Posted by Ann Wilt

Good news Knollwood Families and Students!

 

We are moving on to phase 2!  What does this mean, you may be asking.... well, it means that we will be easing restrictions on who can be in the barns, who can come ride, and we are adding some new offerings to accommodate the situation.

First and foremost, you can come on back into the barns!  While in the barn areas with people, masks will be required.  If you are solo in a stall communing with your equine partner for the day, you can always pull your mask down.  We will be putting sanitization stations in the barns for hand washing and leaving our disinfecting stations up, asking that each person who previously was taking care of their own horse, disinfects the equipment they used when they are done taking care of their horse in the new COVID-19 world, or asks a Super Helper to assist them with the disinfecting.

We want to take this time to give a special shout out to our most super of super helpers that have been keeping us afloat and rolling with the punches during this crazy time.  YOU ARE AMAZING and we are so grateful for your help. One super helper will be assigned to each day to ensure the sanitization protocols are being met at all times.  Special shout out is due to Lisa DeVries for manning our front desk with COVID -19 and regular release forms and for all the other help we've been getting from this Super Mom/Helper! 

Secondly, we are bringing back beginners and Tiny Totters!! WOOHOO! One of our main focuses as a horse loving business is to spread the word about how great horses are and not being able to have our beginners and little ones here has made us so sad.  In order to ensure the safety of our instructors and beginner riders, we will be asking that beginners and tiny totters wear masks WHILE RIDING due to the close proximity.  Once your beginner rider or tiny totter gains some independence, their masks can come down like everyone else! These rules will also apply to our beginner and tiny tot camps. 

Which brings us to our third bit of good news, camps are on! While we know so many of you have been waiting to hear if your invitational camps, pattern camps, beginner camps and tiny tot camps would be happening, we are so glad to finally end that worry and say YES THEY ARE!  We love summer camp here at Knollwood Farm and with our herd of equine camp experts awaiting their kids, we are all set for session 1.

Fourth, and last but not least, we are bringing some new offerings to the table.  One of those is the Welcome To Knollwood session.  This is a 4 week, limited capacity group session designed to be an extended version of summer camp for beginner riders who are new to Knollwood.  In order to enroll in one of our beginner group lessons, you will now have to complete a Welcome to Knollwood session.  They will be offered on Mondays at 6:30 pm, for $99.00 per session!

 

Another new thing we are offering for first time customers is an amazing mini camp!  These will be offered on Sundays from 12-4 pm on a rotating schedule.  The first Sunday of the month will be 7-17 year olds, the second will be 4-6 year olds, the third will be 18 and over, and the 4th will be a parent and me mini camp.  Spend the first few hours learning about brushing, tacking, leading and caring for your horse, then finish the day off with a 30 minute ride with photo-op at the end.  All of this is just $59.00 per session.

 

The last new thing we will be offering is mini group sessions.  These will be invitation only, per each instructors discretion due to scheduling needs, variance in teaching topics and groupings according to level.  They are a 30 minute ride with 4 riders or less for $40/person.

 

We are counting down the days until July 1! Only 13 more after today!

 

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