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We’re enjoying Knollwood Summer 2019.

 With lessons, camps, horse shows, and just general barn fun, we’re loving every minute of it.

Let’s catch up!

Last week, Team Knollwood had a blast at one of their favorite summer events, the Oshkosh Charity Horse Show.  With its park-like atmosphere, hospitality galore, friendly management and lots of talented horses and riders, there’s no better place to spend a show weekend.  We even had some impressive summer storms thrown in for added adventure!

Our favorite Oshkosh stories?


The Oshkosh girls made a splash. Sarah returned to the show ring with Fergie, officially known as ‘Impressive Asset.’  Recent college grad Sarah enjoyed showing the one and only Fergie who had been her adult equitation horse in the Park Pleasure division at Oshkosh.

Fellow Oshkosh girl Amanda had quite a show with fiery Smyth.  Officially known as Bells A Poppin, Smyth can be a little picky and demanding, but she and Amanda have a special understanding.  In fact, this team won the Wisconsin Owned Country Pleasure class, and finished third in their Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure Stake.


Finn came in from Colorado to show Leila and to get some more qualifying in for the fall finals.  The dynamic duo won the UPHA Challenge Cup qualifier as well as the Equitation championship.  They’re looking fabulous heading into the summer shows.


Bella and Garfield have been improving with every show and were very, very impressive in Oshkosh.  They won both of their classes in the big ring, and they both looked like a million bucks.

Our twelve academy riders rode their hearts out in the spacious arena  Classes were big, and competition was deep with the Knollwood Kids in the thick of it.  Many lessons were learned about ring position, listening to pattern instructions, and, once again, that the harder you work, the luckier you get.

Some highlights?

Thomas was, once again, a rock star. He looks more and more confident at each show, and even won the 10 and Under Walk Trot Equitation Championship with Mia.

Zada has learned lots from Alex in the last few shows. Those lessons came together last weekend as she won the Walk, Trot, and Canter Equitation Championship.  She earned the DJ’s Celebration Memorial traveling trophy, and in an odd coincidence, it was won in 2018 by Alex with Maria aboard!

Tessa took a big step forward horse-wise, and showed the one and only Panic in her academy classes.  Initially a little cautious, Tessa and Panic got more and more comfortable, and Tessa had the grand gelding making great passes off the rail, made him look smooth and easy, and earned some good ribbons for her efforts.


Coming Up?

The academy and ‘B’ horses are headed to Gurnee this weekend for the IASPHA Summer Show. With 15 riders, the show will be an exciting one. 

Please stop by and cheer us on!


The following weekend, Team Knollwood will be enjoying their ‘home show.’ ASAW Summerfun at State Fair Park.  Running July 11-14, the show features beautiful horses, talented riders, an ice cream social sponsored by the Knockouts, and a fabulous academy performance featuring 18 Knollwood riders. 

Join us for the academy excitement Saturday morning!


Knollwood Kid Jordan will be honored during the Saturday evening performance as a winner of one of the ASAW scholarships.


The Knockouts are still looking for volunteers to help with the car wash at Piggly Wiggly on Sunday, August 4, and for the concession stand at the ASAW Summer Showcase at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds on August 10 and 11.  Please click on the links above to help our hard working youth group!


We’re now accepting entries for the Knollwood Summer Academy Show to be held August 24 and 25.  Entry blanks and shirt size samples are available in the school barn lounge, so please talk to your instructor to see which classes are best for you.  Payment is required at time of entry.

We’re looking for assistance at the concession stand for the show as well.



We hope you'll join us for all the fun we've planned for Knollwood Summer, 2019.

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






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