• Our Season Finale Was Fabulous.

    0 comments / Posted by Ann Wilt

    While the show barn was enjoying a somewhat relaxing week after the Royal, our academy team finished up the show season for 2022, and had a blast doing it. We competed at the UPHA Turkey Trot show, and really enjoyed the facility that kept us toasty warm while the weather outside was far from ideal.

    Judge Mary Lou Mann Carrick came all the way from South Carolina to preside over many academy classes packed with talented riders.

    Team Knollwood was there with 10 riders of a diverse level of experience. Cece and Baxter dominated the walk, trot and canter classes on Friday night.

    On Saturday, Bella and Kelsey made their show ring debuts, and rode like riders with far more experience. Adalyn and Addison competed in her second show, and rode far above their experience. In fact, Adalyn won several classes, and Addison won the green championship!

    The horses were amazing. We took the all star line up of Baxter, Beau, Eddie, Klem, Leon and Thomas to assist our less experienced riders, and they did a bang up job. We think Baxter was smiling the whole time, and Klem was making eyes at all the ladies in center ring.

    Congratulations to our riders, their families who cheered everyone on, and to the best lesson horses in the world.

     

    Coming Up?

     

    We’re not holding lessons on Thursday, November 24. Your instructor has probably already arranged a makeup for that day. If not, they’ll be in touch shortly.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

     

     

    Our adopt a family service project is drawing to a close. If you haven’t already signed up to donate, please check out the wish lists in the school barn lounge.

    All donations should be at the barn by Friday, and the Knockouts are gathering on Saturday at 6 PM to wrap the gifts.

    All Knockouts are invited to this special holiday edition of Parents’ Night Out. Participants will enjoy snacks, games, wrapping lessons, and a whole lot of fun with the Knockout officers and board members.

    The cost is only $25, and you can sign up and pay in the school barn lounge.

     

     

    The Sale of the Year is Back!

    From November 25 thru December 31, you can purchase Knollwood gift certificates and receive 10% off. Current enrolled riders will have purchases added to their accounts.

    You can shop on our website, www.knollwoodfarmltd.com and use promo code Holiday2023 to receive your discount.

     

     

    The BIG Election of 2022!

    The election for Knollwood’s school horse of the year starts on December 1, and runs through the 31st. When you renew your dues, or join the Knockouts for the first time, you’ll receive a ballot for this very important election. The winner will be announced at the banquet!

     

     

     

    The Holiday Party Returns!

    The Knockout Holiday Party and officer election is coming up fast. All Knockouts and their families are invited to join the festivities on Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 PM. A pizza dinner is provided along with lots of fun. Please sign up in the school barn lounge with the total number of family members joining us so we’re sure to have enough food for the crowd.

    Not yet a Knockout member? Your instructor or office admin can help! We’d love to have you join.

     

     

     

    Show Season 2023 is Coming!

    We’re holding 2023 enrollment meetings for all of our riders who show away from home. Your instructor will be in touch to schedule, if they haven’t already.

    Interested in academy showing? Please talk to Ann and she can set up an informational meeting.

     

     

    Here Come the Holidays!

    We’re not holding lessons on December 24, 25, 31, or on January 1.

     

    Shopping for Next Season?

    Midwest Saddleseat Consignment will be in Oconomowoc on January 6. Stay tuned to learn about Knollwood’s private shopping time.

     

     

    Academy Demos and Meeting

    We’re hosting our follow-up academy meeting on Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. If you’re interested in academy showing for 2023, please join us in the arena for an evening of demos, questions, and information sharing.

    Riders are welcome to attend with their parents!

     

     

    The Knockout Banquet is Back!

    Invitations will go out to all Knockouts after the holidays for our awards banquet on February 18. We’ll be enjoying a new venue this year while Bristlecone is being remodeled, and we’re sure their sister club the Legends at Merrill Hills will be perfect.

    Not yet a member? Please talk to your instructor or office admin to join the club.

