the 2nd dressage class you schedule that week should work fine if you go to the library.
And also make sure that you press and hold down the button for the whole length of time they want you to do the certain movement.

One of these options should do the trick. If not, it's time to throw it out the window and curse the day that Champion Dreams came into your life...as I did when I couldn't give the guy his sandwich!

Anonymous said...

oh thanks erica i can do all the moves now, i only had to go to the library

Anonymous said...

erica i need some help with the part where you are supposed to go into gingers room, i think i found her room
(where her b-day party was) only i can't get into it.....................
can you help me?

Erica Pitt said...

hmmm. It depends on whether you were able to get her bday present out of the attic first.
If you have it may be a matter or moving your character around the hallway until the "door" icon appears and then you can hit spacebar. Sometimes the door icon dissapears when you're not in the sweet spot...

If you don't have the present though they won't let you in the room. If you need help with that I can post a detailed explanation as to how to do that after I get back from Xmas holidays on Jan 8th. I can take screenshots too if necessary haha.

Anonymous said...

YAY! i got past the challenge thanks erica!

Anonymous said...

erica!!! i don't know what to do! i'm on the challenge where she's trying to get to the attic. im at the part where she has the attic key, but she needs to get past the two guys playing chess in the SECOND room and she keeps getting caught! HELP!!! and yes, i'm screaming and swearing!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE!!!! you don't have to be erica, just someone tell me what i'm doing wrong!

Anonymous said...

and correct it!

Erica Pitt said...

Alrighty.....so you got the attic key and you need to get past the dudes...
So you need to have been in the other hallway where they were originally playing chess, andthere is a telephone there. Check the telephone and you will get the phone number to it and that will be in your inventory.
Next you go to the hallway they are in now, and sneak into the room that is on the left (don't try going up the stairs, they will always catch you). So the room on the left you are trying to get into is Your bedroom, so once you're inside, go up to the telephone beside the door, and get the phone number from your inventory.
It will call the other phone and the dudes will go back to that part of the hallway leaving it clear for you to head up the stairs. The attic should be the room to the far right I believe out of 3 room options.
After you get the present from the attic you'll have to get back to the room you started fom, Ginger's room where everyone is partying up a storm. BE CAREFUL, cause the dude is roaming the hallways again so after you come back down the stairs with the present in tow...I like to hang out by your bedroom door cause he'l come around the corner pretty quick. When he does, enter your room. Then exit again and the hallway should be clear, then make a run for it and get to that room. Wooooo. Good luck...

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Erica! I'll give it a try! This game is addicting! What would you say is the hardest challenge?

Erica Pitt said...

I actually think getting that present is the hardest challenge. They seem to get a bit easier as the game goes on I think.
There is the puzzle where you have to get the guy the sandwich though that is hard because they give you the wrong icon when you actually havethe sandwich and want to give it to him.
They show the icon saying you can talk to him but put a big X through it, so it makes you think you can't talk to him. But all you gotta do is open the inventory instead.
I still haven't caught the motorcycle guy yet...I'm not sure if it's possible...but I'll keep trying.
The game is pretty addicting though. I'm so glad I found it in that mark down bin in Toys R Us last summer. Ah....the memories I have made with this game.

Anonymous said...

Ok I need help! I have saved a game in an awkard place. I am re-doing a week and haven't gotten enough popularity or sj and Xcountry skills. After friday, it says game over and returns me to my save game at the bad place. Can anyone give me codes or cheats for this problem?

Anonymous said...

Like my other post... I am near the end after I find out who has drugged my horse. I really want to get to the end and I don't think I will the way that I saved it.

Erica Pitt said...

Hmmm, that situation happened to me once (not having enough popularity points and whatnot to be able to do the friday events)

it happened to me earlier on in the game however so I think I started over (which isn't a great option since you're at the end.

I will look into this more but I'm not sure at this point what can be done.

Anonymous said...

what are the controls to exetend and collect i need help! email me at animallover_2@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm at the part when you have to find the person in the library to get the key to the attic. I can't find the library! I keep getting caught and losing the game. It's really bugging me!!!!! Erica if you could help me I would be soooo thankful!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
There's a part in Morocco I think where you chase this guy on a motorbike...I was wondering if it is actually possible to catch him because I've never been able to! Because if you don't catch the guy,the game just goes on, unlike other challenges which you have to complete before moving on. Let me know please!

Erica Pitt said...

Getting the Key for the Attic

So you start off in the hallway, and very soon the groundskeeper guy starts coming at you in the hallway. If you stand still and don't move when you start, he won't be in range to set off your radar and get caught. Wait for him to turn the corner and walk down the other hallway...then tap on the up arrow key twice to make your character run, and run down the hallway he came from.
When you get to the chess set, the "pinching fingers" icon will appear meaning you can pick something up (in this case, it is a chess piece). After you do this a video will play of the guys being confused as to where their missing piece is. They will then move to the other hallway and use the chess table there.
Then they start you off at the beginning again, and you are free to go straight again, and pass the chess table. When you get to where there's a door that has a staircase going down. Go down the stairs to go outside.
Once you're outside, run forwards (ie. towards the camera) and turn left to go under the stone archway over the path. There should be a building on the left with a door. It's a classroom. Go inside, and there will be a key on one of the desks. Grab the key, then head back outside and into the school the way you came out.
Once you're back inside, go in the door that was at the top of the stairs (use the key to get inside). Another video will play and the guy in there will give you the key to the attic. Head back to the hallway with the chess board and walk up to the phone that is there. An icon will appear and you will get the phone number of that phone.
Continue back the way you started from and head down the hallway that the groundskeeper guy Harry walked down. Him and another guy will be playing chess there.
Your character's bedroom will be on the left...sneak into your room making sure to not have your radar go off and get caught (stick close to the walls). Once you're in your room walk up to the phone beside your door and the inventory icon should appear. Use the phone number you collected to phone the other phone in that other hallway. The guys will leave your hallway allowing you to get up those stairs near your room. At the top of the stairs is 3 rooms...the one on the far right is the attic.
Get the present and head back down. That Harry guy will be roaming the hallways again so watch out. I usually duck back into my bedroom, then exit again (because when you exit they start him back in the other hallway again.)
Then you will have to tap on the up key twice again to run run run back to your original starting place again and duck into the room to give Ginger her present.
I actually think this is the hardest challenge in the game, and they put it right at the beginning so don't feel bad if it takes a couple tries...they controls of the keys are kinda tricky.

