About Acres West


We are a family-owned operation located in the quiet community of Calabasas, backed by the Santa Monica Mountains, just minutes from the 101 Freeway. Acres West is more than a place to ride, it’s a place where your kids will want to stay and be part of the barn experience (playing with the animals, watching other riders and making friends).

The 6-acre facility offers a comfortable family atmosphere where you can also find top-notch training and amenities for horse and rider under the careful and dedicated direction of Leslie Steele.

Acres West opened its doors in 1985, and has become one of the most reputable barns on the west coast producing some of the best young riders in the country. Turnkey and fully equipped, we cover all aspects of horse and rider care:

  • Feeding program designed for individual horses needs
  • Fully lighted arena for year-round riding
  • Immaculate 12X12 rubber matted stalls
  • Treadmill
  • 5 large turnouts
  • Arena groomed and raked twice daily
  • Completely fenced, private facility
  • 24-hour, on-sight care
  • Tack and grooming staff

Though we are dedicated to excellence, that doesn’t keep us from having fun, and enjoying the natural beauty and whimsy of barn life. When she’s not teaching or training or riding, you’ll often find Leslie playing with her many critters: pigs, dogs, rabbits, birds, goats and the other creatures who find their way to Acres West.

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