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No deep thoughts this week, just a quick recap on all the goings on around here!




Equitation finals are underway, and we’re thrilled to report that Laney finished in the Top 10 of the Pleasure Olympic Senior Division last weekend at the All American Horse Classic.


The Saddle and Bridle Pleasure Equitation Medallion Finals and the ASHA National Championship of Pleasure Equitation are both coming up at the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show the week after Futurity. Best of luck to the Knollwood Kids making the trip!


Willow as a weanling


At this moment, show horses are all set up and showing at the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival. It’s a BIG show, with many quality entries in divisions ranging from weanlings to polished performance horses as well as equitation riders to academy stars.

The show is officially closed to those not involved in the show, but waivers to attend ARE available on the show website, http://wisconsinfuturity.com/horseshow.html.

Our schedule is posted on Facebook and Instagram, complete with all the academy listings for Saturday afternoon.


We’ll try to keep everyone up to date with social media posts as best we can throughout the show!



It looks like Richmond the cat might just make it to his first birthday next Tuesday, September 22.  He’s hosting an ALL DAY party, so please feel free to stop by for a visit. He’s a pretty busy fellow, so he may or may not be in the barn. He IS providing cupcakes for his friends, provided by our favorite, Twisted Lemon Bakery.


Emma Utoft Photography will be at Knollwood on Saturday, September 26 for photo shoots. She has a few spots left for sessions, so contact her at 815.742.0838 to snag a spot.

Academy show riders, our ad shoot is at 6:00 PM that day. Please arrive by 5:45 PM dressed in your show clothes with hair done.  We can hardly wait to celebrate our crazy 2020 season with a pic.



Our October In-Barn show is coming up fast!  Here are a few reminders to keep everyone up to speed:


Be sure to get your bids in soon for the Knollwood Suite! Available on both Saturday and Sunday, the suite will offer shade, seating for four, a cooler of beverages, and raffle tickets! You can sign up in the school barn lounge, but better be snappy! Bidding ends October 2.


Shirt packets are ready for pick up by riders who have entered by completing their form and paying their class fees.  You’ll also receive a lunch pre-order form and info from our photographer, Hanna Agathen.



Our pre-order touchless pickup meals were a hit at the August show, and we have a new fall menu for October. You’ll receive a pre-order form in your shirt packet, and extra copies are available in the school barn lounge.  Remember, orders are due September 28.

Gift baskets are still looking for some donations.  Please consider donating an item or two after you check out the sign up sheets in the school barn.


It takes a village!

We’re looking for parent volunteers to help set up, man the lunch pick up area, and to assist with the gift baskets. We have a Sign Up Genius that you can access here to join the best parents in the world at the show.

We only have two academy shows left this season! We’ll be traveling to Beyond Stable Farm in Woodstock, Illinois on October 23-24 for the IASPHA Fall Show, and on December 5-6 for the UPHA Chapter 10 Holly Jolly Show.  We expect both shows to be quite popular, so please get your entries in soon so we can start preparing for some great shows.



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



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