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to a fully renovated equestrian oasis 

Whether you're interested in riding lessons or seeking impeccable care and training for your performance horse, we'd love to welcome you to Fox Hollow.​ 



Two covered arenas with premium textile footing and new custom mirrors 
Beautiful new full hunter course of jumps and show-grade dressage court
Beautiful new all-weather turnouts with drainage systems and auto waterers
10 new luxury "pony palaces" with fully matted paddocks by Castlebrook Barns
New Kraft eurociser and round pen
Special "assisted living" for senior citizens and retirees 
1/2 mile racetrack and access to miles of trails
Misting system for ALL stalls including retirement and "Big Ass Fans" throughout barns
Our most incredible care team provides daily turnout, grooming, graining, and blanketing services in addition to any medications (IV/IM shots) and therapies needed. They are true horseman and take pride in their work and relationship with each horse. 


The health and happiness of our equine residents in the highest priority at our facility. Our horses are treated with the utmost respect and quality care they deserve as our partners and athletes. No corners are cut in regards to their wellbeing. Quality feed, clean stalls, mental health, and an organized training program are essentials at Fox Hollow.


We feed the highest quality Timothy and alfalfa hay available on the West Coast. Horses are fed three times daily with grain service

Stalls are deeply bedded with fluffy shavings and cleaned twice daily, automatic waterers cleaned frequently 

Multiple equine care professionals on site 24/7 


All horses enrolled in a care program including turnout, eurociser, lunges, hand walks, a full groom daily, blanketing, basic medical care, graining, and more included. 

Ample turnout time, grooming, sunshine, trail access, and lots of love & cookies from our staff

Riding Academy

It all starts with proper horsemanship

The Fox Hollow riding academy provides a comprehensive foundation in the hunter-jumper (English) discipline. We welcome students age 5 and up in the riding academy, and ages 3-5 for our Pony Pals program. Of utmost importance in our program is the fine art of proper horsemanship, which we believe goes hand in hand with progress as a rider. This is why all beginners start with horsemanship (unmounted) lessons as a prerequisite to saddle time, which first and foremost ensures optimal safety, as well as respect for our equine partner. 

Some aspects of horsemanship include:​

  • Equine behavior, body language, and safety

  • Equine anatomy, health and basic medical care 

  • Basic nutrition and daily care needs

  • Proper use of tack and equipment

  • Thorough grooming and a clean presentation of horse and rider in respect to the animal and tradition of the sport

From this wealth of knowledge and ability, children learn valuable life lessons including selflessness, discipline, responsibility, and the value of hard work. Students thus gain liberating independence, eventually being able to groom, tack up, and care for their horse independently as if it were their own. Upon graduating basic horsemanship classes, students see their hard work pay off with their ultimate goal: time to ride! As they grow in their riding accomplishments, students continue to expand their knowledge in horsemanship topics, becoming the next generation of well-rounded equestrians. 

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Membership Packages

The riding academy at Fox Hollow has three levels, beginning with solid horsemanship basics. Upon graduation to the academy level, students are able to care for their horses independently, at which point membership is billed on a quarterly basis. 


Space is very limited.


- Monthly -

  • Required for all new students

  • Unmounted ground lessons only 

  • Covers essential horsemanship topics including safe handling, grooming, basic horse knowledge, care standards, and introduction to the sport

  • 2 packages required to graduate to next level

  • Once weekly minimum



4-lesson package

45 min privates

- Monthly -

  • Covers assisted tacking and untacking (saddling, bridling)

  • Learn riding basics, develop balance and strength

  • Graduation time varies; rider must be able to independently tack, untack, and care for pony

  • Once weekly minimum



4-lesson package

90 min privates

- Quarterly -

  • Twice weekly minimum requirement

  • Riders tack and untack their ponies independently

  • Membership due every 3 months

  • Lessons rescheduled with advance notice can be made up within the quarter

Choose twice weekly or three times weekly lessons (about 8 per month or 12 per month, respectively)

Modified payment plans upon request

3240/3 months




4860/3 months



2760/3 months


4140/3 months



Pony Pals

Pony Pals - Level 1 (Ages 3-5) (45 min lessons)

Catered to our littlest equestrians, this first level provides a fun introduction to the world of ponies with 4 unmounted (ground) horsemanship lessons. Students learn equine body language, how to work around ponies safely, and the basics of caring for them - including grooming them, which is always a highlight! These lessons are typically done with our miniature horse, Peanut - the smallest of all the ponies. After these initial lessons, children can graduate to Level 2 and hop on a pony!

Cost: $340 for 4-lesson package.