Good luck and I hope it helps. I'll try to put up some screen shots and write an official "Walkthrough" for the game soon.

Erica Pitt said...

Morocco Motorbike Chase

I've tried to catch the guy 3 times and I've failed all three times.
As soon as school is finished for me this year I'm going to play the game again and really try to get him. (I saved the game right before that challenge on a friends computer, so when I don't get him, I can quit the game and not save then try to get him again)
But yeah so far I have been unsuccessful, and there's not a lot of information about this game on the internet.
I'm beginning to think it's not possible...but we'll see!!!

This summer I will write an official "walkthrough" of the game with screen shots. And hopefully by then I will also have the Nintendo DS version which appears to star Ginger, the American girl from Champion Dreams. It will be infinately more fun because you can use the stylus tool to clean your horses hooves, rather than dragging the mouse of your computer around awkwardly.

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooo much for the help on getting the attic key. I really appriciate it :)

Erica Pitt said...

No Problemo!

I remember that one being extremely annoying when I first tried it. The rest are easier from here on out.

Anonymous said...

hey i need help on the game. it si so addicting but i can't get my horse to do the half pass at the canter. can you help

Erica Pitt said...

I remember that one being a problem as well.....when you first load up the game go to the option for the keyboard controls. The instruction book told me the key to press was "A" but when i looked at the controls it was set up as the "Q" key instead. That should work.
If not, make sure you visit the library and read the book on Half Pass.
I think the keyboard controls will fix the problem though.

Anonymous said...

how do u beat the guy in Morroco in the horse race? Everytime I try to pass him before we get into the city he always bumps into me and then when I get into the city I can never pass him!

Erica Pitt said...

After having him beat me a few times....I decided to try and ride off the path. I was able to ride there at full speed without him getting in my way cause he likes to stick to the path. As soon as I was far enough ahead of him I got onto the path before getting into town.
Sometimes it's necessary to slow down to a canter rather than the full out gallop to go around a few corners...but don't slow down for too long otherwise he'll overtake you.
What used to annoy me was running into things while going around corners or having that dude bump into me, cause it stops you dead, and then it's almost impossible to catch up with him again.

It might take some practise but you have to do a near perfect ride to beat that guy. But yeah, stay off the path at first until you're ahead of him. That should help.

Andrea said...

I am up to the part where I have to unlock the safe. I got the 3 clues from each of the characters already. What is the code? I thought it might be 3333 but nothing happens when I plug it in.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the advice about Morroco
I managed to finally beat him!

Erica Pitt said...

if I remember correctly...the code is something like 2442 or 4224...
something like that.

I know it's the same forwards as backwards and they said something about the numbers adding up to something...

if those don't work, write me the clues and I'll see if I can remember better.

Anonymous said...

I just thought I would tell you that your problems with the dressage isnt with just your command keys....the actual trick to it is you have to go to the library each week before you do the dressage and read up on the steps...for instance when you go to the first library you will sree walk halt and trott if I remember right....the next one is your cantors and so on..each week new steps and therefore have to go to the library first...then you will beable to do the steps.

Erica Pitt said...

I believe I did mention that about going to the library first. I mentioned it a few times actually if you read the posts.
But there is a point in the game where even if you DO go to the library, it still won't let you do one of the commands (as I found out) and the only way I was able to fix it was changing the keyboard control.

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica, I just bought the game and I got to the third day and I am not able to put in my activities. I was wondering if you could help me. I you would not mind emailing me at...sandy_loves_hores@yahoo.com
Thank you,
-sandy

Erica Pitt said...

Hey Sandy,

I tried to email you but my message was bounced back....so I will post it here instead. I hope you check back here and don't think I ditched you. HAaah:

Hey Sandy,

Erica here. Hmmm....you can't put the activities on the schedule......hmmmm
it might depend on which ones you're trying to put in....but there were a few times I couldn't put them in unless i placed them perfectly over the slots they're supposed to go in ( soooo perfectly...it was so annoying. I thought I couldn't do anything and my boyfriend had to try and place them on the boxes in the schedule because I was so annoyed....and when he did it they stuck...)

It might also be what you're trying to put in...
Try placing Horse Care first, then Library, then maybe one of either Dressage, Show Jumping or Cross country, and maybe last put your room.

If you tried putting all three of the dressage show jumping and Cross country on the same day I know it won't let you.
They want to make sure you do a lot of other stuff and get enough popularity points from taking care of your horse with cleaning him, talking to the other students and buying things from the online shops on the computer in your room.
They won't let you compete at the end of the week unless your horse's level is above the level for that week and your popularity is above too.

If it won't let you place anything at all in the boxes then it might be something I've never encountered before.

I hope one of these ideas will work though

- Erica

Anonymous said...

hi erica i just bought this game yesterday and i am on the part where u have to race kiew. i tried 3 times and got a game over. is there any tips u could give me to beating her?

Anonymous said...

Hey well i am a little girl that loves horsies but anywho im at the part where u have to get gingers prensent and i need some help ...................... ooooooooo i just lost do u hoave to start back from the beging of the week every time u mess up well oh well please email me at slwite44@hotmail.com
please and thanku

Erica Pitt said...

