Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Pleasant Hill Farm, Inc.
5 Summer Camp sessions in 2020

June-August 2020
for Beginner, Novice, and Advanced riders ages 6 to 18.

Cost of camps: $400 a week


To register, download the application below (pdf), fill it out,
and mail it with your $100 non-refundable deposit to
Pleasant Hill Farm, Inc.
1818 New Sharon Church Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278

2020 Summer Camp Application

A $100 non-refundable deposit is due with the
application to hold your spot in the camp you prefer.
The remaining balance is due the first day of camp.

Cammie will also be offering mini camps
for Advanced Riders.

More information posted when it is available!

Summer Camp Information

Each camper will be assigned a school horse that will become their own for that session of camp. We have a wide selection of school horses that range in size, color, riding ability and personality.

The daily schedule includes a long morning riding session on your assigned horse. Each day we will work on different aspects of riding to secure a better balanced seat for the rider. There will also be theory sessions which will be held in the barn or in the lounge to get out of the heat during midday. Theory sessions include bathing, braiding, clipping, identifying parts of the horse, scavenger hunts, and other learning opportunities.

Pleasant Hill Farm, LLC provides the horse and all the equipment for camp; however, you are welcomed and encouraged to bring your own horse. Boarding for your horse during camp is $20 per day. This fee includes hay, grain and individual turnout.

Camp begins at 8:30am and ends at 1:00pm Monday-Friday. Campers should bring their lunch and water every day except Friday. On Fridays, a pizza lunch will be provided.

There are three assistant instructors who have been with Cammie for over ten years. The assistants are certified in CPR and life saving skills, and are well skilled in riding instruction and horse management. Each camper gets a generous amount of personal attention with a 4 instructor to 18 camper ratio.

What to Wear
riding attireCorrect riding attire is mandatory. For your own safety, wear a hard-soled shoe with a small heel. Paddock boots or tall boots are preferred, but a small pair of hiking boots or duck boots will do fine. Tennis shoes and sneakers are not permitted for riding. Long pants are required for riding. Riding pants, chaps, jeans and stretch pants are all acceptable.

An ASTM/SEI approved helmet is required for all campers. A bike helmet is not designed for horseback riding and is unacceptable. We have several approved school helmets in different sizes for you to borrow during your week of camp if you do not have your own helmet.


2020 Summer Camps

Session 1: June 22-26

Advanced/Intermediate Invitational

Session 2: June 29-July 3

Session 3: July 20-24


Session 4: July 27-31


Session 5: August 10-August 14


2020 Summer Camp Application

Beginner and Novice Camps (Sessions 2-5)
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 1:00pm each day
$400 per week

After Camp is available for Sessions 2-5
Monday - Thursday
1:00pm - 5:00pm
$50 per day

Riding Levels

Beginner and Novice
Riding levels in these sessions range from those who have little or no riding experience to those with the skills to comfortably walk, trot and canter. Camps will be split into 3 sections with 1 instructor per section (total 18 students per session).

Beginner Campers will learn the basics of riding and horsemanship.

Novice Campers, depending on their skill level, will concentrate on their form, cantering and the basics of jumping. Novice riders with more experience will be working on their form over bigger fences.

After Camp Information

There is an "After Camp" optional session each day, Monday-Thursday, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm for Beginner/Novice Campers. Campers can choose to stay for a single afternoon or for multiple afternoons. The cost for each After Camp is $50 per day.

In After Camp, campers will have a chance to do a second theory session and also ride again. Usually the afternoon ride is more laid back and consists of bareback riding or riding games.


Pleasant Hill Farm, Inc.
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