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Kristina Davis Hale | Portland, OR

Summer Camps

Is your child a horse lover? If so, our summer riding camp is just the right place for him or her. We have been running our camps since 1998 and know how to do camps successfully. Many campers return year after year, and start calling to sign up in January.

French Hill Farm summer camps are designed especially for campers ages 7-14 who wish to learn how to ride or to improve their present riding skills. Additionally, we offer Kindercamps for children 5 and 6 years of age.

Our goal is to teach the basics of riding and taking care of horses in a safe and fun environment. We feel that safety around horses is extremely important. Our school horses are carefully chosen for their ability to help people learn to ride without the fear of getting hurt.

In addition to our morning and afternoon riding sessions, we spend time learning all about horses and their care. We learn to bathe horses, groom them and tack them up. Other activities are trail riding (depending on level of campers), cleaning stalls and feeding the horses.

Please note we have a strict weight limit of 160 lbs maximum, no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

2016 Camp Schedule


9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Cost: $140 per session (deposit $60) Please bring a snack and drink for the break time. For 5 & 6 year olds. Each camper is assigned an experienced student from our Riding Academy. Campers are taught one on one w/ an Instructor overseeing and teaching the mounted part of the morning. A non-refundable deposit of $60 per session must accompany the application. The balance is due no later than June 1st.

Kindercamp HoursTues-Wed. 9:30 to 12:30

Thurs-Fri. 9:30-12:30

Kindercamp Dates

July 5th and 6th Full

July 7th and 8th Full


5-Day Camps

  • For ages 7-14
  • 9 AM to 3:00 PM, Friday there will be a ‘show’ demonstration for family/friends at 2 pm.
  • $450 (deposit $200)


Campers with no experience or with limited experience are both appropriate for our Beginner camps


Beginner HoursMon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beginner Dates

June 13th-17th Full

June 27th-July 1st Full

July 18th-22nd Full

August 1st-5th Full

August 15th-19th Full


Advanced Beginner:

For stronger beginners who can walk and trot and are working on canter and going over poles. ***Evaluation lesson needed (read below).


Advanced Beginner HoursMon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Advanced Beginner Dates

July 11th-15th FULL

 August 8th-12th FULL



For students working on trotting/cantering small jumps. ***Evaluation lesson needed (read below).

Intermediate HoursMon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Intermediate Dates

July 25th-29th FULL

Aug 8-12th FULL


For students working on cantering 2ft to 2’6″ courses. ***Evaluation lesson needed (read below).

Advanced HoursMon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Advanced Dates

July 25th-29th FULL

Showing This Summer:

French Hill Farm will not be holding a show camp this summer but will be attending shows during the year, please talk to your instructor on sponsoring and showing for 2016.

Sponsor and show fees will apply.

Dates:  please refer to the show tab on the website.


  • For all levels: campers should wear jeans or riding pants. We have helmets, boots and chaps to loan riders who don’t have their own.
  • Bring a sack lunch with drink.
  • Application and deposit must be received together for sign-up.
  • Deposit of $200 is non-refundable after June 1st. There are no make-ups or refunds for missed camp days.

When Should I Sign Up?

Sign up as soon as possible as our camps fill up early. Reservations are made upon our receipt of the completed application and the NON-REFUNDABLE deposit after June 1st of $200 (cash or check only) . No reservations are accepted without the application and deposit. We cannot take reservations over the phone.

***Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced riders are required to have an evaluation lesson at the price of $60 before signing up if you are not a current student. Please call 503-678-6336 for more information and an appointment. The balance of the tuition is due June 1st for all camps in order to hold a space. Our Summer Camp Registration Form is available to download and print as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file.

Click Here to download the registration form. 

Camp Cost & Payment

All full day camps are $450. A deposit of $200 must accompany all applications. The balance will be due June 1st for all camps. There are no refunds of the balance for any cancellations made after June 1st.

Please note we have a strict weight limit of 160 lbs maximum, no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

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