So we're heading out to our first 2 shows this month, and things are staring to get busy. Let's take a few minutes to make sure you have all the great upcoming Knollwood events on your calendar.
May is going to be a good one!
Saturday, May 5
Shirt Orders Due!
At the banquet, we celebrated the start of Knollwood's 40th year with a tribute to Scott, the founder of the farm. It's quite an accomplishment to keep a business going for 40 years, and to be as successful as Knollwood has been is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved. We're continuing the celebration with shirts and baseball hats commemorating the big anniversary. Orders are due May 5, and you won't want to miss out on these collector items.
The Knockouts Street Clean Up
Join our award winning youth group at 1:00 for our spring neighborhood clean up. Teams of adults and kids will tidy up Oakwood and Nagawicka Roads for spring. It's a great way to earn your service hours and to meet new friends at the same time.
After the clean up, kick back with the Knockouts and enjoy the club meeting at 2:30. Our officers always have fun things planned, and this will be no exception!
The Big 30!
We'll be celebrating Willy's 30th birthday all day.
Officially known as Dakota's Diamond Sam, the one and only Willy will enjoy a day all about him. Please be sure to stop by and thank him for all his work, and to bring him a carrot for the day. We'll get more details out soon!
And he's already told us he's not ready to retire. He still enjoys his walk and trot classes with the occasional few cantering strides thrown in to see if we're paying attention.
Saturday, May 12
Moms Take Over!
Moms will take over the arena as we host the always popular Mother's Day ride at 5:30. For only $45, the rider in your family can be their Mom's helper for a fun introductory group lesson. There's nothing better than knowing more than your mom about something, so this entertaining event is always a sell out. Get your reservation and payment in soon to avoid missing the fun!
Saturday, May 19
It's a big, big day!
We'll start with our Spring Open house running from 11 AM until 3 PM. Please tell your friends all about the free mini lessons, Forest painting, tours, and discounts to new riders signing up at the event.
If you're interested in being a tour guide or a pony painting helper, please let Nancy or Ann know!
We kick off our biggest charitable event of the year at 6:00 with the opening ceremonies of the Knollwood Olympics. By popular demand, we've expanded the Helper Olympics to include any members of Team Knollwood who would like to collect food for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. Olympians will collect a minimum of 5 food kits to participate in 'olympic' events while competing on teams based on the day of the week they ride.
Following the events, and while we tally the final donation count by team, all participants will enjoy a cookout. Prizes will be awarded to the teams who collects the most food for the pantry!
A food kit consists of:
can of soup
box of jello
box of cereal
For backers who don't have time to shop, Olympians can also accept donations in the form of checks made out to 'The Food Pantry of Waukesha County.' Donations are tax deductible.
Saturday, May 26
Madison Classic Academy Classes
The Madison Classic Horse Show has been growing in numbers and stature the last few years. It attracts some of the best barns in the country, and many travel a great distance to participate in this exhibitor friendly show.
The show was named the national show of the year for 2017, and this year will be even bigger and better.
Academy classes will be held Saturday morning May 26, and we expect them to be some of the best competition of the season. Plan on joining us for a great morning of showing!