Pleasant Hill Farm has a great selection of school horses to ride. Our school horses come in a range of sizes, colors, riding ability, and personalities. 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. Beginner lessons are 30 mins (not 1 hour). 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.
We have a 250-foot by 150-foot 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.
Private Lessons - 30 minutes: $70 per lesson - 1-2 students
Private Lessons - 60 minutes: $80 per lesson - 1-2 students
Group Lessons - 60 minutes: $60 per lesson - 3 or more students around your age and level
Cammie Fielding - Owner of Pleasant Hill Farm, is an American Riding Instructor Association (ARIA) Certified instructor. She is a NCHJA member and usually has riders in the top three in points for the year at rated shows and always has riders invited to the Equitation Medal Class in November, which includes the top 15 equestrian riders in the state.
Cammie is also certified in CPR and lifesaving skills. She received her Associates Degree in Business in 2003. Cammie apprenticed for 8 years under the coach for the UNC and Duke Equestrian teams. She continues to expand her knowledge by attending clinics throughout the Southeast Region.
"Becca" was one of Cammie's first riding students. She has ridden and helped manage the horses at PHF for 20 years. Becca specializes in group and private lessons, running the summer camps, doing training rides, and overseeing the home-schooling show series.
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 for group lessons and 30 minutes in beginner lessons. 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 per 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. Click the following link to download the form. Complete and sign the form and bring it to your first lesson. Forms are also available at the barn.
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.
Lease a horse so you can experience both the fun and responsibility of owning your own horse.
Held on long weekends and holidays.
Lease your favorite horse or pony over the holidays.
Various instructors come in to give lessons.
The perfect gift for the horse lover. Available for lessons, leasing, and camps.
In case of inclement weather, email Cammie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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".