Ben Collins was an aspiring race horse jockey. He was of small stature, and the young horses did not notice his weight that much. His family owned a large Arabian horse farm in Cheohee Valley, In Tamassee S.C. Ben met Raven Hawkins, a half Cherokee girl from Cherokee, North Carolina, the Indian reservation. Her dad was the Indian agent and her mother was full blooded Cherokee. Raven was visiting her great grandmother, Miss Essie, for the summer. She anticipated a dull summer there, until she met Ben on his Arabian Stallion. Ben asked her to go trail riding the next week, and this started the most exciting summer she had ever encountered. Horse racing, catching crooks, and the love of her life, all made for an exciting summer.