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Come Drive With Us! 

Come Drive With Us! 

We are a statewide, not-for-profit equine driving association dedicated to the fun, sport, and tradition of carriage driving. We offer education, clinics, competitions, social gatherings, and other activities. A "whip" is the term used to describe the driver of a carriage, and our whips would be happy to have you join them! There are no requirements to become a member, other than agreeing to safety rules and becoming an annual dues-paying member. We look forward to driving with you and enjoying the fun together. 


Find Instructors, connect with a mentor, ask questions, and get answers as you begin a new journey with your horse or pony.   Driving is about as much fun as you can have with your horse.


Participate  in group drives, competitions, clinics and social events all while enjoying the camaraderie of horse people who seem to become lifelong friends.  



Share your experience by being a mentor to someone who is new and eager to learn.  Volunteer your time.  It is up to our members to keep the sport approachable, relevant and fun.



A Welcome from our President

Welcome to The Florida Whips, the most motivated, educated, progressive driving club in America! The Board of Directors and I, as well as the general membership stand ready to help you and your horse or pony have a long, safe driving career. This can only be achieved by asking the right questions. We hope you become an active member and encourage others to join and reap the knowledge we wish to share. 


Way before dreams of blue ribbons is the wellbeing of your equine. So that nicker in the morning is their way of saying “Go out there and learn how to do this carriage driving correctly so we can have fun!” Give your horse or pony a huge pat from The Florida Whips! We look forward to working with you!

I invite you to take a look at my "Letters from the President" page, or call me anytime with questions or concerns.


Bob Giles


Important information about the 2023 Year End Awards can be found here.

See our most recent Newsletter for details on upcoming events and the Annual Meeting at Grand Oaks on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm.

Steeplechase Farms Continuous Drive 2023 will offer both the recreational driver and serious competitor a unique venue to enjoy on 2 dates.  Under new organization, planning is well underway and expectations for improved staging location through award offerings are high.  Check out the Florida Whips Events pages, as well as Facebook page “Steeplechase Farms Continuous Drive“, for more details and entry forms.  (11/1/22)


The Florida Whips have received an invitation from Peggy Jordan to participate in the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2022, celebrating 500 years of cattle in Florida!  Go to for more information and to sign up.  Please join them for this great historical adventure! (10/14/22)


 Take a look at all of the Whips Events planned for the coming 2022-2023 season on our Whips Events page! 8/13/22

We have some new officers elected this year.  See our Board of Directors page to meet them! (8/10/22)


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