Posted by Ann Wilt

        

 Team Knollwood is all over the place!

 Show horses are in Kansas City and academy riders are finishing prep for the finals of the Knollwood Challenge while lessons and training continue.

Did we mention that we also have plenty of safe fun coming up for the balance of 2020?

Read all about it!

 

 

The American Royal

Team Knollwood just started competing this morning, with Richie and Payton both showing in the National Final of the UPHA Challenge Cup for riders 13 and under.  Both of them made it to phase II this evening, and we can hardly wait. Margit also shows Charlie tonight after the final.

The Senior Challenge Cup starts off Thursday morning with Finn, Heather, and Laney competing for Knollwood.  We know these ladies will shine in a deep competition!

We’ll keep you posted as events unfold.

 

Meanwhile at home, we’ve planned lots of fun that can be done in a safe way during these unusual time.

 

Food Drive

Through November 22

The Knockouts are holding a food drive through November to benefit the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.  Please deposit your meal kit(s) in the blue barrel in the show barn lounge, and we’ll deliver the kits to the pantry. With many of our neighbors out of work in this pandemic, stocks are low, and we thank you in advance for helping the Knockouts help their local food pantry.

Don't feel like shopping? We're also welcoming checks made out to The Food Pantry of Waukesha County!

 

Knollwood Challenge Final

Friday November 13 at 6:00 PM

Our academy riders have been working all season towards their own final, and it’s coming up on Friday night, November 13. We’re hosting 2 qualifying classes before the riders compete in the Finals of the Knollwood Challenge.

After qualifying with a pre-determined pattern, the finalists will complete railwork and a more difficult pattern for judge Terri Anne Ullman of Winsome Farm.

Riders of each final will receive a traveling trophy for a year, and a custom show shirt from Degnaucourt who makes suits for the show riders. New this year, the winner of the walk trot and canter final will also receive a three month subscription to Richfield Video courtesy of owner R.H. Bennett.

Because it’s 2020, this is a closed event, but we’ll update quickly, and hope to interview the winners on FB Live as well.

 

Knockout Meeting

Saturday, November 14 at 4:30 PM

The Knockouts will hold a club meeting on Saturday afternoon, November 14 at 4:30 PM.  Meet up with your barn friends and help plan events for the balance of the year! From a distance, of course.

 

 

Parents Academy Meeting

Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 PM

We’ve had so many inquiries about academy showing in 2021 that we’re holding an introductory meeting on Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 PM. We’ll spread out in the arena while we share information about the process, and the fun we have on the road.

Of course, safe refreshments will be served!

 

Family Photo Day

November 22

Join the Knockouts for a fundraising holiday photo day. For only $100, your family gets a 30 minute photo session with Hanna Agathen Photography, and all of the digital pics. We’re serving hot chocolate to get everyone in the holiday spirit, too.

There are only 3 time slots left, so sign up soon!

 

Wreath Making

November 25 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

New this year,  join us the day before Thanksgiving for a wreath making session.  From 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM, Scott and Carol will take a break in the arena, and we'll turn it into a wreath factory.

You can make a really cool horse head evergreen wreath for only $20, and sign up here!

 

Parents Night Out

December 4 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Parents, here’s your chance to shop, chill out at home, or ??? when you drop your horse crazy Knollwood Kid at the farm for three hours. While you enjoy quiet, Soul Fire Art Studio is coming to us for ornament creation in the arena. Kids will also enjoy plenty of games in the arena and dinner. Best of all, it’s only $20 per participant, and you can sign up here!

 

Knockouts Ice Skating

Sunday, December 7 at 1:30 PM

The Knockouts will take to the ice for an afternoon of fun at Arrowhead. For only $4, you can skate with fellow Knockouts and enjoy some non-horse fun.

 

Holly Jolly Show

The academy and some show horses will be off to the Holly Jolly Show, the  last of the season. It’s a big one, with eight academy horses making the trip, and we’re looking forward to another fun weekend at Beyond Stable Farm.

 

 

Good luck to everyone in Kansas CIty!

See you at the barn or the in-gate!