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Great thanks to all the Knockouts and their tremendous parents for a successful Street Clean Up project last weekend. Thanks to them, Oakwood and Nagawicka Roads are beautiful and ready to welcome summer.

Knockout members who couldn’t make it last Saturday can sign up for a shift at the concession stand on show weekend to fulfill their club service hours. You can choose your time in the school barn, or online here.


The Knollwood Spring Show is coming up fast!

We can hardly wait for the in-barn show season to start with patterns on Friday at 6:00.

Here are some helpful hints for show weekend:

  • Be sure to get your gift basket items in by Wednesday, May 8. Bins are set up in the show barn for easy collection.

  • We all have our fingers crossed for good weather, but we have plans in case nature doesn’t help us out.

  • The Saturday show will start inside at 1:00 PM if it rains on our parade.

  • The Sunday show will start inside at 2:00 if the weather doesn’t  cooperate.


  • Don’t forget your tie downs!

  • Jodi will have number magnets available for purchase at the barn.

  • Jane will be our Sunday office manager in the school barn. She’s a show horse lifer, and can answer all your questions, and can solve almost any problem.


Here Comes the Food Drive!

Knollwood starts its annual food drive to benefit the Food Pantry of Waukesha County on May 10, and runs through May 30. The pantry runs low on food during the summer months when kids are out of school and aren’t receiving lunch at school.

We’ve been partnering with the pantry for 15 years to help bridge the gap. And, we found a way to make giving fun.

Every member of Team Knollwood who collects a minimum of 5 food kits, or who gathers a minimum of $75 in cash donations can join a team to compete in the Knollwood Olympics on Saturday, June 8.

Olympians will gather at 6:00 to compete in games of skill that mostly involve barn chores. We’ll admit that some of the events have nothing to do with horses, but are just a lot of fun to watch.

Events include:

  The blind buggy race

  The relay race

  The helmet toss

  The blanket race

  The original dance is back! Teams will choose a song, and create a group dance. An esteemed judge will choose their favorite three dances.


Please help us continue the tradition and help our neighbors in need while having fun with your Knollwood friends. Everyone is invited to participate, school barn riders, show barn riders, and parents. How about a team of parents? It only takes 5 participants!


Stay Tuned For:


Academy Palooza

May 3-4

Beyond Stable Farm, Woodstock Illinois

Our academy team is headed to our favorite venue to compete at a fun, friendly academy show.  Come join us!


Knollwood Spring Show

May 10-12

It’s show time!

Join Team Knollwood as we celebrate our academy riders as they enter friendly competition. Come and watch future stars, admire the best lesson horses in the world, and enjoy some delicious food from the concession stand. All proceeds benefit our youth group, the Knollwood Knockouts.



Food Drive thru May 30

To benefit the Food Pantry of Waukesha County

The food collection barrels will be in the show barn lounge ready for your donations. Each member of Team Knollwood who collects a minimum of 5 food kits, or a minimum of $75 cash or check made out to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County earns the right to compete in the Knollwood Olympics on  Saturday, June 8.

Please be sure to put your name on your food kits so we know who gets the credit for the donation!



Horses’ Day Off

No lessons on Monday, May 13.

The horses will enjoy a day off after show weekend. Monday riders will receive a credit on their account.



Madison Classic Horse Show

May 23-26

New Holland Pavilion, Madison

It’s going to be a heck of a horse show. Our show barn will be almost empty, with 28 horses heading to Madison to compete.  Other barns are coming from near and far, and the classes are going to be spectacular.


Madison Academy Classes

May 25

Our academy riders will compete Saturday morning at 10:00.



Food Drive Ends

May 30

Be sure to have your food kits in by today to join an Olympic team!



Prairie State Classic

May 31 – June 2

Beyond Stable Farm, Woodstock IL

We’re showing outside in the beautiful covered arena!

Prairie State is a favorite show , and we have many, many academy riders making the trip.

Please join us!


Knollwood Olympics

Saturday, June 8 at 6:00 PM

Please join our celebration of service to our neighbors in need as we compete in ridiculous events.



Camp Starts

June 10

Knollwood Summer 2024 kicks off with a Tiny Tot Camp.

Classic Summer Riding School starts the following week.



83rd Annual Midwest Charity Horse Show

June 11-15

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

Our show horses and equitation riders will be competing against the best in the country in arguably the most beautiful arena in the country.

Stay tuned for schedules and webcasting information.




Knockout Car Wash

June 23

Hartland Piggly Wiggly

The Knockouts will be washing cars and selling food at the brat shack.

All Knockouts are asked to volunteer for a 2 hour shift to help the club raise funds for the banquet, and for activities.

It’s a blast!



See you soon at the barn, or at the in-gate!





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