Beating Kiew at the race

hmmmm. That one is a little tricky, because if her and her horse touch you at all, your horse comes to a full stop, and it takes time to get him up to speed again.

I think trying to stay away from her when you're beside her is good, but when you see you're ahead of her, you can cut in front.
I haven't played the game in a little while...but I think that at some point there's a slight fork in the road, and you can take either way. I would choose the opposite way that Kiew chooses cause then you can get ahead of her without her slamming into you and stopping your horse.

I hope that works

Erica Pitt said...

So 2 people have left me email addresses to reply to and for some reason, my gmail will not let me write to them.

It keeps bouncing back my messages which is super annoying.

So for "slwite44@hotmail.com" I will answer you questions here:

To get the present for Ginger's party, I have a detailed walkthrough for it in this comments section. It's under the title Getting the Key for the Attic

as for not starting the game over again from the beginning of the week:

On the page that has your schedule, there's a little button with save on it. You can click on that to save your game at any point during the week.

Before the challenge where you have to get Ginger's present, I would save. I also save right before I do anything like dressage or showjumping or cross country, that way if I mess up really badly...I can exit the game and not save, and when I start the game again, it puts me right before the task so I can do it over again better, without having to do the whole week over again.
I also like to save right after I do the horse care.....cause that takes awhile to do sometimes and can be annoying to do it over again.

Just make sure you keep an eye on your scores, horse's level and popularity areas on your schedule...because at the end of the week they won't let you compete in the competition unless those scores are high enough for the week (the numbers will be in red if they are not high enough).
One time I was saving my game without paying attention to those numbers....and I couldn't do anything because I had saved right before the competition and there were no slots on my schedule to do anything, so I couldn't get more popularity points or horse level points. I couldn't compete and I couldn't go back, so I had to start the game over again.

Anonymous said...

how the bleep do you catch the guy on the motor bike? I have tried at least 50 times now to catch him, I take the short cut and don't run into anything and yet I still can't catch him. Am I supposed to just stop him by running in to him (like Saddle Up With Pippa Funnell) or do I have to cross an imaginary finish line before he does? What is the exact path I should take to beat this guy. He is driving me crazy!!!!!

Erica Pitt said...

Yeah I hate that Motorbike guy....

I can't catch him either. I got close once but he sped away faster, and I was going full tilt...
so it leads me to believe he's uncatchable. Especially since the story continues even if you don't get him, whereas with the other races and things, you have to beat it to continue on.

I'm going to keep trying this summer, but I don't think it's possible to get him.

Anonymous said...

I think you're supposed to catch the motor bike guy because at the end of the chase, the little yellow box pops up with "0" for a score on all counts. I guess if you catch him (or her), you would win tokens.

Erica Pitt said...

well has anyone caught him yet?

If it was vital to the story that you catch him it would make you repeat the challenge but it doesn't.

There's also a lot more story and secrets to unravel after him/her so to spoil who the bad guy is before the end of the game would seem strange.

M-chick said...

THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAnk uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu soooooooooo musch i was starting to get really mad because i had to start over

i cant theank u ennough this has to be the best blog ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u are a huge help:)

Anonymous said...

i dont know what to do in morroco i got the sandwhich for whats his face and now i cant talk to him p.s i like cheeese

Erica Pitt said...

To give him the sandwich, walk up to him so that the speach bubble icon with an X through it appears, but hit "I" for your inventory instead.

Once the inventory is open, click on the sandwich to give it to him.

This puzzle stumpedme for a little while when I got to it too. SO annoying!!!

Anonymous said...

hi i dont no how to do a shoulder in or a half pieroet i am not sure if i spelt it write any way please write back to animallover_2@hotmail.com

Sue said...

Okay, I can't get my horse to do a collected canter (R), a pirouette (T) or shoulder in (E). I haven't even tried the flying change or half pass canter yet. I'm afraid to go any farther in the game -- I'll be expelled :-/

Also, re: someone dirtying the horseboxes and Jade getting in trouble, should someone tell the Director that it's not safe to leave the wheelbarrow in the stall in the first place? :grin:

Please e-mail me at luvastandardbred@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How do you do the passage? I have read the book in the library and checked the keyboard command and it is all fine. please help. thx

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica
I'm having a problem with the codes for the safe.
-Gingers-the sum of 4 numbers of the code is 12
-Spike-The number is a palindrome
-Kiews-The first figure double the second

please help nobody seems to know and when I try the numbers I am told it doesn't work!!!

Erica Pitt said...

I think the numbers for the safe are 4224......

I haven't played it in awhile but I think that's it.

To do the passage for the other annonymous poster....
I think there's a point in the game where even if you have read the book in the library and checked keyboard commands, it still won't let you do it (a glitch in the game I believe) but it would let me do it the 2nd time I did dressage for that week.

Try to do the rest of the dressage well to still get a good score for that first round, then go to the library again and do dressage a 2nd time for the week and I think it will work that time....hopefully

Erica Pitt said...

sorry I haven't been posting answers to questions in a little while everyone....things at school have been getting busy with my animated film.

I've been trying out the sequal game to champion dreams on the DS. I'll write a full review for it once I beat it.

luvastandardbred said...

Okay, I figured everything out but Passage and "Talk." I've been to the library five times to read about Passage, but still can't do it in the practice. Maybe during the competition it will work. My main frustration right now is that I can't get "Talk" to work properly. You're supposed to be able to click somewhere on the screen to get from "Care," to "Affection," to "Activity," etc. Well, once I click on "care" and choose an item, I can only choose other care items and can't get to activity or any of the other choices. So I always fail :-P It's not a big deal...I keep my horse's health up other ways...but it's very frustrating! Any help? :-) Thanks! Sue

Maria said...

That talk thing was hard for me too!I justfigured it out like yesterday.All you have to do is LEFT click on the middle icon and it should go back.Like if you were in care you would left click on hay!I am stuck on the race in morrocco.I have tried going off the road but he keeps on going super fast when i am ahead of him in the city!

