Join this level if you can catch, halter, lead, groom, mount and ride a horse with 'some' help. Riders will continue to develop those skills learned in Learn to Ride 1, and will be ready to learn to canter with the help of a Key Leader.

Levels 1, 2, 3

This level is sectioned into Levels 1, 2, 3 in order to organize, deliver, and learn the many skills in this level in smaller bites. The riders get to see their accomplishments and set goals for continued progress. Each section is recognized and rewarded!

Riders will be taught the Passport to Excellence Level 1 set of Horsemanship and Horse Husbandry Skills both off and on the horse. 

In order to be enrolled in this program, riders must know how to, with 'some' help:

• Catch, halter and lead a horse

• Groom, tack up/untack

• Mount/dismount

• Ride at the walk and trot without the assistance of an LA.

*if your rider hasn't achieved ALL of these skills, see Learn to Ride 1 


4-week months: $330.00/session

5-week months: $412.50/session

Horsemanship & Learn to Ride 2  Levels 1, 2, 3

Duration: The horsemanship session is 1 hr - 50  mins (almost 2 hours) and is a combination of the entire riding process of grooming/tacking up/un- tacking and the riding lesson.

Riders may or may not groom/tack up/untack the horse they are riding due to scheduling of horses and riders.

We do our level best to provide this opportunity to all riders but due to the logistics of certain classes and riders it is not always possible.

Learning Assistants:  LA's assist the main Instructor, and attend each class to assure safety, confidence and provides an extra set of helping hands in tacking and grooming the horses. 

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"Horses fix everything." 

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Horse Requirements

Clip Clop provides safe, sound and reliable, child-friendly horses for this level.

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The Learn to Ride 2 Schedule is as follows:

           Tuesdays: 5:35 - 7:25 pm

       Wednesdays: 6:25 - 8:15 pm


          Thursdays:   5:35 - 7:25 pm

           Saturdays:  10:45 - 12:35 pm

                               3:45 - 5:35 pm

             Sundays:    2:55 - 4:45 pm

                                3:45 - 5:35 pm

A Solid Foundation is the KEY to a successful future, and it's Our Promise to YOU.

Our promise to you is to teach your rider a solid foundation of horsemanship; to love, ride and care for horses in a safe and professional stables. 

Through horses your rider will learn about responsibility, empathy, personal power, resilience, fitness and specialized horsemanship skills as they experience our Learn to Ride and Growth Track programs.




basic horse skills learned off, and on, the horse that are necessary for a solid foundation.


basic personal skills learned through horsemanship that are vital to success in life.

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On-Horse Skills:

Horsemanship skills learned through riding and handling horses and primarily learned through riding lessons.

Off-Horse Skills:

Horsemanship skills learned during off-horse times and primarily learned through the tacking up and un-tacking of horses before and after riding lessons and during the Horse Play Series program.

Class Description and Levels
& Age

Clip Clop's riding lesson curriculum is based on The Passport to Excellence (PTE) in Horsemanship program which is a planned progression of horse handling, horse husbandry and riding skills, with an emphasis on SAFETY, EDUCATION and FUN. These skills combine to create a solid foundation for the young horse person.


Categorizing riders by age in the sport of riding can be tricky. Riding is an individual sport, the horses are individuals and the riders are individuals. Each one of these individuals is characterized by their size, personality, exposure, training, and comfort level with risk. All of these - and many more- transcend age boundaries, making categorizing riders by age alone an insufficient means of assessment.  Our goal is that each rider feels confident, safe, and that they have a sense of support and belonging in our program while progressing through the levels at their own individual pace.