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Katie Whaley

Hometown: Paris, KY 
Discipline: Driving

Katie Whaley began her involvement with horses at the age of three, and began driving competitively at the age of 11. She has achieved great success in the sport of combined driving. Whaley has earned numerous top results at prestigious competitions, such as the Devon Horse Show and the Walnut Hill Farm Horse Show. She has also won six USEF Combined Driving National Championship titles, including two pair horse, two pair pony, and two four-in-hand pony titles.

Katie Whaley

In addition to her national success, Whaley has represented the U.S. at FEI World Driving Championships for Ponies in 2003, 2005, 2009, and 2013. She competed with a pair of ponies and a four-in-hand of ponies at the world championships, something only a handful of drivers have accomplished.

Aside from all the time that Whaley dedicates to competition, she serves on the US Equestrian Athletes’ Advisory Committee, Carriage Pleasure Driving Committee, Driving Sport Committee, Hearing Committee, and the Licensed Officials Committee, and is a professional hat maker.

Recent Accomplishments:

2017

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Palm Tree CDE at Little Everglades

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Live Oak International CDE

2016

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Little Everglades II CDE

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Live Oak International CDE

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Kentucky Classic CDE

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Hermitage Classic CDE

2015

Won the Advanced Pair Pony division at the Sunshine State CDE

Placed second in the CAI2*-P2 division at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE

Placed second in the CAI2*-P2 division at the Live Oak International CDE

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Kentucky Classic CDE

2014

Won the Advanced Pair Pony division at the Sunshine State CDE

Won the Advanced Pair Pony division at the Kingdom of the Sun CDE

Won the CAI2*-P2 division at the Hermitage Classic CDE

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