Carla Lake

Holiday Haul Videos: HN/EN Style

The Horse Nation and Eventing Nation writers share what Santa brought them!


Ever wished you could fulfill your haul video addiction with more horsey stuff? Well, this year the writers of Horse Nation and Eventing Nation recorded our own Secret Santa haul videos  in true HN/EN style (that is, with free-flowing alcohol and random animals taking over the screen).

Find out what Santa put under the tree…or “Christmas Stick” in Leslie’s case.

Jenni Autry

“I am the crazy cat lady and it’s fine. It’s fine.”

Secret Santa: Colleen Peachey

Gift: Trailer ties, haynet, “I love my cat and my cat loves me” ornament, “Bossy Kitty” pin

Kristen Kovatch

“Stud Muffins? Treat companies have such great names.”

Secret Santa: Carla Lake

Gift: Chocolate, horse cookies, the Equiery magazine, Old Bay…and DUBARRYS?! (kinda)

Carla Lake

“Oh, I can introduce you to my other cat…AHHHH!!! Okay I’m going to clean up the wine that I spilled.”

Secret Santa: Lorraine Jackson

Gift: “Jackie O” plaid accessory bag, Horseware hat, Real Women Ride hairnet

Lorraine Jackson

“You guys, it’s a menagerie. The only person not here is the horse.”

Secret Santa: Sally Spickard


Leslie Wylie

Part 1: “It’s my Christmas Stick. I found it at the barn in the woods.”

Secret Santa: Sally Spickard

Gift: Infinity scarf, SmartPak giftcard

Part 2 the morning after, because her second gift got lost under the Christmas Stick: “Pajamas have replaced my Santa suit and now I’m drinking coffee instead of wine. Booo!”

Secret Santa: Morgane Gabriel

Gift: Handmade ornament

Lindsey Kahn

“I’ve had to hide this really well because both the cats and the dog were trying to eat it.”

Secret Santa: Kate Samuels

Gift: Homemade cocoa mix, horse treats, blinged-out brush

Sally Spickard

“Everyone knows how much I love purple and if you don’t…then that’s news to you, I guess.”

Secret Santas: Kristen Kovatch and Maggie Deatrick

Gift: Handmade earwarmer headband, Swedish chocolate, Swedish fish, horse cookies, dog bones, Mountain horse handwarmers

Amanda Uechi Ronan

“Daily Grace gonna teach you how to…do something.”

Secret Santa: Leslie Wylie

Gift: Wine and “a random doormat”

What did Santa bring you this year? Share in the comments below!