Are you having trouble thinking of the perfect gift idea for the Knollwood Kid on your list? (And trust us when we say that Knollwood Kids come in all ages from 3 up to some very experienced ages!)
We have some great gift ideas that are sure to please!
Your Own Helmet
We recommend that a helmet be the first purchase each rider makes when they realize that horses are not 'just a phase.' This will make sure that the helmet is fitted for you, and it's comfortable for you.
We love the helmets with the dial in the back so you can get an exact comfortable fit, and we like the cut of this Ovation helmet which has clean lines that will take a rider from lessons at home to the academy show ring.
You can purchase this one at Dover Saddlery.
Your Knollwood Kid will look forward to writing Thank You notes with these cool portraits of famous Saddlebreds of the past. Plus, your purchase will help support the American Saddlebred Museum! You can purchase them here.
Think your Knollwood Kid is pretty serious about this horse thing, but they're still growing?
We offer saddle rental for our academy riders who want to ride in a saddle that's nicer than our daily use saddles. We have a nice selection of 20, 21', and 22' saddles available for only $250 a year. It means that your rider gets to take all their lessons and ride their show classes in a premium saddle. Please contact either Nancy or Ann if you're interested!
If you've taken the plunge and purchased your own saddle, Hanna's saddle cleaning service is offering special prices on gift certificates for the holiday season. (We wonder where she got that idea?)
Your purchase of saddle cleaning and conditioning will help support Hanna's horse show adventures. This year, she was reserve national champion in the Saddle and Bridle Pleasure Equitation Junior Medallion and in the UPHA Junior Pleasure Challenge Cup and was the Silver medalist in the Junior division of the Pleasure Olympics.
She does a mean clean and condition on saddles as well! You can talk to Hanna or her mom Abbie at the barn to get your certificate.
Stirrups and Leathers
Wouldn't it great to get on your horse and not adjust stirrups? We recommend that our academy riders who rent saddles purchase their own stirrups and leathers to save time, and make sure they have the right size.
We use these great stirrups from Winner's Circle. The leathers never stretch, and will last forever. Please talk to your instructor before you purchase so they can help you with the correct sizes.
Some great jods!
Let's face it, good jods are hard to find. Here are some great suggestions on jods that can go from the barn to the academy show ring.
The TJC Elite Show Jods are stretchy, and have some terrific features like snaps to cuff up the bottom of your jods while you're not riding.
They also come in kids sizes, and the models are pretty great, too!
If you're looking for some super long academy show jods, we stand behind Lucky brand jods available from Hartmeyers. They're great for our long legged riders, with a three inch hem for future lengthening, and the fabric makes for a nice appearance for academy showing. Kids sizes are also available!
Knollwood Gift Certificates are on Sale!
Of course, the best gift of all is a Knollwood gift certificate, and they're 10% off through December 31.
New customers can try riding with group lessons, private lessons, or even summer riding school.
Our established Knollwood Kids can use gift certificates for all those lessons plus they can purchase in-barn show entry fees, camps, or even apply gift certificates to academy shows away from home. (You'll still have to pay full price for show fees such as class entries and office fees.)
You can use discount code HOLIDAY2017FB to purchase on our website, www.knollwoodfarmLTD.com. Of course, we'd be happy to help customers design a certificate for whatever they'd like, too!
Please contact either Ann or Nancy at 262-367-2391 to create a gift certificate tailored for the rider in your house.
See you at the barn!