Show season has begun and our second away show is just around the corner. Horses, along with their Academy Team riders will be heading to Academy Palooza in Northern Illinois for performances April 29th and 30th! While that is indeed fun and exciting, our first in-barn show of the year is just around the corner, running from May 13th - 15th with a totally revamped schedule!
This year, instead of having our show Saturday and Sunday only, our in-barn show schedule has been extended to Friday as well! Our lesson students have been chomping at the bit to get in the show ring and extending our schedule has made it easier for all parties involved to do just that. This year, most of our pattern classes will be held Friday evening instead of intermingled throughout the show. The Walk-Trot-Canter and Walk-Trot Challenge class qualifiers will open the Friday evening performance; followed by the Walk-Trot-Canter 14 and up Pattern class, Walk-Trot-Canter 11-13 Pattern class and lastly the Walk-Trot-Canter 10 and under Pattern class. Arrival time for this group of classes is slated for 5:45pm as the performance begins at 6:30.
Once we have our show shirts, we will be able to get all participating riders their number and info packet detailing when to arrive for their section of riding. Our 11-17 Walk-Trot-Canter riders will open the Saturday performance of the Spring Knollwood show and should arrive at 9:15am. Next up is the 10 and under WTC riders with a call time of 10:15. Our grown up riders should come to the barn at 11:15 and our 11-17 Walk and Trot riders will close out the Saturday performance with a call time of 12:45pm.
As for Sunday, our leadliners will open the show with a call time of 8:15, riders will hit the ring (hopefully walking) at 9am sharp! Our Maiden riders are up next and should be to the barn by 9:45. Our large group of 8 and under riders are asked to be at the barn by 11:45 and represents one of the largest sections of our show this year! Lastly, our Sunday performance closes out with 9-10 year old age group classes and our WT pattern classes; with a call time of 1:45.
If you and your family would like to order a prepacked concessions meal, information on how to preorder will be available soon! You can also find the Sign Up Genius for volunteering at concessions here. Don't forget that all Knockouts members are required to perform service hours in order to earn show points to win awards at the end of the year.
This spring, our KF Show judge is the one and only, Miss Laney Lonchar! Accomplished equestrian and 2022 World Cup Competitor, Laney will be coming all the way from Colorado to lend her discerning eye to these students' first in barn show of the year. Laney showed owns and showed Seven Oaks Heirman last year, along with Far Away Garfield thanks to his owners the Kingsbury family. Keep in mind, our Knollwood Shows are free to watch!
Other upcoming events is the Knockouts Olympics and Meeting, coming May 21st at 5:30pm in the Show Barn Lounge! Here is another sign-up genius for the cookout portion of the day.
We will see you at the barn or at the in gate!