Maria said...

I AM SO EXITED!!!I just beat the race n morrocco!Heres a hint:lets say you are really close to the guy ad then he gets in the city before you.wll,thats what i always did and then i kept losing.use ericas tip of staying off the road.this will probaly only work if you are close to him.what you do is once you getinto the city after a couple of turns there is this wall.the wall will soon lead to another road.once you see that slow down from the gallopto the cater and turn in.then pick up the gallop.you will know if yo are on the right track if you go on this wooden bridge thingy.after that just follow the road.The only bad thing is that if you are ahead or behind you wont know.Well,since the race landed on my bedroom schedule i dont have enough pop. so i have t redo a week.ugh!HOPE I HAVE HELPED!!!

Erica Pitt said...

Oh man, I'm so happy the comments page here is really filling up.

And thanks to Maria for answering a few questions too.

This game can be frustrating when you get stuck at certain parts. When I first tried searching for answers on the internet there was NADA....nothing, zippo........zilch.
So I'm glad people can find some answers here.

Sue said...

I found in the Moroccan race that if I stayed right behind him he slowed down before he got to the city and I zipped ahead of him. Once I was ahead of him, he never caught up, no matter if I slowed down for turns, etc.

I'll try clicking in the middle. I swear I did that already, but I'll try it again :sigh: Right now, I blew it and made horse care the last thing before competition, so if I don't like how I didn't in the competition and don't save it, I have to do the horse care all over again. WAAAHHH!

alambert said...

I don't know if you check this anymore but I am at the part in morrocco where you have to go to kiew's room to see if the button in your horsebox belongs to her. I am confused as to what it is I am supposed to do.
please email me at lambert2@ksu.edu

Maria said...

haha...I made a big mistake.You have to RIGHT click the middle button in the talk thingy.SORRY!!!

Anonymous said...

Erica I need mafor help!!!!!
See I am in Morocco and I'm at the part where you have to go to Kiew's room and find the buttom thingy..Well anyways.
I put food in the cat bowl andf the cat never comes!!!!!
I DON'T KNOW WHY!!!!
PLEASE HELP ME ERICA!!!!!!PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU!!!!!!!

Maria said...

I know i am not erica but here is what you do:After you put it there
you go upstairs.once there,walk next to the water until you come to the bench part thingy.turn,then press the spacebar.After that scene,keep going and go through the door.Take the weird ladder that is against the wall,then go back to where the cat was.use the ladder,and after another scene,go back downstairs and he will be eating the food.I will finish how to get to kiew room if you want,just ask!P.S.where is erica?

Erica Pitt said...

Hey guys......things at school are getting hectic. Only 2 months left or so, and then I'm out into the world with my BA in animation.

After that it will be Champion Dreams City around here again. And an awesome review of the DS version "Horsez"
Stay tuned for awesomeness after my thesis animated film is complete.

Becca said...

Hi Erica, I don't know if you check this anymore but I'm going to try anyways.
So I'm at the point where you have to go check out Ginger's room. (Not for the present, to see if she drugged the horse and planted the phial in my room.) So I go to her room (where the birthday party was, correct?). The door icon appears and I hit the spacebar. But, nothing happens. I keep trying, I reload the game, but nothing happens.
Also, thank you for the help with the dressage! (You answered something about a half pass being Q instead of A. I was getting royally pissed off that the horse wouldn't do it.) This blog has been my help throughout this entire game, but there's nothing on here about getting in her room with a frozen spot...so hopefully you can get?
I check this a lot, so either please post a reply or email me @ beyond_destinyx@yahoo.com
Thank you. :]

Daisy said...

Hey Erica.. im at the part where my horse gets taken out of her stall and has to find her way back to the stud farm... help?? email me at teddyb5563@aol.com please and thank you

Daisy said...

Hey i just got to the part where my horse is let out of her stall box and she has to find her way home... is there any way you can help me? could you email me at Teddyb5563@aol.com thanks

Anonymous said...

PLEASE help me! I need to find kiew's room en i already feed the kitten, but you said to go up the stairs ? but wich stairs? there are two stairs, on to the roof and one inside the building and I think it's that one but i can't get up the stairs you know. I'm begging PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!
x jessiCĂ 

Anonymous said...

Hey Erica I doubt if you still check this but Im in Morocco and I have put the food in the cat dish but I have absolutely no idea what to do next please please help me, my email is sam-mckee@hotmail.com Its much appreciated!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica!

Ok, I'm a kid again! Wiish they had computers and this game when I was a child! I'm 43 and so addicted to it that I can stay up all night playing it.

By the way, for anyone wondering how to beat the guy in the race back to the Morocan barn, get your horse galloping then hit pause (not too long though). It stops him and lets you keep running like the wind!!!!!!

As for Harry's sandwich. His bubble won't have anything to say...open up your inventory and just hand it to him.

I am ticked at the dressage level though. I can do every move in the practice sessions (separate section) but when I am trying to get through the week, nothing, nadda. The movements aren't there, grrrrrr. I'll try the library AGAIN, lol.

A Kid Again

Anonymous said...

Help!What should I do if I do not have a right control key for dressage?

Erica Pitt said...

if you don's have a right control key....then when you first start up the game you can go into the options and then into Keyboard controls

There you can change it to something else I think.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I forgot about that.

Erica Pitt said...

noooo problemo!!!!!

So I'm not finished College and school in general FOREVER!!! This summer I shall create the Comprehensive Champion Dreams Blog with all the info anyone will ever need to play this game!!!! Stay tuned

Anonymous said...

Hey it is possible to catch that person!!!!!!!!i did it on my 100,000,000,000,000,000 try but i did it.

