Posted by Ann Wilt

Anyone who knows Team Knollwood knows that we’re always up to something.  The new year is no different, and we have some great things planned.  We hope you’ll join us for many of the fun events we’re looking forward to!

 

Academy Show Seminar

Saturday, January 18 at 6:00

We love academy showing, and it shows. We’ll be traveling to 12 academy shows with our riders and the best lesson horses in the world.  Of course, we’re a little bit biased, but can you argue with the likes of Baxter and Panic?

Anyway, we compete against other professionally run lesson programs in the Midwest in a variety of venues. Some shows are wonderful for riders new to the show ring, and others are well suited for academy riders who have honed their skills for some time.

 

Please join us at this informative session at which we’ll explain the where's, how's, and why's of academy showing, and we’ll have demos from some of our experienced academy stars.  They’ll be happy to answer any questions from parents or riders about the process, and what they’ve learned from it.

If you’d like to join us, please sign up in the school barn so we have enough information packets for all of our attendees.

 

Knockout Fundraiser at Culvers

Wednesday, February 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Bring your friends to the Hartland Culvers during ‘Knollwood time,’ and the restaurant will donate a percentage of all sales to the Knollwood Knockouts. This has been a terrific fundraiser for the group, and it’s delicious, too.

 

Knockout Banquet

Saturday, February 8 at 6:30

The invitations are out for the best party of the season, so please be sure to get your payment and RSVP form in the box in the school barn by January 25.  The banquet takes place at the Legend at Bristlecone, and features a wonderful buffet dinner, social time, high point awards, a slide show, the ‘State of the Farm’ speech by Scott, and a DJ to top off the evening. You won’t want to miss this!

 

Parents’ Night Out

Friday, February 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Parents, you can drop your Knollwood Kid off at 5:00 on Valentines Day, and we’ll entertain them with dinner, crafts, and games while you enjoy dinner, or just some quiet time. Best of all, it’s only $10, and you can sign up in the school barn to join the party.

 

 Barn Clean Up Days

Friday February 28 and

Saturday,February 29

from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

Help us get the barn ready for spring as we clean all the school barn tack, and clean up the barn as well.  It’s a fun way to earn your Knockout service hours, and hang out with your friends.  You can sign up here.

 

 

Patchwork Pony Comes to Wisconsin

Saturday, February 29

Patchwork Pony Consignment  is coming all the way from West Virginia. and will be setting up at a hotel in Johnson Creek to offer their wide selection of show clothes with terrific customer service.  We’ll update with times and the exact location as soon as it’s available.

 

Knockout Fundraiser at Culvers

Wednesday, March 4  from 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Bring your friends to the Hartland Culvers during ‘Knollwood time,’ and the restaurant will donate a percentage of all sales to the Knollwood Knockouts. This has been a terrific fundraiser for the group, and it’s delicious, too.

 

Parents’ Meeting

Saturday, March 7 at 6:00

Are you interested in helping with the Knockouts, but aren’t sure how to start or what you can help with? Join us at this quick meeting in the show lounge to discuss your options for helping out. We’ll offer drinks and snacks too while you learn how you can work with this great group of kids.

 

Knollwood Spring Show

Saturday March 21 and Sunday March 22

We’ll start the show season with a bang in our own arena.  Saturday classes feature our walk, trot, and canter riders and the entire adult division while Sunday features our walk and trot riders including the leadliners.

You’ll have opportunities to help at the concession stand, with the gift baskets, or with the 50/50.  Please stay tuned for more info.  We expect to start the entry process next week!

 

Spring Food Drive Begins

April 15

Team Knollwood is a big supporter of the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, and we’re starting our spring drive on April 15.  If you collect a minimum of 5 food kits, you’ll be eligible to participate in the Knollwood Olympics on May 16.

 

Knockouts Street Clean Up

Saturday, May 9 at 1:00 PM

Join your Knockout friends as you beautify the barn neighborhood.  We’ll clean up Oakwood and Nagawicka Roads, and then return to the farm for a club meeting.  We’ll be looking for parents to supervise our cleaning crews, too!

 

Helper Olympics

Saturday, May 16 at 6:00

Let the games begin! Knollwood Kids who have collected a minimum of 5 food kits will compete in ‘games of skill’ while the food kits are counted.  The day of the week that collects the most food kits over their goal will receive a special prize, AND all participants will have a blast competing.

New this year, each day of the week will field both a Senior and a Junior team so some of our younger participants can compete against a field of their own age.

 

 Summer Camp Starts June 8

Our first session of camp June 8 – 12 is a special one for our riders participating in the summer show on June 12-13.  This week is only for current Knollwood riders who will be showing, and isn’t listed on the website.  Please see your instructor if the rider in your house is interested in spending lots of time learning about horse showing.

Plus, we offer 4 additional weeks of 'Classic Camp' as well as 4 sessions of TIny Tot camp for riders aged 4-6.  Our academy show riders will also enjoy their special weeks of pattern camp.  We can hardly wait for summer!

 

 

 

We're looking forward to all the fun, and hope you can join us.  Be sure to ask your instructor any questions you may have.  They'd love to help you join in!

 

 

See you at the barn.