Ever since her stepsister married her childhood sweetheart, Kay Foster (Sabrina White) has never set foot in her home stud farm “Winley” again. But when she learns from her father George (Rolf Becker) that an uncontrollable virus is raging there, threatening the existence of the stud, the renowned veterinarian puts her feelings aside and travels to her old home, the Hudson Valley – a picturesque area just outside New York. She receives anything but a warm welcome from her stepmother Esther (Uschi Glas). She fears that her daughter Alison’s (Mariah K. Friedrich) marriage could be endangered by Kay. A suspicion that is not unfounded, because soon Eric (Oliver Bootz) makes advances to Kayâ€¦.
Kay would prefer to leave again when her father suddenly dies. Esther accuses Kay of having upset George, who has a heart condition, too much and of being partly to blame for his death. Her accusation does not remain without consequences: Kay feels responsible. To save her father’s life’s work from being sold, she decides to stay despite all odds. After all, only the healing of the horses and, above all, the winning premium of the best horse in the stable at an eventing tournament could cause the banks to postpone the sale.
Unfortunately, however, her efforts to save the stud farm are going anything but smoothly for Kay, and she is constantly facing new setbacks. When the champion Pacer suddenly falls ill and his start in the race is endangered, she suspects that someone is sabotaging her work. She quickly sets her sights on Jake Garber (Heiko Ruprecht), the attractive and mysterious riding trainer who was hired by her father. But someone else has a hand in it and Kay realizes almost too late what is really going on at the studâ€¦.
Katie Fforde: Sprung ins Glück” is produced by Network Movie Hamburg, Jutta Lieck-Klenke. Producer: Sabine Jaspers. Junior producer: Anne-Lena Dwyer. Editing on ZDF are Verena von Heereman and Anika Kern.