Posted by Ann Wilt

We love the holidays. 

Knollwood Kids of all ages are looking forward to some time off, holiday gatherings, and of course, presents!

 

If you’re not sure what would make the rider in your house jump for joy, we have some ideas that are Knollwood tested and approved. Oh, and they’re guaranteed to make you Knollwood Kid happy.

 

Stirrups and Leathers

These beauties are a life saver for the accomplished academy rider who leases a saddle. No more stirrup adjusting, just pop them on before your lesson and you’re set to ride. You can keep your new purchase on our stirrup wall at the barn, and we’ll bring them to shows for you. There. We just eliminated some hassles in your rider's life!

Please talk to your instructor about appropriate sizes for your rider.  We can even order them for you to save you more holiday time.

 

Warm Riding Gloves

 

While the arena is heated throughout the season, hands can get chilly during lessons. Since cold hands make rein adjustments difficult to achieve, we recommend that all riders wear riding gloves. Here’s a kids model and one for adults. You won’t believe how much better your hands feel!

 

Your Own Helmet

 

Parents, you’ve probably figured out that horses aren’t just a phase.

Once you realize this, it’s time to buy your rider their own helmet.  You’ll be sure of a perfect fit, and you’ll always know where it is, as long as you have your rider’s name in it. Side note, address labels work really well for helmet identification.

 

Industry Publications

Does the Knollwood Kid in your house love to look at pictures of horses?

Both National Horseman and Saddle and Bridle magazines cover the Saddlebred world, providing show results, beautiful photos, and offering some great articles and interviews.

 

Limited Quantities of Wood Wear

We have a few Knockout hoodies and Knollwood long sleeved tees available for purchase. Please talk to your instructor to see if we might have the size you're looking for! 

 

Lessons at Knollwood

Of course, the best gift of all is lessons at Knollwood. Luckily, through December 31, all our lessons are available at 10% off using the promo code HOLIDAY2019 on the website. You can purchase group, private, or tiny tot lessons. You can even purchase summer camps and receive the discount. Academy show riders can even prepay for horse shows and receive 10% off!

Please contact Ann or Nancy at 262-367-2391 if you’d like some help tailoring a program to suit the rider in your household. We love helping our riders progress, and individualizing everyone’s path.

 

 

Want to celebrate the holiday season with us?  All Knockouts are invited to join the club’s Holiday Gala this Saturday, December 15.  Don't worry, if you're not currently a member, you can join at any time, even at the party. It's only $5 for kids or $10 for adults, and joining entitles you to vote for School Horse of the Year!

We’ll leave the barn at 5:45 with Dudley and Forest and carol to our neighbors on Horseshoe Bend. The carolers will return to Knollwood for the annual group scavenger hunt, pizza feast, and election of 2019 Knockout officers.

Following the election, we’re hosting an optional gift exchange. If you’d like to participate, please bring a wrapped gift with a value of $25.

Games will follow in the arena until parents tell us to turn the lights out.

Parents and grown ups are welcome to bring their own adult beverages.

 

 

And don’t forget that Saturday is the deadline to  donate new or gently used coats to One Warm Coat. The collection barrel is in the show barn lounge.  The Knockouts will deliver the warm coats to make sure our neighbors in need stay warm this winter.

If you haven’t paid your 2019 Knockout dues and voted for the School Horse of the Year, be sure to get your vote in by December 31 when the polls close.

 

See you at the party!!