Carriage Driving & Equestrian Centre Hereford

Welcome to KC Carriages. With 30 years of dedicated service to the equine population, we have rescued hundreds of horses and ponies, many we still care for at our stables in Herefordshire and others that we have placed at loving homes around the country where they can end their days being loved and cared for in safety.

One of the ways we raise money so that we are able to continue this work is with our carriages, for weddings, funerals and special events throughout the country. We have travelled the length and breadth of the UK with our horses and carriages making every event memorable, especially when our clients know that they are also helping support our rescue work.

Having grown over the years, we now offer a diverse range of services for all ages and stages, including riding and driving lessons and riding for the disabled. We also provide horses for film and TV hire and historical re-enactments. Our yard is ABRS approved and we are also approved by the Carriage Driving Association. We have a team of extremely talented instructors and can provide tuition in any sphere. For further information about any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are an approved centre holding a full animal performing licence and are authorised by the new Animal Welfare Act to use our horses in all promotions of performing animals, for TV, films and activities for public display. Our reference number can be obtained by calling the centre.  

Horse and Carriage Services

We have 14 well trained and highly experienced carriage driving horses. Teamed with our talented coachmen, we provide impeccable horse and carriage hire for weddings, funerals and special events.

Learn How to Drive a Carriage

Learn how to drive a carriage under the expert tuition of our British Carriage Driving Association approved instructors. We cater for all levels and can provide training in all carriage driving disciplines.

Our Equestrian Centre

Our equestrian centre provides the perfect place to fuel your passion for horses. We have a team of highly qualified BHS approved riding instructors that provide training for all levels of ability. We also offer horse schooling and breaking, equine apprenticeships and ‘own a pony’ experiences.

Horses to Hire for Film & TV

Our horses, carriages, riders and coachmen are available for film and television work. To date, we have made many appearances in numerous productions for the BBC, ITV, Bollywood and Hollywood.

Equestrian Historical Re-enactments

We have extensive experience in historical re-enactments. Our highly trained stunt horses are regularly commissioned for The Sealed Knot, English Civil War Society and The American Civil War Society for battle re-enactments and parades.

Equine Rescue Centre

Everything we do revolves around our equine rescue centre. We rescue abandoned, abused and neglected horses and ponies. Our goal is to provide them with the specialist care and love they need to be given a second chance in life. From time to time, our rescues are available for rehoming.

Horse and Carriage Services

We have 14 well trained and highly experienced carriage driving horses. Teamed with our talented coachmen, we provide impeccable horse and carriage hire for weddings, funerals and special events.
Find Out MOre

Learn How to Drive a Carriage

Learn how to drive a carriage under the expert tuition of our British Carriage Driving Association approved instructors. We cater for all levels and can provide training in all carriage driving disciplines.
Find Out MOre

Our Equestrian Centre

Our equestrian centre provides the perfect place to fuel your passion for horses. We have a team of highly qualified BHS approved riding instructors that provide training for all levels of ability. We also offer horse schooling and breaking, equine apprenticeships and ‘own a pony’ experiences.
Find Out MOre

Horses for Film & TV

Our horses, carriages, riders and coachmen are available for film and television work. To date, we have made many appearances in numerous productions for the BBC, ITV, Bollywood and Hollywood.
Find Out MOre

Equestrian Historical Re-enactments

We have extensive experience in historical re-enactments. Our highly trained stunt horses are regularly commissioned for The Sealed Knot, English Civil War Society and The American Civil War Society for battle re-enactments and parades.
Find Out MOre

Equine Rescue Centre

Everything we do revolves around our equine rescue centre. We rescue abandoned, abused and neglected horses and ponies. Our goal is to provide them with the specialist care and love they need to be given a second chance in life. From time to time, our rescues are available for rehoming.
Find Out MOre

About KC Carriages

Horses are our passion. We aim to provide a safe space where horses and humans can come together in harmony, whether that be driving, riding or training. All proceeds from our equestrian services help to fund our rescue centre.

What our customers are saying

  • Fantastic, professional and caring What can I say. What a fantastic job Lorraine and her team did for my fathers funeral on Tuesday. The horses were absolutely beautiful, the staff were brilliant, professional, caring and very kind. The communication from Lorraine was brilliant, shame the funeral company I used for everything else wasn’t as good!. Lorraine made the process very simple and easy and clear in this difficult time for us as a family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you and your team did for us on Tuesday! Brilliant. I would definitely recommend for anyone who may be thinking of a horse drawn carriage.

