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The Knollwood Knockouts banquet is a storied event with a rich past. For more than 25 years, Team Knollwood has been gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of both the lesson program and the show horses.



The Knockouts can hardly wait to celebrate all things Knollwood on Saturday night, February 19.

In the interest of keeping everyone safe, we’ll be hosting the banquet with a limited in-person audience via Facebook Live.

In attendance will be Knollwood staff, Knockout officers and board members, and 25 lucky people who are willing to bid for their seats. The opening bid to join the ‘studio audience’  is $25 per seat, and the auction will run through February 12.  We’ll notify the winners on February 14, and payment can be made to the Knockouts with cash or a check made out to them.


Once again, we’re offering nifty party packs for our friends watching from the comfort of their own homes.


For $15, the kids party bag will include:

Sparkling juice

A plastic champagne glass

A snack




For $20, the Adult version will include:




Plastic champagne glass




Paid orders are due February 12, and bags will be available for pickup February 14-18.




We have a grand event planned.

2021 President Heather will review 2021 before new Knockout leaders Emma, Hanna, and Margit will announce their plans for the upcoming year, and then Susan will deliver her always enlightening treasurer’s report.

We’ll be  presenting 38 high point awards for both in-barn and out-of-barn academy stars, and we’ll honor our show barn mentors as well.


Knollwood academy riders have earned 18 academy awards from the Saddlebred Horse Association, and we’ll recognize those achievements, too.



Our 2021 slide show is in progress, and we’ll show it in the arena while the Facebook live audience will receive a link to watch from home.


Of course, we’ll introduce the winner of our ‘2021 School Horse of the Year’ election, and it’s a doozy.



We’re pretty sure Scott is already working on his “State of the Farm’ speech, and it’s always a ‘must see and hear’ event.



We hope you can join us for an action-packed evening of all things Knollwood!


What’s coming up?


In-House Academy Consignment Sale

Saturday, February 5

Show Barn Lounge

Has the rider in your house outgrown their show outfit from last year? Are you looking for an outfit for the 2022 season? Bring in your old clothes, and you can sell them in-house with no commission, and help outfit another team member.  Plus, Jodi will be there with bling and ties!

We’ll update soon with hours, and how to enter your items in the sale.


Patchwork Pony Road Show

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 12

Hilton Garden Inn, Oconomowoc

The Patchwork Pony is coming with their wonderful customer service, and a terrific supply of academy clothing. Professional horse show mom Sue will be there at 8:30 AM to help Knollwood Kids create the perfect look for 2022.



Academy Demo Night

7:00 PM

Saturday, February 26

All new academy show riders should plan on attending our action packed evening of demonstrations, refreshments, and fun.



IASPHA Spring Show

April 9-10

Beyond Stable Farm

Our first academy show of 2022!


Parents’ Night Out

Saturday, April 16

6-8 PM

Save the date while our Knockout officers plan an Easter themed event.




See you soon at the barn!


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