Riders can choose English or Western style of riding.
The GT1 and GT2 levels are for riders who have successfully displayed the PTE Level 2 Horsemanship Skills as set out in the Passport to Excellence and are ready to progress.
This program focuses on consolidating and refining basic equestrian skills and stabilizing variants of basic skills and new skills. For those who choose to compete, this level introduces the competitive experience, setting competition goals, managing school with riding, creating a teamwork mindset and solid training habits. This level focuses on increased relationships with coaches and horses and begins to introduce the rider to the horse industry.
Riders will be taught the PTE Level 3 & 4 set of Horsemanship and Horse Husbandry Skills both on and off the horse.
Riders at this level are eligible to become a volunteer Learning Assistant. Ask your instructor or contact our office for more information.
Weekly lessons: $265/month
Own/lease a horse:
Weekly lessons: $192.50/month
Duration: (Plan for 2 hours at the stables.) The rider arrives 30 minutes prior to the 1 -hour riding lesson, and remains until 30 minutes past the end of the riding lesson for Off-Horse learning and bonding with the horse.
Attire: Riders are required to purchase their own riding gear for safety, hygienic and comfort reasons. See Dress Code in the Parents and Riders Guide Book sent upon completion of registration.
Long hair is to be tied back.
Riders who participate at this level in the recreation capacity, choosing not to compete, are welcome to ride a horse provided by Clip Clip. Please note that riders must modify their expectations of evolvement as the Clip Clop horses are safe, lesson horses, not performance horses and will not be pushed beyond their ability for the sake of a rider. The necessity for a basic performance horse begins at this level.
Riders who participate at this level and choose to compete must own or lease their own horse. Ask your instructor for the Leasing and Purchasing Guide.
Currently, the Growth Track Schedule is as follows:
Tuesday's: 7:15 pm
Working Together to Build the Foundation
OUR MISSION: We are dedicated to introducing newcomers to our sport, and to building for all riders a solid foundation of horsemanship and humanship abilities. These abilities are discovered as riders experience our FUNmanship and Learn to Ride programs that teach skills both on and off (the) horse.
The staff and educators at Clip Clop work in cooperation with the LTED (Long Term Equestrian Development) systematic approach designed by Equestrian Canada. The LTED Program focuses on athlete development and is the program that fosters the athlete and maximizes the potential of participants and athletes in our sport. The Clip Clip Program focuses on both humanship and horsemanship .
We have Two Major Components for fostering the growth of the rider with equal importance given to both:
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.
We have Two Main Categories of Teaching Horsemanship with equal importance given to both:
Horsemanship skills learned through riding and handling horses and primarily learned through riding lessons.
Horsemanship skills learned during off-horse times and primarily learned through the tacking up and untacking of horses before and after riding lessons and during the Horse Play Saturday Series program.
Class Description and Levels
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.