Who is the clinic designed for?
For the individual (or bring your friends) who would like to participate in an intensive two-day clinic with Sam. A variety of topics will be covered during mounted and groundwork sessions designed to best suit you and your horse's individual needs.
Why do a private clinic?
These are for folks who would like to address more topics than a group clinic allows time for. Spend more time with your horse(s) and Sam's undivided attention.
What is included?
Five to Six sessions (approximately an hour to hour and a half each), two days, three nights board included. You may stay at The Equestrian Center's facilities free of charge in your own self contained rig (only porta-potty provided). Or stay in Sandpoint only 12 miles away.
Recent feedback from an Individualized Private Clinic participant:
"I have had so much fun with the girls since the clinic. Kiara way more expressive and interested in the things that are going on around her. It makes me almost cry to see her opening up and enjoying her world so much more. Cassie is just fabulous - she is still super interested in being involved and close by, but she can hear "no" without shutting down and is able to stand and wait as part of her job. Thank you so much for helping me learn how to unlock the next level of communication with them. I am still unpacking the things I learned and having so much fun practicing and playing with the ideas.
Please use whatever you want from this email - I hope it encourages other people to get some time with you and their horses!
The two days with Sam and my mares were transformational! I emerged with a much clearer understanding of what each of them needed from me, and now we are communicating with more trust, openness, and humor. My younger mare, who might prefer to be in my lap than anywhere else, has discovered her ability to be on her own when that is what I need from her. She is calmer and seems more secure in herself. The older one, who has been with me on this journey for 18 years, is now free to express herself in a way that I have not seen before. She is bright-eyed and curious, and now more often than not, she comes running up to the gate when she sees me. I am excited to keep paying attention to them in the deep level that I learned with Sam, and to be more intentional with my energy and requests.
The three of us work as a team providing support activities for children with autism. I now have a much clearer picture of how to support each of these girls while we are helping our students. The difference in my horse partners' confidence and security is obvious to the other people who see them regularly, not just to me. I am so thankful for the chance to learn from Sam. My dream would be to have a weekend like that every summer!"
Claire H., Priest River, ID
"I'm so thrilled, I just have to tell my friends. Samantha Harvey is awesome. After two days and 6+ hours of lessons, I can say it is the best $500 I ever spent. As an example, the last thing we did was loading. In 20 minutes she had me loading Sunny very quietly and gently, literally step by step in and out. I rode Sunny in the round pen, getting her to turn left and right, all very gently, no fuss. Through the gate, step by step, all very calm. Absolutely amazing.
Does it work at home? Yep. Unloaded easily. Nice calm walk to the pasture and back. Brought her back to the pen, de-wormed her, no fuss.
Her technique is all about horse communication. Walking through the gate is the same as loading, walking though narrow spaces, putting on the saddle, etc. There's no going round and round in the round pen. I suspect you guys already know all about this. I guess Samantha just talked my language and it all made perfect sense to me. It's a process I can work with.
Bill B., Sagle, ID
Where is the Clinic?
The Equestrian Center, LLC
Sandpoint, ID 83864
How much is it?
The cost is $250/person/day. If you bring more than one horse, a boarding fee of $10/day/additional horse is charged.
How do I sign up?
Email Sam with three-weekend date options that will work for you between May 15 and September 30. Once an agreed date is confirmed you can register and pay online or by mail.
To register by mail: print and complete the paperwork found on the CLINIC REGISTRATION page and mail with a nonrefundable check payable to "The Equestrian Center" or choose the button below to register with a credit card.
Mail paperwork to:
The Equestrian Center, LLC
55 Trotter Lane
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Sam has a very limited number of weekends available, so book early!
You will receive an email confirmation that your paperwork was accepted.