Posted by Ann Wilt

You may not know that the Knollwood Knockouts’ mission statement is:

‘To support and promote equitation, horsemanship, and friendships through service to others.’

 

Sure, Knollwood Kids love to ride, hang out with horses and their barn friends, and show horses, but over their 20+ year history, they've also become famous for giving back.

They've sent veterans on the Honor Flight, held a walk for Heart Disease, raised funds for cancer research, and supported many horse shows in addition to their continued support of Saddlebred Rescue.

The Knockouts and all of Team Knollwood have come together once again for their annual food drive - with a twist, of course.

Each spring, the Food Pantry of Waukesha County runs low on food when school finishes for the year.  Families in need who relied on lunch at school now have to find a different source, and many turn to the pantry.

Enter the Knockouts and Team Knollwood.

We host a food drive in which the different days of the week compete to see which day can gather the most food kits over their goal to win prizes, AND participate in a really fun event.

The food pantry has asked that we donate the food in kits which include:

 

It’s time for our biggest charitable event of the year, and we hope you can help us gather even more food than last year for our neighbors in need.

Each Knollwood rider that has a minimum of 5 food kits donated in their name is eligible to join their team on Saturday, June 8 at 5:30 PM for our first ever Video Scavenger Hunt. Be sure to mark each bag with the rider and day of the week they ride so we credit the correct team.

If you don’t have time to shop but would like to help out the food pantry, you can write a check to The Food Pantry of Waukesha County and give it to your favorite rider.  We’ll take all the checks in when we deliver the food.  The cash equivalent of a food kit is $15 per kit.

After the scavenger hunt is complete, we’ll all gather for a pot luck picnic at the farm.  The teams that gather the most food kits over their goal will receive special prizes from our friends at Wild Impact Marketing, and the first place team will also win a pizza party courtesy of the Knockouts.

 

As an added bonus, for each food kit you donate, you’ll receive a ballot for our ‘Name the New Horse contest.’ Cinco is joining us, and needs a real Knollwood name.  You can submit a different name on each ballot, or really make a point, and enter the same name on all your ballots.

 

What's next?

Show horses and academy stars are off to Madison for Memorial Day weekend and the Madison Classic horse show. A national honor show, this year's edition promises to be another gathering of fabulous horses and talented riders from all over.  You won't want to miss it!

We have very limited openings for our 2019 summer riding school, including some for our special week just for advanced beginner Knollwood Kids from August 19-23.  This session isn't listed on the website, so talk to your instructor if the rider in your house would like a week is a little more advanced!

 

 

See you at the barn, hopefully with food kits in hand!