Host an Alternative Horsemanship Clinic

Riding Instructor and International Coach

Horse Clinician Samantha Harvey 

"Having tried several trainers, I was on the verge of replacing my gelding. He would become defensive and refuse to go forward, start spinning, backing, or bucking at the lope. Other trainers had tried to "ride the buck" out of him. This only made him more resentful and insecure. I tried everything, from chiropractic treatment, replacing his saddle pad, changing his feed, and starting over on the ground. However, riding him into a lope was beyond my comfort level and he would buck going into the lope even on the ground. Sam not only had the patience to help me rebuild his confidence but gave me tools to help him as well. Now I have a horse that is learning to trust again and thanks to Sam, when he gets stuck, I can help him through it. Sam's approach is very effective and I have learned so much from her. I look forward to continuing to work with her and my horse". Amanda, UK Spring 2019

 

Typically Samantha Harvey horse and horsemanship clinics are booked months in advance but occasionally have last-minute openings. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to get a clinic organized.  Once you have five to eight committed participants we can schedule a clinic at your facility.

Host's responsibilities: Don't be scared! It's quite easy and a fun way to gather like-minded horse people for a fun-filled, safe, and supportive clinic.

  • Determine at least two date options, times, length of the clinic (2-5 days), and clinic content/focus

  • Secure a suitable facility to hold the clinic (see requirements below)

  • Distribute correspondence/links regarding all clinic related registration, registration payment, and liability waivers

  • Collect final fees from participants PRIOR to the start of the clinic

  • Organize accommodation/meals for Sam (see below)

  • Act as liaison prior to the clinic between Sam and participants/auditors, be the "on-site" organizer during the clinic
     

Why should you host a clinic?

Opportunity to bring Sam to your area
Meet other nearby like-minded horse people
Host benefit of $100 discount towards clinic fee
 

Participant Requirements:

Clinic Size- Smaller, personalized clinics designed to address the individual participant's needs.  Minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 participants in a clinic. All ages, riding levels, and disciplines are welcome.

 

Clinic Format- Flexible according to the needs and desires of the participants. Most include individualized groundwork sessions and both individual and group riding sessions. 
 

Facility Requirements:

Riding area- depending on the focus of the clinic i.e. trails, jumps, Dressage arena, etc.
Weather "proof"- depending on the time of year and location
Clean and easily accessible restroom facilities

Trailer Parking facilities
Day time/ overnight stabling options for participants
 

Accommodation/ Meals:

Sam is flexible to stay in a guest room or at a nearby hotel.  The accommodation should be booked beginning the night prior to the first day of the clinic through the night of the last day of the clinic.  All meals starting from breakfast on the first day of the clinic through dinner on the last day must be provided for her. 
 

Clinic Participant Fees:

The cost depends on the number of participants and the length of the clinic.  Typical fees are between $175 to $200/day/participant/horse. Please call or email Sam for a clinic quote.
 

Auditor Fees:

Auditors welcome $50/day/person.
Sign up HERE with a credit card.
Or send an EMAIL to get registered.
 

Travel Fees:

Depending on your location either driving or flight arrangements will need to be reimbursed or coordinated- this can be added to the participant fees.  Please email with your location and desired dates for a quote. Typically travel fees are split among participants.
 

Paperwork:

Sam carries professional liability insurance that covers all horse handling and teaching. Copy of policy available upon request.

Click the link for Sam's Liability Waiver, Owner Information Sheet and Participant Registration Form which can be found HERE