Get Out Your Calendar. You Won't Want to Miss A Thing!
by Ann Wilt
The days are getting longer, the horses are shedding, (a lot) show season is coming, and there’s a ton of fun to be had to Knollwood.
Here’s the latest:
Spring Clean Up
February 28 and 29 from 4-6 PM
Spring is in the air, and we’re getting together to give the lesson tack and school barn ready. You can sign up in the school barn or here to join us for some fun with warm water and soap. Parents are welcome, too!
Patchwork Pony Road Show
February 29 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Comfort Suites and Conference Center in Johnson Creek
All the way from West Virginia, the Patchwork Pony is bringing their deep selection of consignment show clothes to our neighborhood. Whether you need academy attire or suits, they have great customer service to help you look your best.
Wednesday, March 4 from 5-8 PM
Get your friends and family together to enjoy some deliciousness at the Hartland Culver's, and support the Knockouts at the same time. A percentage of ALL sales during these three hours are donated to our youth group, and the program has been wonderful for the Knockouts. Plus, what in the world is better than frozen custard or a butter burger??
Mother Daughter Ride
Friday, March 6 at 6:30 PM
Friday Passport classes are in full swing, and it’s time for our horse girls to show their moms why they love riding so much. Moms will enjoy a group lesson with their daughters acting as their personal assistants. For only $45, or a passport purchase of $160 which entitles you any ANY 4 passport classes, you can join the experience of having your daughter know more about something than you do.
Saturday, March 7 at 6:00 PM
Parents, have you wondered how you can become more involved with a great group of kids? Some of our supportive parents would love to meet you for a get together in the show barn lounge. There are many, many ways to help this group, and no horse knowledge is required. Of course, snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, March 14 at 2:30
Join the Knockouts for a meeting and learn all about what’s in the perfect show kaboodle. We’ll also get geared up for the food drive starting April 15 and Knollwood Olympics on May 16.
Friday, March 20 at 5:30 and 6:30
Whether you’re a first time show rider, or an experienced star looking for a tune up, these practice rides are perfect for you. We’ll learn ALL about the Knollwood spring show, and get to practice all aspects of the show experience.
You can sign up with your instructor in the show barn lounge, and the class is only $40.
Knollwood Spring Show
March 21 at 1:00 PM and March 22 at noon
Show season starts at home with our Spring in-barn show. Walk trot and canter riders will compete on Saturday afternoon, while our walk trot and leadline stars will show on Sunday.
Entries are in, and horses will be assigned soon. Watch the wall in the school barn for your horse and for opportunities to contribute to this important Knockout fundraiser!
Orders taken through March 22
The Knockouts have designed their own shirts for the summer. They’re only $20, and size samples are available in the school barn lounge.
Light blue tees are available for youth sizes as well as unisex adult sizing. In misses sizes, we're offering a black tee in athletic fabric. (Our 'grown ups' have requested black so no one will see them sweat ...)
All proceeds go to the Knockouts, so shirts can be paid for with cash or a check made out to the Knollwood Knockouts. They’re perfect for summer days at the barn!
April 15 through May 16
Team Knollwood’s annual food drive for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County kicks off on April 15. We’re collecting food kits at a time of the year when the pantry runs low, and demand increases.
If you collect a minimum of 5 food kits or the cash equivalent, ($60) you can join a team to compete in the Knollwood Olympics on May 16 at 6:00 PM. Teams will be based on the day of the week you ride, and the day of the week that collects the most food kits over their goal of 5 kits per team member will get a special prize.
We’ll provide more details soon on this popular event, so be sure to save the date for lots of fun as we help our neighbors in need.
IASPHA Spring Show
Fields and Fences, Gurnee, IL
The first show of 2020!! Both show and academy horses will be traveling to one of our favorite show series, and it’s close to home! Show horses will compete Friday to Sunday while our academy riders will show on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
With fabulous hospitality, deep competition, and a weather proof facility, it’s always a popular show. Academy riders, please get your entries in soon so we can start preparing for show season 2020.
We hope you can join us for all the events we have planned.