In the third-season premiere, Kris learns what happened to Kerry while Raintree deals with the unexpected fallout of the Breeders' Cup win.
Kris resorts to desperate measures to ease Raintree's financial crisis.
Kris has a falling-out with Jean over Wildfire's readiness to race again.
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 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.
Kris is overcome by emotion when she helps Matt and Junior try to save Flame from being sold by Junior's dad.
Kris worries about her status at Raintree after Gillian moves into the bunkhouse with Matt and begins offering unsolicited advice about Wildfire's training.
With Raintree in dire financial straits, Jean and Matt's willingness to consider a buyer's offer draws criticism from Pablo and Kris.
Kris increasingly becomes the object of Matt's affection; this renders his relationship with Gillian incompatible.
Kris and Matt's rekindled relationship comes as a shock to Junior, who is distracted by consoling Dani in her time of mourning.
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 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.
In the third-season finale, Kris and Matt weigh a generous offer from Sheik Omar that would go a long way toward easing Raintree's financial woes---but that also may be against the law.