Anonymous said...

im the person that said i catch that dude when i mean the dude i mean the motorbike dude

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica, oh boy all these comments have been so helpful to me. Im in the part where you are back from Morroco and in Scotland, how the heck do you get all the points in the week? I do Show jumping for one full day then horse care then the rest. I cant seem to get to the next week. Could you please help me? heres my email liamcmia@yahoo.com.
Heres a comment for all horse fans who love this game: Saddle Up time to ride is great.
P.S. this is for Erica... do u have saddle up with pippa funnell? if you do and have passed the game how the heck do u catch the guy on the Quad?? THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Erica Pitt said...

Hey, Erica here!

hmmm.....I usually play the game on easy mode just because I like getting through it more easily.
As for having enough points for the week:

I try to to scedule horse care once a day and maybe one or 2 walks or "talks" to the horse to make sure I have all the horse moral and health points for the week.

Technically you only have to do 2 showjumping classes, 2 dressage and 2 cross country classes over the whole week (If when they're averages together you are above the total points needed for that week. I like to save the game before those classes in case I mess up big. I quit the game without saving, then restart and it'll start you right before that class. I maintain a nice average that way.

Also, you need to make sure you're going to the shops on Jade's laptop and buying things. You need to schedule a slot during the week to go to your room to do this, and also to change your clothes and hair colour to gain those popularity points. Scheduling time to talk to the other students too makes up popularity points too.

There should be 5 internet addresses you can get in the game for the shops.



I haven't played the game in a little while because I just finished school and I'm starting a new job....but in my free time I'm planning on doing a whole blog/website devoted to horse riding video games. I bought Saddle Up: Time to Ride but I haven't had a chance to play it yet. I might be getting a program on my computer so that I can video record the game play and post the clips up on Youtube. So I will for sure have a section for Saddle Up as well as Champion Dreams......
and the more horse games I collect, the bigger the blog will be hahah.

Stay tuned,

I hope this helped. If not you can ask me more questions.

xxlittlemissemo said...

Hey Erica,
i've played the game, but i can never beat it. I had to completely restart because the computer that it was saved on died. So, can you email me some hints for the harder parts, or a walkthrough?
xx.littlemissemo@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i hope u r still checking this thread and providing help....im in china, week 5, tha love makeover. what is tha clue im looking 4 in tha rice paddy field?

thanx in advance
baddkitty

Erica Pitt said...

hmmmm, week 5 China you say?
I think I have an older version of the game maybe, because I never went there. IN the game we only went to the USA, Morocco, and back to Scotland...

sorry but I don't think I can help this time

maddie said...

hey erica, im totally lost...you know in the beginning when you have to race the crazy mad girl at the beach...kaew or somin like that...i cant beat her and ive tried a million times...if you or anybody else reads this help me please!!!! AAAggg

Anonymous said...

well, thanx 4 ur reply, erica, 2 at least lemme know that u tried 2 help! i don't know what 2 do now! LOL if u don't have tha' answer theres not much luck in me finding it elsewhere. guess i'll have 2 tear my hair out s'more! thanx just tha' same!

<3,
^_^ baddkitty

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm at the place where you need a code to get into the safe. I can't figure it out, I think it's 4224 but it's not working. Please help

P.S. How do you do a half pass at canter?

Rebecca said...

Hi Erica, It won't let put the cod in. I enter it and nothing happens
-Rebecca

Rebecca said...

Hi Erica, I don't know if this already posted, but I'm at the level where you leave the code. I know it 4224 but it won't enter it. and i don't know what to do?

-Rebecca

baddkitty said...

hi erica! omg! that john stamos vid on conan is just TOO funny! anyhow....u say u don't know about being in china, well, when u talk about kiew where r u? in my game she owns tha' cherryblossom academy in china! hmmm, wierd, eh?
i was wondering if i could help u get sum data for ur site. i don't even want ANY credit, i'm just bored and playing tha' game (running 2 profiles almost simultaneously. one 2 figure out how 2 do tha' quest and tha' other 2 use 4 documentation.)and have heard u mention of ur busy schedule. i'm using CamStudio 2 record action on tha' desktop 2 actually document a quest from beginning 2 end. well, thanx 4 ur time! lemme know if u decide ur answer is "yes". i'm sure i'll b back with more questions. email me if u like....
at: baddkitty@mymelody.com

^_^baddkitty

Anonymous said...

hi, i tried the code for the cafe but i just cant get it what is it i have been trying it for hours!!!!plz help me!!!!!

kate said...

when you ounch in your code to the safe, what do you press after? does it just open or do you have to press something special? i know the code is 4224 but nothing happens after i type it in. i have been at it for hours. im so mad!!!!! plz..... i really need help!!!!

Erica Pitt said...

hmmmm, I can't remember off the top of my head what I did after punching in the code....
but I'm playing through the game again and I'm almost at that part. By the end of the weekend I'll have the answer for sure.

The game might force you to talk to all 3 people in the house (Spike, Ginger and Kiew) before it will let you enter a code to see if it works. But I'll have to test that theory.

Amy said...

Erica,
I'm on the part where you have to find the cat and I can't find the cat food! So can you please help me with this problem
Thank You,
Amy

Erica Pitt said...

The cat food is in your character's bedroom. It's the room beside the pool.

I just posted this video of how to do the whole puzzle up on youtube. Unfortunately it has no sound because I recorded it before I got new sound drivers on my computer...so it didn't work. But you'll get the idea..

Sandwich Puzzle

Amy said...

thank you that really helped!

Erica Pitt said...

Sorry it's taking so long to get the Blog devoted to Champion Dreams up...work is pretty busy right now (especially since it's a new job too)

I'm guessing that after August 10th you'll see the unveiling.

Anonymous said...

Hello Erica.
I really hope you still are reading the komments.
I have played this game for a wile now, and your site have providet with at lot of help, but now i have a litle problem again.

