Posted by Ann Wilt

So, while you’re hunkered down at home dreaming about the end of the polar vortex 2019, we have the perfect thing to take your mind to thoughts of warm summer days…

 

 

It’s never to early to sign up for Knollwood’s summer riding schools! 

(Just ask all the riders who have already enrolled.)

Summer riding at Knollwood is a tradition for horse loving kids. We have several editions of camp for different ages and riding interests, and we’d love to tell you all about them.

 

 

Classic Camp

 

Our traditional summer camp is designed for kids aged 7 and up, and campers should have completed first grade to get the most out of the 5 six hour days of summer riding school. Perfect for new riders as well as riders with a little experience, this is an immersion into all things horses.

Campers will learn to work safely around horses, including leading, grooming, and ‘tacking,’ or getting the horse’s equipment on prior to riding.  Riders will also learn to do this all in reverse order after a ride, and to give their horses wonderful warm baths as well.

Campers ride at least once each day, and will learn how to walk and trot their horses, and how to guide them an both gaits as well. Of course, this is done in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of games thrown in.

In addition to horse time, campers will enjoy an afternoon of crafts with our friends from Soulfire Art Studio, and will ride a demonstration for their parents on the last day of camp to show all that they’ve learned during the week.

Cost for Classic Camp is $525 per week, and the 2019 session dates are:

   June 17-21

   July 15-19

   July 22-26

   August 12-16

 

KF Show Prep Camp

We offer a special week at the farm for our current riders planning to compete at our summer in barn show in August. From August 19-23, our riders will take over the barn as they learn about the show,  about show horses, and about horse and tack prep for competition.

Taught by our fabulous summer camp instructors, this week designed for competitors in our August show is only $525. Please talk to your instructor to see if this might be a great idea for the rider in your house!

 

ASAW Summer Showcase Show

Prep Camp

Ridden in a couple of Knollwood in-shows, and looking to try out academy showing? We have the perfect week of camp for you.  From July 29-August 2, our future show stars will enjoy an introduction to academy showing with Ann and some great show mentors as they prepare to compete at the ASAW Summer Showcase Show in Cedarburg on August 11.

Perfect for riders making their show ring debut in Cedarburg, this camp will focus on simple patterns, using the ring to the rider’s advantage, and learning all about the show world.

Cost for the camp which will include a day at the showgrounds on August 9 is $625. We offer package pricing as riders will be participating in the camp and the show. Please talk to Ann or Nancy if you think you might be interested in this fun ‘step-up’ week. We’re really looking forward to this summer, and we already have 4 riders signed up for the adventure!

 

Academy Camps

For our riders already competing in academy shows, we offer three weeks of advanced camps. Riders enjoy a week at the barn with Ann and their horsey friends, and ride A LOT. Patterns and show ring strategy are the main focus as we continue to learn more horse psychology and build awareness in the ring.

Many of our world and national champs have credited summer weeks with their friends learning many, many things as highlights of their Knollwood years. We guarantee riders will come home excited AND tired each day.

We have a ton of fun, too!

We’re still working in scheduling, but please talk to Ann about any time requests, especially with school schedule changes with all the snow days this month!

  We’re planning on camps

  June 10-14

  June 24-28

  July 8-12

 

Tiny Tot Camp

For our youngest of riders between the ages of 4 and 6, we offer a three day, three hour Tiny Tot Camp. Our campers each have their own personal assistant, and will ride each day, and will learn to groom and tack their horse. (with plenty of assistance)

Throw in daily games, and snack times with a demo for parents and friends on the last day, and you have the perfect recipe for your horse crazy wee one.

These sessions are $275, and are staffed by our Tiny Tot Specialists.

We recommend that you sign up soon, as these sessions usually sell out, and several sessions are almost there.

 

 

 

We’re looking forward to Knollwood Summer 2019, and hope you’ll join us for all the fun.

What’s better than summer, friends, and learning more about horses?

Nothing.

 

Stay warm, and sign up soon!