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Samantha Harvey developed Alternative Horsemanship training theories based on her experiences over the past 25 years. She offers riding lessons, ground work sessions, lessons in jumping, Dressage, cross country, competitive trail, endurance, trail, and western horsemanship. She works with both competitive and pleasure riders. Lessons and clinics are designed to be confidence building experiences in a supportive and respectful environment with a priority of safety for both horse and rider.
All instruction is private and offered by Sam Harvey, whose background includes 3 Day Eventing, Jumpers, Western Horsemanship, Dressage. working cattle ranches and more. Sam is also an alumna of The United States Pony Club as participant, instructor and Joint DC.
Individualized training programs which are designed for the horse and rider include colt starting, refinement at Charm School for difficult horses and finishing for those horses needing more exposure. All training is offered by the week to best suit the horse and rider's needs and budget.
Each summer season there are a limited number of Full Immersion Clinics offered in Sandpoint, Idaho. These were developed for intensive, hands-on learning opportunities to address a variety of topics both on the ground and in the saddle.
Sam is based at The Equestrian Center, LLC, in Sandpoint, Idaho, just 12 minutes north of town, April through October. A gorgeous, 20 acre scenic facility, with multiple arenas, conditioning track, round pens, lots of trailer parking and turn around options and is easy access from Selle Road.
Regular boarding is not offered but the facility does host overnight and short term layovers and has seasonal facility memberships available for individuals wanting to use the arenas and conditioning track.
From October-April Sam is based in Yuma, Arizona, where she offers lessons and training. During the winter Samantha Harvey offers clinics throughout the United States and often spends several months working with horses abroad ranging from the remote mountains deep in the heart of Patagonia, to this winter's adventure in the Caribbean.
Young children or novice adults interested in riding lessons please visit the Children's Program taught by Jennifer Harvey.
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