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We've been wonderfully busy this summer. 

Let's catch up on all the happenings so far.

Knollwood Olympics, 2024 Edition

Knollwood Kids of all ages gathered on a beautiful evening to celebrate another successful food drive for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. We’ve been running this event since 2012, and really enjoy helping our neighbors in need.

We were proud to donate over 150 food kits and financial donations to the pantry at a time of the year when food stock runs low.

Did we have fun celebrating?

We sure did.

Thank you to everyone who donated, supported, and attended the event.


Midwest Charity Horse Show

What a show! The 79th annual Midwest did not disappoint with the numbers or quality of the entries. Competition was fierce, and Knollwood was in the thick of it.

All of our riders were strong competitors, and here are a few of our biggest stories


Tancy and Mickey

Lifelong saddlebred exhibitor Tancy recently purchased The Mouse King for the show pleasure division.

Tancy and ‘Mickey’  won their first class together, and at Midwest no less!

It looks like a great team to watch!


Brooklyn and Gamora

Brooklyn and Gamora are a match made in heaven. Gamora is a big, strong willed mare, and Brooklyn was a horse in a former life.

These two made quite an impression at Midwest, winning the 13 and under Pleasure Equitation qualifier, and then went on to win the championship as well.

Teams don’t get much stronger than this one.



Leighton and Prince

Leighton and Pure Royalty showed in equitation for the first time at Madison Classic over Memorial Day.

These two entered the arena at Midwest ready to show off all their hard work. Leighton and Prince used the arenas like pros, and shone throughout the class.

Leighton the rookie won the class unanimously with Prince loving every minute. Then they rode into their second class and won that one unanimously as well.

Prince and Leighton are on a mission, and it’s going to be a treat to watch them.




Richie and Payton

Richie and Payton were superstars in the tough Midwest equitation division this week. Their experience and hard work showed in the beautiful arena.

Payton even showed an inexperienced horse in some of her classes, and made it look easy.

Richie won the Medal qualifier, and finished second in his age group and in his championship.

Payton was second in the Medal qualifier and third in her age group and championship.

What a duo they are.





Richie and Tyler

Richie is a true student of the sport.

He watches, listens, cleans stalls, and rides anything he can.

All of his studies and hard work paid off at Midwest this week.

Richie and Showdown were a vision in the Junior Exhibitor 5 Gaited Division, winning the qualifier unanimously in a field of grand horses, and finished reserve grand champion.

They were a sight.





What’s Coming Up?

Knockouts Car Wash

Join us this Sunday at the Hartland Piggly Wiggly for the Knockout Car Wash.

The event runs from 10 AM to 2 PM, and the club will also be selling brats and other goodies at the brat shack.

All proceeds will go to the banquet fund, to help keep tickets as reasonable as we can.


Oshkosh Charity Horse Show

June 26-29

Join us at this perfect summer show. Held at the Sunnyview Expo center, it features wonderful hospitality and plenty of beautiful horses and skilled riders.

Team Knollwood will be there with show horses and 14 academy riders showing at noon on Saturday.


July 4th

We’re not holding lessons on Thursday, July 4.

Your instructor will schedule a make-up lesson.


Lexington Junior League Horse Show

July 8-13

The best of the best meet at Lexington each summer, so Team Knollwood will be there.

It’s held at the beautiful arena at the Kentucky Horse Park, and is quite a spectacle.


Parents Night Out

July 13

6-8 PM

Knollwood Kids are invited to the farm for a fun night with the Knockout officers.

They’ll decorate ribbon bags for the Knollwood summer show, enjoy dinner, and hold a water fight in the big outdoor arena if the weather permits.

The event is only $25, and must be paid at time of sign up.



IASPHA Summer Show

July 26-28

Beyond Stable Farm

We can’t wait for one of our favorite shows of the year!

Knollwood will be there with show horses and many, many academy riders.

Come join us in the beautiful, shady, covered outdoor arena!


Knollwood Summer Show

August 16-18

Thanks to everyone for getting entries in so promptly.

It’s going to be a big show again, and we’ve given the weekend a beach party theme.



See you soon at the barn, or at the in-gate!


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