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Upcoming November Events

Heads up Everyone! Two events coming up: Lucky V Ranch HDT and a Thanksgiving Fun Drive….see details below:

Lucky V Ranch HDT: Saturday November 23, 2019. Organizers Paul and
Glenda Van Sickle. They are looking for additional volunteers to assist them…

Thanksgiving Fun Drive: Saturday November 30, 2019. Organizer Bettina Scherer. To be held at the Flying Cow Park in Wellington and will start at about 10 am.  Bring a small dish to share, as a table will be set up for a shared lunch after the drive.  Please email Bettina if you are planning to attend…

Florida Whips 2019-2020 Driving Season Annual Planning Meeting

Join the Florida Whips for the 2019-2020 Driving Season ANNUAL PLANNING MEETING!

  •  DATE:  Saturday, August 24, 2019
  • WHERE: Grand Oaks Resort
  • WHO'S INVITED: Board of Directors, Ex Officio's, and General Membership
  • SCHEDULE: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • WHY:  Review and Approve 2019-2020 Calendar Events
  • Bring a Bag Lunch
  • QUESTIONS: Text of call Paul Van Sickle, (386) 847-4642
  • Drive at will before and/or after the meeting!  Compliments of Tom and Kacy!

A Chance to Learn From the Best!

A Chance to Learn From the Best

On October 6 and 7--and in two different locations--you have the chance to learn from one of the best in the business of driving. Olof Larsson will evaluate and help improve the dressage skills of those who take skip the rest of this post and instead go straight to filling out the entry form. 

On October 6 at Paul and Glenda Van Sickle's Lucky "V" Ranch, 10 drivers will be able to avail themselves of the keen eye of Olof Larsson. 

On October 7, at Lynda Jowers' Iron Horse Farm, 10 more drivers will have the chance to drive a dressage test, get critiqued by Olof and receive tips on how to improve.  Next, these drivers will have a chance to drive the same test again to realize their improvements.

To find out more and to send in your entry for the October 6 opportunity, click here.  If  October 7 suits you better, click here instead. You can either download, print, fill out, and mail your entry, or you can do the whole process online.  Whatever suits you best. Drive on...


David Bowie sang about it for the first time in 1972, but it had been happening long before that and it continues unabated...

Change, that is.  So too for the time-honored activity of transporting oneself using an equine strapped to a wheeled vehicle. And so too for the medium by which driving's enthusiasts in Florida communicate, and track what is happening, and about to happen, in Florida equine driving.

Welcome to the newest incarnation of the Florida Whips website.  We hope you will find it easy to use and that it will help you keep up with the events that we arrange.  It is also our hope that you will find the new enhancements and capabilities of the site to your liking.    

Your webmaster, Veronic Close, and yours truly have been working on this project for a bit.  Our new president, Paul van Sickle, asked us to continue the upkeep and maintenance of the website that our late Secretary, Erika Matulich, built and maintained.  It turned out that none of us had the level of proficiency required to work with the website that Erika built, so we had to start over.  What you now have is the result of that redesign and rebuild. We hope you find it useful.  

Let us know how we're doing by adding a comment below.