Our two beautiful white horses, Beauty & Bibi, are prizewinning carriage driving horses, having competed with success on a number of ocasions at the RDS Dublin Horse Show, and also they were the Carriage Driving Ireland Novice Pair Champions in 2012.
Riverside Beauty is a 15.1 cob, bred near Tullow, Co. Carlow, and she has achieved success at every appearance at AIRC Advanced Intermediate level, notably a Joint 1st and a 2nd at ODE, and 2nd and 3rd in Hunter Trials, as well as numerous placings in showjumping.
Bibi is a Polish warmblood - her real name is Natkieta. According to her passport, she arrived in Ireland via Germany and she was skin and bones when we acquired her. Now she is a real madam, with her head tucked in and her dainty step, she has helped Beauty to learn how to draw as a pair, and now, with a much wider girth, she is the boss!
We pride ourselves on presenting our turnout to traditional competition standards at all times (a horse and carriage is called a turnout) - with "rose bud" plaits in manes and beautifully brushed tails, courtesy of regular washings in the Irish Sea just off Ireland's Eye!
Our beautiful leather and brass harness, with traditional collar and hames, was handmade in London, and requires hours of cleaning, but the time is well worth the effort to see the result - it complements both the horses and carriage perfectly and looks stunning against the royal blue of the carriage - your photos will look gorgeous - complemented by a beautiful bride, of course.
Both horses are oblivious to traffic and other noises and will patiently stand at ease outside a church, hotel or house awaiting the bride and groom. You will need to be careful - your guests may take more photos of the horses than the wedding party!
It will be a stylish marriage - you can afford a carriage!