Commercial Operator of the year 2019

We are delighted to be short-listed for the 2nd year running for Commercial Operator of the Year 2019.  We are really proud of this achievement and our team who work very hard to keep the show on the road. Looking forward to the awards ceremony and best of luck to all...

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The firehorse

Throwback Tuesday's post! Today we continue our theme of carriage horses in the service industry and look at the role of the lifeboat horse.    Lifeboat-launching horses were mostly hired from farmers, but this became increasingly difficult as farm horses were phased...

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Homage to the firehorse

Today's throwback Tuesday's post is going to pay homage to the Firehorse. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we do! These hardworking fire horses filled a huge gap between the use of human power and mechanized power. Though horses are still used for work in...

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Remembering those who gave everything, lest we forget.

I spoke to you in whispers...
By
Neil Andrew
I spoke to you in whispers
As shells made the ground beneath us quake
We both trembled in that crater
A toxic muddy bloody lake
I spoke to you and pulled your ears
To try and quell your fearful eye
As bullets whizzed through the raindrops
And we watched the men around us die
I spoke to you in stable tones
A quiet tranquil voice
At least I volunteered to fight
You didn't get to make the choice
I spoke to you of old times
Perhaps you went before the plough
And pulled the haycart from the meadow
Far from where we're dying now
I spoke to you of grooming
Of when the ploughman made you shine
Not the shrapnel wounds and bleeding flanks
Mane filled with mud and wire and grime
I spoke to you of courage
As gas filled the Flanders air
Watched you struggle in the mud
Harness acting like a snare
I spoke to you of peaceful fields
Grazing beneath a setting sun
Time to rest your torn and tired body
Your working day is done
I spoke to you of promises
If from this maelstrom I survive
By pen and prose and poetry
I'll keep your sacrifice alive
I spoke to you of legacy
For when this hellish time is through
All those who hauled or charged or carried
Will be regarded heroes too
I spoke to you in dulcet tones
Your eye told me you understood
As I squeezed my trigger to bring you peace
The the only way I could
And I spoke to you in whispers
xx
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Delighted to get awarded 2nd place at The carriage driving awards in the 'Business of the year' category. Many congratulations to Kilvey carriage hire for their win, very well deserved. Much respect and admiration for all the businesses entered and very proud of our team, human and equine, for getting this award. Thank you also to Carriage Driving Magazine for hosting the awards.
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Throwback Tuesday's post....The equivalent of delivery lorries today! This is a photo taken outside Marshal Field & Co. department store. The horses and their carriages were part of Field's delivery wagon fleet in 1897. It really captures the roll the horse played in absolutely all aspects of everyday life. We owe a lot to their service. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful horse drawn carriages for your wedding day, get booked in now for 2020. We welcome all prospective clients to visit us and the horses at our stables prior to booking. We look forward to being a part of your special day.
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Throwback Tuesday post time! We thought this photograph was rather sweet....the 18 seater pram at the Park Royal Hospital, Willesden in London. Shown in the 'Morning Post' on 19 August 1925 ❤. The nurse and donkey taking the toddlers out for a stroll in their straw bonnets ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well that was a bit of a damp weekend ! 💦 But the show still goes on...busy weekend of weddings, lessons and Champagne drives, we wrapped our customers up nice and warm and they had smiles on their faces, that's all we want to see! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Lock and load, on the road again to make a bride very happy today. Go away rain!! Have a great Saturday everyone x

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Our diamond boys patiently waiting for their bride looking very smart. ❤

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2019 Christmas specials and gift ideas.
thehorsedrawncarriagecompany.com/experience-days/
07821742016
info@thehdcc.com
Near East Grinstead, West Sussex
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Beautiful mauve and cream colours for our couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today. Lovely to be part of their special day with our best boys Loki and Odin 🐎🍾💍 ❤.

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