     

     

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    In closing, we consider ourselves fortunate to work with such wonderful students, families, and horses. Team Knollwood is a diverse group of horse loving people who come together to enjoy the beautiful horses in our lives, and to support each other in our adventures.

    We are grateful for each and every member, whether they be human, equine, canine, or feline. We’re all in this together.

    Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

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  • Once Again, The Royal Didn't Disappoint

    0 comments / Posted by Ann Wilt

    Team Knollwood’s show horses are enjoying a relaxing week after returning from the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show. The event is steeped in tradition, having started in 1905 with the help of prominent horse trainer Tom Bass.

    Today, the show is home to National Championships in many divisions, the UPHA Classic Championships for three-year-olds, and the last of the two equitation finals that comprise the triple crown of equitation.

    Team Knollwood was in the thick of competition, and we sure have stories to tell!

     

    Tori Loves Stella, and Stella Loves Tori

    This mutual admiration society continued their dream season at the Royal. After watching them in the ring, you’d never imagine that it was their first year showing together.

    The beautiful bay mare and calm, cool, collected Tori used the ring like they owned the place, and came away with good ribbons in a ring full of champions like themselves.

     

     

     

    Margit And ‘Her Boys’

    Few people ride horses with as much obvious joy as Margit, and she was a pleasure to watch in Kansas City.

    Margit and Robert, who is officially known as Rosewood’s Homecoming Dance, pulled off a great ribbon in the national championship in a ring of titled competitors.

    Robert is part of our lease program, and he and Margit have become an amazing team.

    Margit also showed her heart horse, Charlie, who is officially known as CH Ken Follett. They racked and trotted their way to great ribbons in both their qualifier and the national championship class in junior exhibitor 5 gaited show pleasure.

     

     

    Our Rookie Equitation Riders

    Brooklyn and Maiya were showing in the academy division at this time last year. This November they were at the American Royal, competing for national titles.

    Maiya, who leases Riddle, officially known as Who’s on First, showed like a seasoned pro and finished 5th in the junior national championship after making the top 10 in the UPHA junior challenge cup national final. That’s a long way away from the academy ring!

    Brooklyn, who has become quite a team with her horse Gamora, just couldn’t be stopped last week. She made top 10 in the UPHA junior challenge cup, won her 13 and under equitation qualifier, and finished reserve in the junior equitation national championship.

    We’re so proud of these horse girls!

     

    Our Senior Equitation Stars

    Barn mates Payton and Richie made us proud in senior equitation, while showing on the young end of the age group.  Payton is competing as a 15-year-old while Richie is enjoying his first year in seniors.

    Payton and her dynamite mare Gigi are a team that just belong together. They’re exciting, a little on the edge, and you just can’t take your eyes off them.

    In only their first year together, they made top ten in ALL of the triple crown finals, and won the ASHA National Championship of Pleasure equitation.

    It’s hard to believe that they’ll be better after an off season of training, but we know they will be.

     

     

    Richie was pretty much the king of KC last week.

    He started the show catch riding a gaited pony for Clark Clouse, a trainer from Kentucky. Richie went to the show early (and missed an extra day of school) so he could ride the pony before he showed him.

    Richie looked like he had known Crossing the Rubicon forever, and won his class.

     

    Richie and Queen Leila, officially known as Brookhill’s Passion Punch, finished in the top 10 of the USEF Medal Final, and finished third in the UPHA Senior Challenge Cup National Final.

    He also debuted on his new equitation horse, Doc, in the equitation qualifier for riders 14 and 15 years old. He and Reedann’s Dark Mystery had a confident first class, and even won it.

     

    Finn and Jade Top it Off

    Team Knollwood enjoyed a wonderful week at the Royal, and Finn topped it off at the final performance. She and Jade, officially known as Riverdream’s Masquerade, finished as reserve national champions in the amateur 5 gaited stake. The amateur 5 gaited division is one of he toughest ones out there, and this is quite a feat for the former equitation star and her charismatic mare. What a thrill!

