When I was younger, I saw a movie about a girl who moved into this new house or with a relative, I believe it was with her uncle. She is bullied by her cousin. The girl takes the cousin's horse for a ride but ends up crashing into a giant thing of hay. Here I believe she meets the leprechaun person for the first time. They talk and he leaves before the uncle and/or cousin comes and finds their horse in the field all tacked up under the tree. They soon realize that the dark brown horse's knee is bleeding.

The girl gets in trouble and is grounded and/or given work to do around the stable. Later that night she hears something and the leprechaun has weird smoke coming out of the window and she goes there and sees that the thing ate the apple pie that was made for them the next day. The uncle walks in and gets angry at her because he assumes she ate the pie.

At some point she is in the woods and comes into contact with a white horse. She trains on him for a while and cares for it. Then she asks her uncle if she can compete in the cross country or jumping show against her cousin. At first he said no but he later agreed. Before the big competition, the cousin cuts a stirrup so that she will have an advantage while racing her.

In the end the stirrup breaks off but the girl beats her cousin. The cousin gets very angry and throws a tantrum. The uncle then sees the behavior and tells her to cool down. She keeps talking so he locks her in with her horse in the mobile stable.

That night she has to let her horse go back into the wild because she discovers that it is a unicorn and that its unicorn horn has been cut off. So she lets it go and that's all I remember.

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    Could you give us an approximate year you watched it or that it may have come out? And possibly any actors or character names you may remember.
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 14:29

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The White Pony (found by searching for film leprechaun horseriding), a 1999 film that has Warwick Davis as the leprechaun in question.

Leah is eager to visit her uncle's ranch in Ireland, until her attempt to ride her cold cousin Shannon's horse results in Silky's being injured, and her ordered not to ride again. When she meets Lucky, a leprechaun who only communicates with her, she learns that the beautiful white beast she's glimpsed from afar is in fact legendary unicorn Uafus, who needs help retrieving her horn to return to her own world. Now Leah has to juggle secretly helping Lucky, whose reasons for helping may not just to be out of kindliness, putting up with Shannon, and trying to win Uncle Jaques' trust by entering her newfound "horse" in the local race.

You can see more scenes in this video posted by the composer, Derek Gleeson:

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