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Riding with Sam
Ask the Trainer
Host a Clinic
Alternative Equestrian Assessments
Dressage, Jumping Cross Country
Full Immersion Camps
Short term boarding facility
Pony Rides & Party Ponies
Fun - ID
Video Lesson &
natural horsemanship equestrian center offering alternative horsemanship, riding lessons and training in
ground work, jumping, dressage, cross country, endurance, trail, western
horsemanship & riding plus much more. Alternative Horsemanship with
Samantha Harvey offers training with a focus on colt starting, refinement and
finishing. Horses learn respect at
school. Instruction offered by Sam Harvey, whose background includes 3 Day
Eventing, Jumpers, Western Horsemanship, Dressage and more. Sam is also an
alumna of The United States Pony Club Youth Congress. Have your young children
come join our Pony Pals Program with Jennifer Harvey. We offer facility
membership and rentals for use of: round pens, dressage arenas,
conditioning tracks, beginner trails, jumping & gaming arenas and more!
Gorgeous, scenic location with easy access on Selle Road in Sandpoint, Idaho
available for recreational and recognized shows with overnight camping and
overnight corrals, even for overnight travelers. We winter in Yuma, Arizona and
offer lessons, training and clinics. Samantha offers clinics throughout the
United States along with Spring and Summer Full Immersion Camp Clinics in ID,
private horsemanship and responses online to Ask the Trainer.
Full Immersion Clinic
2015 TEC Clinics in
What is a Full Immersion Clinic?
There have been requests
for "camp weeks" from individuals who would like to experience more
than a one-hour lesson working with their horse. In response, I developed
the "Full Immersion Clinic" as an opportunity to address a variety of topics
with riders mounted and working from the ground, to offer a more in depth
immersion experience. These Friday through Sunday clinics focus on
Assessment, Ground Work & Riding. Only THREE of these clinics are offered in the
2015 summer season.
Who may participate?
From novice to advanced riders, I encourage participants of all ages,
disciplines and experience levels. Horses may range from un-started colts to
experienced competitive horses, and everything in between. This is not
a "discipline specific" clinic. Maximum of eight participants.
Can I bring more than one horse?
Yes. One horse is included in the participant fee, if you would
like to bring an extra horse to "split" sessions with, there is a $10/day
Can I participate if I don't have my
At this time I have two lesson horses available that are offered on a first
come basis (depending on the order registration is received.)
Why no clinic "format"?
This is an opportunity to learn more about you, your horse and
find some seemingly insignificant or unintentional "holes" in the
foundation of your relationship. These may be influencing the quality
of the partnership with your horse and are affecting your end goals.
This is a safe, supportive opportunity where you are encouraged to take the
time to really slow down and think about how, what and why you're
communicating with your horse. By watching other participants, we
often begin to see similarities in our own horsemanship.
It can be a great way to offer perspective and offer participants both short
and long term realistic direction for them and their horse. Beyond
this basic outline the structure and focus of the clinic will depend on the
participants and their interests. Whether you are a trail rider, jumper,
pleasure rider or endurance rider and everyone else, there is much to be
How long is a
A clinic day begins at 8 a.m., with about an hour
lunch break midday, and ends around 5 p.m. I do not work by the clock
but individual time is roughly 45 min to 1 1/2hrs several times in a day and
group ride time longer. There is a lot of group discussion in between
rides further discussing things that arose in each person's session.
Is the instruction individual or
Both. Initially everyone gets one on one time, and then
depending on the student and their horse's needs, they will continue to have
individual time and/or group instruction.
What tack do I need?
The only requirement is that all riders must wear an ASTM approved riding
helmet. There are helmets available to borrow for the clinic for a $10
fee. Otherwise, tack is often assessed, adjusted for proper fit, etc.
throughout the clinic.
How do I register?
If you would like to participate, as of January 1, 2015 I will be
accepting a nonrefundable 50% deposit to guarantee participant slots.
Registration page for participant paperwork and payment options.
May I audit?
Auditors may pay a daily or a discounted three-day fee. You are
encouraged to participate in all relevant group discussions.
is included in the price?
Daily un-mounted theory discussions,
tack/equipment fitting & usage, individual and group instruction and pasture
board (grass hay) for your horse. There are four 12x12 uncovered
stalls available on a first come, first serve basis- and must reserved at
the time of your registration submission. (You are responsible for
cleaning your own stall.)
When may I arrive/depart?
Horse arrivals are to be on the Thursday night prior to the
first day of the course. Local folks typically head home Sunday evening.
Those people having to travel long distances tend to stay through Sunday
night, (extra $10/night board charge) and depart Monday morning.
Free dry camping (sorry, no hook-ups) is available on
the property whether you're in a tent, motor home, camper or horse trailer.
There is a small guest house nearby, and plenty of name brand hotels and
motels in Sandpoint (about a 15 min drive south of the facility.)
Participants must provide their own food and lodging. There is a fantastic
mom and pop store just a few miles away, The Pack River General Store, which
ranges from offering basic groceries to a full dining menu that changes
NO SMOKING policy on the TEC property.
All cell phones must be on vibrate for ENTIRE clinic. If you must take
a call, please do so to not interrupt the other participant's experience.
You may not ride your horse outside of clinic activities, unless otherwise
Dogs must be well behaved (no barking) and remain on
leashes at all times, and owners must pick up after them.
Full Immersion Camp
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