Westwind Community Barn

Historic Westwind Barn is owned and operated by the Town of Los Altos Hills. The facility sits on 15 acres and is adjacent to the Byrne Preserve. The Countess Margit Bessenyey purchased the property to serve as a breeding facility and training center for her Hungarian horses. She worked out of Westwind Barn with world-renowned trainer, Linda Tellington-Jones, whose work with people and their horses continues today in clinics across the country. In 1976, Countess Bessenyey donated the Westwind site to the Town. In 2009, Westwind Barn underwent extensive renovations, making it a state-of-the-art horse boarding and training facility.


  • 50 by 100-foot brand new all-weather rubber and sand dressage court
  • 100 by 200-foot all-weather rubber and sand jumping arena, with full sets of jumps, flower boxes, gates and a liverpool
  • 51-foot new Eurofelt round pen with 4-foot 6-inch wood panels to minimize kick injuries
  • Large grass field with jumps
  • Connections to the Town’s Pathway system, with direct access to San Antonio, Arastradero, and other large, local spots for trail riding. In all, there are 63 miles of maintained trails in the Town
  • Hot water wash racks
  • Boarder tack rooms, with 1 saddle and 1 bridle rack, space for a standard-size tack trunk, and 2 grain bins
  • Multiple cross ties, wash racks and tie rails
  • Comfortable meeting room with small kitchen