V. Buncher is a gifted horse broker whose connections
with other trainers across the US, and knack for finding
just the right horse for a rider, make her an excellent
contact to help you sell the horse you have and find
your next horse!
years, Samantha worked as a teacher and horse trainer.
Then, one day, while selling a horse for a client, she
found her passion: buying and selling horses. Not only
did she find that she enjoyed finding just the right
horse for a person, but she also loved giving a horse a
new family or barn.
over the years, Sam has found so much fulfillment in the
hunt for just the right horse for just the right person
that she works mainly as a horse broker. And she uses
her years of training and experience in the teaching and
training fields to do so.
when horses come to the barn in need of schooling, Sam
applies her expertise to get them ready for the sale and
uses her knowledge and understanding of horse anatomy
and skill to assess the value of a horse. In other
words, whereas others may try to figure out a horse’s
worth in the marketplace, Samantha has the expertise to
assess and determine exactly what a horse can and should
bring in a sale.
To get to
this intuitive knowledge of the horse, Sam spent years
under the tutelage of experts. Inspired by her teachers,
Samantha became a talented rider, trainer and instructor
as well. Beloved by her students and their parents,
Samantha understands the focused enthusiasm of the
advanced rider ready to show on the circuit, as well as
the excitement of the beginning rider going to local
instructor, she knows how to meet the learning styles of
her students, and understands the need to pace lessons
to both stretch and inspire the student, as well as the
broader needs that life at a barn serve for the rider
and his/her family.
grown up around horses and riders, and trained under
grand prix riders and trainers, Sam has a teaching style
that motivates her students to do and be their best. She
knows how to match a student with a horse, how to guide
her riders through their growing years in the saddle,
and how to nurture the horses under her care as well.
experience, expertise, patience and know how, she is
prepared and able to help your child reach his or her
riding goals. Whatever your childs riding level and
aspirations, Samantha is someone you can trust to be
there to work with your rider and bring out the best in
him or her.
It All Began:
Samantha’s love of horses and riding began when she was
less than seven years old at a small English barn in
Virginia. As she grew in skill and expertise, her
ability to understand and communicate with horses became
she found a trainer who was able to explain horse nature
in a way that motivated Samantha to strive for
excellence in riding more than ever before. This
experience continues to affect her approach with
students, guiding her to tailor her instruction to the
needs, abilities, and commitment level of her students.
high school, Samantha spent one year at Willow Hill, an
eventing farm in Upstate New York, under the tutelage of
Rolex Rider and Trainer Tara Edwards and Grand Prix
Rider and Trainer Julie Edwards, and two seasons in
Wellington showing and catch riding. These experiences
inspired Samantha to become a professional horsewoman in
order to gain the ability and expertise to help students
and their horses reach their potential in the ring.
decided, she pursued her formal equestrian education at
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre, where
she became a Certified Riding Master VI, A Certified
Instructor III and Trainer, and a certified Equine
Samantha’s show career has included shows and wins in
show rings all the way from Lake Placid in Upstate New
York, through Vermont, down to Wellington, Littlewood,
Plantation Acres and Tropical Park in South Florida. She
has also shown at Folsom in Louisiana.
three years working first as an assistant trainer at
Condee Farm in South Florida where Samantha rode between
10-16 horses daily, and then, at LeBocage in Lake
Charles, where she taught 30 students each week, Sam
spent several years running her own riding and training
Sky High Equestrian has evolved into a place where
families, trainers, and farm owners come to buy and sell
premium horses, and receive quality riding
instruction as well.
Kendra Harnch -
Assistant Trainer and Rider
Kendra moved to Texas from a thriving Hunter/Jumper
Family owned Stables in Orlando, Florida. She helped
manage the farm and horses, rode and trained all the
sale horses, gave riding lessons and dealt with the day
to day activities at Riversbend Farm!
Kendra has competed at Indoors, and competed as a Junior
in Jumpers and Equitation.
Kendra will be riding and
competing with the Sky High Equestrian Sale Horses.