Noelle Maxwell

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…)