Posted by Ann Wilt

Knollwood Summer 2020 is just around the corner, and we can’t wait. 

Longer sunny days, barn doors wide open, the arena filled with sunlight, riding outside, and SUMMER CAMP!

Our camp program offers something for horse lovers of all ages and abilities. 

From the Tiny Tot camps to the invitational camps for our experienced show riders, there’s room for you to learn about horses, enjoy the Wisconsin summer, and develop a real love of the sport.

 

Tiny Tot Camps

For our youngest horse lovers aged 4-6, we offer three day, three hour camps to introduce the littles to horses. From 9 AM until noon, the riders enjoy time with our fabulous beginner horses. Our campers each have a ‘personal assistant’ with them during the day to help them learn to groom and get their horses ready to ride. (And to reach all the tall parts of the horse!)

The campers ride each day, play lots of games, and enjoy snack time, too. On the last day of camp, the riders ride a demonstration for their parents and friends to show all they’ve learned.

Best of all, this camp is only $300, but it books up fast.  We’re offering four sessions this summer, and they’re half full already. You can sign up right on our website, or drop by for a visit.

Session dates for 2020 are:

June 22-24

July  6- 8

July 27 – 29

August 17-19

 

Classic Summer Riding School

For our riders aged 7 and up, we offer a 5 day camp that runs from 9 AM-3 PM each day. Perfect for beginner riders, these sessions introduce campers to horsemanship as well as riding. Kids will learn how to groom their horse, and get his equipment ready for riding. They’ll ride twice a day most days, and will learn plenty of new skills on the best lesson horses in the world.

Weather permitting, most of the riding will be in our small outdoor ring which is perfect for small groups. Of course, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, lessons will move to our beautiful indoor arena.

In addition to riding, campers will learn all about care of these gentle giants, how horses think, and how to take care of their equipment. Classroom is a ‘hands on’ event with many games involved to make learning fun.

We’re thrilled to partner once again with Soul Fire Art Studio for Wednesday afternoon craft sessions. Their expert staff comes to the farm and helps campers create camp memories to take home. Their new studio is open in Delafield, and they offer plenty of classes for different projects, and they welcome drop-ins, too!

Riders will finish their week of camp with a demonstration at 11 AM on Friday. They’ll show their parents how much they’ve learned, and have a photo op with their horses. We’ll enjoy some cookies and treats after the show, too.

Classic camp is only $550, and we offer 4 sessions which are booking up fast. You can sign up here on our website, or stop by.

June 15 – 19

June 29 – July 3

July 13  - 17  FULL

July 20- 24

 

Summer Show Prep Camp

June 8 - 12

It’s a special week for riders currently enrolled in our program and looking forward to showing at our summer show on June 13-14. Our show stars will learn all about horse showing, both in the ring and in the barn. Learn the ins and outs of showmanship, how to prepare your horse for a show, and what good sportsmanship is all about in the horse show world.

 

Invitational Camps

For our riders who are currently showing away from home at the academy level, or who are making their academy show debut this summer, we offer a series of invitational camps.

 

 

 

ASAW Showcase Prep Camp

Our riders who will be showing for the first time at the Summer Showcase Show in Cedarburg on August 9, are all invited to attend a week designed just for them. These future stars will prepare on their horses for the show, practice ring strategies, and pattern for the pattern class, and have a ton of fun. They’ll even travel to the showgrounds on Friday before the show and ride there before they prep their horses for the performance.  There will be lots of shampoo and saddle soap on Friday!

If you think your rider might be ready for the challenge, please contact Ann.

 

Advanced Invitational Camps

Riders currently showing at the academy level come to the barn for a week of intense instruction and a lot of fun. Lifelong friendships form at the barn as these riders are challenged to progress, cheer each other on, and immerse themselves in horses for a week. Did we mention water fights  and games on their horses to blow off steam?

 

We really do have a camp for every horse lover. 

Visitors are welcome at any time, but we feel the best way to see Knollwood as a first timer is with a tour. Please call Ann or Nancy at 262-367-2391 or email us at knollwoodfarmltd@gmail.com, and we’d be happy to set up a time that works with your schedule.

We’re looking forward to Knollwood Summer 2020, and hope you can join us!

 

What’s coming next?

Parents Meeting

Saturday, March 7 at 6:00 PM

Join us in the show barn lounge to learn how you can help a great bunch of horse kids with their Knockout activities. Of course, snacks and refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP here.

 

Knockout Meeting

Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 PM

Join us to learn what’s in the ultimate horse show kaboodle, and catch up with all the news.

 

Practice Rides

Friday, March 20 at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM

Join us to learn all about the Knollwood show. It’s a perfect chance to practice everything you’ll do at the show, and it’s only $40.  Please see your instructor to sign up.

 

Knollwood Spring Show

March 21 and 22

Show season is here!

 

Academy Strategy Class

Friday April 3 at 6:30 PM

Want to get a leg up on the competition? Join us for a strategy class to improve your presentation in the show ring. As part of the Friday Passport series, the class is $45, or you can buy a passport for any 4 classes for $160.

 

 

The Food Drive Starts!

Wednesday, April 15

From April 15th until May 16, Knollwood Kids will be collecting food kits for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. Anyone who collects a minimum of 5 kits is eligible to compete in the Knollwood Olympics at 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 16.

 

New this year? A special junior division for our youngest kit collectors, and some new fun events. Of course we'll finish the event with a cookout, so be sure to start planning your collection strategy!

 

 

We're looking forward to summer 2020, and all that comes before it. 

Hope you can join us for all we have planned.

Tradition.

Honor. 

Passion.

And a whole lot of fun.