Nestled in the rolling foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains Tipton Horsemanship offers a week-long riding package at their 100-year-old Canadian Ranch. Immerse yourself in Classical Dressage on advanced level schoolmaster mounts, fabulous signature horses learning piaffe, passage, tempi changes, in hand work, long lines, working equitation and western dressage. Based in private or double accommodations, shared bath, beautiful meals, featuring AAA Alberta beef, local bison, chicken and pork, fresh seasonal produce, award winning Okanogan wines from select vineyards in British Columbia, and delectable desserts.
Tipton Horsemanship is focusing on the exploration of the classical ancient techniques and is traveling to the corner stones of the classical dressage heritage with travel groups and riding experiences in Spain and Portugal. We aspire to breathe life back into the traditions and the teachings of the masters, moving away from the modern competitive narrative. With a holistic approach, focusing on biomechanics, correct work, optimum performance care, we support our riders to adopt a similar system. Tipton Horsemanship hosts intensive classical schools at the ranch in Alberta Canada, riders can experience Grand Prix level horses and try the high school movements such as piaffe passage tempi changes, canter pirouettes and put all of it together on our working equitation course.
Wildlife abounds, see deer or elk from your bedroom window, excursions to seek out the famous Alberta Wild Horses as they run out west of the ranch. Maybe you’ll come across an apex predator like a grizzly bear, wolf or cougar from the safety of the vehicle. Canada has an abundance of wildlife, and we offer some amazing experiences to see them it all in the safest way possible! You can also take day trips or add on trips to the world-renowned Calgary Stampede, Banff National Park, the Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum in the Badlands of Drumheller. Or, for something a bit more horsey, visit the international top class show jumping facility Spruce Meadows. All these magnificent places are within an easy distance from Tipton Horsemanship.
Ian Tipton is an excellent teacher and trainer. His teachings span all disciplines, based on balance and self-carriage classical horsemanship principles from centuries past. From Moorish and Spanish teachings, to the classically based Californio and Bridle Horse, Ian’s western influenced style guides horses and riders how to be light, responsive to signal, to allow the horse absolute freedom of movement, without reliance on gimmicks or gadgets. Learning with Ian guarantees you will experience a thorough and deep understanding of practises and horses.
Lisa Blanchard is a coach, mentor and active judge with a strong focus on youth and adult amateur Rider Development, western dressage, equitation and show preparation. Lisa team teaches with Ian to assist developing riders and competitors prepare for the show ring and build better foundations with their horses. Ian and Lisa both strive to be current and active in their education and riding careers. Showing nationally and coaching internationally, riding with masters in Spain and Portugal, both are open and approachable in their teaching and training.
6227 Highway 584 Sundre Alberta.
Calgary International Airport. Pickup service offered by Tipton Horsemanship.