Pleasant Hill Farm, Inc. has a great selection of school horses to ride.  Our school horses come in a range of sizes, colors, riding ability, and personalities, from “Strawberry” the horse that likes to keep things slow and peaceful to "Egan" who enjoys advanced jumping lessons.  Each school horse is different in its own way and each one is ready to teach you something new with each lesson. Lessons last up to two hours.


Lessons are held by appointment for ages 5 and up.  Adult lessons are also available.  Lessons are planned out to work on the skills needed to maintain a balanced seat for riding, and the horsemanship skills necessary to handle horses safely.covered arena

We have a 250’ by 150' covered arena, an indoor riding ring, an outdoor riding ring, and a field with cross-country jumps.

In addition to the riding accommodations, there are two secure tack rooms and a comfortable lounge for relaxing after rides.

Riding Rates

Private Lessons - 30 minutes: $55 per lesson - 1-2 students

Private Lessons - 60 minutes: $65 per lesson - 1-2 students

Group Lessons - 60 minutes: $45 per lesson - 3 or more students around your age and level

Coaching Rates

Coaching for the day: $75

Arrive at least 30 minutes before lesson time, allowing the extra time to get your horse ready.  Expect to be “in the saddle” for approximately one hour. After the lesson, allow another 30 minutes to untack, cool out your horse, and clean and put away your tack.

You may make monthly payments or pay by each lesson, however, you prefer. Payments accepted in the form of checks, cash, or gift certificates only. Please write the lesson dates on all checks for our records.

Every rider must sign a Release of Liability Form (pdf version).


Lease a horse so you can experience both the fun and responsibility of owning your own horse.

Half Lease: $200/month

Other Riding Opportunities

Overnight and Day Camps: Held on long weekends and holidays.

Christmas Leasing: Lease your favorite horse or pony over the holidays.

Clinics: Various instructors come in to give lessons.

Gift Certificates: The perfect gift for the horse lover. Available for lessons, leasing, and camps.

What to Wear

Correct riding attire is mandatory. For your own safety, wear a hard-soled shoe with a small heel. Paddock boots or tall boots are preferred. Tennis shoes and sneakers are not permitted for riding. Long pants, stretch pants, tights, breeches, and jodhpurs are ideal.

An ASTM/SEI-approved helmet is required for all youth and strongly recommended for adult riders. 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 for your first few lessons.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, email Cammie at  cammie_pleasanthill@hotmail.com. If you need to miss a lesson, please let us know. You can skip a week or reschedule for another time. If you do not call 24 hours prior to and cancel your lesson, you will still be charged for your "lesson".

Pleasant Hill Farm, Inc.

1818 New Sharon Church Road, Hillsborough, NC

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