     

    After a week to relax and reflect on the 2022 show season, we’ll be back preparing for 2023.

     

     

     

     

    What’s Coming Up?

     

    Turkey Trot Academy Show

    November 18-19

    Beyond Stable Farm

    The academy team is traveling to our last show of the season. Six horses and 11 riders will make the trip to Woodstock, including two riders showing for the very first time.

    Please come join us, and cheer on Bella and Kelsey at their debuts!

     

     

    Thanksgiving Day

    Thursday, November 24

    We will not be holding lessons so everyone can enjoy some holiday cheer with friends and family. Your instructor will arrange a makeup lesson.

     

     

    Knockouts Holiday Service

    The Knockouts have adopted two families for the holidays, and wish lists are posted on the school barn tackroom door. Please sign up to donate a gift or two off the lists, and help the Knockouts help kids in need of a cheery holiday season. Gifts are due at the barn on November 25.

     

     

    Parents’ Night Out Wrapping Party

    Saturday, November 26 at 6:00 PM

    Join the Knockouts for a few hours of fun with the Knockout officers and board members. You’ll wrap gifts for our adopted families, and enjoy snacks and games as well.

    Please sign up and pay in the school barn lounge.

     

     

     

    Stirrup Order Deadline

    December 1

    Be sure to order your irons and leathers with Ann by December 1 to ensure holiday delivery. Remember, all academy riders need their own stirrups for the 2023 season.

     

     

     

     

     

    Horse of the Year Election Begins

    December 1

    Join, or renew your Knockout dues for 2023 and receive a ballot for 2022 School horse of the year election! The winner will be announced at the banquet in February.

     

     

     

    Knockout Holiday Party and Election

    December 10 at 6:00 PM

    Join us for the return of the Knockout party! After a two year Covid absence,  all Knockouts will enjoy their annual team scavenger hunt, pizza, and the long awaited campaign speeches and election for 2023 officers. It’s free to all Knockout members and their families, please sign up in the school barn lounge so we have enough dinner for everyone.

    Parents are welcome to BYOB.

     

     

     

     

    Mini Camp

    December 11 from Noon to 3:00 PM

    Do you have friends who have always wanted to ride? We have a few spots open for our introductory camp on December 11. It’s learning all about horses, including a riding lesson. It’s open to horse kids aged 7 and up, and it’s only $99.

     

     

     

     

    Academy Information and Demo Meeting

    Saturday, February 11

    6:00 PM

    Looking forward to showing academy next season? Join us at our follow-up meeting which is for riders and parents alike.

    You’ll see some of our academy stars in their show attire riding some of our fantastic horses. We’ll answer lots of questions, and those in attendance can ask us anything.

    We can hardly wait!

     

     

     

    Knockout Banquet

    Saturday, February 18

    Legends at Merrill Hills

    It’s back!

    After a Covid break, our famous celebration is back at a new venue. We’ll celebrate all things Knollwood, looking back to 2022 and looking forward to 2023.

    Dinner, awards, famed addresses by Scott and Susan, a slide show and dancing. Who could want any more?

    Invitations will go out to all Knockout members after the holidays.

    Not yet a member? Please talk to your instructor or an office admin to join the fun!

     

     

     

    See you soon at the barn, or at the ingate!

     

     

     

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  • Get Ready for an Enjoyable Election!

    0 comments / Posted by Ann Wilt

    And you thought yesterdays elections were tight!

    Let the campaigning for Knollwood’s School Horse of the Year election begin.

     

     

    Hi everyone, Baxter here.

    As you know, I’m the 2021 school horse of the year at Knollwood, a very coveted title.

    First of all, a little about me. Both of my parents were world champions, so I come from a very good family.

    I adore being a lesson horse, and every day is a good day to be me.

    Some of my favorite things are:

       Going to academy horse shows

       Mints

      Teaching new riders the way of a Saddlebred

      Going out with by group of friends known as ‘The Grand Geldings.’

