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Sure, more than 150 of us are heading to the banquet at the Legend at Merrill Hills on Saturday, but did you ever wonder what goes on at Knollwood when all the people are away for a bit?


The indoor school horses are betting on who will win the horse of the year election. The pool is, of course, being run by Klem, and the currency is flakes of hay. We expect to find a mess in the aisle on Sunday morning.

The outdoor lesson horses will be enjoying limitless hay and warm water in their pastures. Every night is a party for them!

Dogs and cats are holding their own party in Carol’s office where we think the copy machine will be the center of the festivities. (Don’t worry, all the computer passwords have been safely secured. This isn’t Lin’s first rodeo …)

The kittens seem to be obsessed with making copies of themselves, and Hazel in particular is happy to help.

Richmond is pretty much terrified of the copier, so he’s choosing to enjoy the evening in the cooler cubbie.


For the humans joining us for the 25th annual Knockout banquet, we have a few helpful reminders:

Social time starts at 6:30 PM, with dinner at 7:15 PM.

Most riders dress up while parents are a little more reserved in their attire.

If you haven’t already paid your 2023 Knockout dues, please fill out a membership envelope with your cash and drop it in the payment box in the school barn lounge. We will not be taking money at the banquet.



What’s Coming Up?

Current Student Camp Sign Up

Through February 28

That's right, through February 28, surrently enrolled students can sign up for the summer riding school session of their choice.  We'll offer the remaining spots to the public starting on March 1.

Please talk to your instructor or office admin before the end of February.

Spots are going fast, with the second week of Knollwood Show Prep camp already sold out.  You don't want to miss out on the summer tradition!


February 25

Academy Measuring

 Trish is coming for academy measurements. The schedule day is full, but if you’d like to meet with her at another time, please talk to Ann. Trish works out of her home and is happy to meet you there.



March 5

Baxter’s Birthday


March 13

Thomas’ Birthday


March 24

 Sport’s Birthday


March 26

Knockout Curling Outing

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join them at the Kettle Moraine Curling Club for a curling lesson and lots of fun.


March 29

Alex’ Birthday




March 30

Leon’s Birthday


April 9

Easter, No Lessons.

Your instructor will contact you to schedule a make-up.



April 15-16

IASPHA Spring Show

Our first show of the season!




See you at the barn!




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