Nina grew up riding hunters and young horses in Upstate New York and dreamed of a career in the horse industry. The day she graduated college, she hopped a horse van and ran away to groom in Spruce Meadows. Now she’s happy to have the best of both worlds: a place to ride and show her jumper, Dagano, and when she’s not riding, a place to write about horses every day. Don’t let the dirty muck boots fool you. Nina holds a master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of journalism at Syracuse University. Previously she worked for Travel + Leisure magazine and has written for Smithsonian, This Old House and more. Nina currently lives in Indianapolis with her husband. This is one of Nina’s favorite stories. And, be sure to Read Carley’s Nina story.