Posted by Ann Wilt

At long last, the cool nights we've been waiting for have arrived, and so have all of the fun fall activities at Knollwood.  Here's the complete list of service projects, horse shows, and horsey fun we have planned for you!

 

 

This Saturday, we're starting with our semi annual street clean up at 1:00.  Knockouts will be beautifying Oakwood and Nagawicka for the fall, and all members are invited to join us.  Not a Knockout member yet?  We'd love to have you.  Ask any instructor for information to join our award winning youth group!

We're looking for adult crew leaders as well.

Meet some new friends, make our neighborhood beautiful for fall, and enjoy a great fall day.

Following the clean up, we're hosting a Knockout meeting at 2:30 in the show barn lounge.  Please join us to catch up on all our fall plans!

 

 

The following weekend, our academy and 'B' riders are heading off to Woodstock, IL for the UPHA Chapter 10 Fall show.  We're looking forward to a great weekend at beautiful new Beyond Stable Farm.  The academy team will be there in numbers, and we expect some great competition.  Please come cheer us on!

 

 

 

 

We're hosting an 'adults only' event at 3:00 on Saturday October 14 as we gather to seal the gazebo.  We'll be getting the new structure ready for the Wisconsin winter, and we're asking parents to join the work crew.  We promise lots of laughs, and we'll provide snacks and beverages.  Please sign up on Facebook or let Nancy know if you'd like to join the fun.

 

 

 

The following week, our show horses will be in Springfield competing at the Mane Event Horse Show.  It's a great show that includes the first of the 'big three' equitation finals, The Good Hands. 

 

While the show horses are in Springfield,  the home crew will be celebrating the spooky season a little early with Halloween on Horseback.  Held on both Friday October 20 and Saturday the 21st, it's your chance to design and create a costume for your favorite horse.

Starting next week, you can bring your costume ideas to Ann or Nancy, and they can help assign a suitable horse for your creation.  It's only $40 to participate, and spots fill up quickly, so start thinking!

Following costume judging, we'll finish the night with games on horseback, and then hold a pot luck in the lounge.  You won't want to miss this one!

 

 

 

 

 

On October 26-28, our academy team and our 'B' horses will be finishing their season at the IASPHA Fall Show in Gurnee.  We're bringing 19 academy riders, lots of horses, and plan on having a lot of fun.  The show even hosts a costume class, and we think we have a winner of an entry.

Carol is even joining the adventure, bringing several 'A' horses for some show ring time before their final show of the season, the UPHA National Championship American Royal.  

Be sure to take the quick drive to Gurnee to join the fun.

 

 

 

The grand finale of our academy season is coming up fast!  The Knollwood Fall  show will be held November 11 and 12, and offers a division for everyone.  With everything from lead line to the finals of the Knollwood Challenge, the competition will be deep, and a good time will be had by all.

If you're thinking about showing for the first time, talk with your instructor to develop a plan to start the fun.  We'll be assigning horses soon, so get your entries in to enter the horse assignment pool.

We're already looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of all our riders that weekend!

 

 

 

See you at the barn!