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.

Since there are no grooms at Foxfield, riders are taught how to care for horses as a regular part of the curriculum. Intermediate and advanced riders who have their horses spend more time caring for their animals than they do riding them.

Foxfield is first and foremost a school. JoAnn’s and Nancy’s philosophy is that the more you ride, the more you will learn. They encourage riders at all levels to try as many different horses as possible. They want their students to learn to handle different personalities—from the young horse who is spooky…to the lazy one who does not want to move…to the energetic horse who charges at his fences

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