Pony Pals - Level 2 (Ages 3-5) (60 min lessons)

A modified shorter version of our Beginner Rider Level, this level is designed to introduce little ones to the whole process of riding. Students “help” groom and tack up their pony before getting some time in the saddle. At this younger age, we keep it very light and fun while maintaining a safe environment. Students work on the leadline, developing their balance in the basic riding positions and learning some age-appropriate fundamentals of our sport. Cost: $460/month for once weekly lessons. 


Adult program

The Hunt Club

Whether you are a former competitor getting back into the sport after a long hiatus or a total beginner interested in learning a new sport, Fox Hollow will quickly become your second home! Riding is a fantastic full-body workout, an excellent stress reliever, and fun social outlet for adults. The Hunt Club offers a modified version of our riding academy curriculum catered to busy adults.

For adults with significant prior experience (ie competitive equitation riders revisiting the sport), we customize a program for you to get your riding fitness and confidence back, then take steps (if you wish) to source an appropriate horse for your abilities and move into the training program. 

*Please note we have a weight limit of 165 lbs for the wellbeing of our horses*

Getting Started


1) Horsemanship Level - 4 ground lessons reviewing how to safely work with horses, learn about our tack and equipment, and prepare your horse to ride, as well as post-ride care.

$390 for 4-lesson package

2) Beginner Rider Level - 75 min lessons, including tacking and untacking guidance. Learn the basics and start getting comfortable in the saddle! $585 for 4-lesson package

3) Hunt Club - 45 min lessons, all riding time now!  Once weekly minimum for beginners, twice weekly highly encouraged. Twice weekly required for jumping. Membership billed quarterly for Hunt Club level. 

Quarterly dues

$1380 per quarter for 1x/week lessons

$2760 per quarter for 2x/week weekly

The Fox Hollow Difference: Lesson Horse Welfare

Unfortunately, horses in most lesson programs have a difficult and often neglectful life. They are overworked, ridden when unsound, and sadly do not receive the veterinary care and maintenance they need. Angered with these industry standards, we founded our riding academy to offer a more honorable model and provide our horses with a happy, healthy life with all their needs met. 

  • Daily turnout in the sun with their friends and full grooming

  • Routine veterinary and dental maintenance whenever they need it

  • Our horses will never be ridden if unsound or uncomfortable in any way, and will be seen by a vet immediately  

  • Our horses will receive a proper retirement in our care until their final days 

  • Never overworked, always get days off each week to just be a horse

  • We limit our horses to low-level jumping, and horses don't jump more than 4x a week 

  • Our horses receive optimal nutrition, supplements, and any medications they need 

  • Chiropractic, accupuncture, and bodywork care as needed

  • Balance of physical conditioning and mental health 

  • Horse welfare is always prioritized in all circumstances 


Hunter -Jumper

Fox Hollow Training

Fox Hollow offers ​a holistic and customizable training program with your horse's mental and physical health in mind. The foundation of any successful training program needs to be welfare of the horse, and that will always be our guiding principle. Our goal is for your horse to be comfortable and fit in his body, eager and happy to do his job, and feel loved and appreciated for the unicorn that he (or she) is. Our goal for our riders is to be the absolute very best for our horses, which starts with solid basics, proper horsemanship, and patience for doing things correctly with understanding, humor, and positivity. Our training is focused in the hunter-jumper discipline with a high standard for correct equitation for a beautiful, fun, and effective ride. If these values sound like a good fit for you, contact us to learn more and become a part of the Fox Hollow family.

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Billings Equestrian

We are thrilled to have USDF gold medalist Samantha Billings and her training program to Fox Hollow! Sam has a proven track record of producing top horses and riders. Click the button below to learn more about Sam and Billings Equestrian. 


We are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your horses and the highest quality education for young riders in the Bay Area. No corners are cut in the vision for our facility, care of our horses, and experience of our riders - we want to be the best we can be. We are so thankful to have such a wonderful community of members and amazing team to work alongside every day to make our dream a reality. Fox Hollow is a place for people who consider their horse a member of their family, not a machine. For those who wish to learn proper horsemanship and honor the animal who does so much for us. For those who realize that hard work, integrity, and discipline pays off in the show ring and beyond. For those who are horse-obssesed kids of all ages, and for those who consider the barn to be their second home. We would love to meet you and welcome you to Fox Hollow!

Michael and Kelsey Kennelly




If you are interested in joining the riding academy, please contact us via email for more information and to schedule your lessons. If you are interested in a training program, please contact trainer directly. 



Boarding is offered on a referral basis only by existing boarders and trainers. All boarders must be in a training program.



Please note that Fox Hollow is a private gated facility open only to members and residents. Please contact us should you wish to schedule a tour. We would love to welcome you to the Fox Hollow family! 

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