Last weekend, Team Knollwood hosted a horse show AND participated in the same show. Thanks to everyone who helped, it was a smooth, fun horse show for everyone involved.
Held at the scenic Ozaukee County Fairgrounds in Cedarburg, the ASAW Summer Showcase is a joint venture between the American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin (ASAW) and the Knollwood Knockouts. We supply the manpower and organization, and we get to split the proceeds with the ASAW Scholarship Fund. It's a win for both organizations!
The 'B' show horse classes and the academy classes for the more experienced riders are held in the beautiful, large outdoor ring on the grounds. Laura and Jodi represented Team Knollwod in the 'B' division while Lauren, Lily, Madison, and Tori showed in the afternoon academy division. Everyone rode their best, and we're so proud of all of them!
We enjoyed picture perfect weather for these classes, and perfect lighting for our photographer Lauren Gall to capture special moments for all the riders.
Following the Saturday afternoon academy classes, riders were treated to an ice cream social to celebrate their rides, too.
Sunday started with a brunch in the concession stand before the 'B' championships ran in the big outdoor ring.
The afternoon session moved to the indoor arena for our 10 and under walk and trot riders as well as the maiden and exceptional divisions. The ring is perfect for our less experienced riders, and class sizes are small to accommodate the cozy arena.
Team Knollwood had a great afternoon performance, with Mikayla finishing her day by winning one of the 8-10 year old equitation championship splits while showing Baxter for the first time.
Our four maiden riders performed strongly after their week at prep camp. Alexa, Amelia, Tess, and Thea each won at least one class at their first show, and performed in their first pattern classes, too!
The behind the scenes team made the show work for all the barns who attended this year.
Great thanks to our concession stand leaders, and all the Knockouts who came to staff the stand, and deliver lunches throughout the weekend. Great thanks to Margit and her family who came up to deliver shavings on Friday, to the center ring ladies who kept everyone safe, to Jeni our announcer, and to Vicky who kept the show running so smoothly all weekend.
In addition to the ASAW Scholarship Fund, the show also raised money for Saddlebred Rescue and HAWS as well.
We're already looking forward to next year's edition of the ASAW Summer Showcase, and hope everyone can join us!
Don't forget, mini golfing is coming up this Wednesday at 11:00. You can sign up to join the fun in the school barn lounge!