Posted by Ann Wilt

Hello Knollwood Families and Students,

 

We have had such an incredible outpouring of support from all of you at this time.  We just wanted to highlight a couple of amazing "Give Back" projects some of our creative customers have been working on to support the School Horses during their unemployment period.

Soul Fire Art Studio's Door Hangers and Mandala Dot Art!

The amazing Theresa Spencer with her business Soul Fire Art Studio is putting on two separate fund raising events for the Knollwood school horses!  For the kids, Saddlebred door hangers (depiction above of Dudley as a Saddlebred and one of the new kids on the block, Willis).  This project is $25 and includes a two hour zoom instructional/social with barn friends!  The actual Zoom will occur on Friday, May 22nd from 6-8pm.  The project for adults is a soothing mandala dot art project that can be customized to suit your own decor.  We could all use some beauty, meditation and relaxation in our lives right now, which makes this the perfect project!  Also $25 for the project, the two our zoom instructional/social time for this one will be Thursday, May 21 from 7-9.  You can check out their website here and order online, or via phone for barn pick up on the show barn patio. $15 from each project will be donated to support the school horses. What an amazing, fun, SOCIAL activity (didn't even know those existed anymore)!  Thank you, Theresa, for bringing us all together, while we are forced to remain apart.

 

Amy's Handmade Masks

All the way from Madison, Amy has been working hard on handmade masks to benefit the school horses.  She was offering masks in a pleated cloth, contoured cloth with a nose wire and filter pocket, and a nurses style without a nose wire.  Amy is full to the brim with orders at this time, but keep an eye on Facebook for openings for new orders!  Thank you so much, Amy, for your support and help in keeping us all that much safer with masks. See the Facebook post with pictures and details here!  

 

Lisa's Grace & Heart Gifts

Lisa DeVries, the powerhouse knockouts mom that keeps us all organized and honest is donating proceeds from a Grace & Heart party to benefit the school horses!  Check out all of the gorgeous jewelry available for purchase here.  Thank you Lisa, for everything you do. Make sure that you get your Mom an extra Mother's Day gift through Lisa!

 

Erika's Twisted Lemon Dough

Like mother, like daughter, the DeVries girls are donating proceeds from their cookie dough to the school horses.  Not just delicious, but also a fun activity, getting a bit of cookie dough to bake with the family can be an amazing weekend activity to breakup the quarantine days!  Thank you so much, Erika.  We can't wait to eat some cookies! Order some dough here!

 

Rachel's Plush Ponies

 

Our small animal vet, Knollwood Kid Vet(eran), and Joey's best friend has reinvigorated her plush pony business making replicas of our most beloved school horses to have at home with you while you have to be apart.  Orders are full at the moment, but to reach out about potential wait times, email Rachel: rweiher6@gmail.com or direct message her on Facebook to get on the list!  Thank you, Rachel for sewing these plush ponies to keep us all close to the horses we miss.

 

 

The efforts all of you have made in donating, creating things to make the world and our community a brighter or safer place has been monumental. You're all Knockouts of the Knollwood variety, literally and figuratively!

 

Stay well!