I think i am in the end of the game, i've made it to a very big kompetition. And i do the dressage very good (100 points 0 fails) but I lose a lot of my horses morale, so when i do the Show Jumping part jeg keep failing the jumps, and therefore get ind the bottom of the winnerlist. Do you have an idear so i can get further..

Im very sorry about the spelling, Im not that good at writing.

Many sweet hello's from the Danish Girl

Sue said...

I think you needed to get the horse's morale up before you entered the competition. It may be too late now. Unless you just fail (escape without finishing) the dressage/show jumping/cross country and the old guy (can't remember his name) sends you back to class for a week. Then make sure you get enough points (bathing/cleaning stall/picking hooves/walking/talking to horse) so that his morale is up before you get to the final competition again.

Am I right, Erika? (hope so!)

Sue

Anonymous said...

I'm at the part where I have to beat Kiew in the race to the flag at the beach and I'm stuck! I can't seem to beat her. Help me, pwease?

Erica Pitt said...

Hello everyone....sorry I've been neglecting my blogging duties.

I got super busy finishing up animating my scenes for the new George of the Jungle cartoon and then immediately moved onto another show Pucca. So things got a bit crazy.

Work on the new blog came to a halt but i WILL be getting it up soon. For now, feel free to watch some of the videos I uploaded to youtube to get ready for the new blog:

Erica's Youtube Page.

I'll try to be less busy soooooon!

Anonymous said...

hi erica im stuck on one part in the game its my last day of the week and m doing a dressage test but i dont know how to do a half-pirrouette at a walk please could you help me...if i dont pass it i cant pass the week and then it goes to game over...

Anonymous said...

where is the library (when i have to get the gift for Ginger)

Anonymous said...

is erica still replying? you dont have to be erica but please tell me how you do a half-pirrouette at a walk?

Erica Pitt said...

Hey! Erica here...after a short absence.

Half Pirouette at a walk hm? Make sure that you've gone to the library that week and have read the book on that subject. That's usually the first thing that can mess you up as you play this game.
If you've already done that the only other things to watch out for is to make sure your horse is in a walk and not a trot or anything else before holding the T key. Also try to keep your horse in the circle area on the ground as well. I usually start holding the T key when my horse's front feet get to the center dot in that larger circle.
Good luck...this game can be fun and also frustrating

Erica Pitt said...

The Library is the door at the top of the stairs that leads to outside.

It's past that part of the hallway where the guys are playing chess.
Here's a video I shot of the whole process if you need more help:

Click here for video

Anonymous said...

Hi!I just want an information. Is it normal that I cant scrath the poop off the hoof of the horse in the second week and that Harry is screaming at me. I cant do give up cuz its going to stop the game.

thx

Anonymous said...

Please help, anyone! I am at the part where someone lets my horse out of his stable. How do I bring him back? I've looked almost everywhere but it always seems like I'm going around in circles!

Anonymous said...

how do you get past the gaurds when you have to go into the attic to go get gingers presetn soo confusing i can't get past it :@

Anonymous said...

Where is Erica? I can help a bit..

No, it's not normal. You should be able to scratch the poo off your horse's hoof when Harry is screaming at you. Try again or maybe there's something wrong with your computer/disk.

TO get past the guard (Harry) just walk behind him until you get to the end of the hall. Turn into Ginger's room.

Now can ANYONE PLEASE HELP me get my horse back to the farm? Please, I have been stuck for a while!

Erica Pitt said...

Horse Poop on the horse Hoof:
I'm not too sure why it wouldn't be working but try to get the very very tip of the tool to hit the individual pieces of dirt and drag straight down. That usually works for me, but it wont get rid of the stuff unless I get the very tip onto it.
Hope that works.

Getting past the guards for the Attic Puzzle
I made a video of yself doing this puzzle and posted it on youtube Visit here. It's all about stealing the chess piece.

Getting your horse back to it's horse box
Unfortunately I don't have a video up for this one yet. You'll be looking for a big set of doors though. I'm afraid work has been keeping me busy ever since I got out of school. (I tend to work weekends often too.....sigh)

But for now I've managed to get a few things up on a new blog devoted to this game, and other horse riding games (to come) over at:

Visit Snuggle Pony's Technoland

Anonymous said...

Please help! I have been stuck on getting the horse back to the stables for months! When Erica gets the video up, I still won't be able to view it. I can't view the other ones either. Help, I am desperate and this is my last resort!

Anonymous said...

hey erica im at the part in the game where you have to go check out gingers room (not for the present) its to see if she poisened estabans horse....um....i go to the room and the door icon thingy pops up but i press spacebar and it doesnt do anything...pls tell me what to do im really confused...thanx!

Anonymous said...

I can watch the YouTube videos now.

Erica, please put up the video of getting the horse back to the stables! I am so desperate!Please!

Erica Pitt said...

Yay, I'm glad you can watch the youtube videos now. It's somewhat easier than explaining in words sometimes.

I didn't have a game save point at that part of the game so it took me a little while to get to the part (cause I actually couldn't remember which way to go at that part)...but I recorded the solution today so you can check it out here

Anonymous said...

Erica when I go to the library and look up the dressage symbols they don't appear and I don't know what to do when the question marks come up, what do I draw for each or do I press a button? please tell me what to press orto draw for each!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica,
Thanks for all your help on this blog I don't know what I would have done without it!
I'm stuck on the competition cross country course when you return to Scotoland. I get great results in the show jumping and dressage but every time I do the cross country course I get too many refusals!!
Help??

CutieCowgirl said...

Hey,

To everyone who is stuck on the code for the vault ..you have to talk to all three students, spike, kiew, and ginger, and im pretty sure the code is 2442 not 4224

I couldnt figure out what to press after either so I just put in 2442 and then another 42 and it worked! try the extra numbers and see what happens

ello said...

hey im in upper level and its getting kinda hard ive go 2 get past 9 points on everything and i always get disqualafied in cross country HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am stuck on beating Kiew at the beach race. I have watched your video and tried a million times to beat Kiew but it's not working. Can you please give me a very discriptive walkthrew so I can get on with the game and beat Kiew at the beach race! PLEASE HELP I HAVE TRIED A MILLION TIMES!!!!I am getting frusterated of loosing 24/7 Please I beg of you!

