Behind the scenes:
Meet the founder
Alternative Horsemanship & Samantha Harvey
Sam is whom you’ll have most of your lessons and full training
programs with. During her initial training she spent years on the road competing
throughout the USA in Three Day Eventing,
Jumpers & Dressage with a Pony Club background (member, instructor, Joint DC
and Youth Congress Alumni.) During her classical training she also apprenticed
with a focus on young horse race prep for the racetrack.
After working under several Olympic veterans in Europe, her
equine interests expanded into a diverse range of disciplines including cutting,
reined cow horse, endurance, competitive trail horse and of course, what is now
considered natural horsemanship.
These days Sam is no longer focused on competing, and
with the limited free time she has, she tends to pursue expanding her experiences while participating on
cattle ranches across the west, some of which have been in existence since the turn of
the 20th century.
After deciding to settle in
Sandpoint (for the summer months) Sam decided to focus on creating a center that
encouraged riders of all disciplines and experience levels to have access to
an affordable facility- and The Equestrian Center, LLC, was opened in the fall
Sam enjoys the various challenges and stimulation of
riding, training & teaching a multitude of students with varying experience
levels and goals for both pleasure and competitive riders. She offers her knowledge and
experience to those who are enthusiastic learners. Feel free to give her a call
to set up an appointment to see how she can best help you and your horse!
Check out Sam's Blog
We’ve had many enthusiastic working students come
through TEC’s program- if you’d like to join the team see our
working students page.
A 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 TEC's charm 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
(also Pony Rides and Party Ponies)
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. Sam also offers
Alternative Equestrian Assessments.