Kristi arrives at Pine Hollow as one of Veronica's guests. She also comes from a wealthy family and is Veronica's closest ally. Kristi signs up for lessons after seeing some of the cute stable-hands and quickly becomes known as the stable flirt. She is clearly more interested in attracting male attention with her expensive riding attire than she is in learning how to ride a horse.
Kristi doesn't have the same disdain for the Saddle Club, but she isn't likely to waste her time bonding with them either. To her they're too immature and far too poor.
She wishes everybody in the world were rich like her and Veronica - then there wouldn't be any problems. Everyone would be happy.
Kia Luby Plays Kristi Cavanaugh in Series 1 Kia was just 11 years old when she accepted her role as Kristi.
"I had only just got an agent, and TSC was my first ever audition. I had no idea what I was doing! My dad took the afternoon off work to drive me to the city of Melbourne. I remember chatting away to everyone in the front reception of Crawford Productions while they were all trying to madly remember their lines. It didn't phase me one bit. I was chatting away having a great time! Before I knew it, it was my turn to go in for my audition and meet the Producer, Lynn Bayonas, and it all went from there. Everything was so new to me. It was a huge learning experience".
School was a little tricky given her newfound fame. "I learnt pretty quickly who my true friends were. All of a sudden my life had completely changed. I was living every kids dream and some people found that hard to accept. Others were so happy for me, and excited to share the journey with me. I am very lucky to have such wonderful close friends who I love dearly."
"To sum it up, I'd have to say it was so much fun to play someone so different from myself! I loved the fact I could be horrible and mean on screen and not get in trouble for it from my mum! Being Veronica's best friend, Kristi wasn't always the nicest of people! Secretly she wanted to be apart of The Saddle Club. She was also known as the "Stable flirt", following Red around all day like a bad smell!"
Kia has just finished working on The Saddle Club Series 3 Video Journals. It was her first time working behind the camera, co-producing as well as on-camera presenting. She has since moved to London to study at the London Academy of Film & TV, as well as spend time with some of her family living there.