Kaylyn said...

I need help to figure out Dressage. I just cant do any thing but the basics and the hault and salute. I've gone to the library a MILLION times but still can't figure it out. I don't know how to make the key board commans show up.Please Help Me!!!

Anonymous said...

Help! I can't figure out what to do after I put the cat food in the bowl! People keep saying to go up the staircase, but I dont know which one! The only one I found went up to the roof. Anyways, please e-mail me at equestrian__freak@hotmail.com Thanks.
--Jackie Sparrow

Anonymous said...

Hey, Erica. Jackie here again, I can't figure out how to get into Ginger's room. I keep getting caught. Please E-mail me at equestrian__freak@hotmail.com Thanks.
--Jackie

Erica Pitt said...

If anyone else needs help with the Ginger's Room puzzle I finished uploading the video to Youtube. Here's the link:

Linky

Eliam said...

how do u deal with the passage and collect, i can't do those in my dressage part

please help

Eliam said...

can anyone help me with the collect and passge in dressage?????????

Kaylyn said...

I went to check my keyboard commands but the damn thing still would not let me half pirroutte in walk, shoulder in , flying change and half-pass in canter. I started screaming and having a hissy fit because i couldnt please help. My e-mail is: kaylyngould@hotmail.com PLEASE AND thankyou

Erica Pitt said...

For the dressage movements, double check that you have gone to the library before your dressage class for the week and read the books on the movements it's not letting you do.

There was one level where it would not let me do the Pirouette in canter no matter how many times I read the book in the library before the class, so I figured it was a glitch in the game. But the 2nd time I did dressage for the week it managed to work......so I just set the game on easy mode so it was easier to get a high enough score to pass that week eventhough I had to flub on the one movement.

This game can be aggravating for sure sometimes!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica,
Im new to this comment board. The game is lots of fun. I got the game last christmas and just started playing it about a week ago. lol anyway, im in Morocco. I have come up to the part were you have to find Kiew's room. I have talked to the woman that is sitting in that chair when you first start and the guy outside. They could not help me at all! So I walked around and found a door, of course it lead to my own room where I had figure out that I need to use the cat food. I have put the cat's food in the bowl and now im stuck. there are no hints or clues anywhere. haha. I was wondering if you could give me a walkthrough of this part? I would love some help! :)
Thanks!
Carly

Erica Pitt said...

Hi Carly,

That puzzle also had me messed up for quite some time. Especially when you get the sandwich and have to give it to Harry...they have a talk icon that comes up with an X through it...rather than giving the inventory bubble....but anyways I'm getting ahead of myself.
I did a video of myself going though this puzzle and put it up on Youtube.

here is the link: Morocco

Anonymous said...

OMG, thank you so much! You are awesome!
If I need anymore help I know who to tak to. :)
THANKS!
Carly

Anonymous said...

OMG! Erica, can you help me? I need popularitypoints and I only have 4 of the sites! I need the one where you can change your everyday clothes. Please help! (i've bought all the other shops out of supplies)

Erica Pitt said...

No problemo...here are the 5 websites you can go to in the game:

www.horse-club-collection.com
www.elsys-fashion-store.com
www.horse-tips-boutique.com
www.horsegirl-store.com
www.poneyshop.com

Anonymous said...

How do you do the half piroutte(spelling)? I dont know how to do that or the extended trot/walk/canter or the collected walk/trot/canter. Please help!

Anonymous said...

Oh Em Gee!!! ok so ive love this game and i cant get past the part where you have to open the safe and it sux cuz ive tried on like 4 diff games!!!! I no the code is like 4224 or 2442 but do you have to like press some button? plz help me!!!!

Erica Pitt said...

Make sure you talk to all 3 characters (Ginger, Spike and Kiew) before going to the safe to put in the code.
Other than that you shouldnt have to press any buttons or anything to unlock the safe. I just selected the numbers and it automatically opened.

Anonymous said...

erica the code is 4224 right because i've talked to all 3 people and the code doesnt seem to work ... :S please help :)

Erica Pitt said...

Yes the code is definitely 4224.

Make sure you talk to all 3 characters (Spike, Kiew and Ginger) first. You will NOT be able to punch in the code to open the safe without talking to all 3 of them first. Here is the video I recorded:

LINK TO VIDEO

kelsey said...

i need to know the ley for half piroutte in walk and canter also flying change plz help!!!

Anonymous said...

Erica, have you gotten any updates on the Morocco Motorbike guy?

Erica Pitt said...

No update on motorbike dude.

I had a major computer crash a couple months back and had to wipe my whole computer, and I haven't re-installed the game yet or had any spare time to play... :(

~Friesian Dancer~ said...

I have a problem... so yeah, I've gotten through the whole game except for the last week. The cross country course is sooo long, I keep getting faults, and I fail the week! can you help?
-F~D

Anonymous said...

Hey I have big problem I have gotten to Morrocco and am almost at the end of the week, but I cannot access the boutique...like I go on the laptop and it says error and then a bunch of numbers it doesnt show me any clothes and I dont know how to use the little boutique notes that you collect...maybe those have to do with something??Please help because my popularity is low because I cant buy new clothes!

Erica Pitt said...

Hmmmmmm, that sounds like it might be a computer glitch or a glitch in the game itself. I haven't had an error like that when I have played so unfortunately I don't know how to help you.

The notes you collect just have the websites of the boutique shops listed on them, so you just type them into the laptop's web-browser type area....

I wish I could help more but I don't think I can...

TTYYUUIIOO said...

