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Operating as usual
We are so excited about this team! Lilly has shown such determination, grit and courage learning to ride this beautiful, talented, challenging new horse. I'm looking forward to this winters lessons to prepare for next season!! Thank you Jon and Stephanie for being such supportive parent's. ❤🏆⭐
This is what its all about! Julia invited some friends from other barns to come out and have some fun Saturday. These kids compete against each other at every show and are great friends outside the ring😍. Good sportsmanship is so important in this industry and in life. We are so proud of them! And of course it wouldn't be complete without doing a tic toc! https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJaJL8kq/
Horse shows are not all about showing😊
Alivia Garwood and Julia Louw WON the annual Underwear Race! This is a relay race in which you put on men's boxers and race down to the other end, switch undies with your partner who then races back. Its hilarious and a lot of fun. Dinky was the smallest mount but clearly the fastest!!
Cora French and her ❤ William❤ won all 4 classes she participated in😍. This big guy loves his little girl
Julia Louw and Nuclear Nick came out Reserve Champs in the 5 Gaited Pleasure class! Another new team that's working hard and it's paying off 💪
Alivia Garwood and Golightly Light O" Morn competed in their first Equitation class together and won! Alivia is quickly becoming a star in this division⭐👏. They also competed in and won the 17 and under Novice Rider Open English Pleasure and reserve in the Championship! 3 great rides, congrats!🏆
Lilly French and Doubletree's Phirst Of All took the blue in the 17 and Under Pleasure Equitation class! These two are really becoming a team! Lilly has put in a lot of hard work over the past couple of months and it's paying off👍🏆
Louis and Karen Van Diest's horse I'm George, by I'm First and out of Frenchie in Blue, won the Novice Gaited class in his first show! This young up and coming star is now available for your consideration. He'll even smile for the camera 😆
Cate Jenson and Three Card Monte rode their personal best and took the Walk and Trot 12 and Under Championship! We are so proud of you Cate!!🥰🏆
What a great Octoberfest show! The weather was wonderful and everyone performed beautifully!⭐ First up is Dr. Luanne Wendland and her ponies! Cruzin' Susan won the Amateur Road Pony Championship and My Kryptonite won the Open! 🏆🏆 Congratulations on great drives!!
Morgan Peer and Three Card Monte won the UPHA Peasure Challenge Cup! Morgan showed him 5 years ago at this show and won a walk and trot class. He's definitely the real deal. What a wonderful horse❤
More fun show pics🏆🐴
Lilly French and Doubletree's Phirst Of All competed in a very strong equitation class and came in 5th! They are getting better and better ⭐⭐
Morgan Peer and It's All About The Game WON the Saddle and Bridle Junior National Western Pleasure Finals!!! This was only their 4th show in this division and they were fantastic!
These 3 girls unfortunately had to show against each other in a 17 and under age group but they went in as friends, rode like competitor's and came out as friends in true "Louw Riders" fashion 🥰. Couldn't be more proud! Alivia Garwood, Lilly French and Julia Louw
We are so excited about our 2 riders in the MHSA Medallion Finals and the ASHA Pleasure Equitation Finals and 3 riders in the Saddle And Bridle Pleasure Equitation Finals! Please help us wish them good luck!🍀
1. Morgan Peer and Monnington Salted Caramel
2. Jane Koerner and Rudolph Giuliani
3. Lillian French and Doubletree's Phirst Of All
So proud of our home bred filly!!
"Whenever you need a friend, you can always count on your teammate" Jim Brown. What a great group of riders we have! We couldn't be more proud of our wonderful & supportive academy group.
Three classes, 3 wins for this awesome team! Morgan Peer and Monnington Salted Caramel, Equitation Champs! Even Caramel was all smiles😁 On to St. Louis and the finals🏆🏆
Alivia Garwood sure rose to a new level at this show! She rode two different horses in two divisions and was a star in both😊⭐🏆 AWESOME job Alivia!!
Congratulations Jane Koerner and Rudolph Giuliani winning the Saddle and Bridle Medallion!! Great ride Jane!!🏆🏆
These two were so much fun to watch in the 5 Gaited Pleasure classes! Congratulations Julia Louw and Morgan Peer
My Kryptonite and Dr. Luanne Wendland took two blues with two great drives!⭐🏆🏆
Congratulations Dr. Luanne Wendland's pony Top of Society! Louis drove him to victories in the Open and Championship!
“Parents, let your daughters grow up to be horse girls, because they will learn quickly and repeatedly that life isn’t fair, that hard work is often trumped by Lady Luck, and that every defeat, no matter how terrible, is temporary. Let them dream big and kick on. Let them learn confidence, grace and grit. Let them build big muscles and strong backs.
Let your daughters grow up in the barn. Let them learn that buckets need filling and stalls need cleaning, even when it’s raining, even when it’s frozen, even when they have a different idea for how the day should go.
Let them set goals and reach them. Let them set goals and fail miserably. Let them learn that, if they work incredibly hard, practice like hell, ride the best quality horse they can and take impeccable care of him, they’re sometimes going to get beat by someone with 10 times the money and one tenth the drive.
Teach them to drive trucks and trailers and ATVs. Teach them to change tires and wrap legs and give shots. And let them leave a spur mark, or a bit rub, or a bandage bow, and let them deal with the shame of causing pain to an animal they love.
Let them grow up with horses and with good horse people, because it will teach them to be humble, and to be resilient, and to be brave.”
Article credit: Lauren Sprieser
Wild Oats Photography
Congratulations Lilly French! First place in the UPHA Challenge Cup 🏆 She and her on her new mount are really coming together!
What a fun night! The rain didn't hold this crew back. We had 4 riders in the Pleasure Equitation class tonight and they all rode their hearts out❣. Morgan Peer took the blue with her flawless ride 🏆and Jane Koerner was second with a really strong, pretty ride⭐. Alivia Garwood made her Equitation debut and rode to third place🤩! Lilly French was piosed and beautiful and took a very close 4th🐴. They were all hugs after the class and I salute them for their sportsmanship and strong friendships. We are sooo proud of you girls🥰
Louis and Dr. Luanne Wendland's pony Top of Society won the Roadster Pony Open class this morning to start off a great weekend of showing. 🐴🏆
Tonight we have 4 riders in the Pleasure Equitation class!
⭐ Lillian French on her new horse Doubletree's First Of All
⭐ Alivia Garwood on Wish Me Radiant
⭐ Jane Koerner on Rudolph Giuliani
⭐ Morgan Peer on Monnington Salted Caramel
It's going to be fabulous!
Our final rider is Autumn Wood on Rudy.
1. How long have you been riding? Around 4 years
2. What is your favorite thing about the horse you are showing? He is a good challenge for me
3. What is a goal you have for riding/this show? To have fun and perform the best I can
Our other rider on William will be Grace McClurg
1. How long have you been riding? – 1 ½ years
2. What is your favorite thing about the horse you are showing? – William: he is feisty, but likes to show so turns it on when it is time!
3. What is a goal you have for riding/this show? – Keep my form on William during transitions
Cora French is rocking the big horse, William, at Waterloo.
1. How long have you been riding?1 year
2. What is your favorite thing about the horse you are showing? William is tall and loves kids
3. What is a goal you have for riding/this show? Keep William's head up and make quarter line passes
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Located in Van Meter Iowa, Knapp Farms specializes in breeding, training, and showing American Quarter horses on the National level. Knapp Farms is also home to several World and Congress Champions.
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