     

    A little bit about the election.

    First of all, the powers that be have taken away our internet access, so you will not be receiving any calls or texts about the election. We’re not allowed to leave the farm, and we’re not sure we could find our ways home, so we will not be knocking on your doors.

     

    Here’s how to vote!

    The election for the 2022 winner begins on December 1.  Knockouts will receive a ballot when they renew their membership, or when they join for the first time. The Knockouts always welcome new members, and they’d love to have you.

    You can place your vote in the ballot box which will be guarded once again by Richmond of Knollwood.

    Votes will be tallied, and winner will be announced with their very own video at the Knockout banquet on February 18.

    Campaign posters and videos are welcomed for your favorite candidate. If you send your videos to Ann, she’ll post them on Knollwood’s social media.

     

    Here are some of my endorsements:

    Fred

    Fred flies under the radar.

    He’s brown, really brown. He’ll do his classic jog trot when he feels like it, and walk when he feels like it. He also naps a lot in his sunny stall.

    He loves to play games on horseback, and becomes a fierce competitor for any game.

    He never has a mean word to say about anyone, and gets along with everyone outside.

     

    Jelly

    Jelly can do it all.

    He’s funny looking, and has a great sense of humor.

    He trots a mean serpentine, likes to teach new pattern riders, and occasionally likes to let the steering give out.

    He never runs out of energy, and will do anything from Tiny Tot lessons to pattern camp.

     

    Klem

    Klem is amazing.

    He’s handsome, shaped like a sausage, and is never at a loss for words.

    He likes to going to academy shows and meeting new people, and loves talking to judges and center ring officials.

    He loves lessons at home, especially teaching wee riders to canter on his preferred lead, of course.

    He loves challenging more advanced pattern riders, teaching them patience and follow through.

    Oh, and he LOVES pattern camp in the big outdoor ring!

     

    Leon

    Officially known as Keep the Change, Sir, Leon is known around the barn as Dear, Sweet, Leon.

    He’s handsome, friendly, and is incredibly patient. He’s way more patient than I am.

    Leon specializes in teaching small riders to canter, and his canter has been described to me as ‘cloudlike.’

    And those eyes…

     

    Pumpkin

     

    Just barely meeting the residence requirements, Pumpkin has quickly become a favorite.

    You can’t get this guy upset.

    Pumpkin has learned his patterns well, and is perfecting his canter.

    He’s so buff.

    Pumpkin loves everyone. Even his crabby next door neighbor Duke.

     

    Thomas

    Stuck with the official name of Fort Chiswell’s Aristocrat, Thomas is a dream.

    He’s been to 9 academy shows this season, the most of any horse.

    Thomas is SMOOTH.

    Thomas has his very own Freedmans saddle pad. And he won’t let anyone borrow it.

    He’s great friends with his next neighbor and fellow endorsee, Leon.

     

     

    What’s Coming Up?

    UPHA National Championship American Royal Horse Show

    Through November 12

    We’ve already had some great rides, including Richie winning his catch riding class on a horse he’d ridden once before trotting through the gate.

    Watch for more excitement as the week progresses!

     

     

     

    UPHA Turkey Trot Academy Show

    November 18-19

    We’re off to Woodstock for our last academy show of the 2022 season. 10 Knollwood Kids are showing, including two are showing for the very first time.

    Come down to Beyond Stable Farm and cheer us on!

     

     

     

    Holiday Photo Shoots with Hanna

    November 20

    10AM - 2PM

    Help the Knockouts and get some great family photos at the same time. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our youth club, and you can sign up here.

     

     

     

     

    Thanksgiving Day

    November 24

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Your instructor will be in contact to reschedule your lesson.

     

     

     

     

    The Sale Starts!

    November 25

    10% off Knollwood Gift Certificates runs through January 1.

    Your purchases will be applied to your account.

     

     

     

    Knollwood's Horse Of The Year Election

    December 1

    The fun election begins, and runs through December 31.

