Foxfield Riding School was founded by Bill and JoAnn Postel and Nancy Turrill and opened its doors on May, 1, 1967 on twenty nine acres at the base of Lake Sherwood dam in Westlake Village, CA. Since its inception, Foxfield has offered group lessons to anyone willing to give it a try. The year-round school teaches beginners to advanced riders in a program that emphasizes good horsemanship, sportsmanship and, above all else, safety.
Sisters JoAnn Postel and Nancy Turrill are the co-founders and principal trainers at Foxfield. They have been teaching horses and riders for more than half a century, and count Olympians and world champions among the riders that they have trained. JoAnn and Nancy were given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Equestrian Federation in 2003 and were inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame at the Devon Horse Show in May, 2008. In 2009, JoAnn and Nancy were awarded the California Professional Horsemen's Association Lifetime Achievement Award.