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The vision of Gail B Austin, Gayla Driving Center invites you to experience the tradition of carriage driving and Kentucky hospitality at its best. The farm nestling in the heart of the Bluegrass State lays 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.
In the fall of 2015, the decision was made to put this facility in it’s entirely on the market. When the Gayla Driving Center was created in 1988 it bloomed into an icon in the driving world. Several hundred of horses and ponies were trained, thousands of people were taught the art of traditional carriage driving and numerous special events were held. Our goal was to make an awareness of carriage driving in Central Kentucky. We accomplished our goal and our reputation is impeccable.
As we prepare the facility for the new potential owner, there have been some changes. We no longer offer carriage driving lessons with our equines and equipment. Please see the Lessons page. 2015 was the last year we held the annual Gayla Bluegrass CDE. Our memberships are now only offering 1 month or 3 months at a time. We also offer daily fees if you are thinking of enjoying the weekends! Please Contact Us for more information.
We have some information of the farm below including a short film by Hutch Digital on YouTube:
Offered Exclusively By: Kirkpatrick & Company
“An exceptionally-rare offering, this magnificent 723+/- acre farm has been developed into a premier carriage driving/equestrian facility. Three barns (with a total 28 stalls) along with a fabulous indoor arena complement the outdoor arena (w/grass footing), cross country/obstacle course and extensive mowed-trails. Developed by an astute horsewoman, the farm was designed with beauty, utility and safety in mind. There are two tenant homes, along with a farm office house (adjoining the main barn and indoor arena w/upstairs studio apartment) and a 4BR/3BA main residence, which overlooks the horse facilities & farm. The setting is remarkably secluded yet is only 5.5+/- miles from I-75, 12.5+/- miles from the Kentucky Horse Park and 7.5+/- miles from Downtown Georgetown. The farm is protected by a Conservation Easement held by the North American Land Trust, ensuring its majesty for generations to come.”
Listing provided courtesy of: Kirkpatrick & Company, © 2015 LBAR Multiple Listing Service. All Rights Reserved.
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.