    Renew your Knockout membership, and receive a ballot for School Horse of the Year.

     

    Also, December 1 is the last day for us to order stirrups for riders.  They make the perfect gift for a Knollwood Kid, and all academy riders are required to have  their own leathers and irons for the 2023 season.

     

     

    Knockouts Holiday Party and Election

    December 10 at 6:00 PM

    All Knockouts and their families are invited to celebrate the season with your barn friends. We'll have a team scavenger hunt, pizza dinner, a club meeting including election of officers for 2023, and an optional gift exchange.

    Please sign up in the school barn lounge so we know how much food to order. 

    Parents are welcome to BYOB.

    Not yet a member? Talk to your instructor or office admin to join the fun!

     

     

    Academy Demo Meeting

    February 11

    6:00 PM

    We’ll have demos of academy riders, and talk details about showing in 2023.

     

     

     

    Knollwood Knockout Banquet

    February 18

    It’s back after a two year Covid break.

    Please join the Knockouts at the Legends at Merrill Hills to celebrate all things Knollwood.

    You won’t want to miss it!

     

     

     

    See you soon at the barn, or at the in-gate!

     

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  • Holiday Gifts for Knollwood Kids

    0 comments / Posted by Ann Wilt

    Trick or Treat is over, even though the candy lasts until Christmas.

    With the continued disruptions in the global supply chain, it’s truly time to start thinking of holiday gifts for the Knollwood Kid(s) in your house.

    Here are some Knollwood approved gifts that will be used with enthusiasm, guaranteed!

     

    Stirrup Irons and Leathers

    We’re happy to order great quality leathers and irons for your rider. You'll get the same equipment that our staff and show horse customers use, from our preferred supplier, Freedman Harness.

    Just let Ann know you’d like to order, and she’ll get the proper length of leather and width of iron for your rider.

    These high quality leathers are made of soft, strong leather with bonding material between  leather layers which prevent stretching.

    Reminder, for  2023, all academy riders who show away from home need to have their own stirrups. 

    Stirrup packages are around $200 depending on length of leathers.

     

    Jods

    We’ve found a couple of great jods for lessons.

    The Freedman kids jod is made of 4 way stretch compression fabric, has silicone knee patches for extra saddle grip, has belt loops and pockets, reinforced tie down buttons, and is machine washable. Best of all, it comes in sizes XS-XL, and even comes in long lengths. They’re only $99 and you can buy them here.

    Kerrits make boot cut leggings perfect for everyday barn wear. We recommend the boot cup microcords with knee patches. They come in kids sizes S-XL, too. Please note that these pants require clip on tie down, and they don’t have buttons for traditional tie downs.

    They're $74, and you can buy them here.

     

    Helmets

    Our academy ‘go-to’ helmet is the Ovation Deluxe Schooler. It has an attractive profile, has a size to fit everyone, and can go from lessons to the show ring. This classic is $69 At Smartpak, and you can buy it here.

     

    If you want to step up with your helmet, we suggest the USG helmet from Freedmans. It has great airflow to keep riders cool, and comes in 2 sizes. This helmet is $89, and you can purchase here.

     

    Gloves

    We found cute kids glove from Smartpak. This extra stretchy glove is only $27, and it comes in fun colors, too.

    You can purchase here.

     

    Fun stuff

     

    Photo Shoot with Hanna Agathen Photography

     

    Contact Hanna, and she’ll set up a date for family pics, or a session of pictures with your favorite lesson horse. Her artistic eye will capture beautiful memories.

     

    Subscription to a Saddlebred magazine

     

    If your Knollwood Kid enjoys looking at show horse pics and learning about them, a subscription to Saddle and Bridle, The National Horseman, or The Saddle Horse Report will give them hours of entertainment.

    Saddle Horse Report even offers an online subscription to follow show results!

     

    The Best?

     

    Knollwood Sale!

