Posted by Ann Wilt

We’re so  excited that we’re heading into a pretty ‘normal’ show season!

We’re fortunate to have such a wonderful community of customers around the farm. Please consider helping us run a fantastic show for all our riders by donating your time and talent for a shift at the concession stand, or bidding on a parking spot, or donating to the gift baskets.

You can volunteer your time and talent here.

You’ll meet some other wonderful people, and we guarantee you’ll have a wonderful time.

There’s also info so you can watch our show horses and riders compete at a big show in Minnesota, and some dates so you can watch them compete at Wisconsin State Fair Park over Memorial Day weekend.

We love what we do!

 

 

 

 

May 6-9

FASH (Friends of the American Saddlebred Horse) Horse Show

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

The show barn’s first big show of the year, FASH is a favorite of all exhibitors. The facilities are great, competition is deep, and the show is run by some of the nicest people in the industry. You know, ‘Minnesota nice.’

If you can’t make it to the show, you can watch the live stream here.

 

 

 

 

May 10

Last day to get your food kits for the Knollwood food drive. If you’re time stressed and want to help, you can write a check to The Food Pantry of Waukesha County. One food kit is equivalent to a $15 donation, so $75 covers five food kits.

Remember, any Team Knollwood member who collects five food kits or cash equivalents is welcome to join an Olympic Team to compete on May 15 at 6:00 PM.

 

 

May 14

Pre-orders are due at 1:00 PM for Knollwood show lunch orders. With everything from hot dogs to chicken curry wraps, there’s something for everyone. And, every purchase supports the Knockouts!

 

 

 

May 15

During the day

Photo shoots with Hanna

Sign up here for a photo shoot with Knollwood’s own Hanna. She’ll capture pics of you and your family, your favorite horse, or a group of friends.

 

May 15

Starting at 5:30 PM

Knollwood Olympics!

We’ll start the event with a 5:30 PM Knockout meeting, and the games will begin at 6:00 PM.

Teams will compete in a blind buggy race, a helmet toss, a blanket race, hop, skip, and wrap, and another event to be named later.

 

 

May 19

Deadline for dropping off gift basket items at the farm.

Please make sure you’ve signed up here for a volunteer helping spot, too!!

 

 

 

 

May 20

Bids end for the preferred parking auction. Remember, the preferred parking spot includes free raffle tickets AND a free print of your choice from Hanna Agathen Photography.

 

 

 

 

May 21

Practice Rides

We’re so excited that we have 30 riders showing for the first time ever! To help them and more experienced riders who’d like a refresher, we offer practice rides at 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.

These classes offer riders the opportunity to learn all about the show as we run through the whole process. And, they’re a blast!

Please sign up with your instructor or with one of the office admins to choose you spot. The classes are a bargain at only $40.

 

 

May 22-23

Knollwood Spring Show

Join us for performances starting at 11:00 AM on both days. Saturday will feature all the walk, trot, and canter riders as well as the walk trot riders aged 11 and over.  The Saturday show will be in the big outdoor ring.

We’ll finish the day with an entertaining games session, and we have a couple of spots left if you have a great sense of humor!  

 

Sunday’s performance will take place in our little outdoor ring and features our walk and trot riders aged 10 and under, those showing for the first time in our ‘maiden’ division, and our lead line riders.

 

If the weather absolutely doesn’t cooperate with us, we’ll reschedule the show on June 12 and 13 when we can move inside if we have to. The show horses will be in Springfield, Illinois getting ready to show at the Midwest Charity Horse Show.

 

 

 

 

We’re excited to announce that Shelby Hader will be judging both days of the show. Shelby grew up a Knollwood Kid, and had a very successful junior exhibitor career as both an equitation and performance rider.

Shelby is a graduate of Lawrence University, and is currently working in medical research.

 

 

 

May 29

Wisconsin State Fair Park

May Classic Academy Classes

Join us to cheer on our academy stars at a ‘local’ show!  Academy classes won’t start before noon on May 29, and we’re bringing 10 stars to compete against some of the best academy riders in the area.

The full show runs from May 26 – 29, and Knollwood will be there in numbers. We’ll publish the full schedule in the days ahead.

 

 

June 4-6

Prairie State Classic Horse Show

Beyond Stable Farm

Our academy riders and some ‘B’ horses return to Woodstock for one of our favorite shows. The facility and the hospitality can’t be beat, and we have a strong academy team making the trip. Please consider joining us!

 

 

We're looking forward to making memories this show season with wonderful horses and friends.

Team Knollwood is thrilled you're joining us for the ride!