Heartland is a wholesome family drama set on a ranch in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, near the fictional town of Hudson, Alberta. The series follows the Fleming-Bartlett clan through love and loss, friendship and betrayal, marriage and children.
Teenaged protagonist Amy Fleming (Amber Marshall) and her mother, Marion (Lisa Langlois), share the ability to train and help injured or abused horses by listening to them. After Marion is tragically killed in the first episode while saving a horse named Spartan, 16-year-old Amy moves in with her grandfather, Jack Bartlett (Shaun Johnston), at Heartland ranch. Amy’s older sister, Lou Fleming (Michelle Morgan), returns from New York. Together the sisters grieve for their mother and work to revive the bankrupt family ranch.