    From the day after Thanksgiving until January 1, you can buy any amount of lessons and receive 10% off. For current riders, this means that your purchase will be put onto your account.

    New riders can purchase any amount to be used toward lessons and future enrollment.

     

     

    What’s Coming Up?

     

     

    Bowling!

    The Knockouts are hitting the bowling lanes at Sussex Bowl this Sunday from 4-6 PM. Be sure to sign up and pay in the school barn lounge!

     

     

    The UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show

    The show horses are leaving on Saturday for Kansas City, which means it’s time to ride for national championships and the last two events in the Triple Crown of Saddle Seat Equitation.

    The show runs from November 7-12, and Team Knollwood will be in the thick of the competition. You can purchase the webcast of the show, and we’ll be posting updates along the way.

     

    Turkey Trot

    The academy riders are showing one more time this season November 18-19. We’re heading to Woodstock with 10 academy stars, many of whom are showing for only the second time. We even have two riders showing for the very first time!

    Please come and cheer us on!

     

     

    Holiday Photo Shoots with Hanna

    Hanna will be at the farm with holiday décor on Sunday, November 20. From 10 AM to 2 PM, she’ll shoot family photos, or single photos.

    The Knockouts benefit from each and every photo shoot, so sign up soon!

     

     

    Thanksgiving Day

    We’re not giving lessons on Thursday, November 24. Your instructor will be in touch to schedule a make up.

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

     

     

    Parent’s Night Out

    From 5 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, November 26, the Knockout officers and board members will be on hand for fun at the farm. Parents can enjoy a quiet evening while Knollwood Kids take over the farm. The event is only $25, and includes dinner!

     

     

    Knockout Holiday Party

    After a two year absence, the Knockouts are picking up where they left off. All members are invited to join the fun on Saturday, December 10 for a celebration of the holiday season, and for election of new club officers for 2023.

    The festivities start with a team scavenger hunt around the farm before a pizza dinner. Following the feast, members listen to campaign speeches before they vote for new officers.

    After the announcement of the 2023 team, we offer an optional gift exchange and fun in the arena.

    All members are encouraged to attend. Please sign up in the school barn lounge, and please indicate how many people will be in your party so we’re sure to have enough food for dinner.

    Parents are welcome to BYOB.

    Not yet a member? We’d love to have you join us. Please talk to your instructor, or an office admin to join the fun.

     

     

     

    Knockout Award Banquet

    It’s back!

    All Knockouts and their families are invited to celebrate 2022 at our award banquet on February 18 at The Legend at Merrill Hills.

    We can hardly wait to start the party after 2 years of celebrating in the arena.

    The banquet features social hour, dinner, and all sorts of entertainment,

    We give awards for both in-barn and out-of-barn academy champions, Scott offers his much anticipated annual ‘State of the Farm’ speech, adult Knockout treasurer Susan updates us on club finances and we premier the slide show review of 2022 all before we dance the night away to a DJ.

    Attire can be everything from very dressed up for the riders to nice casual for the parents. All are welcome in whatever attire they’re comfortable in.

    Invitations will go out to all Knockout members shortly after the holidays.

    Be sure to save the date. You won’t want to miss this!

     

     

     

     

    See you at the barn, or at the in-gate!

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  • You Just Can't Beat An IASPHA Show

    0 comments / Posted by Ann Wilt

    Team Knollwood enjoyed a beautiful fall weekend at the IASPHA Fall show in Woodstock.

    The entire farm was represented, with Carol and Lin and their three training horses, our two ‘B’ horses, and 20 academy riders.

    The hospitality and décor was outstanding, as usual. What really stood out at this marvelously large academy show was the way show management calmly added 15 classes to the Sunday afternoon performance to make room for all the academy riders.

    Management was also brilliant to hire a judge who could do it all. Kelly Hulse presided over everything from performance classes to three splits of some academy age groups, and remained efficient and thoughtful to the end.

    We can’t wait for the spring IASPHA show April 14-16, 2023!

