Alternative Horsemanship
Alternative Horsemanship

Dressage, Jumping & Cross Country horse riding lessons

Horse Rider Instruction and Coaching with

Equestrienne Coach Samantha Harvey 

"I think of Sam as a gifted translator between horses and humans. She’s able to show you what your horse is thinking through their carriage, breathing, and behavior. What I have learned from Sam is that the physical follows the mental which is very eye-opening coming from a traditional riding experience. This is so different from the conventional trainer who is ONLY focused on the physical." Vanessa, FL 2020

Whether you're not completely sure what it means or you're on your way to Prix St. George, Samantha Harvey can help. Starting with raising awareness of incorrect body position and effective usage of your aid. Sam's classically styled approach will help improve the balance, self-carriage, and engagement in your horse.  Teaching both you and your horse to focus on accurate, intentional movement, your horse will learn to relax his topline, while offering his mental focus and immediately respond to your aids.  The experience will build an enjoyable partnership as you progress through the higher levels.

If you're already competing you will appreciate the attention to detail Sam offers to help you learn to refine your time, feel, and finesse that will create a quality, fluid, and rhythmic ride. 

TEC has two full-size sand grass dressage courts.

Our fully featured jump course will invite you to improve and gain experience. Learn how to ride accurate approaches, bending lines, adjust your horse's stride for long and short distances, 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! Surrounded by fencing, you'll enjoy a safe ride with an open feel.