About Clip Clop, Inc.
Every horse lover starts riding somewhere- let it be Clip Clop.
Most horse loving kids and their parents don't know where or how to get started or continue learning about and loving horses, so we created a fun and meaningful horsemanship program that teaches kids how to ride, bond, and care for horses safely through our riding lessons and summer camps.
Our promise to you is clear- we will teach your rider a solid foundation in horsemanship-professionally.
OUR INDOOR FACILITY IS HEATED AND WARM IN THE WINTER!
Clip Clop, Inc.
Clip Clop, Inc. is a privately owned horse and rider education company. Originally organized in 1994 as a sole proprietorship, we began with 6 riders. Since then, our company has changed its name and has taught over 5000 riders how to love and ride horses. Thank you for considering joining us!
Our Purpose - Building a Horsemanship Foundation
Every horse lover starts somewhere!
Clip Clop is Here - No Worries
By registering at Clip Clop, we take the worry out of wondering where to send your child to ride.
Starting off right in the sport of riding horses is not as easy as it seems because unfortunately, in Canada our sport and our industry are not regulated. Anyone who hangs a sign on their front gate is allowed to teach youth to ride.
And, most stables do not have a plan for teaching your rider about horsemanship, nor do they have a plan for teaching you - the non-horse parent - about the sport of riding.
Because we knew that this void and lack of regulation existed in our industry, we knew there was a need. And so - we created Clip Clop Inc., a trusted, reliable and standardized program for you and your rider.
Horsemanship + Leadership = Cool, horse-loving kids!
Our program is successful because we combine our two areas of expertise: horsemanship and leadership. They go together and cannot live without one another.
Clip Clop Advocates for our Parents
No longer do non-horse parents of horse-crazy kids have to feel like they’re gambling regarding where to take their child riding, or to feel vulnerable trusting whether they are getting their money’s worth. We know it can be a concern starting your child in a sport you may not be familiar with. But, you don’t need to be concerned because at Clip Clop Inc., your child is in a safe place - physically, emotionally and mentally.
Our program advocates for you, the non-horse parent, by educating and keeping you informed of the many nuances of our sport. There are no high pressure tactics to get you buying and showing horses. Our riders are encouraged to ride for their own reasons; joy, recreation, competition, or a combination of all three.
You Ride for You
Clip Clop, Inc. has the expertise to teach a rider from the first day they brush a horse through to international competition. This means we can help every rider no matter where they are on the ‘why they ride’ spectrum.
At Clip Clop, Inc. we know riders ride and love horses for different reasons, and we respect this by giving an excellent education to all categories of riders. We make this promise to you, and more importantly, we make this promise to our riders and horses.
You control the pace, spending and time your rider spends with horses, and we will be here to guide you along the way to the most successful outcome for you and your rider. We protect your rider by guaranteeing to provide a professionally-planned curriculum in a safe environment on youth-friendly horses.
How We Lay the Foundation
Through our values, we lay down the foundation by:
- Introducing riders to horses in a way that fosters mutual respect and understanding between the horse and rider.
- Helping riders learn how to bond and communicate with horses.
- Growing youth into self-sufficient, contributing members of society through the life lessons taught by riding and loving horses.
- Fostering the riders’ development of empathy and compassion toward horses, self and others.
- Providing a learning environment that gives each child the opportunity to develop their greatest potential because they will be safe while discovering themselves.
- Creating a network of friendships that are horse-friendly.
- Guiding, instructing and nurturing the horsemanship desires of every young person who dreams of riding and being with horses.
- Educating non-horse parents about horses and the sport, enabling them to make informed decisions together with their rider.
You Are Your Child's Hero - No Regrets
You will be the hero in your child’s life by supporting them in their love for horses. In doing so, when they become young adults, they will realize even more fully the opportunity you provided for them.
We haven’t had one parent in 25 years (a combined 65 years between Clip Clop and Carousel Stables) that has regretted providing this one-of-a-kind activity for their child. This is because when you enroll your child in Clip Clop, Inc., you are buying much more than riding lessons because we are providing much more than riding lessons.
Our Partnership with You
Together, you and Clip Clop Inc. partner to raise empowered, respectful, decisive, confident youth.
We regard our youth as more than ‘just’ kids - they are ‘adults in training’, and we take their personal development earnestly. It’s not easy raising the kind of kids we know will be great adults. As parents, we know the struggle is real - especially in the iPhone age - to teach our kids how to become independent, self-aware, thinkers and influencers.
We’ve partnered with thousands of parents, and together we have raised thousands of awesome, brand-new adults.
Our Partnership with Carousel Stables
Partnerships are a great way to achieve success for our customers and ourselves! We pool our resources and build on our strengths so we are able to give our best to our horses, riders and parents.
The owners of Clip Clop and Carousel Stables have a 25-year history working together, and we share the same vision for the development of riders. Together we make a dynamic, well-managed team of horse and rider-loving leaders who deliver a structured, step-by-step approach to everything a young, aspiring horse lover (and their parents) need to know.
Carousel Stables is a beautiful, boutique stables that hosts our Calgary-based Clip Clop Horse programs in a fully-equipped, indoor and outdoor facility that year round, is able to accommodate all recreational and competitive riders’ needs.