     

    Here are some of our favorite stories of the weekend.

    Jane and Willis Continued Their Winning Ways

    Jane and the beautiful, if not always brave, Willis finished their season by winning another beautiful traveling trophy.

    At the Wisconsin Futurity show, Team Willis won the Adult Country Pleasure championship, and get to hold onto the Lynn Bazen Perpetual Memorial Trophy for a full year.

    Last weekend, Jane and Willis won the Adult Country Pleasure Championship again, and received the beautiful Ann Carroll Memorial Trophy, which is theirs to hold until fall of 2023.

     

     

    Klem And Lin Save The Day

    It all started with a loose horse running towards facility owner Amy’s beautiful hay field. He was not coming back from his run.

    Enter assistant trainer Lin who jumped onto Klem with a halter and a leadshank. She and a very confused Klem made their way to the hay field to lure the running horse back.

    It was at this moment that Klem decided that he could not canter, but could indeed trot really fast.

    The loose horse came to Klem, which is no surprise, as everyone is drawn to our sausage-shaped personality-plus Morgan.

    Of course, Klem spent the rest of the evening talking all about his grand adventure.

     

    Academy Was Huge

    We’re fortunate to be in an area with super strong academy programs, and most of them were at the show this weekend.

    Classes were split, competition was deep, and we had a blast.

    Many of our walk and trot riders were showing for only the second time, and they were wonderful.

    Trivia fact of the weekend?  Knollwood Kids won all five pattern class offerings.

    Jules won the first split of walk trot and canter pattern with Samara capturing the second.

    Sophia, Jilly, and Kali each won a section of the walk and trot pattern classes.

     

    The most satisfying part of the weekend was admiring the progress all our riders have made since the beginning of the season. They all rode beautifully.

     

     

    What’s Coming Up?

     

    Knockout Street Clean Up

    This Saturday at 1:00 PM

    The Knockouts will enjoy another beautiful Fall day, and clean up Oakwood and Nagawicka Roads for the winter. It’s a fun way to meet new friends, earn your Knockout service hours, and beautify the barn neighborhood.

    Stay for the club meeting immediately following!

     

     

     

    Knockout Bowling Party

    Sunday, November 6

    4-6 PM

    Sussex Bowl

    The Knockouts are having a bowling get-together, and all members are invited to join the fun. You can sign up and pay your $20 in the school barn by November 4 to join the fun.

     

     

     

    The UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show

    November 7-12

    Kansas City

    Team Knollwood will be competing at the National Championship show which features top teams from all over the country. Performance horses will be vying for national titles, and equitation riders will be competing in the last two finals of the competition season. The UPHA Challenge Cup Finals and the USEF Medal Final winners will be decided at the most important equitation show of the season.

    The show will be webcast for a fee, and we’ll provide that info.

     

     

    Turkey Trot Academy Show

    November 18-19

    Beyond Stable Farm

     

    Knollwood’s Academy Team will be heading out to their final show of the season.  Our team for this show features both seasoned academy stars, some riders competing for only the second time, as well as two riders competing for the very first time.

    It’s not a long drive to Woodstock, Illinois, so please come and cheer us on!

     

     

     

    The Holidays are Coming!

    If you'd like to purchase stirrups for your Knollwood Kid, please talk to Ann who will order our preferred irons and leathers in the correct size for each rider. You'll have the same equipment used by our champion show riders!

    Reminder, all academy show riders are required to have their own stirrups for the 2023 season.

     

     

     

     

     

    Knollwood Knockouts Holiday Party and 2023 Elections

    Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 PM

    All Knockout members are invited to their holiday party at the farm. (Parents are welcome, too, and can bring their favorite beverages...)

    We'll have a team scavenger hunt, pizza, campaign speeches, election of club officers for 2023, and an optional gift exchange.

    Be sure to save the date!

     

     

     

     Photo by Hanna Agathen

     

    See you soon at the barn, or at the in-gate!

     

     

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