    Richard Wright
    10/28/2021

    Amazing experience My mother’s 80th Birthday treat was to have a horse drawn carriage ride. The magnificent pair of black stallions were the icing on her cake ! The whole experience was fabulous and a huge thankyou to all at KC Carriages.

    Miss Tina Potter
    10/17/2021

    Carriage driving training KC is an establishment providing expert advice and training for yourself and your horse. It is a welcoming place where people and equines are treated with care and respect. I am so fortunate to have been able to turn to them for expertise and practical help in training my driving ponies.

    Lynn Morgan
    10/02/2021
  • Very friendly as I was lost

    dave pollard
    9/12/2021

    Beautiful horses, turnout was fantastic and all looked very professional. Made our Wedding day truly special. Thank you so much. Highly recommend.

    Charlotte
    9/12/2021

    Beautiful send off for my nan they were very professional and the horses turned out looking amazing had so many compliments on their appearance thanks again

    Shanny Lou
    5/14/2021
  • Brilliant place to learn to ride a horse thankyou 👍

    Charlotte Hoskins
    5/14/2021

    Absolutely beautiful send off for a dear friend. Very professional and the horses were turned out lovely. Thank you so much

    Rebecca Duddridge
    5/14/2021

    Huge thank you to Tara for a fantastic first lesson at KC riding school. Looking forward to coming again in a few weeks 😊

    Rachel Palmer
    4/14/2021
  • My girl and were extremely happy to share our evening on the plaza in a carriage. Ethan was a great host, and I will definitely be bragging about this memory for years. Thank you KC Carriages thank you thank you.

    Sean Ehrman
    1/09/2021

    Quiet ride through the Plaza

    Bob Zahnter
    1/09/2021

    katy was great.

    Jon R
    1/09/2021
  • KC horse drawn funeral carriage and team, we as a family would like to say thank you for such a beautiful turnout and professional service at such a sad time in our lives, a beautiful farewell and a memory we will cherish forever in the loss of our grandmother. A really big thank you. Love from the Morris family xx

    Tara Morris
    11/14/2020

    Good times good people good service!

    Kcboy Waterz
    11/09/2020

    Wonderful and amazing ride

    Shana Gorsic
    11/09/2020
  • Where do I begin, a FANTASTIC service through and through, after using their services for my dear grandmothers funeral, i found everybody at KC Carriages to be so kind and genuine. I recommend them so highly to anybody looking for a horse drawn funeral cortege.affordable prices and beautifully turned out horses

    Rachael Kin
    9/14/2020

    Amazing

    Ella Sabel
    8/14/2020

    A wonderful company who use their profits to support their own horse rescue which does fantastic work. They provide a spectacular and professional service for weddings and funerals, and rescue abused horses – what is not to like?

    Sue Dudley
    6/14/2020
  • Beautiful Horses KC just provided a horse drawn carriage for my Dad’s funeral. The horses and carriage were beautiful and carried out their duties wonderfully. They did my Dad very proud. I got the chance to meet one of the owners, Lorraine, before the funeral and she couldn’t have been more helpful to me which was a big comfort during a very difficult time.Also remember using this company helps provide funding for the horse sanctuary they run so a very worthy company.I have no hesitation in recommending them at all. They are the best.

    TracyS-131
    5/22/2020

    Great time, it’s a annual event for us!!!

    Sharil Hubert
    11/09/2019

    Fantastic service. Loved it

    P.R. Scholtz
    11/09/2019
  • So glad they are still here. Horses are well cared for and its a beautiful scene for the plaza. Kids love to bring the horses a peppermint every year.

    Bradley Mears
    11/09/2019

    A fun holiday tradition on the Plaza! Did this last Christmas and looking forward to it again in two weeks w some friends. Beautiful horses and nice people caring for them

    Kris Dietzen
    11/09/2019

    Great experience

    Clint Walker
    11/09/2018
  • Loved this fun event. We made reservations ahead of time and did not have to wait! Our guide was fun and kept us entertained! A fun thing for the holidays to see all the lights on the plaza!

    Tammy Evans
    11/09/2018

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Plaza is great during Christmas .

    ES Wilson
    11/09/2018

    Brilliant, just brilliant. The people are really friendly. Would recommend it

    Zara Preece
    6/14/2018

Contact Our Carriage Driving and Riding Centre

For further information or to enquire about any of our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We welcome visitors to the yard by appointment and provide all the necessary precautions to remain a Covid-19 safe equestrian centre.