Season nine of HEARTLAND finds the Bartlett-Fleming clan navigating the new normal as each family member starts an exciting chapter, leaving past hurt and hardships behind. With the idyllic Alberta foothills as their backdrop, this tightknit family knows that any challenge can be met and every struggle can be overcome as long as they have each other. The season begins with Amy (Amber Marshall) and Ty (Graham Wardle) settling into married life while Lou (Michelle Morgan) faces the reality of single parenthood. Georgie (Alisha Newton) aspires to new heights as Roman riding becomes her focus while Jack (Shaun Johnston) deals with the loss of a trusted friend. And a surprising opportunity for Tim (Chris Potter) could impact the entire family. Everyone must face the fact that nothing in life stays the same and they have to grow and change with the times, whether they want to or not. With familiar faces returning and new relationships forming, the family takes on intimidating challenges, grabs exciting opportunities and follows big dreams as they lean on each other for support.