Posted by Ann Wilt

Last weekend, Team Knollwood traveled to Lisle, Illinois for the MidAmerica Horse Show Association awards banquet.  The Chicago based group sponsors 3 shows throughout the year at a variety of venues, and offers classes and awards for divisions from academy to open classes.

 

We’re proud to congratulate our winners from the 2019 show season!

 

Mary won the judging award for adults.

 

 

In The 'B' Division:

Laura and Heist were Reserve Champions in

Show Pleasure for riders 18 and over.

 

Jodi and JD were Champions in Limit Horse Country Pleasure, and Reserve Champions in Country Pleasure for riders 18 and over. 

 

In The 'A' Division:

Linda and Warheart were Champions in 5 Gaited Country Pleasure.

 

Richie and Tink were Champions in Three Gaited Country Pleasure for Riders 13 and under.

 

Richie and Sophie were Champions in Saddle Seat Equitation for riders 13 and Under.

 

 

Laney and Robert were Reserve Champions in Pleasure Equitation for Riders 14-17.

 

Hanna was Reserve Champion for Pleasure Equitation for Riders 13 and Under. 

 

 

Our academy stars rocked the titles!

 

Denise was Champion in both Adult Academy Equitation and Horsemanship.

 

 

Lauren was Champion in both Equitation and Horsemanship for Academy riders aged 14-17.

 

Maddie was Champion in both Equitation and Horsemanship for Academy riders aged 13 and under.

 

 

Emma was Reserve Champion for Horsemanship and Equitation for Academy riders aged 13 and under.

 

 

Tori was Reserve Champion for both divisions of Academy walk and Trot for riders 11-17.

 

 

Samara tied for Reserve Champion for Walk and Trot Horsemanship for riders 10 and under.

 

 

Maiya also tied for Reserve Champion for Walk and Trot Horsemanship for riders 10 and under as well as Equitation in the same age group.

 

 

 

Mia was Champion of Walk and trot Academy Equitation for riders 10 and under.

 

Congratulations to all our riders who earned these hard fought titles!

 

 

This weekend brings our favorite event of the social season, the Knollwood Knockout banquet.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the Legend at Bristlecone for social time at 6:30 this Saturday.

 

We have almost 150 friends coming to celebrate all things Knollwood, including most of our 'out of town' customers!

Seating is not assigned, and we will reserve seats for families with 4 or more members in attendance. Junior exhibitors are free to grab the front tables so they can sit with their friends and offer guidance to our presenters.

Highlights of the evening?

 

A delicious buffet dinner.

 


Susan’s treasurers’ report.

Trust us, it’s always entertaining and enlightening. Always looking ahead, Susan will be making a special announcement about next year's banquet, too.

 

The 2019 Knockout officers will recap the year before they turn the club over to the 2020 leaders.

 

They’ll also introduce the winner of the School Horse of the Year!

    Awards for both in-barn and out-of-barn shows, and service awards to our show riders who have mentored our academy stars.  We’ll also announce all the academy riders who are receiving medallions from the American Saddlebred Horse Association.

     

    Slide Show!

     

    Scott’s ‘State of the Farm’ speech.  You don’t want to miss the annual review complete with jokes good and bad, recognition of performances good and bad, and well, just a lot of fun.

    Dancing and more time to catch up with your barn besties!

       

      See you at the barn, or at the banquet!

      Tradition.

      Honor.

      Passion.

      And a whole lot of fun.