Posted by Ann Wilt

Dear Knollwood Farm Families and Students,

Given the global coronavirus epidemic, we want to share with you the latest on how Knollwood Farm will be operating over the coming weeks and months.

Based on the guidelines provided from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Wisconsin Department of Health Service (WDHS), we will remain open, and continue to offer lessons.

 

In an effort to keep your children and families safe, Knollwood Farm staff will be adhering to the following regimen of precautions:

1. regular sanitization of all lounge surfaces and doorknobs in and out of our facility

2. sanitizing equipment between lessons (including brushes, reins, saddles and school owned helmets)

3. instructors will be limiting any unnecessary close proximity contact with students and will be sanitizing before and after each lesson.  

4. We will be providing readily available sanitization options in the lounges, tack rooms, and bathrooms, for customers to sanitize spaces as they see fit for their comfort level.

And we are asking that any of our clients who are feeling unwell remain home and avoid coming to lessons or the upcoming Knollwood show. Our 24 hour cancelation policy is flexible.

We are planning on proceeding with the upcoming Knollwood Show

Per state guidance on events and nonessential gatherings, the Knollwood Show will continue on as it will be well below the size of event that is being advised to cancel.  However, out of abundance of caution, we recommend that attendance be limited to just athletes and one or two supporters. We strongly recommend that at-risk family members, and anyone who has been traveling where there is a known outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, remain home. In lieu of attending, we will be providing a live stream of the horse show on our Facebook page. We will also be changing the format of the concessions stand to exclusively pre-packaged snacks and meals.

If any students do not feel comfortable attending the upcoming Knollwood Show or their lessons, please rest assured, your lessons do NOT expire and your Knollwood Show entry fees can be utilized for the June show, though you will still receive your spring t-shirt and will therefore be required to just pay for the summer shirt.

Knollwood Staff are keeping a close eye on the rapidly changing recommendations via the CDC and WDHS with daily checks ins for updates and intend to keep you all informed, safe, and maintain as much of a sense of normalcy as possible.

Stay well, and happy riding!