Posted by Ann Wilt

The sun is going to set after 5:00 PM, and the helpers all know that the horses are shedding, meaning only one thing… Spring is coming!

 

If the Wisconsin weather doesn’t exactly agree with our prediction, we have plenty of fun planned to keep you busy until it warms up for real.

 

Awards Season 

Team Knollwood will be traveling to the Mid-America Horse Show Association’s banquet in Lisle, Illinois this weekend. From our academy stars to our ‘A’ list show winners, we’ll be there enjoying some of the best hospitality around. We’ll try our best to win gift baskets, some silent auction items, and we’ll dance the night away with our horse show friends.  Congratulations to all the Knollwood winners! 

Pictures are sure to follow.

 

 

Our own Knollwood Knockout banquet is coming up fast the following weekend. 150 Knockouts and their fans will gather at The Legend at Bristlecone for an evening to celebrate all things Knollwood. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at 6:30 PM on Saturday, February 8 for social time followed by dinner at 7:15 PM. We’re pretty sure Scott is already working on his ‘State of the Farm’ address, and the awards are all on their way.

 

We DO have a couple updates for this year’s gala.

The banquet works on an open seating plan, but this year we’ll be reserving seats for families of four or more. We’ll have name tags on tables to make sure these groups will be seated together.

Of course, the front tables are ‘reserved’ for our junior exhibitors who make up the loudest cheering section, and always enjoy the event with their barn besties. Plus, It makes it easier for Scott to single them out during his always entertaining remarks.

 

February Culver's Night!

Meet your friends at the Hartland Culver's on Wednesday, February 5. Any purchases made between 5 PM and 8 PM will benefit the Knollwood Knockouts.  What a great reason to enjoy some Culver's deliciousness!

 

 

Valentines Day

We’ll be celebrating Valentines Day at Knollwood by hosting a Parents Night Out. Parents can enjoy a quiet evening or dinner out while your rider enjoys crafts, games, and dinner at the barn. The event runs from 5 PM to 8 PM, and is only $10 to cover dinner.  Please sign up in the school barn lounge by February 7.

 

Knollwood Entries Due February 21

Our spring in-barn show is coming up fast on March 21-22.  Entries are due on February 21, so we can get the fun purple show shirts produced for the show.  Forms and shirt samples are available in the school barn lounge, and your instructor would be happy to help with your entry.

We have classes for everyone from lead line to maiden riders participating in their first show to our most advanced stars riding in the Knollwood Challenge. It’s a relaxing, fun atmosphere to enjoy the horse showing experience, and you won’t want to miss it!

 

 

Friday Passport Classes 2020!

They’re back! After a quiet January, passport classes start up again at 6:30 PM on Fridays. These classes are $45 each, or you can buy a passport good for any four classes for $160.  The upcoming line up is:

  February 7    Tiny Tot Group

  February 21  Academy Strategy

February 28  Ladies Night

  March 6          Mother Daughter

  March 13       Tiny Tot Group

  April 3             Pattern Class

 

We’ve added some new offerings, such as Mother Daughter nights, and Bring a Friend events.  You can check out the whole year here.

 

Barn Clean Up

It’s spring cleaning time! Join us February 28 and 29 from 4 PM to 6 PM while we clean tack and the barn before the spring in-barn show.  As our helpers can tell you, chores are lots more fun when you’re working with your friends, and we’re looking forward to having a great time.  You can sign up here, or on the paper sign ups in the school barn lounge.  Of course, these service hours will fulfill your requirement towards your 2020 Knockout awards!

 

Patchwork Pony Update

Our friends from the Patchwork Pony consignment shop in West Virginia are making their trip to Wisconsin on Saturday, February 29.  They’ll be setting up at the Comfort Suites Conference Center in Johnson Creek, where they will offer a terrific selection of gently used show clothes.  We’ll update with more details as they become available!

 

Parents Meeting

Would you like to get more involved with the Knollwood Knockouts, but aren’t sure where to start? Join us for an informal parents meeting at 6:00 PM on Saturday, March 7 in the show barn lounge.  We’ll talk over appetizers and beverages and help you learn how you can help a great bunch of riders.

 

Knockout Meeting

All members are invited to attend their March club meeting on Saturday, March 14 at 2:30 PM. President Erika and her officers will put the finishing touches on the spring show, and will update everyone on the perfect kaboodle.  They always have more planned, so don’t miss the fun!

 

Knollwood Spring Show

The season kicks off Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM with the start of the Knollwood Spring Show. We’ll enjoy two full afternoons of horse showing, with the walk and trot riders taking over on Sunday, March 22 at noon. We’re thrilled to have Brandi Bushard of Hanrahan Stables to judge both days of the show.  Don’t forget to get your entries in by February 21!

 

We hope you can join us for all the fun we have planned as we work our way to spring.

See you at the barn ... or at a banquet!!

 

Tradition.

Honor.

Passion.

And a whole lot of fun.