Team Knollwood has been busy. Really busy.
Let’s catch up on the latest adventures.
The IASPHA Summer show was a blast.
We always enjoy shows at Beyond Stable Farm, especially the ones held outside. We all enjoyed the huge, breezy outdoor arena, complete with lights for the evening performances.
The competition? It was deep, deep, deep.
Here are some of our favorite stories:
Jane and Fergie just keep getting better and better. At IASPHA, they won both their qualifier and championship.
Nacho continues his brilliant performances in the single bit division, earning a reserve championship with Kim.
Sofia and Emilie showed for the last time before heading off to college.
Sofia will be attending Macalaster College in St Paul, and Emilie will study at UW-Platteville.
Leighton and Thomas were stars in 10 and under walk and trot, even winning a pattern class of 14 riders of all ages.
We returned to Beyond Stable Farm the following Thursday for the Mid America Signature Show. Ten different academy stars showed in the glorious outdoor ring, and what a time we had.
Aubrey and Morgan traded off first and second places in the green walk, trot, and canter division.
Kylie made her show ring debut on Thomas, turning in consistently good rides at her first show. Her cool, calm, and collected self even earned the reserve championship in the green walk and trot division.
Leon traveled to the show, and was bright as could be. Judge Kraegel really liked him, awarding him great ribbons in some big horsemanship classes.
Most importantly, unicorn Leon got to meet a pink unicorn after the show. He was perplexed, to say the least.
This weekend, the academy team heads to the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds for the ASAW Summer Showcase.
Five Knollwood Kids will be making their debut at the show, held at the beautiful Ozaukee County Fairgrounds.
Please come join us!
What’s Coming Up?
The World Championship Horse Show gets underway on August 19, and runs through the 26th. Held in historic Freedom Hall, the show features beautiful horses and ponies as well as champion equitation stars.
Knollwood will be well-represented, both in performance and equitation.
We’ll post the show schedule later, and you can purchase the webcast if you’d like to watch from home.
The Big One!
The Knollwood Summer Show gets underway at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 18, with the first of our pattern classes.
Saturday will feature our walk, trot, and canter riders as well as our premier and 11 and over walk and trot riders. The Saturday show will take place in the big outdoor ring, and will start at 10:00 AM.
Sunday we’ll see Knollwood’s leadliners, maiden riders, and the 10 and under walk and trot stars. The performance will start at 9:00 AM in the little outdoor ring.
We still have some classes available for sponsorship. For only $25, we’ll read your message to the crowd. It’s a nice way to honor a rider, a horse, an instructor, or … Forms are available in the school barn.
We’re looking for volunteers for the concession stand, as well as set up and tear down. You can sign up here to fulfill your Knockout service hours.
Show packets are ready for pick up in the school barn lounge. Please remember to return your back number after the show so it can be used for future shows. We have a few riders with missing numbers.
The concession stand at the show is sponsored by Knollwood Kid Shelby Hader in memory of her father Steve who passed away earlier this year.
Judge for the show will be lifelong saddlebred enthusiast Jeni Burton-Kleba. Jeni has ridden her whole life, and has a great eye for horses and equitation. We’re excited that she can spend her weekend with us.
See you soon at the barn, or at the ingate!