via UP-- HEARTLAND is a family drama series set in the rolling foothills of the Rockies, Heartland follows life on the Heartland ranch as Amy Fleming (Amber Marshall), her older sister Lou (Michelle Morgan) and Grandfather Jack (Shaun Johnston) deal with the challenges of running the ranch that has been in their family for generations. Heartland is not like any other ranch -- it is a horse ranch with a special mission of treating troubled or neglected horses and finding them new homes, and Amy has inherited her late mother's uncanny ability to work with, understand and help heal those horses.
Season eight of Heartland continues the saga of a Western family as they chase big dreams and manage life's setbacks, while holding on to what matters most: courage, love, family and a home you can always come back to.
The season begins with Amy arriving back from the European Equestrian circuit, still riding high on the opulent lifestyle and adrenaline of working with Prince Ahmed's high-performance horses. But if she thought life at Heartland was going to pick up where it left off, she is sadly mistaken. Amy's time away has changed her and everyone else back home. And as the family struggles through secrets, rivalries and misunderstandings, Amy and Ty must find solid ground in their relationship. By the end of the season they have persevered and grown as a couple, moving forward into their future.