Thanks to the help of our friends, Team Knollwood just finished a very successful food drive for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, and hosted a popular open house to welcome new visitors to the farm. We're happy to say that each of our helper teams beat their goals, and that first place Team Robert finished with 59 food kits against a goal of 25. The Monday Muffins were reserve champs, coming in 14 kits over their goal. Thank you to everyone who helped the helpers serve their neighbors in need.
As we move on into summer, we have several thing's we're finishing up, and some more that we're starting. Here's all the news (in no particular order) so you can keep up with the goings on!
Knollwood Summer Show 2017
We are now taking entries for the Knollwood summer in barn show to be held July 22 and 23. The show offers classes for all levels of our students, and it's a wonderful way to start your show experiences. We offer lead line as well as a maiden division for first time show riders, and offer plenty for our experienced riders, too. With pattern classes, a special advanced division, and qualifiers for the Knollwood Challenge final, there's something for everyone.
You can fill out your entry form and pay your class fees in the school barn lounge. Need more information? Your instructor will be happy to chat about your plans, and can offer horse selection help as well.
We're also taking entries for ALL of our academy shows for the rest of the 2017 season. There's a broad assortment of shows left on our schedule, including the ASAW Summer Showcase in Cedarburg that offers a full maiden division. It's close to home, co-sponsored (and run) by the Knockouts, and we even offer a special camp the week before the show. Please talk to Ann or Nancy if you might be interested in the camp, as it's filling up fast.
The IASPHA show in October also offers maiden classes if you can't make the August show in Cedarburg. The balance of the shows we're attending are great venues for our academy riders who have a show or 2 under their belts.
If you haven't already, please talk to your instructor about the academy adventures that are waiting for you!
We offer a broad selection of camps for riders ages 7 and up. We have 4 weeks of classic Knollwood camp listed on the website for new riders and riders just starting out in our program.
We're offering a special Knollwood show prep camp July 17-21 for riders participating in our July in barn show. Our advanced beginner riders will get extra saddle time on their show horse, and learn all about horse shows in a fun week with our summer camp instructors. This camp is not listed on the website, as it's only for current riders showing in July. You can sign up with your instructor at any time. It fills up every year, so be sure to get your entry in to join the fun.
We're ordering Knollwood racer back tanks in misses sizes through Friday. We couldn't find any willing adult models, so Mia and Maiya volunteered.
They're perfect for summer camp helpers, riders, and horse show moms. For those of you traveling to Madison for the show Memorial Day weekend, we'll have the size samples and orders at the show on Saturday for last minute orders!
Memorial Day Schedule
We're offering a revised schedule this upcoming holiday weekend. We're holding privates Saturday from 9:30 until 2, and then our Sunday riders and Saturday riders are riding in groups at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30. We will not be holding lessons on Sunday or Monday of the holiday weekend. Happy Memorial Day to everyone!
The fun continues this weekend at the Madison Classic. Starting Thursday afternoon, you'll see some of the best show horses and equitation riders in the midwest. 11 Knollwood academy riders will show Saturday morning at the academy performance, too!
The following week, our academy and 'B' horses are off to Roscoe, Illinois for the Prairie State Classic. Primarily a Morgan show, the event features a good assortment of Saddlebred classes and a full academy schedule. New this year, our walk trot and canter academy riders will show Saturday evening, and our walk and trotters will show Sunday afternoon. The academy classes will be inside while the show classes will be held in the big outdoor ring, weather permitting.
While the academy team is in Roscoe, Scott, Carol, Lin, and Carlos will be putting the finishing touches on the show horses and riders before they head out to the first BIG show of 2017. Midwest Charity runs June 13-17 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Great horses, ponies, and equitation riders will all get together for a show frequently called an 'early Louisville.'
Team Knollwood will be there with numbers to compete against the best from around the country. The event will be webcast, and we'll post the info and schedule as soon as we have it.
We're looking forward to a summer of adventures, and we hope you'll join us along the way!