Hi Erica, I have a question about dressage in the game. How do you get the bleeping horse to do a half-piroette at a walk and just a plain piroette? I've tried everything and nothing will work!!!!

Erica Pitt said...

Not sure what part of the game you're at or what all you've tried to do the pirouette but I'll run through a list of things to try:

1) Make sure that you've gone to the library that week and have read the book on Pirouette.

2) If you've already done that the only other things to watch out for is to make sure your horse is in a walk and not a trot or anything else before holding the T key. You have to keep holding down the T key on the keyboard until the horse has completely finished the turn.

3) Also try to keep your horse in the circle area on the ground as well. I usually only start holding the T key when my horse's front feet get slightly past the center dot in that larger white circle.

4) If NONE of that stuff works, then know that I reached one part of the game where it would not let me do the pirouette at all eventhough I had done everything else. It was the first time I arranged Dressage in the weekly schedule. The 2nd time I did dressage that week it worked fine...so it makes me think it's a game glitch.
As for doing the full Pirouette, I think it only worked when I was in the Working Canter and not the slightly faster one.

Please remember to check out the Blog I made for this game:
Snuggle Pony's Technoland

It has a FAQ section with video walkthroughs of some of the parts of the game and explanations for other questions too. I'll keep adding to it the more questions I get as well.

I'm also redesigning the Unicorn/Pegasus character i have on the page and am doing a small animation with him too I will post when it's done!!!

Anonymous said...

OK. BIG problem, and I feel like an idiot asking it.

I have the same problem the person had earlier, with the SCHEDULE. That *&^% timetable will not do a blasted thing. I cant click ANYTHING except to watch the previous screenshots, save, exit, etc. I cannot move or add ANYTHING to the slots. Im thinking its not as easy to click, drag, and release onto the days, but apparently it is and something is wrong.

I bought this game for my 9 year olds, and they will NEVER be able to play it. EVER. This is way to complicated!! At least on MY computer it is!!

ANY suggestions would be awesome!!

By the way, this game, the story line and ALL, are almost exactly like Saddle Up, time to ride, except that game was MUCH more fun and easier. I gave THAT one to the girls. This one is either going to be figured out or Im selling it to whichever poor schmidt I can convince to get it.

Any suggestions, try here triplep-ranch@hotmail.com

cristal1618 said...

omg please help me i have no clue what to do i am in morroco i found the cat and harry i got the book from spike and now i am totally lost help please!!!ethier on here or it would be better on klly_tristan@yahoo.com
please help!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Erica. I'm in the part where you have to race Kiew at the beach. I could easily beat her if I got to start out at a gallop like Kiew. Could you PLEEEAAAAAASE help me?
A stuck gamer

Anonymous said...

I am stuck at the part where you race Kiew at the beach. I could easily beat her if I could start out at a gallop like her! PLEEEAAAAASE help me.
-A confused gamer

Anonymous said...

you have to go to the library and read before they let you do the collected things

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica, how do i do a half pass at a canter?

Anonymous said...

Heyy. For the Talk...I know how to pick a catagory and stuff (Food, Care, ect)..but what if you accidentally pick the wrong catagory? How do you get back to the main menu to pick another catagory?

Thanks.

Erica Pitt said...

To get back to the other options in "Talk" I shall copy and paste what another person answered (sorry it's been awhile since i last played this game...so hopefully this advice works):

"All you have to do is LEFT click on the middle icon and it should go back. Like if you were in care you would left click on hay!"

Anonymous said...

Hello! So if I want to delete a picture in my photo album, how do I do it? I go to my camera in my room and press the trashcan button on the pictures I want to delete. Then I press the quit button. However, if I look at my album later, it still has the same pictures! Is there like a save button or something after I delete the pictures?

Anonymous said...

how do i do a half pirouette at a walk ??????????? !!

Anonymous said...

I have a questions about dressage. what do I do when there's a green circle around a dot?

Anonymous said...

i never get past the world champion games. i always fail them, have to redo the whole week, then fail it again and the game ends. sometimes, i dont even make it to the championship because my "report card" isn't good enough. any tips?

Aly said...

I can't get my check point on dressage to work...I'm hitting ctrl like the manual said to do, but its not working. Help! :) thanks!!

Bekah said...

hello Erica, i got Champion dreams awhile ago and moved and lost all my games before i got to finish it and i want to get it again but whenever i did dressage i couldnt find the key on the keyboard that you had to press to make the horse do a collected canter or an extended trot or even harder moves but i did find that your horse can't do the pace or move unless you read about it in a book in the library, but after i do that i can't find the key to make the horse do it!! it's like they want you to figure it out on your own! do you know how i can find out which key on the keyboard is for which dressage move??

Devon said...

HI, We've had this game for a while but I can't get past the place were you have to race kiew. Right from the get go I can't even come close to her. Any help PLEASE? email me at devonkleinjan@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica! When doing dressage this little thing pops up, *>|<*, that's not exactly what it looks like, but pretty close. Whenever you pass this icon while doing dressage, the blue bar on the left blinks red and goes down. Is there anyway to prevent this? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey Erica!

I have a problem with Kiew's room. I found the library key and I'm in the library but I don't know what to do next :S Xcuse for english errors I'm french :P

Rosalie

Erica Pitt said...

No problem!
It's been a few years since I played the game myself, but I recorded some videos of me playing the game.

http://youtu.be/6Z_dSKhi3bc This video should help

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica
I was wondering if you might know how to do the collected and Extended canters, I've used the keys that are usually assigned, but nothing works!Please help me!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erica, I've had this game for a long time and I was wondering if there is a way to delete game profiles on Champion Dreams: First to Ride? You can just answer me here please.

Jenny Penny said...

PLEASE HELP!!!
I've done dressage twice now and been to the library twice this week, and PASSAGE STILL doesn't work in Dressage!!!
How do I get this to work or should I just ignore it???
Please help
Jenny