Posted by Ann Wilt

The Knockouts gathered last Saturday to ring in the holiday season, Knollwood style.

 

We changed things up a little bit, and left Dudley at home during caroling. Klem had expressed interest in joining the party, and those of you who know the talkative Morgan know exactly how he does that.

So, Forest and Klem donned their bells and lights and headed out with about 40 Knockouts to serenade our neighbors on Horseshoe Bend.  Several of the stops included treats for the carolers, and as expected, Klem made his presence known. After nickering at the neighbors, he made many new friends and gained a few pounds along the way.

 

The traditional scavenger hunt back at the barn was fabulous as usual. How Jeni keeps coming up with clues written in Dr Seuss rhymes is beyond us, but it’s greatly appreciated. Four very enthusiastic teams traveled the entire farm, before Korinne’s team won the battle. (The answer to the often asked question of ‘How did all the boys end up on the same team?’ is randomness. Yes, it was totally random …)

After pizza and treats, the real work began. 2018 president Jordan introduced the 2019 co-presidents Erika and Korinne. These three presided over the election of officers and board members for next year. After rousing campaign speeches, we had an incredibly close election with Emma winning the race for club secretary. Board members for 2019 are Richie, Heather, Maya E, and McKenna. They already have some brilliant ideas for the upcoming year, and can hardly wait to get started.

After the gift exchange, the party finished up as usual, with endless games of ‘horse show’ in the arena.

 

 

Most members have already renewed their memberships for 2019 and have cast their votes for our first ever ‘School Horse of the Year’ contest. If you’re not yet a member, it’s easy to join. Just talk to your instructor at your next lesson, and you can sign up and vote.

The winner will be announced at the Knockout banquet on Saturday, February 9 at the Legends at Bristlecone.

 

Last chance to save on the best gift of all, lessons at Knollwood!  Through December 31, you can receive 10% off lesson purchases in person or on our website. If you’re shopping online, use  promo code HOLIDAY2019 to receive your discount.

Feel free to call us at 262-367-2391 where Ann or Nancy would be happy to discuss lesson ideas. We can even have certificates ready for pick up.

 We will be taking a break from lessons on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Eve and Day. 

See you at the barn!