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It’s Officially Spring!

How can you tell?

 The doors are open.

 It's the season of mud in the pastures.

Horses are shedding, showing us their shiny coats underneath. Be sure to leave your chapstick at home for grooming!

The pastures are greening up.

Many Knollwood families are on spring break, soaking up sun in exotic places.



Spring means we’re getting ready for Knollwood Summer 2024!


 Drizzly spring days are the perfect time to:

 Make sure your show association memberships are current. If you’re not sure which organizations to join, please speak to your instructor, or Lisa.

If you’re showing at Showcase or Summerfun, please be sure to join the American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin, called ASAW.

If you’re showing at any of the IASPHA shows, you’ll need to join that organization.

If you’re showing at a minimum of two academy shows before September 1 of 2024, please join the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association, to be eligible for academy awards. This group is frequently referred to as ASHBA. This national organization will give you a membership number which you can pass on to Lisa.


Check your show clothes for fit and condition.

Your instructor can get you in touch with our fantastic tailor to make sure you’re looking perfect in the show ring.



We can hardly wait for Knollwood Summer 2024 to start.

We’re looking forward to welcoming Knollwood Kids for full days of camp, helping, and unlimited fun!



What’s coming up?


Knollwood Entries

Great thanks to all the Knollwood Kids who have signed up for our Spring show May 10-12. The last chance to enter is coming up this Friday, March 29. You really don’t want to miss the fun of this weekend!


Knollwood ‘Classic’ Jackets

Friday is also the last chance to order your navy Knollwood jacket this spring. This jacket is perfect for nights at horse shows and at the barn. Available in misses sizes XS-XL, the jacket is $125 and comes with your name embroidered, so we can keep track of everyone’s coat!



Happy Easter!

We’re closed on Sunday, March 31. Your instructor will be in touch to arrange a makeup lesson.



Parents’ Night Out

Saturday, April 6

Knollwood Kids, enjoy a few hours of barn fun with the Knockout officers and board members. The event features dinner, crafts, and fun for only $25. Please sign up and pay for the event in the school barn lounge.



Bridlespur Society Horse Show

April 11-13

The show horses are off to St Louis for their first show of the 2024 season.



IASPHA Spring Show

April 13-14

Our academy team is headed to Beyond Stable Farm  for the first show of the year.  Please join us, and cheer on our academy team.



Street Clean Up

April 27

All Knockout members are invited to clean up Oakwood and Nagawicka Road at 1:00 PM. Catch up with your barn friends, earn service hours, and beautify the neighborhood.

Stay for the Knockout meeting immediately following the clean up.



Academy Palooza

May 3-4

Our academy team will be heading back to Beyond Stable farm for a Friday/Saturday show.



Photo by Hanna Agathen Photography


Knollwood Spring Show

May 10-12

Our three day celebration is almost here.

Pattern classes will be inside on Friday night at 6:00 PM.

Walk Trot Canter classes will start at 10:00 AM on Saturday in the big outdoor ring.

Walk Trot Sunday kicks off with leadline at 9:00 AM in the little outdoor ring.

We’ll post a schedule with time estimates when entries are complete.


An event of this size requires an army of supporters to pull off. We’re asking Knollwood families to consider volunteering their time at the concession stand, donating to gift baskets, or the many other ways you can help make this a memorable weekend for all the Knollwood Kids.



Food Drive Starts

May 10

Our biggest charitable event of the year begins on May 10 with the start of our food drive. The Knockouts support the Food Pantry of Waukesha County at a time of year when pantry inventory runs low, and kids are no longer getting school lunch during summer break.

Every Knollwood Kid who gathers a minimum of five food kits from family or friends will be eligible to join a Knollwood Olympic team and compete in ‘games of skill’ with their teammates on Saturday, June 8.



Camp will start the following week, and Knollwood Summer 2024 will be in full swing!

We can hardly wait.




See you soon at the barn.



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