ClipClopNYC Stable Tours and Lunch
Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Come see for yourself how the celebrated carriage horses of New York live and work!
ClipClopNYC 2014 welcomes you to an open house at Clinton Park Stables on 52nd St.
More than half of NYC's carriage horses call Clinton Park Stables home. Clinton Park Stables opened in 2003 in a stable that was originally built in the early 20th century to house the freight horses for a cardboard company. Like every New York City carriage stable, the stable has been modernized for the latest in urban horse-keeping.
Come climb the famous ramps for the horses who live upstairs. Check out the sprinkler system and the misting fans... and find out how we deal with manure from keeping 150 carriage horses in the middle of midtown Manhattan.
Bring your camera and your questions!
This event is FREE.
Visit our website, www.clipclopnyc.com, for the latest information about the event, and to attend the Gala Benefit Fundraiser for Blue Star Equiculture, official retirement home for the NYC carriage horses.
When & Where
Historic Horse-Drawn Carriages of Central Park, LLC
The Historic Horse-Drawn Carriages of Central Park, LLC was chartered in 2014 to promote and protect New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, its horses and its history. Its members include medallion owners, stable owners, drivers, industry personnel and other supporters, giving a collective voice to the iconic horses and carriages of Central Park. Its drivers, workers, and small businessmen are represented by Teamsters Local 553.
What is ClipClopNYC?
ClipClopNYC is a weekend to educate people about the carriage industry in New York City and celebrate our beloved horses at home in Manhattan! You’re invited to come to see the carriage industry in action February 27 - March 1, 2015.
The idea for ClipClopNYC grew as a response to the rampant misinformation put forth by animal-rights anti-carriage-horse groups; equestrians, notably those on the Chronicle of the Horse forums, wanted to do something to 1) verify for themselves that the carriage horses of New York City receive excellent care and 2) serve as expert ambassadors to the rest of the public to teach them the truth about New York’s amazing working horses.
Local New Yorkers, carriage horse supporters, and horse people of all disciplines are invited to attend and get an opportunity to tour our stables and find out what it really takes to work with a horse in Central Park. We figure that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then being there and meeting our drivers, our vets and our farriers, our stable managers, and of course our horses is worth a million!