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Team Knollwood is back home after a very successful Madison Classic Horse Show. With 25 show horses competing and seven lesson horses joining the fun on Saturday, it was a full weekend of friendships, adventures....and brats, as the show shared the grounds with the World’s Largest Brat Festival!

Our newest show riders did fantastic jobs with Brooklyn and Amelia gaining plenty of experience at their second shows. They learned many lessons, and improved with each ride.

Maiya also made her show horse debut on the one and only Riddle. It’s quite a jump from the academy ring, and she did a great job in her debut.


Bella joined us from Pennsylvania to show her expressive stars, Garfield and Tyler.  Bella and Garfield were unstoppable in the Country Pleasure division, winning both their qualifier and championship, and athletic Tyler was a force to be reckoned with, winning their amateur qualifier and finishing reserve in the championship.


Jane and Willis changed divisions and showed in the Country Pleasure division for the first time at Madison.  This team has worked so very hard over the off season, and boy did it show in the ring.

Team Willis won a class at their first show in their new division, and the look on both of their faces was sheer delight. Great thanks to Jon McCarthy for capturing the story.


Our academy riders were stars at a well attended session. We’re fortunate to compete in an area where the academy riders are among the best in the country.

Knollwood’s fantastic lesson horses enjoy the wide open ring in Madison, and looked like they were loving the whole performance.

A couple of academy highlights:

Emilie showed at Madison for the first time, and completed a precise work out to earn a reserve championship.

Maddie lit up the ring with the one and only Nacho, and won all three of her classes.

Leighton made her ‘big’ show debut with Baxter, Tess had wonderful rides with Sport and won a couple of classes, and Mia helped Willow continue her education, even winning a class.


This weekend, the Academy Team is off to Beyond Stable Farm for the Prairie State Classic horse show, and weather permitting, it will be held in the beautiful covered outdoor arena.

The show barn will be at home prepping for the big Midwest Charity show in Springfield, Illinois June 14-18.




Saturday, June 11 is a big day for the Knockouts.

They’re holding their Memorial Walk in memory of Libby at 10:00 AM. All pledges will go directly to Lifestriders, a therapeutic riding program in Waukesha where Libby volunteered. Please gather your pledges and join us on the bridle path.

At 1:00 PM, the Knockouts are holding their semi-annual Street Clean Up.  It’s a great way to earn your club service hours and meet some new Knockout friends. We’re also looking for adult volunteers to help with our crews.


Midwest Charity starts on June 14!

It’s the first really big show of the year where we meet the Kentucky barns and other southern barns for the first time of the season, and Team Knollwood will be there with big numbers.

If you can’t make it to the show, you can cheer from home as the entire show will be webcast on Richfield Video!



Knockout Brat Bash

Members, save the date of July 17 for our annual brat bash and car wash at the Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly in Hartland.

It’s one of our most successful fundraisers of the year, and it’s a blast.

It takes a lot of members to make this work, so please join us for the fun. Of course, parents are needed too!


Knollwood Summer Show is coming up August 19-21.

We’ll start taking entries on June 15, and will accept them until July 15.

The shirt color for the summer show is lime green!




See you at the barn, or at the ingate!


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