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Happy 2022!

Sure, parts of 2021 were, well, challenging. 

Luckily, all of Team Knollwood had many friends for company, beautiful horses to spend time with, and so many adventures along the way.

We’re ready for new experiences and stories for 2022, and here are seven things we’re looking forward to!



The Virtual Banquet

Sure, Covid may still be changing things around us, but it can’t keep us from celebrating all the fun we fit into 2022.

We’re taking to Facebook Live at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 19 to honor all of our academy high point winners, our ASHBA academy award winners, our show barn mentors, and of course, to announce the winner of the school horse of the year election. 

To top it all off, we’re putting together a fabulous slide show, and Scott is preparing his annual ‘State of the Farm’ speech.

You really won’t want to miss this!



Photo by Hanna Agathen

Knollwood Shows

We’re going back outside! 

We’re already picking shirt colors and contacting judges for busy home show season. 

Our home season starts with our Spring show on May 14-15, our Summer show will be held August 20-21, and our final show of 2022 will be October 8-9.

We’re thinking of hosting pattern classes and Knollwood Challenge qualifiers on the Friday nights before the shows to shorten the other two days as well. We can hardly wait!




New Show Barn Combinations 

Our show barn team has been busy putting together new horse and rider combinations for the 2022 season.

Their first announcement was that Maiya is leasing Riddle this year, and that’s just the start.  Stay tuned for more news for 2022!






Photo by Hanna Agathen

New Academy Stars

We’re thrilled to announce that we have more than 10 new riders joining our academy team showing away from home this season.  Some riders will be making their debuts at the Academypalooza show in April, and the rest will join throughout the season.






Summer Riding School 

Knollwood Summer 2022 is coming!

Our first ever camp pre-sale is starting January 15 and runs through January 30.  All enrolled students currently taking lessons are eligible to sign up for summer riding school before the dates are announced to the public. 

This summer, we’re offering three weeks of traditional summer riding school, two weeks of Knollwood show prep camp, three weeks of Tiny Tot Camp, and three weeks of invitational pattern camp in addition to our sold out Summer Showcase Prep Camp.

Please talk to your instructor who will help you select the camp that fits the rider(s) in your house. You can sign up with the office admin at the desk, or with your instructor. Camps will be billed to your account.



The Adventures of Richmond

                  Just this week, Richmond had his nails trimmed, and he put on a dramatic performance that deserved an Oscar nomination.

Over the past year, he’s ridden school horses, hunted countless mice and birds while only regurgitating some of them on instructors’ belongings, spent many hours on the bench in the arena during lessons, and lost his bones several thousand times. 

What will he do this year???





The Education of Honey Bee

Since she came in, Bee has made great progress to becoming one of the best lesson horses in the world. She’s doing group and private lessons, is working on patience and her patterns, and is preparing for the challenge and fun of pattern camp 2022.



What’s Coming Up?


Saddle Rentals

Due December 31, 2021




Photo by Hanna Agathen

Midwest Saddleseat Consignment

Friday, January 7

7-9 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, Oconomowoc




Photo by Hanna Agathen

Patchwork Pony Consignment Show

Saturday, March 12

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, Oconomowoc



Knollwood Virtual Banquet

Saturday, February 19

7:00 PM

Facebook Live from the arena




Academy Demo Evening

Saturday, February 26

7:00 PM

Knollwood’s Arena





See you soon at the barn!




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