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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Throwback Tuesday time :-). Have you ever wondered where the saying "dropped off to sleep" comes from? Well back in the day when people travelled long distances on stagecoaches, anyone travelling on the roof of the coach literally dropped off when they fell asleep!

Stagecoaches were called such because they stopped at various “stages” to pick up and drop off passengers, change to fresh horses, and stop for the comfort of the passenger.
Stagecoaches usually carried 4 passengers on the inside of the coach and eight on the roof / outside. The box seat by the carriage driver was the most coveted seat on the trip and also the most expensive. The stagecoach was always pulled by 4 horses and travelled at an average speed of 5 miles per hour and the average daily mileage covered was around 60 to 70 miles.
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Something very special to start everyone's morning off. We have been sent some gorgeous photos this week from one of our stunning brides Charlotte. Thank you so much for these, they mean the world to us and we are so proud of how our beautiful black boys look 🙂

#thehdcc #thehorsedrawncarriagecompany #wedding #blackhorses #weddinghorses #horseandcarriageforweddings
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Last minute availability for this Sunday afternoon due to a cancellation. 10% discount on offer, first come first serve basis. Come and enjoy a Champagne carriage drive or try your hand at carriage driving with our 1 and 2 hour lessons. The weather is looking great to! Call us on 07821742016 or email info@thehdcc.com. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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We just love this image for our next throwback Tuesday post . Taken c1900 it shows a team of 6 goats pulling a dray containing Singer sewing machines for sale. Each of the two canvas covers have signs that read: 'Singer sewing machines. Lock or chain stitch. Best for home use'. If our goats are anything to go by we've no idea how they got them to go in a straight line! Just brilliant 😂😂 ... See MoreSee Less

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What a beautiful day celebrating with these lovely ladies on their hen do. They sent us so many great photos it's been hard to edit them! We've selected a few to show you.

If you know a country hen who is looking for a unique hen do, give us a call! Champagne, horses, country picnic and beautiful countryside what more could a girl want? (maybe diamonds but we'll leave that up to the groom)😂💍
#hendo #hendoideas #countryhen #wedding #thehdcc #thehorsedrawncarriagecompany #uniquehendos #horseyhendos
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Horse drawn carriage experience days:
From "have a go" at carriage driving to private Champagne picnic drives. Beautiful gift vouchers available to make the perfect gift.
Based near East Grinstead, West Sussex
Call us 07821742016, or email us info@thehdcc.com or view our full range of vouchers and book online www.thehorsedrawncarriagecompany.com :-).
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The Horse Drawn Carriage Company

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We love this photo . We took it on the last wedding we did in Barcombe , it was a good giggle to see the toll charges and to actually be in a horse and carriage whilst passing through !

#horsedrawncarriagecompany #thehdcc #sussex #barcombe #wedding #horses #summer #tollcharge
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All set up and raring to go at the Oxted and Edenbridge show!
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#oxtedandedenbridgeshow #showtime #countryshow #thehdcc #thehorsedrawncarriagecompany #experiencedays #daysout #summertime #fair #countryfair #horseshow
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Started the morning with a Lesson now Adrian is onto waterproofing the canvas top of our 1890’s German built barouche 🖤

#teamwork #hdcc #thehdcc #thehorsedrawncarriagecompany #summer #jobs #painting #barouche #carriage
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