Why have a Horse Drawn funeral?
Horse drawn funerals are a very special way of conveying your loved one to their place of rest. They add dignity and solemnity to the occasion and can be used to express a love of horses, or, indeed, a love of tradition.
How many horses can we have?
You can have either a team of two or four, or on some occasions even six horses.
What colour are the horses?
The horses are available in black, white or grey
Can we choose the colour of the plumes for the horses?
A selection of coloured plumes is available to choose from.
What would happen if something happened to the horses enroute?
We always provide a back-up hearse or suitable vehicle to travel in the cortege, so should the need arise, the funeral can continue in one of our own vehicles.
Where do the flowers go if we have a Horse Drawn Funeral?
A horse drawn carriage is much the same as a motorised hearse and is able to carry flowers inside and on top of the carriage.
Does having a horse drawn funeral take longer to get to destinations?
Yes it does. On average, it takes around 7-10 minutes to travel each mile with a horse drawn hearse. We would always leave approximately an hour from the house to do a six mile journey.
How much does a horse drawn hearse and horses cost?
For a team of two horses with horse drawn hearse the cost is £1,200
For a team of four horses with horse drawn hearse the cost is £1,600
The cost is based on the number of horses you have and does not differ on the choice of colour.
Is there a limit for the distance that the horses can travel in a day?
The horses will only travel up to 8 miles and it is recommended they are in service for no longer than 4 hours on the day, to ensure their welfare and wellbeing.