Posted by Ann Wilt

All the presents have been opened, and our schedules return to usual next week.  Don’t worry, we have plenty of winter fun planned for you at Knollwood to get you all the way to spring!

 

Private Academy Shopping Night

 

Our friends at Midwest Saddle Seat Consignment have set up a Knollwood shopping night while they’re in town.  They’ll be set up at the Hilton Garden on Pabst Farms Circle in Oconomowoc with a great assortment of shirts, vests, and accessories for the upcoming academy season.  Team Knollwood’s private shopping session is from 8 – 10 PM on Friday, January 5, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there.

 

Academy Tailor Appointments

 

Carla from the Gilded Lily LLC will be at the farm on Saturday, January 13 from 11-2 to measure riders for their custom academy vests for show season 2018. She can also help select colors, and can even do an initial fitting if you set up your appointment soon.  Please contact Ann or Nancy if you’d like a session with Carla.

 

Academy Show Seminar

We love academy showing! 

We’re hosting an informational evening on Saturday, January 27 right here at the farm from 6:00 until around 8.  You’ll learn why we love academy showing so much, learn all about the schedule and different shows we attend, and discover the secrets to the perfect horse show bun.  The evening will also include demos from some of our current academy riders who will be happy to answer any questions riders or parents might have.

 

Knockout Award Banquet

On Saturday, February 17, the Knockouts will gather at the Legend at Bristlecone to celebrate the accomplishments of 2017, and take a look forward to the adventures of 2018.

The evening will feature a delicious buffet dinner, awards for both in-barn and out of barn divisions, enlightening speeches, and a slide show.  We’ll finish the evening with a DJ and dancing.

Invitations will be mailed to all Knockout members around the first of the year. 

If you’d like to join us but you’re not yet a member, just talk to your instructor who will help you join the fun.  We’re always looking for new members to to get more involved in all things Knollwood.

 

Used Clothing Sale

On Saturday March 3, we’ll host a used clothing sale in our lounge from 11-3.

We’ll be selling used jods, shirts, and vests to help our newest academy riders get prepared for the upcoming spring show. Jodi will have her wonderful show accessories for sale, too! We’ll have experienced show moms on hand to help you pick out the perfect outfit from head to toe.

If you have academy show clothes that the rider in you home has outgrown, please consider donating them to the sale.  All proceeds benefit our retired horse slush fund, and the donations are greatly appreciated.

 

Knollwood Spring Academy Show

Join us the weekend of March 24-25 for our first academy show of the 2018 season. 

Our walk, trot, and canter riders will show on Saturday, starting at 1:00, and will compete in divisions including equitation, pleasure, and pattern classes. The show will also feature the first qualifying class for the 2018 Knollwood Challenge Final!  Bareback and pairs classes are thrown in for fun, too.

Sunday, March 25 will showcase our walk and trot riders in many different levels.  We offer leadline classes for our youngest riders, maiden classes for our first time show riders, as well as classes for our more experienced show riders.  Sunday also features one of our favorite divisions, the walk, trot and canter classes for riders 10 and under.

Both days also feature a great concession stand run by our award winning youth group, the Knollwood Knockouts. 

 

 

We hope you can join us for all the winter fun that will lead us right into spring.

See you at the barn!

 

 

As you're looking forward to your New Year's celebrations, remember that you have until January 1 to purchase Knollwood gift certificates at 10% off!