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Join the Clip Clop Family

Become a Host Horse Facility 

Are you interested in becoming a host of our Clip Clop program at your horse facility? We are actively looking for partners to join our Clip Clop family. Learn more about the requirements and the application process below. We look forward to introducing newcomers to the sport of riding across North America and beyond.

Who is Clip Clop?

Clip Clop is a provider of youth horsemanship services and education. Our program aims to introduce and educate horse-loving kids and their parents on horse care, riding, and bonding with horses. We focus on providing a safe, fun, and professional environment for newcomers to the sport through horsemanship lessons and summer camps. We do not engage in competitive activities or horse ownership/lease programs, and we exclusively offer group lessons during our business hours.

Our Business Mission, Vision, and Values

Our goal is to introduce as many newcomers to riding as possible and provide them with a solid foundation in horsemanship. We aim to achieve this while maintaining a net return for all parties involved. Collaboration with stables is essential to the success of our programs.

​This document serves as a reference guide and does not constitute a binding contract, guarantee, or warranty. Its purpose is to provide general information about Clip Clop, Inc. and its operations.

Our Host Requirements

Role of Collaboration Stable

Collaboration stables are expected to support our vision and provide a suitable venue for program delivery. They should communicate openly and respectfully and promptly address any issues that may arise. Our aim is to have minimal impact on the stable's operations while maintaining a clean, organized, and professional presence.

Contracts and Business Agreements and Insurance

Clip Clop, Inc. requires the execution of business contracts to formalize agreements with collaboration stables. We indemnify the host stable and their personnel for liability associated with our activities. Safety is a top priority, and we adhere to industry standards and regulations.

Social Media and Parental Involvement, Parental Education

To protect the privacy of our participants and maintain a safe environment, we do not permit the use of photography or videography on the premises. We are committed to educating parents about horsemanship and livestock care to enhance the well-being of horses and riders.

Compensation

Compensation for facility use is based on fair exchange calculations and industry standards for arena rental and other amenities. We aim for transparency and fairness in our financial arrangements with collaboration stables.

Tracking and Metrics

We track various metrics and key performance indicators to inform our decision-making process and ensure the effectiveness of our programs. This includes attendance, client satisfaction, and operational data to assess performance and identify areas for improvement.

Our Facility Needs:

For clarity – we provide absolutely everything we need for our programs in the way of equipment. We require:

  • Outdoor group board with shelter and water for two groups of horses: fat and thin.

  • Use of the arena 15 minutes prior to the start of the first lesson and 15 minutes post to clean up.

  • Tacking up/staging area 1 hour prior to the first lesson and 30 minutes post for the number of horses being used.

  • Tack storage/locker space for the amount of equipment for the number of horses.

  • Washroom access.

  • Harrowed Arena 

  • Gathering area for our staff.

  • Pee stall.

  • Summer camp facilities are a bit different and we can describe and discuss those needs.

  • Storage area for summer camp stuff or we can move a trailer with our equipment to a different location if you do not have trailer parking.

Please note that we do not request nor require your facility to be “shut down” to you or your current customers whilst we are delivering our program. We only require the space(s) we mutually decide are necessary to be exclusive. Historically there has been a very cordial and respectful dynamic between Clip Clop and the host barn customers and staff.

Contracts and Business Agreements and Insurance

Clip Clop, Inc. requires the execution of business contracts to formalize agreements with collaboration stables. We indemnify the host stable and their personnel for liability associated with our activities. Safety is a top priority, and we adhere to industry standards and regulations.

Clip Clop Liability, Host Stable Liability, Staff Liability

Due to the unique nature of our sport and the inherent risk that lies within, Clip Clop, Inc. combined with the collaboration of two separate parties (you and us) and the fact that the host stables must trust that Clip Clop, Inc. will not bring undue liability to their company – we take a solemn position about safety.

We have extensive experience with farm, livestock, and equestrian activity safety and resolutely enforce industry expected standards.

Safety, Memberships, Alberta Labour Standards

Clip Clop, Inc. is a member of and adheres to the mandates, standards and laws of the Alberta Equestrian Federation, Equestrian Canada, and the Alberta Labour Standards organizations.

Due to our formidable stand on safety and respect within our program we currently have a 99.85% safety rating which is calculated by how many incidents (bites, falls, kicks, bee stings, etc.) that occur during a given period.

We are a safe program.

Social Media and Parental Involvement, Parental Education

Clip Clop, due to the status of “vulnerable sector” (youth under 18) does not permit the use of photography, videography or the presence of cameras or phones on the premises. Because parents and riders do not have use of their phones there is very little in the way of social media posts maintaining the privacy of our host stables, our program, staff, horses and parents.

Clip Clop feels strongly that through the education of non-horse parents the lives of horses and riders are enhanced, and the integrity of horsemanship is encouraged and maintained, therefore, we commit to and deliver, within reason, education and information to the parents about our sport and the care of livestock.

Compensation

Because there are no prototypes for this type of business arrangement and each host stable is so vastly different, we have based compensation amounts for use of the facility on “fair exchange calculations and logical numbers” that other stables use for arena rental by the hour, ½ day, full day, weekend, etc. Each item or space (stall, arena, etc.) is mutually discussed and assigned a dollar value.

Historically we pay for: outdoor board (which traditionally comes with certain amenities such as one tack locker per horse, etc.), arena rental, storage rental, extra shavings, summer camp grass space (can explain later), additional barn for summer camps, and other one-offs.

It has been the most straightforward, transparent, and comfortable fair way for all to pay for the time we use each area of the property for the different programs and different times of the year, keeping in mind, that we are committing to 365-day consistent and repeatable rental fees for five-year terms (in our current agreement).

Tracking and Metrics

Our company tracks metrics and key performance indicators and we do so through communication with our team and the “dashboards” they are required to update and maintain. This gives us very thorough information that we use to make decisions for the company in the areas of budgeting, gross/net revenues, client satisfaction, host stable satisfaction, trends, etc.

We track attendance, time enter the arena/exit the arena, lights on/off, heaters on/off, loads of shavings, staff start/finish, incidents, parental concerns, newcomers, intermission riders, farriers, vaccinations, website clicks, email campaign opens, etc. (The list is extensive.)

Interested in becoming a

Clip Clop host horse facility?

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Our team will get back to you with more information if you meet our requirements.

This document serves as a reference guide and does not constitute a binding contract, guarantee, or warranty. Information shared will be kept confidential.

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