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Margit, Alivia, and Alexa


Last weekend, Team Knollwood started the 2024 show season in two states while the home office kept up it's usual schedule.

Show horses traveled to the National Equestrian Center in St. Louis, Missouri, for the 81st annual Bridlespur Charity Horse Show.

Shaye and Teddy



This friendly show was the perfect place to start the season for new teams and seasoned duos.

After watching and cheering for daughter Allison, Kim showed her very own horse for the first time at Bridlespur. She and Jaydee, officially known as Take Back the Night, look like they’d been together forever, winning their single bit qualifier, and finishing reserve in the championship. Best of all, Allison and new baby Hayden were on hand to watch and cheer!

 Margit and Charlie picked up right where they finished last year. At Bridlespur, gaited pleasure classes were a combination of Junior Exhibitors and Adult Amateurs, so Margit was in with the grownups. She and Charlie did their thing, racking and smiling through the classes. They won both their qualifier and championship.

Alexa and Scott after championship win

Alexa and Joe had a great show, too, winning their 3 gaited show pleasure qualifier and championship.

All of our equitation riders enjoyed the trip, got back into the swing of things, and qualified for some finals early.




Walk trot canter academy kids

Meanwhile, the academy team and ‘B’ horses traveled to the sold out IASPHA Spring show in Woodstock, Illinois. Almost all of the academy classes were so big that they split, with some championships splitting three ways.

Some highlights?

In her final season before she heads off to college, Taylor and Baxter were the team to beat. They won their horsemanship, equitation, and championship classes.

Walk trot academy stars

Our walk and trot riders showed some tougher horses at IASPHA, and made us proud. Maddie showed Sport for the first time, and earned the opportunity to ride not just one, but two victory passes.

Sophie, Kali, and Kylie with show techs extraordinaire Natalie and Adrienne

Kali showed Murphy for the first time, and rode like a star, earning top ribbons while keeping his brain in order.

Sport also proved himself a stand out in the Monarch Single Bit division with Mary, earning 4th place ribbons in very large competitive classes.




Next Up?

The academy horses are off to Academy Palooza on May 3 and 4, while the show horses are working at home until the Madison Classic show May 23-26. The academy team will be joining them in Madison as well.


What’s Coming Up?


Photo by Hanna Agathen


Extra Prep Classes

We’ve added 4 opportunities for extra practice before the Knollwood Spring Show. Each class is $50, and must be paid for at the time of sign up.


Friday, April 26

7:30 PM

WTC Pattern Class


Saturday, April 27

5:30 PM

WT Pattern Class


Monday, April 29

6:30 PM

Horse Show Basics


Monday, May 6

6:30 PM

WT Pattern Class



Street Clean Up and Knockout Meeting

Saturda PMy, April 27


Join your Knockout friends as everyone joins to clean up Oakwood and Nagawicka Roads for the spring.

You can sign up in the school barn lounge, or online here. All participants must have a completed release form, which is available in the school barn.




Knollwood Spring Show

May 10-12

It’s almost here!

Horses are assigned, and class rosters are up on the school barn wall.

Show bags with your shirt, back number, and personal schedule will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, April 24.

We’re hoping all of Team Knollwood will assist with our big spring show.  You can contribute to gift baskets by signing up in the school barn, or sign up to donate your time to the concession stand or to assist with set up and/or teardown. You can sign up online here, or in person in the school barn.



Food Drive

May 10-30

It’s time to help our neighbors in need by collecting donations for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. The food barrels will be in place from May 10-30, and we’d like to fill them many times over.

Every Knollwood Kid who collects a minimum of five food kits is eligible to join an Olympic team to compete in the Knollwood Olympics on June 8.

The Olympics are games of skill that mimic some of the skills you need in the barn. We have garbage relay races to the dumpster, blind buggy races, helmet tosses, and more.

You won’t want to miss the fun!




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




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