At Foxfield, students learn horsemanship, sportsmanship, camaraderie and fun through a combination of group riding lessons, private riding lessons, and special programs like Foxfield's Little Sisters Program.
Foxfield's students include everyone from small children who are having their first experiences on horseback to national jumper and medal champions, so the barn's group lessons are divided into roughly four groups: Beginners, Advanced-Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. All group lessons last one hour. We accept children as young as 6 and admittance to all advanced group lessons is by invitation only.
Foxfield offers private and semi-private lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Most private and semi-private lessons last one hour, though they can be customized to suit the ability and requirements of the rider. Private lessons accept children as young as 5.5 and are offered by arrangement with any of Foxfield's instructors.
Signing UpRiders can sometimes sign up for a lesson within an hour of the time the lesson begins, but advanced reservations are highly recommended. Cancellations, on the other hand, must be made at least 24 hours ahead of time.
To reserve a spot in a lesson and/or request a school horse, riders should call (805) 495-5515 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday or between 7:00 am and 2:00 pm Saturdays.
New riders will have to fill out necessary Release Forms. They include:
To view these forms, you will need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer .If you don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it from Adobe's web site. Paper versions of the forms are also available at the schooling barn's office.
For even more information, new riders can check out our beginner's FAQ.