Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Western star Ken Maynard earned an opportunity to showcase his superior riding skills in this exciting silent Western about competing horse-breeders. The honest John Graham (Lafe McKee) and the crooked Ross Cheswick (Sidney Jarvis) battle for supremacy. Despite Cheswick's unscrupulous methods, Ken and his handsome bronco Tarzan win the Big Race for Graham. Maynard's prize: Graham's lovely daughter Sally (Marian Douglas, formerly known as Ena Gregory). The Upland Rider was written for the screen by Marion Jackson, who also wrote for Maynard's competitor Fred Thomson.