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.
As our newest addition to the Hidden Fox Farm family, Morgan brings her many years of varied equestrian experience to HFF, riding, teaching, and training.
Growing up in Santa Clarita, Morgan began riding at an early age. She continued to ride throughout her school years, learning on both schoolmasters and green horses. She started her professional career at Silvergate Farms, teaching lessons and training young horses under USHJA certified trainer and USDF Silver Medalist, Julie VanLoo.
Moving to Santa Cruz, CA to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in History, she worked with Teralyn LaLiberte, where she studied dressage and natural horsemanship methods.
After moving to San Diego, Morgan joined San Diego Beach Rides, working with customers and guiding trail rides.
Morgan’s teaching and training philosophy is to continually enhance the relationship between horse and rider, and to foster an environment that promotes respect for both.
She enjoys spending her free time pursuing her passion of photography.
Emma grew up in San Diego and began riding at 7 years old. She found Hidden Fox Farm a few years later, where she built her skills and competed on the local GSDHJA show circuit in hunters and equitation. In high school, she started riding her green off-track Thoroughbred, Charmer, and brought him along through the levels.
For college, Emma went to UC Davis where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Throughout her time in school, she continued to ride, and spent time on the IHSA team, as well as the 3-Day Event team. Quickly, eventing became her passion. With Charmer, she trained with Rolex-Competitor Holly Fox out of Fox Farms and successfully competed at USEA/USEF Area VI Horse Trials. After this, she leased another horse, a warmblood named Rex, to progress her skills, focusing on dressage training through 2nd and 3rd level.
After moving back to San Diego, Emma eventually came back to her roots to train and teach at Hidden Fox Farm. She loves helping riders make progress on their goals and stresses the importance of tailoring training programs to fit individual horses’ needs.
In her free time, she enjoys surfing, rock climbing, and playing with her dog, Lyla.
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 Morgan horse "Bodie".