Knollwood Summer 2022 is in full swing!
This week, Knollwood is hosting a tiny tot camp, and the Summerfun Show Prep pattern camp.
Horses shipped out to Summerfun on Tuesday, and another group of horses will leave for the Lexington Junior League Show on Thursday. Carol will be off to Lexington, and Scott will head straight to Kentucky after bringing Summerfun horses home. The Lexington show starts on Monday morning.
We love what we do!
Team Knollwood is set up and ready to show at one of our favorite events of the season, the ASAW Summerfun Horse Show. Exhibitors get to sleep in their own beds, the facility and management are fabulous, and the weather looks like it’s going to cooperate for the weekend.
Here are a few stories we’re looking forward to this weekend!
Bella’s Back In Town!
After a few years of Covid keeping Bella captive in her home state of Pennsylvania, she’s back in town showing her beautiful horses. Bella will be showing the always charismatic and photogenic Far Away Garfield in the Country Pleasure division, and will also be riding athletic and enthusiastic Showdown, known to all at Knollwood as Tyler, in the amateur 5 gaited division.
We’re so glad to have Bella back!!
Richie and Sophie Reunited!
Richie and his former equitation partner CH Royal Tryst have moved to a different division, and will be competing in the Junior Exhibitor 3 Gaited division. Richie is enjoying showing Sophie in the performance division, and she looks like she loves it, too!
Team Knollwood will have 10 academy stars competing at the 11:00 AM Saturday performance. With 5 walk trot and canter riders in addition to our 5 waalk and trot stars, it’s going to be an action-packed performance. You won’t want to miss it, as these are some of the biggest classes of the show. Competition will be fantastic.
Our show barn riders will once again be serving as mentors for our riders, and will impart wisdom only learned in the show ring. Great thanks to Emma, Hanna, Heather, and Margit!
The 2nd Annual UPHA Horsemanship Challenge
Summerfun is once again running a horsemanship challenge class for advanced riders aged 14 and over. Riders entered will draw a horse they’ve never ridden before, and show Friday night in a class which is judged on the rider’s ability to show the horse to it’s best advantage.
All riders wear jods, boots, the official horsemanship challenge shirt, and a helmet. It’s a blast to watch these riders work the arena to show off the horse they’ve never ridden before in a BIG class.
Carol held a drawing last week, and Knollwood Kids Allison, Margit, and Richie are our contestants. It’s going to be a great one.
Just a reminder, we will not be holding any lessons on Saturday, July 9, as we’ll all be at the show. Please come and cheer us on. The Knockouts sponsor an ice cream social after the academy performance, and it’s ALWAYS a good time to enjoy ice cream!
Lexington Junior League 2022
First held in 1937, the Lexington Junior League Horse Show is a classic southern horse show. The best horses and riders will gather at the Rolex Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park to compete in the 86th edition of a horse show tradition.
Knollwood will be at what is considered a preview of Louisville with both equitation riders and performance horses.
The show is available on Richfield Video, and it’s worth the subscription fee.
What’s Coming Up?
Entries close for the Knollwood summer show
The show is being held August 19-21, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun. Please talk to your instructor for more information.
Knockouts Car Wash and Brat Bash
Please join us at the Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly in Hartland for a day of washing cars and running the concession stand. It’s a blast, and it’s our club’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
Please sign up here or at the barn to contribute to the Knockouts with your volunteer hours. Parents are welcomed as well!