Our Staff


The Friendly Sugar Creek Staff

Our Credentials

We’re members of the American Horse Council, and we’re members of CONA (Carriage Operators of North America).

We’re in the music business too, and we have connections to Music City’s entertainment industry. We offer the most luxurious and authentic horse-drawn carriage experience for any occasion. We have the most carriage options available and are the safest carriage company in Nashville – insured, licensed, and experienced!

Johnny Smith
Johnny Smith has over 30 years of horse experience. He holds certificates and diplomas with B.W.F.A (Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association) as well as the Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School and the Equine Research and Development Center in Georgia.
Johnny is a Journeyman Farrier and holds diplomas in advanced horse shoeing, blacksmithing, and horsemanship in breaking and training.
Johnny has also been a wrangler and guide throughout the mid-west and Alaska.

Kayg is a registered Blue Heeler and a member of the crew. With lots of training and certifications, Kayg is an accomplished horse rider with an unassisted, leaping mount to the back of the horses. He’s great for the kids.

Brenda Smith
Brenda has been a professional music entertainer for over 30 years. She has many accomplishments including cutting several records in Nashville as well as recording in Buck Owen’s studio. She has sung with Merle Haggard, Little Jimmy Dickens, Sammy Smith, Billy Armstrong as well as the Wild Rose Band.
Brenda also has many years’ experience with showing, driving and riding horses.

Other Staff
We contract with the best drivers we can find and provide additional training to be sure that you have the best experience with our services. We train our staff to maintain our equipment and horses in top notch condition.

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