Noelle Maxwell

Catching Up With Sarah Maslin Nir, Author of “Horse Crazy”

NYC native, Pulitzer finalist and horsewoman? Those are three terms not often seen together. We catch up with author and New York Times metro reporter Sarah Maslin Nir ahead of the release of  “Horse Crazy” and learn why she wrote the book, what she hopes readers gain from it and more!


Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding: Saddle Up and Read

“The most rewarding part is seeing their faces the moment they see the horses – they just light up and it’s amazing! It’s like, a shy child – their parents are like, ‘they never read at home,’ or ‘they never talk this much in public’ – and the horses do that, they’re just magical.”


Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding: GallopNYC

Every week Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to recognize those doing good in the horse world. This week we recognize Gallop NYC, which is raising $30,000 (initially — additional fundraisers are happening) to care for their horses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how you can help.


Book Review: “Better Lucky Than Good: Tall Tales and Straight Talk from the Backside of the Track”

An excellent book showcasing and humanizing a side of Thoroughbred racing most don’t see and, equally important telling the stories of the community around Churchill Downs. (more…)