At the International Pony Playhouse Race, Candi, Coco and Cookie meet the legendary cowboy "Meany" Max, who does everything in his power to stop the other riders from winning the race. When he is ensnared in his own trap, competitive Candi Birthday must make a choice: help Cowboy Max or win the race. Readers will be as surprised as the triplets to discover whose birthday it is that day. Yee-haw! It's a Wild West birthday party.