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Whether at home or in the arena, we hope you had a great time with the Knollwood Knockouts virtual banquet.  We enjoyed celebrating our academy champions, our fabulous lesson horses, the accomplishments of the Knockouts in 2021, and reviewed the year in the slideshow created by Abby.  Scott reviewed the year in the show barn as we snacked from our swag bags and blew bubbles.

One of the best things about the virtual banquet was that Hazel and RIchmond were able to take part in the festivities.  Of course, they made themselves right at home at the party.



In case you missed it, Baxter won the school horse of the year with Nigel in reserve.


Here’s a listing of all the champions we honored on Saturday night. We’re proud of all of our riders, and these Knollwood Kids worked really hard to earn these awards.


Sisters Morgan and Thea each won in-barn championships. These two are part of our world famous Saturday helper crew who frequently prep horses for as many as 70 lessons each Saturday.

Cecilia won a reserve championship in-barn. She’s a new Knockout board member, and the new lead helper on Tuesday night.

Lifelong Knollwood Kid and small animal vet Amanda won championships in the adult divisions both for in and out of barn divisions.

Bella won her first championship for in-barn WT pleasure.

Amelia, who is moving up into the ‘A’ circuit on Ava this season, won two championships and a reserve in the tough out of barn WT divisions. Amelia won the final of the walk and trot Knollwood Challenge, and  was also the high point out of barn rider!

Saturday helper Lydia won a reserve in-barn championship in her first season showing in walk trot and canter.

Emilie won her first out of barn championship in the WTC division.

Alexa, who is moving into the ‘A’ pleasure equitation division with Aaron this season won both a championship and reserve   in out-of-barn equitation and pleasure.

Sofia won a reserve equitation award in WTC equitation.


Charlie won her first reserve high point, coming in second in the leadline division.

Sophia was reserve in barn for both WT equitation for riders 9-10, and WT pattern.

The Saturday helpers rocked it, with Taylor winning a reserve championship for in-barn WTC pleasure.

Ziva earned a tough reserve championship in 11-17 in-barn walk and trot equitation.

Audrey, who just turned 7 on Monday, won the leadline championship.

Tess was a rock star in the out-of-barn 13 and under WTC division with reserve championships in both pattern and horsemanship.

Jilly, another Saturday helper, won the coveted championship in 9-10 year old walk and trot equitation.

Malea was reserve for in-barn 8 and under walk and trot equitation and horsemanship.


Monday and Friday helper Mia was out of barn champion for 13 and under WTC equitation as well as in-barn 13 and under horsemanship and reserve 13 and under equitation. She was also the reserve in-barn high point award winner.

Monday helper Hannah was in-barn champion for WTC pleasure, and reserve for equitation and pattern.


Maddie had quite a season. She’s the in-barn champion for 10 and under WTC equitation and horsemanship as well as the out-of-barn champion of WT horsemanship and reserve champion of 9-10 year old walk and trot equitation.  Maddie was also the high point winner for in-barn showing as well as the reserve high point winner for out-of-barn shows.

Dilly was our out of barn champion for 8 and under walk and trot equitation as well as our in-barn reserve champion for 10 and under WTC equitation.

Brooklyn was a rockstar this year. She’s the out-of-barn champion of WT horsemanship, and the reserve champ of WT pattern. In barn, she’s the champion of 10 and under WTC pattern, and reserve champ of equitation and horsemanship. She also won the final of the Knollwood Challenge WTC division!

Stella won the in-barn championship of WT pattern.

Lifelong Knollwood Kid Katie was the in-barn reserve champ of both adult WTC equitation and horsemanship.

Samara won the out-of-barn championship in both WTC pattern and 13 and under WTC horsemanship while winning reserve in 13 and under equitation. She’s also the in-barn champion of 11-13 equitation and reserve in 13 and under pattern.



In addition to the Knockout high point awards, our riders also received 18 academy awards from the American Saddlebred Horse Association, and we honored 10 show barn stars for their assistance in the academy program.


We offer great thanks to everyone who helped pull off the virtual banquet. Our fast thinking tech crew of Abby, Lin, Wendy, and Maria solved multiple tech issues and made it appear seamless. Thanks to Lisa for the gift bags, décor, and overall festive atmosphere. The Knockout officers, board members, and Shelby were wonderful on camera, as were Susan and Scott.

We’re planning to meet IN PERSON next February at Bristlecone!


What’s coming up?

Academy Kick Off Meeting

Saturday, February 26 at 7:00 PM

All riders starting their academy showing adventure in 2022 should attend our evening with current academy stars and their parents. It’s a fun follow-up meeting which will include clothing requirements, what to expect at the first show, what associations to join, how we assign horses for shows, and so much more. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask lots of questions of instructors, parents, and academy riders.

Please be sure to RSVP in the school barn lounge so we know how much food to provide. Please come hungry!


Patchwork Pony Road Show

Saturday, March 12 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn Oconomowoc

The Patchwork Pony is bringing their expansive inventory to the neighborhood to outfit our academy stars.  Knollwood’s super equitation mom Sue Berget will be hand at 8:30 AM to help our riders put together the perfect look for the show ring.


IASPHA Spring Show

April 9-10

Beyond Stable Farm

Our first academy show of the year!

Join us as we kick off the 2022 show season.



Parents Night Out

April 16

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Come enjoy some barn fun with the Knockout officers and board members. Parents can catch some dinner while Knollwood Kids enjoy time in the barn. Best of all, it’s only $25 for Knockout members!


Knollwood Spring Show

May 13-15

New for 2022, our in-barn shows will start on Friday night with our pattern classes for walk trot and canter riders as well as our Knollwood Challenge qualifiers. The rest of the schedule remains the same.

We’ll start taking entries for the show on March 1, and the shirt color is a fabulous coral color!



See you at the barn!


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