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

Join this level if you have not haltered, caught, groomed, mounted/dismounted, and tacked up your own horse (even if you have ridden before) as these skills are vital in building a solid foundation in horsemanship.

This program enables new riders to explore the fun experience of horses while learning with a peer group. It introduces the basic FUNdamentals for riding and handling horses.


Levels 1, 2, 3!


This level is sectioned into Levels 1, 2, 3 in order to organize learning and provide riders goals to achieve. Each level is recognized and rewarded when achieved.

The goal for this level is for riders to learn through guided exposure to horses and knowledgeable instruction, how to be confident horse people.

Regardless of age, this is where all riders without previous experience will begin. Classes will be grouped according to age and ability and great care is given to grouping riders appropriately.



4-week months: $330.00/session

5-week months: $412.50/session

(March and June)


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. 

Horse Requirements

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

Learning to groom and tack up a horse all by yourself is a terrific and important skill. Well done!

"I can tack up all by myself now, because Miss Kendra helps me."

                                  Olivia, 9 LTR

Click here to go back to the Select Your Rider's Level Page which has the full menu of levels to choose from.



The Learn to Ride 1 Schedule is as follows:

           Tuesdays:   3:55 - 5:45 pm

                                4:45 - 6:35 pm

                                6:25 - 8:15 pm

       Wednesdays:  3:55 - 5:45 pm

                                4:45 - 6:35 pm

                                5:35 - 7:25 pm


          Thursdays:   3:55 - 5:45 pm

                                4:45 - 6:35 pm

                                6:25 - 8:15 pm

           Saturdays:  11:35 - 1:25 pm

                               12:25 - 2:15 pm

                               1:15 - 3:05 pm

                               2:05 - 3:55 pm

                               2:55 - 4:45 pm

           Sundays:    10:45 - 12:35 pm

                              11:35 - 1:25 pm

                              12:25 - 2:15 pm

                              2:05 - 3:55 pm

A Solid Foundation is the KEY to a successful riding 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.


All smiles for mom and dad on Success Day!

"Horses make my stomach feel good."                              Sarah, 7 LTR 1

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.