Netflix — the streaming service we all know and love. In our article Best Horse TV Shows, we shared our top picks for the best horse-related TV series on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Fans of one of the best-known horse series, Heartland, may be wondering if it’s on Netflix and how many seasons of Heartland are on Netflix.
The short answer to this question is that Heartland is indeed on Netflix. The longer answer is that streaming services can be a little tricky when it comes to location. Some movies, TV series, seasons and episodes may be available in one country and not another due to geoblocking. It’s exactly the same situation with Heartland on Netflix.
Read on to find out which country’s Netflix libraries have Heartland in them and how many seasons each has. For those who watched Heartland many moons ago or are new to it and curious, let’s start with a quick refresher.
Quick Recap: What is Heartland?
Heartland is a Canadian horse series on CBC. Season one was released back in 2007 and the show has been running ever since. CBC is now airing season 15. The show revolves around main character Amy Fleming and her family. They live on Heartland Ranch and Amy is a respected horse trainer. She uses natural horsemanship to train and tame horses.
Through her work, Amy helps many horses and their owners learn to trust each other. She never says no to a horse in need and has also rescued several horses. The narrative also spreads beyond just Heartland Ranch. It stretches well into the wider community to tell the stories of the minor characters in, around and far from the town.
Heartland on Netflix: Geoblocking Explained
In the introduction, we talked about some movies and TV shows being in some Netflix libraries and not in others. This is because of geoblocking, which means regional restrictions prevent you from watching certain content in certain countries. Case in point, Heartland is missing from some libraries.
One way to get around this is to use a VPN and switch your location to one that has Heartland or the season you want to watch in its Netflix library. Sometimes this works immediately. Other times, you might need to try a few different servers for the same country to find one that works well for you. Let’s dive into this a little more, country by country.
How Many Seasons of Heartland are on Netflix?: Netflix U.S.
Netflix U.S. is one of the most popular Netflix libraries. This is because it has one of the largest and most varied collections of movies and TV series, including fantastic Netflix originals. The good news is that it has Heartland in its library. The bad news is that only seasons 1-13 are available. Season 14 is, unfortunately, not yet available to stream on Netflix U.S.
If this doesn’t bother you and you’re happy to do a Heartland catch-up only up to season 13, you’re in luck! If you want the full Heartland experience up to season 14, you’ll need to check in to another Netflix library. We’re sure by this point you’re wondering “Which Netflix library has season 14 of Heartland?”. Well, we’ve got you!
How Many Seasons of Heartland are on Netflix: Netflix UK
The UK’s Netflix library is the golden ticket for Heartland fans — it has all seasons up to and including season 14! If you live in the UK, great. If you don’t live in the UK, you can definitely try the VPN trick described above to access the UK’s Netflix library. Just connect to a UK server, log in to Netflix and search for Heartland.
No promises that this will work, though. Netflix actively tries to sense and block VPNs, so on some days, you might have more luck than others. The most famous VPNs like ExpressVPN and NordVPN are more likely to be able to unblock Netflix for you.
Do Any Other Netflix Libraries Have Heartland?
Yes. We had a look around and found Heartland up to season 13 on Netflix France.
Where Else Can I Watch Heartland?
Streaming service Up Faith and Family has Heartland seasons 1-2, 4-8 and 10-14. It’s available up to season 13 on Hulu, too, if you’re in the US. Heartland is also available on Amazon Prime Video. You can watch seasons 1-13 with your Prime membership, at least in the United States, and season 14 via the Up Faith and Family add-on.
Can I Buy Heartland on DVD?
If you prefer to take a more traditional approach or want to buy a box set as a gift, you absolutely can buy Heartland on DVD. Amazon has box sets for all seasons up to season 13. If you’d like the entire bundle, there is currently a giant box set available for every season from 1-13. And when we say giant, we’re not exaggerating (good luck, delivery guy). It’s a little pricey, but hey — there are thirteen whole seasons in there, after all.
Which Other Horse TV Series are on Netflix?
If we’re to be honest, Netflix, though an awesome streaming service, is a bit thin on the ground when it comes to horse series. After a look-around in the U.S. Netflix library, we only found six horse-related TV shows, excluding spinoffs and special episodes of those series. Most of them are best suited to children.
Free Rein is a series that first aired in 2017 and finished in 2019. It’s about the adventures of a schoolgirl called Zoe from Los Angeles spending her summer in the UK. She meets and takes under her wing a wild horse called “Raven”. Free Rein is a Netflix original series with a rating of 7.3/10 on IMDb and an audience score of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
A nice one for young horse enthusiasts, there are two seasons of Ponysitters Club to enjoy to date. It’s a series about a girl called Skye and her friends. The group loves animals, but especially horses and ponies. They help out at Rescue Ranch, a sanctuary for animals who need extra love and care.
Ponysitters Club is a kids series, so it’s pretty cute and sugary sweet all around, as you’d expect. If you’re an adult and want to give it a shot, too — hey, no judgment here — you’ll see plenty of sweet moments and a variety of adorable species.
Spirit Riding Free
All eight seasons of Spirit Riding Free are on Netflix. Spirit Riding Free is based on the 2002 movie that many horse lovers will have seen — Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. In this series, Spirit is captured by wranglers but a young girl called Fortuna (“Lucky”) sets him free. The two bond and become best friends.
Lucky forms a team with Spirit and human best friends, Pru and Abigail and their horses, “Chica Linda” and “Boomerang”. The group are always in action in this eight-season series and they go on many fun and sometimes scary adventures. Spirit Riding Free has a rating of 6.6/10 on IMDb. It’s another one young equestrians, in particular, will appreciate.
Netflix’s horse movie selection is much better. Some of our top picks include Rock my Heart; Walk. Ride. Rodeo; Horse Girl and The World We Make. Check out our article Best Horse Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime for more on this!
How Many Seasons of Heartland are on Netflix?: Sum-Up
- Heartland is a Canadian TV series about horse trainer Amy Fleming and her family (both humans and horses). It has been running since 2007 and many viewers are long-time fans.
- As a result of geoblocking, Heartland isn’t available in every country’s Netflix library. Season 14 is currently available in the UK Netflix library. The U.S. Netflix library only has up to season 13.
- If you’re a VPN user, you can try using it to change your location and access other country’s Netflix libraries. This is the only way to get around the regional restrictions.
- You can also buy Heartland on DVD on Amazon, either individually or as a box set. The entire box set up to season 14 is available if you’re ready for the challenge!
- Netflix isn’t really the best place for horse TV series, having only a limited number of them. It’s got a great horse movie selection, though.
How Many Seasons of Heartland are on Netflix: Final Thoughts
There’s a reason Netflix is the place to be when it comes to streaming services. True, it can be pretty annoying trying to navigate the geo-blocks and even disappointing when you find a movie or show you want to watch unavailable in your location. That said, it’s pretty generous when it comes to Heartland.
The U.S library, despite missing season 14, still has thirteen seasons available. If you want to watch season 14 on Netflix, you can always try using your VPN to adjust your location and visit the UK Netflix library.
We hope this post has been useful in helping you figure out where and how to watch seasons of Heartland on Netflix!