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Dressage, Jumping Cross Country
Full Immersion Camps
Fun - ID
Video Lesson &
Toll Free 866-904-0111
natural horsemanship equestrian center offering 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 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.
Idaho only - April through October
Short Term: 2
weeks Long Term: 3weeks- 2 months
Students will work five days a week; pay room & board fee $350/wk. One workday = one lesson (riding or ground work) on either your
own horse or one of TEC’s.
One work day
= 6 hours of work 8am-2:30pm
One work day = one 1 hour private (riding or ground work) lesson
A full immersion opportunity
for students who are looking for various experiences regarding
all aspects of horsemanship and riding. Must be both
reliable and responsible with a self motivated positive attitude to help with daily/weekly
chores, unforeseen situations and horse related activities in exchange for unlimited training and
Our facility is NOT a social center, so if you're looking for that "busy
barn" feel , TEC is not the appropriate place for you. Rather we have
clients and horses that travel to work with us from all over the U.S. to
utilize our individualized training style and programs and appreciate the
supportive, nonjudgmental, low key atmosphere.
The ultimate goal for us is to find that the student’s
effort, labor and time is beneficial to TEC without having their presence be
a cause for extra concern or stress because of having to “baby-sit” their
actions or decisions.
WE WORK WITH YOUNG & “PROBLEM”
HORSES THAT CAN BE UNRELIABLE AND DANGEROUS. WE NEED STUDENTS TO MAINTAIN
AN AWARENESS, RESPECT AND 110% POSITIVE WORK ETHIC AND ATTITUDE WHEN
PARTICIPATING IN OUR PROGRAM.
* Must have valid driver's license -
if not, must work the same day as a person who holds one (in the case of an
* Appropriate attire for working with horses.
* NO SMOKING ON TEC PREMISES.
* Three years riding & handling horses. Must submit a current video
of ground work & riding. [We sometimes do have the opportunity for
novice horsemen to participate in our program. Please inquire as to
what our current schedule allows for.]
* Great attitude and open mind for learning.
Duties on a daily, weekly
or monthly basis may include but are not limited to:
Round Pen/Liberty work
Facility Maintenance- Dragging pastures, keeping barn area neat and
tidy, etc.- NO STALL CLEANING, mowing (riding mower,) etc.
Hacking horses (under supervision) DOE
Show/ Clinic Preparation
THIS WILL NOT BE A SLAVE LABOR SITUATION -
THERE IS NO STALL CLEANING OR NORMAL “BARN” OR HEAVY LABOR
Attending competitions & clinics - auditing or
Trailer/ Tractor Driving
the mountains- some overnight pack trips
sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in please print and fill
out the Working Student Application Form and
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL 866-904-0111 BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION-
UNCOMPLETED FORMS WILL BE PUT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE STACK.
there are a limited amount of positions do not be discouraged if you are not
accepted. All forms will be put on file for next year- and there are always
situations where accepted candidates wind up not being able to make the
commitment due to unforeseen circumstances and so we go to the next
appropriate person available. Thank you for your time and effort and good