Kris tries to repair the rift between Matt and Junior, but the tension is exacerbated by the approach of the important Bristol Stakes and the return of Gillian, who proceeds to resume her bonding with Junior.
Kris' endeavors to get accustomed to her new relationship with Matt and deal with Pablo's departure are interrupted by a surprise visit from her half brother (Ignacio Serricchio).
Kris and Matt's rekindled relationship comes as a shock to Junior, who is distracted by consoling Dani in her time of mourning.
Kris increasingly becomes the object of Matt's affection; this renders his relationship with Gillian incompatible.
With Raintree in dire financial straits, Jean and Matt's willingness to consider a buyer's offer draws criticism from Pablo and Kris.
Kris worries about her status at Raintree after Gillian moves into the bunkhouse with Matt and begins offering unsolicited advice about Wildfire's training.
Kris is overcome by emotion when she helps Matt and Junior try to save Flame from being sold by Junior's dad.
Kris is distracted by the return of her rival, Tina Sharp (Amy Jo Johnson), who is tapped to ride a Raintree boarder's horse that used to belong to the Davis ranch.
The destruction of Kris's trailer by fire forces her to move into the Ritters' house, which brings her closer to an old flame.
Kris has a falling-out with Jean over Wildfire's readiness to race again.
Kris resorts to desperate measures to ease Raintree's financial crisis.
In the third-season premiere, Kris learns what happened to Kerry while Raintree deals with the unexpected fallout of the Breeders' Cup win.
Kris hopes to save Raintree Ranch from devastating financial news, but the rivalry between Raintree and Davis Farms intensifies as they fight to save themselves. And a cruel betrayal leads Kris to reconsider her romantic relationship with Junior. Meanwhile, Matt steps in and lends her support, leaving Kris once again torn. With two great guys to turn to, she is forced to make a decision.
Kris reluctantly returns to Camp LaGrange for an event at the Equestrian Center where she first met Wildfire.