It's September! Equitation Finals are Here!
First of all, we’d like to thank everyone for their quick turnaround in getting our Fall academy show organized. With the Summer show being so late, everyone really had to spin to get the October shirt order in, so thank you. It looks like the next show is going to be just as big as the Summer extravaganza!
Equitation Finals Season is HERE!
The show horses are in Indianapolis at the All American Horse Classic. It’s a BIG show that features many, many different areas of competition. The Indiana Futurity is held at the show, which means there are lots of weanlings on the grounds. Competition for the big money All American Horse Classic takes place at the show, and there’s a lot of money on the line. Being in Indiana, there are also plenty of Dutch Harness Horse classes, in addition to a full slate of horse show classes.
Team Knollwood is at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the first two pleasure equitation finals of 2022. Our riders will compete in the National Pleasure Equitation Olympics where riders will ride for gold, silver, and bronze medals. They’ll also compete in the UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup National Finals.
Both finals are split into senior and junior age divisions. Emma and Payton will be competing in the division for riders aged 14-17, while Amelia will compete in both junior finals, and Maiya will compete in the challenge cup for riders 13 and under.
You can catch the action live on Richfield Video, and we’ll update as we get news from the road.
Join Us At Wisconsin Futurity!
The show horses will return home for a couple of days before they head off to the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival in Madison September 14 - 17. This will be an ALL Team Knollwood affair, with plenty of academy riders making the trip for the academy performance on Saturday afternoon.
With the show only an hour away from the barn, it’s a great chance for Knollwood Kids to see show horses, top level academy riders, and to enjoy the hoopla of a big horse show. Please join us, and be sure to come back to the Knollwood aisle and say ‘hello.’
Academy Season 2023 Is Coming!
Speaking of showing, we’ve been getting lots of questions already about academy showing for next season. We’re going to hold an introductory information session about why we love academy showing so much. Please join us on Friday, October 14 at 6:00 PM in the show barn lounge as we share much information on academy showing.
We ask that this is a parent only meeting, as we will discuss boring things like costs and schedules that are of much more interest to the adults.
Please let your instructor know if you’d like to join us. Because the event is at Knollwood, snacks will be provided.
Stirrups Aren’t Just For Holiday Gifts!
We’ve also been getting many inquiries about purchasing stirrups for academy riders. Ann is happy to order our preferred stirrups at any time, and you’ll own the same stirrups and leathers used by our champion show riders. And, they’ll last forever!
Jackets Are Coming Back For The Holidays!
We’ll be ordering the classic Knollwood navy jackets until October 9, the last day of the fall show. These beauties are only $125, and come with the rider’s name embroidered, so they’re very hard to lose in piles of jackets in the middle of the arena.
Note: Some of the size samples came in royal blue because of supply issues. Jackets will ALL be ordered in navy, unless someone would like to order the samples (one available per selected size).
Knollwood Fall Show October 7-9!
Stay tuned for news about the October show. Volunteering at the show is one of the best ways to get more involved with the Knollwood community, to meet new horse friends, and to have a lot of fun with a bunch of wonderful people.
The show committee ladies have some great ideas about fundraising.
Oh, and Scott’s involved.