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Team Knollwood is home after a memorable weekend at the Madison Classic Horse Show. The show welcomed talented horses and riders from all over the country, offered terrific hospitality, and even hosted a fundraiser for the young trainers association which featured a dunk tank. And yes, Scott was dunked. Repeatedly.

With 31 horses at the show, we have some great stories to share!


Knollwood Kid Leighton and adorable Prince made their debut in 10 and under walk and trot equitation. Leighton rode like a seasoned pro, and Prince, officially known as Pure Royalty, loved every minute of the walk and trot division. The new team won both their classes, and are headed next to Midwest.

New academy team graduate Adrienne made  her show horse debut with Frito at the show. Officially known as Go Fund Me, Frito showed Adrienne the ways of a show horse, and they both had a blast in their debut.



The newest addition to Team Knollwood, Alivia, continued her success with hew beautiful 3 gaited horse Harley.  Registered as  Newlines Captain Marvel, Harley and Alivia lit up the ring and finished reserve in both of their classes.


Natalie and Garfield showed together for the first time, and had great rides in their Challenge Cup qualifier and finished a great third in a stacked Pleasure Equitation championship. The future is bright for this charismatic team.


Mia showed a 5 gaited horse for the first time, and she got to show with Margit, which hasn't happened since their academy days.

Mia showed Shane while Margit showed the always enthusiastic Charlie in the junior exhibitor gaited pleasure division, and the 2 Knollwood Kids put on quite a show.


Maiya and Riddle picked up right where they left off last fall, winning the pleasure equitation championship with Shaye in reserve.


Payton and Richie were fighting it out in the trimmed equitation division. The championship was won by Payton with Richie a close second, It’s going to be quite a season watching these two battle.


It takes a village to pull off a big show like this one, and we’re grateful to everyone who helped with horses, refreshments, hair, and the million of other things that made the show run smoothly.


What’s coming up?


Food kits, and monetary donations are due May 31 to join an Olympic team. Remember, cash equivalent for a food kit is $15 per kit, and checks should be made out to The Food Pantry of Waukesha County.




Prairie State Classic Horse Show

June 1-3

Beyond Stable Farm

Woodstock, IL

The academy team is off the Beyond Stable for another sold out show.

We’re thrilled to be bringing 4 first time riders to the show. Please come down and cheer on Allison, Ava, Madison, and Olivia as well as the other Knollwood stars!



Knollwood Entry Time

June 1-15

It’s time to sign up for the Summer Show being held August 16-18.

Entry blanks and shirt size samples will be available in the school barn lounge.

It’s going to be a fun show with a beach party theme. You won’t want to miss it!


Knollwood Olympics

June 8

6:00 PM

Big Outdoor Ring (Hopefully)

Olympians will gather in the big outdoor arena for ‘games of skill.’ If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll move to the indoor arena.

Thank you in advance for your generosity to our neighbors in need.



Midwest Charity Horse Show

June 11-16

Illinois State Fairgrounds

Springfield, IL

The show horses are headed to the  prettiest horse show arena in the country to compete against some of the best horses and riders in the country.

We’ll post schedules and webcast info when they’re available.



Camp Season Starts!

June 10

The kids take over the farm from June through August.

We have a couple of openings left, but we’re almost totally sold out.

If you haven’t yet signed up, or have a friend who’s interested, ask your instructor or admin.



Knockout Car Wash and Brat Bash

June 23

Hartland Piggly Wiggly

It’s one of the Knockout’s biggest fundraisers, and proceeds will help defray the cost of the banquet. We’re asking all Knockouts to take a shift to help support the club.

You can sign up here.



Oshkosh Charity Horse Show

June 26-29

Sunnyview Expo, Oshkosh

Is it a horse show, or a trip to the park?

It’s a horse show in a beautiful setting, and Knollwood will be there with show horses and academy riders. Drive up and enjoy a day or two at the show!




Mini Camp For Riders 7 And Up

June 30

Noon – 3:00

Have a friend who’s interested in horses? They can enjoy 3 hours in the barn learning all about horses and riding. Molly and her helpers will teach safety, grooming, and tacking before a riding lesson at 2:30. This intro camp is only $99, and can be purchased online or in person.



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


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