Kristen Kovatch

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2021 Kentucky Derby Need-to-Know Guide

All the 2021 Derby links you need…

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2021 Kentucky Derby Field Preview & Poll

Here’s the ultimate quick guide to the 2021 Kentucky Derby field — because as the resident horse person, we know you’ll get grilled at your Derby party for the inside scoop.

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FEI to Ban Bits, Shoes by 2024

FEI to ban bits and shoes by January 1, 2024. This will give competitors time to transition their horses

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Resolving Not to Ride: My 60-Day Groundwork-Only Challenge

“If I was spending half of that ride hand-walking around particularly questionable areas already… what if I just

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2020 Readers’ Choice Awards: Idea of Order Cartoon of the Year

The Idea of Order has been a staple here at Horse Nation. Which 2020 comic is YOUR favorite?

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2020 Readers’ Choice Awards: SmartPak Photo Challenge Gallery of the Year

Enjoy a little eye candy as we reflect on the best Photo Challenge Galleries of 2020 — and

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2020 Readers’ Choice Awards: Kentucky Performance Products Video of the Year

The year that was… in video form! Check out our most popular videos of 2020 and vote for your

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#GivingTuesday: This Year, It Should Be More Than Just a Day

Keep the spirit of Giving Tuesday in your heart this holiday season. Give what you can in whatever

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Halloween Short Story: The Ghost Rider of Castle Creek

“They say he had learned the lay of the land up here in the hills faster than anyone,

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Hitting the Trails: Allegany State Park, Red House, NY

With 55 miles of trails, overnight options and interconnecting loops, Allegany State Park in Red House, NY has

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2020 Kentucky Derby Need-to-Know Guide

Everything you need to know for the first Saturday in… September.

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Race Horse to Ranch Horse: Form Follows Function, Except When It Doesn’t

“Physically speaking, Jobber is not the right horse for this job… Try telling him that when he’s got

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Henry Cavill Is, Like, a Legitimate Horseman

Yes, he’s also a gorgeous actor, but that’s not the point.

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5 Reasons I Bought an Already-Restarted OTTB for My Next Horse

“It takes a brave and self-aware equestrian to take on the challenge of transitioning a recently retired racehorse,

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Why I’ll Always Have Senior Horses Around

“These senior horses know who they are, they know what they like, and they’re comfortable with themselves. I

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2019 Readers’ Choice Awards: Kentucky Performance Products ‘Oh Crap’ Moment of the Year

Monday is already the crappiest day of the week and every week we make it official by bringing

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2019 Readers’ Choice Awards: The Idea of Order Cartoon of the Year

The Idea of Order has been keeping us in stitches for years at Horse Nation with its brilliantly witty take on

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2019 Readers’ Choice Awards: World Equestrian Brands Helmet/Drone Cam of the Year

Which video should be crowned the best helmet or drone cam video of the year? You decide!

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Product Review: Nikwax Rug Wash & Rug Proof

Blankets need a refresh? We’ve got just the thing.

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2019 Readers’ Choice Awards: Fleeceworks Photo Challenge Gallery of the Year

The year that was… in photo challenge form! Check out our most popular reader photo challenges of 2019 and vote for

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