Cameron Hill is a family-run, full-service hunter-jumper business currently located at Belcort Farm in Keswick, Virginia, an unincorporated community in Albemarle County. Situated in the heart of Virginia hunt country, Cameron Hill at Belcort Farm boasts views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling pastures, and open space. The farm is centrally located with close access to Route 22, Route 231, Route 250, and Interstate 64, and is approximately 45 minutes from I-95 and an hour and half from both I-81 and I-66. The 12 acre farm includes an elegant and spacious 20 matted stall barn with a heated office and lounge, tack room, and restroom, as well as an indoor wash rack, feed room, and trunk/storage space. In addition, the property boasts an outdoor riding ring with all-weather footing and scenic views of the countryside. The property also features a covered round pen, six large turnout paddocks, and ample parking for clients and visitors.
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John E. Martin
is co-owner and head trainer at Cameron Hill. He competed successfully for many years during his junior and professional career in the hunters, jumpers and equitation divisions. John also actively worked with young horses and was responsible for starting them under tack and showing them on the line. He continues to train horses and coach clients, as well as scout for talented hunter, jumper, and equitation prospects both nationally and internationally. John is a gifted and knowledgeable trainer and coach who focuses on consistency and rhythm. His patience, kind demeanor, and ability to thoroughly and easily explain his teachings make him an excellent coach. In addition to training and coaching both on and off-site, John currently oversees all business and marketing operations at Cameron Hill, executes training and care schedules, works with young horses, and offers clinics.
Jocelyn A. Martin
is co-owner and head rider at Cameron Hill. She is one of the top riders on the 'A' circuit, having garnered numerous hunter championships up and down the east coast as well as qualifying and competing successfully at Devon, PNHS, WIHS and the National Horse Show several times over her junior and professional career. In addition to riding and training show horses, Jocelyn works with young horses, coaches clients, deals actively in sales, and manages the day-to-day operations at the farm. Over the years, Jocelyn has ridden for many other farms and top professionals including Louise Serio of Derbydown, Jenny Graham of Cedar Creek Farm, Phillip Ake of Stillwater Farm, Bradley Caine of Right in Stride, Peg Seals of Freedom Farm, Tommy Serio of Summerfield, Phyllis Jones of Smallwood Farm, Olin Armstrong of Hidden Hollow, Kenneth Wheeler, Sr. of Cismont Manor Farm, and Kenneth Wheeler, Jr & Ceil Wheeler of East Belmont Farm.
Additionally, Joce catch rides horses outside CH by request. Don't hesitate to ask for a schooling or show ride! Joce is a dedicated rider that focuses on allowing each and every horse to reach full potential. She is soft in the saddle and concentrates on a slow, big release that does not interfere with the horses in the air. She gladly accepts horses at any stage.
Cameron Hill is a full service boarding, training, and showing facility focused on suitably matching riders to horses and accomplishing set goals. Our program caters to riders and horses of all ages and abilities and offers a superior level of care. Basic board and training board packages are available, as well as several feed and supplement options to accompany those packages. We also offer individual lessons and schooling sessions for customers that do not board at our facility. At Cameron Hill, we take our clients' training needs seriously, recognizing that not all training can be done in one location. A complete training schedule for winning in the show ring involves both on-site and off-site instruction.
Our horses receive daily turn out and top nutritional care along with following any instructions you may give us. Our goal is to help you and your horse reach the next level through consistency and knowledgeable hands-on training. We regularly accompany our clients to the shows and guide them throughout the day as needed. Regular training can also be scheduled to be done at your farm or a location of your choice. We pride ourselves on reliable, consistent service for all your training needs.
Please inquire with us for boarding, training, and both on-site and off-site riding and coaching rates.