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.
Check out our new Letters from our President page for insights and ideas from our President, Bob Giles. 9/21/20
Our schedule of events for the 2020-2021 year has been adopted by the Board. We are updating our Calendar page so check back soon for the schedule of events. 8/6/20
Congratulations on all our new Board of Directors and thank you for stepping up to help improving this club. 7/11/20
The launch of our new website is done. We hope you enjoy the new fresh look and easy to use membership forms, entry forms and information about our club. 7/14/20