for Summer Riding Camps
Riding and loving horses is a one-of-a-kind activity and new to many of our parents and riders.
For the most part, our parents are not 'horse people', and are unfamiliar with this sport, so we go the extra mile to educate and include you about horses and the sport of riding.
Read on to get a feel for the program we offer!
Once you are done reading this page you will have completed Step 1, and will be
Step 2: Pick Your Summer Program!
Clip Clop accepts riders aged 5 - 18 years old.
Equipment and Rider Dress
Upon completion of registration parents will receive the Clip Clop Summer Camp Information Package which contains all the information needed to get their riders ready for Summer Camp and/or Summer Riding Lessons with Horseplay.
To get an idea of what items your rider will need:
Clip Clop supplies the horse, saddle, bridle, instructor and assistant, helmet (sterilized between riders).
The riders supplies their helmet (personal choice), pants, footwear, jacket, water bottle, towel, snack/lunch (for Full Day Campers), mosquito/bug repellent, ball cap/sunglasses
Please refer to the Clip Clop Summer Riding Camp Information Package for full details.
FIRST DAY – ORIENTATION
Camp Orientation occurs on the 1st day of Camp. This time is intended to help campers get to know one another, tour the farm and learn about farm safety, meet the horses and other animals, meet the instructors, learn about grooming, identifying and handling equipment, saddling, bridling, haltering, and mounting on Buddy Horses before they do these skills on live horses. This technique is highly effective because new riders become confident with over 200 skills before they attempt this on a live animal.
Hands On Program
Clip Clop is a comprehensive horsemanship and gives equal value to on-horse (riding) and off-horse (horse husbandry and caring for horses) skills of horsemanship. Your rider will learn more than 350 skills in our riding camps. In addition to riding, your rider will leaning about feeding, watering, cleaning stables, veterinary care, grooming, and many more skills during their learning and loving horses adventure!
Covid and the Sport of Riding
While no one can guarantee against contracting Covid, in any setting, the sport of riding horses remains one of the most Covid least risk activities because riders are taught to and abide by staying an "elephant's" distance apart from each other. This works out well for the riders because they "social" distance as a matter of good of horsemanship and personal safety and are happy to do so.
Summer Camps have a different setting than normal lessons because the riders will be pods of 8-10 riders. These riders will remain together through out the camp.
Covid and Clip Clop, Inc.
Clip Clop, Inc. is Covid Compliant for your riders' safety, our safety, and the safety of the business of learning and loving horses!
Thank you so much for teaming up with us to keep our youth riding!
Doing OUR part - Doing YOUR part:
We transferred all registration and information services to our online platform.
We Covid Screen every staff member for every shift.
We Covid Screen every rider for every lesson.
Our staff wears face masks at all times while on shift.
We sanitize all touch points on a regular sanitation schedule.
We create Covid Rider Pods for each session.
Our staff meetings are performed via the internet.
Our staff stay home at the onset of any flu-like symptoms.
Riders who miss a lesson due to following Covid protocol receive make-up lessons.
Parents who request for their rider to wear a mask will be supported by our staff to ensure the rider wears their mask.
Riders Who Require Extra TLC
We receive many requests to accommodate children who require extra TLC.
Please note that we are unable to accept children whose conditions leave them prone to uncontrolled and unpredictable outbursts of anger, frustration, fear, violence, etc. whereby it puts them, horses, and others in a dangerous situation.
And, we are unable to accept children whereby their conditions leave them unable to hear, see, cognitively process instructions, communicate clearly, and control their body movements that would keep them and others safe on a horse and remain atop the horse.
We encourage you to contact our office and we’d be happy to learn about your child and decide together the appropriateness of our program!
We have colleagues in the industry who run fantastic licensed, therapeutic riding programs, and we can guide you to them.
If you're unsure if we are fit for each other then please call our office and we can make the decision together!