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Woo Hoo!

It’s almost time for the Knollwood show, and for the World’s Championship Horse Show which starts on Saturday. Before we get into upcoming events, let’s review a little…

Last weekend, our academy team participated in the ASAW Summer Showcase at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds. Our three adult riders showed on Saturday, while Sunday was the day for our newest stars.

Ten of our riders had participated in a prep camp where they learned what to expect at their first show. They even had camp on the show grounds on Friday where they had the chance to ride in the show arena, practice their patterns, and learn a little about the hard work that goes into prepping horses to show.

They all rode like stars on Sunday, and we’re so proud of these riders as they start their horse show adventures.

And, we're most grateful to these 6 fabulous personal assistants who took such great care of our new riders, and of our horses. Klem was beyond thrilled with the care and appreciation he received.



Did someone say Louisville? Eleven horses will be heading out later tonight for their trip to Kentucky.

Knollwood will be well represented in the equitation divisions with Richie and Leila in 14 year olds,


Payton and Gigi in 15 year olds,


Heather in 17 year olds,

And Louisville first timer Brooklyn with Gamora in the 11 and Under division.


We’ll be in the 5 gaited divisions with

Finn and Jade,



and Bella and Tyler.


Bella has even offered the charismatic Tyler to Scott who will be showing him in the grand finale Saturday night, the World’s Grand Championship of 5 Gaited Horses.


In the Park Division,

Lin will be showing Scott and Carol’s youngster Tate in the Open Class.


In the pleasure divisions,

Margit will be showing Charlie in the 5 gaited Junior Exhibitor classes,


And will be showing Robert in the 3 gaited Show Pleasure divisions.


Tori will be showing her beautiful Stella in the Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure classes.


Bella will also be showing Garfield in the Country Pleasure division for Adults!


If you can’t make it to Louisville, you can purchase the webcast either for certain days, or for the entire week here.


Updates to our Summer Academy Extravaganza:

The weather is not looking cooperative for this weekend, so we’ve decided to move the festivities inside for the first time in many, many years.

That means that start times will change, as there are still show horses at home that need to be worked while the others are in Louisville.


Our Friday evening pattern performance remains unchanged, and will begin at 6:00 PM.

Saturday’s show will begin inside at 12:30.

Sunday’s show will start at 11:00 AM with our leadline stars.

Please bring your own chairs, as this all happened so quickly we weren’t able to rent any.

Overflow parking will be available in the Kettle Moraine Curling Club lot.

Our fabulous volunteers who manage the concession stand and the gift baskets have a bad weather plan, and they’d appreciate more help. If you’re able to donate a few hours, we guarantee you’ll meet fun people, AND you’ll fulfill your Knockout service hour requirements. 

You can sign up here!




We’re looking forward to a great weekend of horse showing both in Louisville and in Hartland.


See you at an in-gate!


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