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 own horses spend more time caring for their animals than they do actually 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 really does not want to move…to the energetic horse who charges at his fences.
Due to the outbreak of COVID 19, Ventura County Environmental Health will not allow Foxfield to hold our Summer Camp as we have known it.
Foxfield was founded in 1967, and for the past 53 years we have held our Summer Camp faithfully. This is the first year since our start that we will not be allowed to hold our camp. We apologize for this news, as it is just as devastating to us, as it is to you. Moving to summer camp 2021, all the campers who were enrolled in the 2020 summer will have priority for next year. Applications will be mailed to the girls attending this year 2 weeks prior to when we open enrollment to the public. We hope to see you all next summer!