We are very proud of the incredible group of well-rounded trainers at our farm. We pride ourselves on finding amazing trainers with the same core values and beliefs when it comes to horsemanship and sportsmanship. We want our kids to learn all aspects of horseback riding, which includes so much more than just time in the saddle. We value our animals, and love them dearly, and strive to instill the sense of responsibility for these amazing creatures in our students. We believe working with horses develops and strengthens life skills such as responsibility, discipline, leadership, focus, team work, confidence, physical exercise, respect, loyalty, friendship and fun. We expect our students to be good horsemen and sportsmen on and off of their horses. These trainers have decades of experience under their belts in so many areas, and the combination is hard to beat. Here’s a brief biography on each of our trainers:
Deana Hunter began teaching at Cameron Oaks in 2010. She is a life-long horsewoman who began riding at the age of two and got her first pony at age ten. She became very active in the Cahaba Pony Club and competed in both combined training events and rallies, achieving her “A” rating in 1985. She has been exposed to a variety of American and European trainers studying diverse programs including dressage, free-lunging, vaulting, driving methods, ground work, gymnastics, and stable management. Deana continued to show Hunter Jumpers, competing in the children’s, small junior, and jumper divisions, and foxhunting in the off season. Her main focus is the basics and fundamental of hunter seat riding and her program is based on providing a safe and enjoyable environment with horses for children and adults. She lives in Indian Springs with her husband, David and her children Alexandra and Matthew and their horses, donkey, dog, and cats.
Pam Carroll joined COF in 2014. She rode both at the amateur and professional level for more than 30 years. Pam’s love of horses and competition led her to Middle Tennessee State University, where she rode for MTSU’s Equestrian Team, leading the team to success and riding for several High Point Rider awards in the Open Division. While studying in MTSU’s nationally recognized Horse Science program, she also expanded her knowledge by participating in Western classes with the American Quarter Horse Association to complement her command of English riding. Before joining COF, Pam ran a successful lesson program and coached an Interscholastic Equestrian team, sending students across the country to compete in national level competitions. She has an expert understanding and love of advanced equitation and competitive application. Pam and her husband Chris live in Indian Springs and proudly cheer for University of West Alabama Soccer, where their sons Stephen and Patrick play.
Lesson and Training Prices
We charge the same amount for lessons and training rides for your horses. We allow you to purchase one package and use for either lessons or training rides or a combination of both. Packages include group lessons only. If you purchase a package, we do not allow rollovers from month to month, unless it is due to extreme weather or sickness and cannot be made up within that same month. If any rollovers are allowed, you must use them up during the following month.
Boarder Rates- package prices are for Group lesson only:
Single Lesson: $45.00 for Group, $65.00 for Private
4 Lesson Package: $180.00
8 Lesson Package: $320.00
10 Lesson Package: $400.00
12 Lesson Package: $475.00
Non-Boarder Rates- Group lessons:
First Lesson/assessment and any requested private lessons: $75.00 for an hour
Single Lesson: $55.00 for 45 minutes to hour
4 Lesson Package (45-60 minute lessons): $200.00
8 Lesson Package (45-60 minute lessons): $375.00
10 Lesson Package (45-60 minute lessons): $450.00
Non-Boarder Rates- Group lessons:
Thirty minute lessons for the beginners and younger children: $35.00 each
4 Lesson Package (30 minute lessons): $120.00
Horse Show Training Fees
Schooling at Shows: $50.00/Day plus charges for prep if required
Horse care at Local Rated Shows: $50.00/Day for Full care including mucking stall, wrapping legs, as well as feeding and watering- Please note that horse care is required if you wish to stable with Cameron Oaks Farm. You also will be able to have use of the grooming areas, feed room, and tack room, as well as the lounge area.
Daycare at A Rated Shows: $75.00/Day Full Care / $45.00/Day partial care (hay, feed, water only.)
Per Diem at Shows: $20/day for food and actual hotel bill will be split between all horses that attend. This includes all of their expenses, including hotel and meals!
Trainer Showing Your Horse: $30.00/Division local shows, $50.00/Division A Shows
Every year, Cameron Oaks Farm offers many camps during the summer, and also over Christmas and Spring Breaks. We offer both two-day and four-day camps geared at certain age groups and experience.
This specialty theme camp is perfect for beginning through novice level riders. In this very focused and intensive short camp, our youngest riders (age 5-8) are introduced to handling and riding horses.In addition to lots of pony time, our campers enjoy everything unicorn: arts & crafts, stories & songs, games& jokes. By the end of camp, they will even get to ride a unicorn! Space is very limited for this camp, so register early!
ALL UNICORN CAMPS FOR 2015 FILLED UP WITHIN24 HOURS!!! PLEASE CONTACT US TO GET ON THE LIST FOR 2016. To register, email Megan Coggin at email@example.com.
Dates: June 4th, 2016 – June 9th, 2016 (FULL), June 13th, 2016 – June 16th, 2016, June 18th, 2016 – June 21st, 2016
Equine Inspirations Camp – Contact Megan Coggin to get on the list for 2016.
This unique camp not only further develops intermediate riding skills, it also provides a canvas for artistic expression across a variety of mediums. Each day begins with horse care and a technical riding session with one of the Cameron Oaks trainers. After working with the horses, we’ll retreat to our artist’s enclave to study horses in art and design our own creative expressions. Limited spots available . Camp meets 8:00-12:00 Monday -Wednesday, and 8:00-4:00 Thursday, followed by an evening art exhibit for friends and family.
Dates: July 25th, 2016 – July 28th, 2016
Ages: 9 and up.
Our long-loved camp brings old friends back together and introduces new friends to our Cameron Oaks family. Campers spend their days learning all about horses! Attention is given to all the basics from the ground up, with lots of time riding every day too! Camp meets 9:00-4:00 Monday – Thursday. Parents and friends welcome to join us Thursday at 4:00 for a bonfire and cook-out.
Dates: June 27th, 2016 – June 30th, 2016, July 11th, 2016 – July 14th, 2016
Ages: 8 and up
Riding Experience: beginner and up.