Dr. Wendy Ying

Dr. Wendy Ying is host of the Driving Radio Show as well as one of the few competition female four-in-hand drivers in the world.  Plus, she is a veterinarian that practices Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Wendy is a life long rider. She started fox hunting in college with Los Altos Hounds and has hunted with packs in NC, VA, Ireland and England.  With her first pony, Lemmontree Magic Illusion, she entered the carriage driving world in 1998, with Dede Bushneck of Apex, NC.  She moved on to single and tandem horse with her irish draughts and “Izzy” went on to compete as an advanced single pony with Dale Govus of Tryon, NC and is a favorite at the ADS kids camp every summer.

She relocated to Florida in 2004 where Sterling Graburn and she ran Kingsforth Hall Training Center, a full service combined driving facility and sport cob breeding farm.
In 2005, Minyfford Megastar and Wendy were named as the alternates for the USEF pony world championship team and competed at Catton Hall in the UK.

In 2008, Duke and Wendy were named the USEF reserve national singles champion, being beaten by Dante and Sterling with the painful fall of cone 20 at Live Oak.

Wendy also competes in ridden dressage and with the always enthusiastic help of Mary Jane Benson, has shown many of her sportcobs at USDF training and 1st level.
In 2009 and 2010 she competed a 4 in hand of horses with the hopes of qualifying for the World Equestrian Games and was an active participant in the USEF team developing drivers clinics with German 4 in hand drivers, Peter Tischer and Michael Freund.

In 2010, Sterling and Wendy relocated to Gayla Driving Center in Georgetown, KY. Sterling is the head trainer. Gayla is now a Carriage Association of America approved driving center. Wendy currently holds her accreditation for level II of the CAA drivers proficiency program and is a level I instructor.

Wendy has a mobile traditional chinese veterinary medicine practice called 5 Elements for Animals and splits her time between Ky and Fl. She treats sport horses and pets. She also specializes in Equine dentistry and before her TCVM days, had a specialty dentistry practice in Middleburg, VA.

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