Posted by Ann Wilt

It may be snowy outside, but  Knollwood Summer, 2021 is coming! 

Since announcing camp dates a couple weeks ago, spots have been filling quickly.

Here’s a brief explainer about Knollwood's different camp offerings.  Read on to find the best fit for the rider in your house.

 

Classic Camp

Session dates

June 21 – 25

June 28 – July 2

July 19 – 23

July 26 – 30

 

Classic camp is the perfect introduction to Knollwood. Designed for new horse kids, or for new-ish riders, this camp offers hours of hands-on learning. Safety is our number one priority, and new Knollwood Kids learn how to behave safely around horses from the moment they arrive. Campers spend most of each day with the best lesson horses in the world, learning to groom them, prepare them for lessons, riding each day, and caring for their horses before and after each ride.

Learning takes place both on and off the horses. When not riding, campers will enjoy hands-on learning with our counselors, and through games as well.

 

Our friends from Soul Fire Art Studio join us on Wednesday afternoon to help the riders create horsey crafts to keep for memories of camp.

Each weeklong session finishes with a riding demonstration for parents and friends, followed by a reception where new riders will learn about all the other Knollwood lesson offerings.

Classic camp is $650, and sessions are selling quickly.

 

 

Knollwood Prep Camp

July 12-16

This special week of summer riding school is designed for our current riders preparing for the Knollwood Summer Show on July 17-18.  Riders will learn skills to advance their competitive tools. They’ll learn strategies to use in the ring, to present themselves and their horse at their best and to show how their horse sees the world, all while making new friends and enjoying the company of their horses.

Cost is $650, and is open only to current Knollwood riders. This camp is not available on the website, and your instructor would be happy to enroll your rider.

 

Summer Showcase Camp

August 2-5 and August 13

For our riders who have shown at home and are looking forward to showing in the academy division, we offer a special camp and horse show combination.

Riders will attend camp with Ann at Knollwood August 2-5. On August 13, campers will spend the day at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds for final preparation for first show. Campers will meet the show horses they are to ride in the arena and prep their horses and tack for the big weekend. Campers will learn all about horse shows as they practice on the horse they’ll show at the ASAW Summer Showcase Horse Show on August 15.

They’ll learn all about patterns, showmanship, and sportsmanship as well as horse and equipment prep for their show ring debut.

This special camp is $750, and entitles riders to a show discount for attending both camp and the show.

 

Advanced Academy Camps

For our riders showing in the academy division, we offer special week long immersions into the horse world. While the emphasis is on patterns, riders also learn all about strategy in the ring, horse psychology, sportsmanship, and FUN.

Invitations will be going out in the next few weeks for our current academy stars.

 

Tiny Tot Camps

 

June 14-16

July 5-7

July 12-14

August 2-4

Always a sell-out, our Tiny Tot camps are designed for riders ages 4-6.  Each three day, three hour session running from 9 AM – noon includes daily rides and horse care time under the watchful eyes of an instructor and individual ‘personal assistants.’

Campers play many games, brush horses a lot, and ride the horse they take care of each day.

Each weeklong session will finish with a demonstration for parents and friends.

These sessions are $350 each, are available on our website, and are selling really fast.

 

Summer riding schools create memories for a lifetime.

Be sure to get your Knollwood Kid enrolled before they’re sold out!

 

 

Coming Up Fast!

In-House Consignment Sale

February 13

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Show Barn Lounge

Academy parents, here’s your chance to sell the show clothes your rider has outgrown, and to purchase new outfits from fellow Knollwood academy stars.

If you have items to sell, please bring them to the barn with contact info, pricing, and payment options (cash, PayPal, Venmo) attached. We’ll need the items in hand by Saturday, February 6.

We’re also looking for parents to help with set up and to act as fashion consultants for our newest show riders. Please talk to Ann if you’d like to help.

 

Patchwork Pony Road Show

February 20

 

8:30 AM  - 4:30 PM

Comfort Suites Conference Center

Johnson Creek

Shop a huge  assortment of academy attire, and enjoy great customer service as well!

Our instructors will at at home teaching, but Sue Berget will be at the event to help Knollwood Kids with their shopping. We'll update soon with the hours Sue will be there acting as the Knollwood stylist!

 

 

Knollwood Knockout Virtual Banquet

February 27

7:00 PM

Join us on Facebook Live!

We may not be together at Bristlecone Pines as in past years, but the annual celebration of all things Knollwood is still ON!  We'll celebrate virtually into your computers live from the arena via Facebook Live instead.

We’ll present high point awards, announce the school horse of the year, hear Scott’s annual ‘State of the Farm ‘ address, and premiere the annual slide show. You won’t want to miss it!

 

 

Academy Kick Off Meeting

March 6

 

7:00 PM

Join us in the arena for a socially distanced kick off to the 2021 academy show season.  Perfect for riders and their parents, we’ll feature demos and schedule info for our upcoming  adventures. Please sign up in the school barn if you’d like to join us!

 

 

 

Spring IASPHA Show

April 17-18

 

Beyond Stable Farm, Woodstock, IL

Join us for the first academy show of 2021!

 

 

Knollwood Spring Show

May 22-23

 

Join us in the great outdoors!

Our walk, trot, canter riders will show with the 11 and over walk trot stars on Saturday, while the 10 and under, ‘Green’ riders, and our lead liners will show in the little outdoor ring on Sunday.

 

 

See you at the barn!