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February-April based out of Yuma, AZ & Nationwide
May-September based at The Equestrian Center, LLC Sandpoint, ID.
Whether you're not completely sure what it means or you're on your way to Prix St. George, Sam can help. Starting with your Riding Basics, you will find your turns are softer, your horse is focused, your accuracy is improved, your horse can relax his topline, and his availability and submission to your aids will be great. All the basic requirements of a dressage test will be accomplished. With your horse's mind available, it will become an enjoyable partnership as you progress towards higher levels.
If you're already competing at higher levels you will appreciate the small details Sam offers to help you the correct the effectiveness of your position to influence aids that will create a quality, fluid and rhythmic ride. You will start to fine tune your marks at the bottom of the test while coached by a keen eye.
TEC has two full size sand base, grass dressage arenas.
Our jump course with brightly colored jumps including: roll tops, flower boxes, gates, planks and more, will invite you to improve and gain experience. Learn how to ride accurate and fluid lines, bending lines, long and short approaches, land on the correct lead and address the technical details to become a winner in the ring. By addressing clear communication between horse and rider on the flat first, the rest will "jump" into place. With the rider thinking and making decisions throughout the course, they will be taking their horse for a rewarding ride rather than just hanging on and "surviving the ride."
Cross country can be an exhilarating jumping experience (for us anyway)! We have trails for beginners that range from no jumps to those with logs to tables, a water complex and coops. A cross country training course is in progress. From beginner riders learning about hill climbs and descents and traveling through both a wooded setting and open fields the woods to more advanced experienced riders, The Equestrian Center has something to offer everyone.
Tired of going round and round? Looking for the opportunity to leg up your horse? Our half mile long conditioning track is made of wood chips spread 10-12' wide. It offers an easy dip and short uphill that encourages a variety of striding with long stretches for a fun gallop! Completely surrounded by fencing, you'll enjoy a safe ride with an open feel.