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It’s Almost Show Time!


After an off season of honoring 2017's success, learning and preparation, we’re ready for the start of the 2018 show season with the Knollwood Spring Academy Show. Sure, all those rides without stirrups were great, but now we’re all ready to show off the progress we’ve made. Everyone from our show ring debutantes to our most experienced academy stars are ready to hit the ring.

Here are some of the stories that will unfold this weekend as we set out on the journey of show season 2018!


The Future is Now!

We’re happy to say that we have 11 new riders making their show ring debuts at this show. They’ve been working really hard all winter, and are ready to ride through the in-gate for the very first time.  These maiden riders are lucky to be riding some of the best lesson horses ever, who are professional academy mounts.  Their classes will be a joy to watch, so please watch and cheer them on if you can!


Important Parking Change!

Our friends at the Kettle Moraine Curling Club are having events all weekend, so we CANNOT PARK IN THEIR LOT. Instead, we will use the lower pasture for overflow parking. Please do not park between the No Parking signs on the Horseshoe Bend curve.  If you do, you’ll be visited by a Delafield police officer who will write a ticket. It’s a low visibility area on a quiet day, so it’s very important that we keep it clear for everyone's safety.




Rain or Shine, Snow or Clouds,

The Show Goes On!


After the success last November moving the concessions indoors, and the less than pleasant forecast this weekend, we’ve decided to once again move the concession stand indoors to the show barn. (Plus, we’ll enjoy the added benefit of additional parking spots by not setting up the tent!)  The stand will be right inside the barn, across from the World Championship pictures.



Here Comes da Judge!

We’re happy to welcome life long Saddlebred exhibitor Vicky Holston as our judge for the weekend. Vicky is president of the American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin as well as show manager extraordinaire for many shows in the area. We’re grateful for her time and expertise this weekend!




Thanks to Soul Fire

Great thanks to our friends at Soul Fire Art Studio in Delafield for its sponsorship of the concession stand for the show.  Soul Fire is a great place to get in touch with your artistic side. There are many opportunities to participate in various projects, parties, classes and events with a very friendly and creative staff whose goal is for adults and kids to have fun.



The Deep End of the Pool

Our Knollwood Challenge qualifiers are full this weekend.

 Modeled after the national championship equitation finals, the Knollwood version involves riders showing on the rail and then completing a required pattern. The top two finishers at each show are eliminated from further qualifying classes, and will advance to compete in the finals held at the November show.

We offer versions for both our walk, trot, and canter riders on Saturday, and the walk and trot version on Sunday. Winner of the finals in November receives a custom show shirt from deRegnaucourt and a beautiful bronze traveling trophy.


Just For Fun…


We are fortunate to have a number of mother/daughter combinations riding at Knollwood. We thought it would be fun for them to show together, so we are hosting our first ever Mother-Daughter class. Mothers will ride the first way of the ring, and daughters will show the same horse the second way.

We have eight teams competing in the inaugural class, and we expect plenty of laughs, particularly during the tack changes. You won’t want to miss this!


By The Kids, For The Kids

The show is a major fundraiser for our award winning youth group, the Knollwood Knockouts. Members and their families have created a number of fundraising activities for the weekend including gift baskets, silent auctions, and the concession stand. Please consider supporting this great group that works hard for Saddlebred Rescue, the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, and others. The Knockouts also enjoy plenty of fun, horse related activities including their annual holiday party and award banquet.



We hope you're as excited as we are for show season to start this weekend.


See you at the show!





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