Katy Boswell has dedicated her entire life to her love of horses. As a young girl she began taking riding lessons at Kenmore Stables in Mission Valley. She started her equine career working for Bob Bradley at Bonita Valley Farm, then for Sally Black at Blackland Farm in Bonita, where she managed the business operations, taught riding lessons, and competed in local horse shows on her mare Auspicious Cass. Before venturing into her own business, she also taught for Chuck Esau Training Stables in Rancho Bernardo.
Katy started Hidden Fox Farm in Lakeside in 1995. In 1999, Katy and Mike purchased the present La Cresta property and built the new facility. The farm has experienced much growth and success, with riders consistently winning Year End Awards in their equitation age groups for the Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association.
Haley grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, competing in hunter/jumpers and dressage and exploring the mountain trails with her mare Bella.
Horses and teaching are Haley’s passions. She attended college on the East Coast where she studied early childhood education. Haley rode for the IHSA team at St. Andrews University in North Carolina. Haley has helped mentor and teach at children's horse camps, and worked as a volunteer in equine assisted therapy.
During college, she worked in Virginia at an eventing and fox hunting sales farm. She did the feeding, turnout, stall cleaning, and general care for 40 horses, and also assisted in riding, showing, fox hunting, and working with the sale horses. Haley gained a lot of valuable experience working with young horses and off-the-track Thoroughbreds.
Haley completed the Legacy of Legends scholarship program where she lived on a ranch in Colorado, learning to how to start young horses. She learned to ride and rope and train ranch horses, studying with teachers who learned from Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance.
Haley is new to California and is enjoying the sunshine along with her boyfriend and her two dogs, Jordy and Odin, while finishing her education degree.
If it's broke, Mike fixes it.
Mike Boswell is a retired agricultural/civil engineer who fell in love with horses late in life. After taking Western and Dressage riding lessons, Mike met Katy in 1996 and started taking Jumping lessons from her at Hidden Fox Farm, Katy's Hunter/Jumper barn in Lakeside.
In 1999, Mike and Katy bought the current property in Crest and built the new Hidden Fox Farm. In 2003 it all burned down, including the house, in the Cedar Fire. So, Mike and Katy rebuilt it all, with the considerable help and support of our friends and customers.
While Katy and her team run the operations at the barn, Mike takes care of farm construction and maintenance, buys the feed, and handles some of the business functions. He also likes to shop and cook and keep the home fires burning.
Nowadays, Mike loves trail riding on his new Arabian horse "Pancho".