Posted by Ann Wilt

Knollwood is quiet today, with horses, dogs, and cats enjoying a day off along with the humans who take care of them.  Except, of course, for the fortunate souls who get to enjoy feeding on a silent day in the barn.

On this day of thanks, we'd like to express our gratitude to many.

We are thankful for our wonderful customers.

From our tiny tot riders to our world and national champions, we are grateful that you trust us with your riding education and so much more. 

 

 

We are grateful for the beautiful, talented horses we have the privilege of training for the show ring.  Thank you to our show barn customers for trusting us with these breathtaking animals.

We are thankful for our hard working staff who take such care of our horses and riders.  We are also fortunate to have a wonderful support staff of vets and farriers who keep our horses happy and healthy while they perform many different jobs at many different stages of their lives. 

 

We are grateful for the strong horse industry in our own backyard. 

Thanks to our local organizations, The American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin(ASAW), The Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association(IASPHA), and the Mid America Horse Show Association(MAHSA), we took our academy riders to 13 shows this season.  These groups share our vision that it you want to get better at something, you should do it as often as you can so you can learn, learn, learn.

They provide academy divisions in a number of different atmospheres to allow riders of all levels to participate in the show process. Because of their dedication to the division, two of our riders went directly from the academy world in 2016 to the top of 2017 National Championships in the show horse world.

We are grateful for their vision and investment in the industry's future.

We are grateful to our unbelievable lesson horses. 

They have taught countless riders not only how to ride, but how to respect and care for them as well.  They've started many world champions and life long riders and horse lovers, too.

We hope you all enjoy a day filled with gratitude with family and friends today.

See you soon at the barn!