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Team Knollwood is back from a fantastic Oshkosh Charity Horse Show, and is ready to hit the road for the Lexington Junior League Horse Show.

Oshkosh had everything.

Beautiful sunny days, big storms rolling through, strong management that responds and fixes problems, and deep, deep competition in the show ring.

Our favorite stories of the show


Three Generations of the Schuh Family

New grandma Kim showed Jaydee in the single bit division, daughter (and new mom) Allison returned to the show ring after the birth of son Hayden. She showed Shane in the 5 gaited show pleasure division, and reported that it was great to be back in the show ring.


Kerry’s weekend

Kerry had a fantastic show with her horses. She put on a show with Jade in the amateur 5 gaited division, winning the grand championship on Saturday night.  She also teamed up with her 3 gaited show pleasure horse Henry to win the Wisconsin owned show pleasure class.

Tancy and Mickey had a great weekend, as did Jane and Fergie.

 Yay for the grownups!


The Dallen Family Getaway Weekend

Tori is back from her first year at UW-River Falls, and is making the most of show season.

She and her beautiful Country Pleasure horse Stella made the trip to Oshkosh, and won both their qualifier and championship.

Brother Richie came for fun, showing Doc his equitation partner in the three gaited jackpot, and 5 gaited Tyler in the 5 gaited jackpot. Both were terrific rides, and Richie and Tyler won the gaited class.




Academy Rocked

The academy classes were the biggest of the show, with some classes split due to the gigantic entry numbers.

Team Knollwood turned in strong rides, and learned plenty of lessons with the best lesson horses in the world.


Some highlights?

13-year-old Dilly riding so well that she and Nacho came out champs against much older riders

Maddie driving in from vacation to make the show, and winning the 10 and under championship. Her split had 15 wonderful riders in it.

Morgan teaming with Murphy to win a big horsemanship class.

Kylie using her lessons learned to finish reserve in the 11 and over WT championship.

Kali and Rags making professional use of the arena in their huge classes.

Cece helping Mariah learn the academy ropes and looking great doing it.

Charlotte learning all about Sport.


The best personal assistants around. Great thanks to Leighton, Margit, Natalie, and Sofia for taking such good care of our horses and riders.

We just love Oshkosh!



Off to Lexington!

Carol drove back and forth to Oshkosh all week to make sure the Lexington horses were well prepped for the big show that starts on Monday.

The best performance horses and equitation riders will meet in Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park for the 87th Annual Lexington Junior League Horse Show.

Team Knollwood will be well represented with 12 horses and their talented riders.

The event is webcast for a fee, and we’ll publish that information shortly.



Meanwhile at the home office …

The Knockouts held their annual car wash and brat sale at the Hartland Piggly Wiggly. The hard working Knollwood Kids earned over $1000 to help defray banquet costs, and had a ton of fun doing it.

Great thanks to all the parents who helped with grilling, car washing, and managing the cash box at the brat shack. We couldn't do it without you.


Our sold out summer camps are rolling on.

Next week features a big pattern camp and a Tiny Tot camp from Monday to Wednesday.

The rest of July features classic Summer Riding School and a Knollwood Show Prep camp.

Great thanks to all of our dedicated helpers and counselors who are making it a great summer for our horse crazy campers.


July 4

We’re not holding lessons in observance of Independence Day.

Your instructor is scheduling a make up.


Lexington Junior League Horse Show

July 8-13

Rolex Arena, Kentucky Horse Park




Parents’ Night Out

July 13

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All Knollwood Kids are invited to spend a couple of hours at the farm with the Knockout Officers and board members. For only $25, participants will enjoy dinner, a craft session decorating each rider’s ribbon bag for the Knollwood Summer show, and if the weather permits, we’ll finish the night with a water fight in the big outdoor ring.

You can sign up and pay in the lounge. Please pay with cash, as it’s a Knockout event.

Knollwood Fall Show Entries

August 1-15

Our fall show is coming up October 16-18, so we’re taking entries at the start of August. The grand finale features the Knollwood Challenge finals, and so much more.

Be sure to get your entry in!



Tiny Tot Mini-Camp

August 4

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Perfect for kids new to horses, our youngest riders will enjoy a couple of hours learning all about our favorite animals with the help of a personal assistant. Riders will enjoy a lesson in the shady indoor arena at 2:30 PM.

The cost is only $99, and can be purchased on our website, or by giving us a call.




 Knollwood Summer Show

August 16 - 18

We can  hardly wait!

Patterns start at 6:00 PM inside on Friday, Walk, Trot and Canter classes start at 10:00 AM on Saturday in the big outdoor, and Walk Trot Sunday starts at 9:00 AM in the little outdoor.



Knollwood Knockout Street Clean Up

September 14

1:00 PM

The Knockouts will gather to clean up Oakwood and Nagawicka Roads for fall, and then gather in the lounge for a club meeting.



Clothing Reminder:

After three months of enrollment, all riders are required to come to lessons in proper riding attire to ensure safety and progress.

Required clothing is:



Riding boots

Jods or riding leggings with tie downs


We have links on our website for some of our favorite products. As always, your instructor is willing to help you find the prefect choices for you!





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



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