About Horse & Driver Peeps


   Rebecca Gutierrez was introduced to the carriage world as a youth at a week-long Standardbred driving camp in upstate New York. While she continued to be a horse lover and avid rider into adulthood, she never had the opportunity to drive again and fondly recalled the joy of driving that retired racehorse.

Finally, in 1998, she acquired her first miniature horse and began her journey in the driving world. She enjoyed the miniature horse breed shows, but a new world opened up when she volunteered at a Combined Driving Event in 2003. She was in awe of the reinsmanship and skill required to compete in three challenging events and liked that equines of all shapes and sizes could excel in the sport.

The very next year, Rebecca entered her mini in their first CDE in Colorado. She learned a lot that weekend, but most importantly, she discovered that the carriage driving community has the most warm and welcoming people in the horse world. Rebecca has trained with some of the top drivers in the industry and has competed singles in the VSE, pony and horse divisions at Preliminary level. She has one CDE under her belt in the pair horse division and hopes to add to that experience.

Rebecca has a degree in Journalism from Colorado State University and spent her professional life as a Realtor, marketer and public relations professional. She has written articles about carriage driving and provided photography for horse publications.  She lives in Windsor, South Carolina (just outside of the horse mecca of Aiken) with her daughter and a small herd of driving ponies and horses.

Rebecca Gutierrez

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