Craig came from a driving and fox hunting family and was given his first driving pony when he was 5. He started teaching and driving when he was 16. He competed in sleigh rallies, pleasure shows and many of the early CDEs. After graduating from the University of Wyoming, he worked at a hunter/jumper/fox hunting barn training hunters and driving. Following his stint with the jumpers, he returned to his parents' driving stable in Sharon, Connecticut. Following in his father's footsteps (who was a founder of the ADS), he became an ADS official in 1974 and served on several ADS committees. He then branched out with his own business in Virginia and Millbrook, New York, until he moved to Southern Pines in 2004 where he continues to train, teach, and coach.
Robert Giles…driving horse trainer, clinician, competitor and Certified Haflinger Judge. As a trainer, Bob is adept at bringing out the best in horse and driver, as well as addressing issues such as abused, neglected and traumatized horses. He emphasizes safety and driver-horse rapport. Bob’s experience is a soup to nuts of sort, i.e., working drafts on the farm, logging, coaching, ponies, singles and multiples. As a clinician, Bob shares his skills and knowledge of driving to fit your need. Bob Giles can be found on the competitor’s list at such shows as CAI Live Oak, Georgia International CDE, Devon Horse Show and the Royal Winter Fair. As of this writing(April), Bob has won single and multiples championships this year alone. Become a Certified Haflinger Judge has taken Bob to Austria and the show ring.
Amy has been driving for 28 years. She has competed in CDEs as well as pleasure shows. Driving is her hobby, and she also rides for pleasure. She really enjoys helping new drivers with the basics of competing, focusing on the obstacles and cones phases.
October 10-15, 2017
Kentucky Horse Park
Spring Fling 2018
May 24-27, 2018
Hoosier Horse Park, IN
The National Drive