Season 3 Seventeenth Episode - Sunday, March 21 at 7:00pm

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

Episode 317

Well, Heartland fans, the word of the day is penultimate, which means simply "the next to last." It's most appropriate today because at the interior set locations in Calgary the cast and crew are working hard on the next-to-last day of filming the two-hour Heartland Christmas movie which will be coming your way in December!

And this Sunday also brings us the next-to-last new episode of the Third Season of Heartland. Click through for more!

And don't forget: if you haven't already, you still have a chance to enter week 3 of the Heartland trivia contest (we switch to the final week, and your chance to re-enter, on Friday morning.)

Hooo boy... where does the time go? A little over 5 months ago we saw Amy help a horse in Miracle, the Season Three premiere, and now in the next-to-last episode of Season Three, a fun episode entitled Ring of Fire, Amy's skills and ability to work with horses - along with her self-confidence - are really put to the test, as she enters a professional colt starting competition.

What's a colt starting competition, you might ask? It's a 3-day event where each competitor is given a wild colt and has to gentle it in a certain amount of time. The participants are judged on their ability and results.

This was an event Amy's mother Marion used to compete in, and watching Amy in the ring brings back memories for Jack and Tim, who are there in the stands rooting for her, along with Ty, whose support and encouragement never waivers.

This competition is no walk in the park however, as she is competing against two seasoned pros - Garret, a professional cowboy and a true gentleman and sportsman, played by Heartland's real stunt coordinator Tom Eirikson, and a brash young competitor named Chase, played by guest star Torrance Coombs, who you may have seen on "jPod," or as Culpepper on "The Tudors."

And some of you may recognize the ring announcer, played by Hugh McLennan, voice of the popular Spirit of the West Radio Show.

Outside the competition Caleb goes through physical rehab to get back on the rodeo circuit as Ashley questions where their relationship is going and Mallory learns a lesson in friendship.

It is, to go back to our word of the day ; ) the penultimate episode of Season Three and I know you're going to like it. Written by Leila Basen & David Preston and directed by Steve DiMarco, it airs this Sunday on CBC Television at 7:00pm (7:30pm in Newfoundland).

Make sure you let everyone know what you think of it!

Episode 317

Episode 317

Episode 317

Episode 317

Episode 317