Clippity Clop Carriage
About this pro
Our horses are just more dynamic and robust than most. We take top quality care of our horses. We would not use a horse that is lethargic and miserable appearing. Our tours are longer and more educational than the average tour. Working with the horses is the best part of my job and meeting people from all over the world that come to Bricktown.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Base tours are $45 per carriage. We add a $5 to $10 if we have to pick you up off the base route; for example at Bass Pro, Toby Keith's, Red Prime, or any block west of Robinson. Hourly rates are from $100 to $150 for simple one load long strolls. Weddings and other events that are downtown or Bricktown are $200 to $300 depending on the time of year. Parades are $250 Weddings and other events away from downtown where we have to haul horse and carriage to are $300 for the first two hours and $100 for each additional. If you make an appointed ride and you are quoted a price you will be expected to be punctual as we will charge $20 additional for each 15 minutes you are late; for instance if we have quoted you a $50 ride to be picked up at your hotel at 6:00 pm and you dont come out until 6:30 then you will owe an additonal $40 for the 30 minute wait.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?As a middle school teacher I needed more income so I sought a part time job. I began by working for an established carriage company. I had a lifetime of horse experience so it was a logical choice. I enjoyed working for the other company until I was asked to drive a horse that was extremely lame and hurting and I refused. After that I was treated with such disrespect so rather than be a part of their abusive practices I formed my own company and went out on my own.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Our most common job is a base tour beginning in Bricktown. We tour the best places in Bricktown and a lot of downtown OKC. It is about 1/3 further than most other companies base tour. It includes all the best sites in Bricktown and shows you the best historic sites in lower OKC downtown. It shows some very interesting architecture as well. We commonly pick you up from your parking area or from where you are having dinner downtown. This tour takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes.