TRAINING AND LESSONS
Samantha Ervin grew up in the small town of Rye, Colorado, where her love and passion for horses were born. Despite not growing up around performance horses, Samantha worked alongside her grandfather, Reed Jenkins, with his thoroughbreds on the race track and developed a deep admiration for them. She aspired to become a successful trainer like her grandfather someday.
At the young age of 14, Samantha learned how to start colts and helped a western pleasure horse trainer prepare his two-year-olds for the show season. After high school, she pursued further education at Lamar Community College, where she studied horse training, equine business management, and beef and cattle management.
After college, Samantha continued to expand her knowledge by working with different trainers, including a reining horse trainer, cow horse trainer, and recently, a cutting horse trainer. She believes that there's always something new to learn and build upon in the equine industry. What works for one horse may not work for another, and she thrives on educating herself by riding with other trainers and growing her own knowledge.
Samantha is a wife to Jayme Ervin and a mother to her son, Stetson Lee Ervin. She works hard for her family and has a strong work ethic and traditional values. She is excited to be training at Five Star Equestrian Center and eager to assist those in need, both horses and people.
Samantha anticipates great things to come in 2024.
Hello! My name is Andrea Kucharczyk. I grew up in a small town of Michigan where I was introduced to the world of dressage from a young age. Since than I have combined my love for horses, dressage and fitness all into one place so that I can continue to inspire those I teach through the foundational pieces that help to create riding as a form of art. I have helped countless riders and horses through conquering fears, building a solid foundation ( for any discipline) and achieve their goals in and out of the show ring.
NICOLE CARSWELL-TOLLE a Kentucky native, has been training horses and riders for over 30 years. She currentlyresides in Fountain, Colorado with husband Tracy Tolle at Clear Springs Ranch, a hay farm.
Having held many positions in the TWH industry including TWHBEA National Clinician, which involved travel to EquintExpositions around the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. She has sat on the TWHBEA Executive Board, TWHBEA Board of Directors, was a AAA judge and has judged in Europe, Canada and the USA at some of the most prestigious events. Nicole wrote the book, A MATTER OF PRIDE, Horsemanship for the Tennessee Walking Horse rider and co-owns and operates Walk N Style LLC, a rapidly growing saddle and
Nicole is a multi-disciplined instructor versed in most seats. She has
ridden and shown numerous breeds such as Quarter Horses in Western Pleasure, Barrel Racing and Cutting. She has also Shown American Saddlebreds (3 and 5 Gaited), Morgans and her first love the Tennessee Walking Horse. Due to a childhood injury she chose Tennessee Walking Horses to build her career around and has since garnered 18 World Championships with both youth and adult riders. She is currently making the move to Five Star Equestrian Center to further mold and direct more riders to local and national accolades in the discipline of their choice. All riders welcome!