Team Knollwood is looking forward to 2021, and we're thrilled to announce our Summer Riding School and Academy show schedules.
You just can't beat summertime spent with horses, or weekends spent at horse shows. There's nothing better.
Summer Riding Schools
Summer Riding School dates are out, and weeks of our popular summer program can now be purchased on our website.
For riders aged 7-17, session dates are:
June 28 – July 2
July 26 – 30
August 16 – 20
Summer riding school is perfect for new riders, or those who have ridden a little bit. It’s a real ‘hands-on’ week with most of the time spent in the barn or in the arena. Riders learn to behave safely around horses, learn to groom and prep them to ride, and will ride twice a day every day except Wednesday when we’re joined by our friends from Soul Fire Art Studio for horse crafting afternoon.
We’ll finish the week with a demo for parents and friends on Friday and some refreshment time to learn more about our extensive lesson program.
These action-packed sessions are only $650, and sell out every summer.
Tiny Tot Camp
For ages 4-6, session dates are:
June 14 – 16
July 5 – 7
July 12 – 14
August 2 – 4
Our mini summer riding school is the perfect introduction for the smallest of Knollwood Kids. Our 4 to 6 year-olds will spend three hours a day at the farm for three days. Each camper will enjoy their horse introduction with their very own personal assistant. They’ll learn horse safety, grooming, and riding all under the watchful eyes of experienced riders as personal assistant and their instructor.
These sessions are $350 and fill up fast. We only take six riders per session, so be sure to purchase your session soon!
Knollwood Prep Camp
We’re offering a special week July 12 - 16 for our riders gearing up to participate in our summer show on July 17 and 18. Our advanced beginner and intermediate riders will spend their week learning more about horse showing and horse prep while spending time with their barn friends.
This camp is also $650, and is open to any rider showing at the July show. Not available on the website, please talk to your instructor to sign up for this special week.
Showcase Prep Camp
Our second special week of camp will prepare riders to compete at their first show, the ASAW Summer Showcase at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds on August 15.
Riders will attend camp at Knollwood on August 2-5 where they’ll learn all about academy showing while learning more about their horse for the show. They’ll practice the pattern they’ll perform at the show, and spend just about every second with their horses.
On Friday, August 13, the campers will travel to the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds where they’ll enjoy a day on the show grounds. Knollwood Kids will ride in their show arena and give their horses a final prep for the show.
Please talk to your instructor if you might be interested in this opportunity.
Academy Show Schedule
Our 2021 academy show schedule is out, including our three in-barn shows, and is available here on our website.
We’re hosting Knollwood shows outside on May 22-23, July 17-18, and October 9-10. These shows are relaxed ways to enjoy entry-level showing with other Knollwood Kids on the best lesson horses in the world.
We offer classes for all levels of riders, from our new riders in the ‘green’ division to our most experienced riders competing in pattern classes and the Knollwood Challenge classes. There’s plenty of fun for everyone.
A major fundraiser for the Knollwood Knockouts, the shows also feature a pre-order concession stand, gift baskets, and silent auctions.
Our out of barn schedule remains fairly similar to previous years with a few date and venue changes.
We can hardly wait to begin a full season of showing with friends both human and equine.
Think you might be interested in academy showing, or are you an experienced show star? Please join us for an evening of demos and information on Saturday, March 6. We’ll gather in the arena where we can distance and enjoy demos from some academy riders. In addition to instructors, experienced show riders and their parents will be available to answer questions.
Please sign up in the school barn. We hope to see you there!
We won’t let the pandemic stop the celebration of Team Knollwood’s 2020 accomplishments. The Knockouts will be broadcasting on Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 27.
Please tune in as we present high point awards, announce the lesson horse of the year, watch a slide show, and, of course, listen to Scott’s ‘state of the farm’ address.
We have plenty of fun banquet ideas, and we’d love to hear yours as well. Please talk to a Knockout officer or board member with your brilliant ideas!
A reminder that saddle rentals are due for 2021. If you rent an 'upgrade' saddle, please talk to your instructor about your $250 payment to the saddle owner.