Welcome to Gayla Driving Center »
The vision of Gail B Austin, Gayla Driving Center invites you to experience the enjoyment of carriage driving and Kentucky hospitality at its best. Nestled in the heart of the Bluegrass State lies a carriage driving crown jewel. The Gayla Driving Center family is eager to introduce you to yesterday’s world, learning the history and art of carriage driving. Our dedicated personnel, with the highest level of experience and training, have the passion for sharing their knowledge with you. The welfare of the horse, attention to safety and building confidence are of the utmost importance. Everyone is welcome at our facilities regardless of your driving experience.
We are proud to be an approved Carriage Association of America Proficiency Center which offers evaluation opportunities for all levels of proficiency testing. We are also the home of the Gayla Bluegrass Combined Driving Event which is held annually on the 3rd weekend in May. Other fun and educational events are located on our Calendar page.
Our gently rolling 718 farm is protected in a Conservation Easement held by the North American Land Trust. This preservation of environmental beauty assures a safe haven for wildlife and a beautiful venue to ride & drive our equines for generations to come!
Gayla Driving Center offers a wide variety of amenities. A unique feature of the farm is the converted historic barn which is our main stable. It offers 12 spacious box stalls, 4 traditional standing stalls, a beautifully appointed tack room, and 2 grooming stations. Our over-sized indoor wash area is heated for those chilly, wintry Kentucky days. Our main office houses a full kitchen for cold or hot drinks after a workout, and is a short walk from the main stable and the Indoor Arena. We have 2 outdoor Dressage Arenas and a Cross Country course with permanent obstacles. For practice or just for recreation, we maintain our Cones Course as well as many miles of scenic, mowed trails.
The enhanced vision will greatly benefit all equestrians. Learning opportunities will be available for many educational purposes. Please contact us to make an appointment for your visit.