Welcome to Carriage Driving Essentials - Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!
October 2018 - While we are downsizing after 20 years of service, we still offer all our harness brands (Smuckers, Hunt's, our "Americana" by Yonies, Comfy Fit, and Zilco) and keep most Zilco Classic harness in stock. We are here to help you with select handmade driving bits from top quality fabricators in England and the USA. We also continue to offer Bird-in-Hand and Bellcrown Carriages made here in the USA. We still have plenty of stock items that can be seen on our online shop plus a lot of items that are not on the website, so if you have a special need, give us a call, we might just have what you’re looking for.
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From miniature horses, ponies, light horses, drafts, we can outfit you! We carry a full line of carriage driving equipment including harness, driving bits, training carts and carriages, safety equipment, books and DVDs on driving, brown driving gloves, men's driving hats, driving whips, spares kits, driving aprons, carriage lamps & picnic baskets. We carry quality leather and synthetic, traditionally styled driving harness including brands such as ZILCO harness, Smuckers Harness, Hunt's show harness and our own Americana harness. We feature custom made Myler driving bits, Glory bits, Abbey bits and more in a large variety of sizes & styles. We offer a selection of used, new and antique horse-drawn carts and carriages for miniature horses through draft horses that include training carts, marathon carriages, gigs, road carts, wagonettes and even commercial carriages. Pleasure driving carriages of all types for singles, pair, four-in-hand & tandem. Personalized, knowledgeable & friendly service is our specialty. Come in and browse through our on-line catalog, you'll find more than just products for sale. Join our mailing list for interesting and helpful tips along with being the first to know about new products & special offers!
Carriage Driving Essentials has been owned and operated by Gary and Celine Rickards since 1998. We drive our horses and have the knowledge and experience to help you select the equipment that is right for you and your equine whether you're new to driving, a recreational driver, or an advanced competitor. Carriage Driving Essentials is dedicated to providing you with distinctive horse-drawn carriages and carts, exceptional quality driving harness, and safe and proper accessories. We can equip all sizes and shapes of driving equines! If you don't see what you're looking for or don't know what you need, call us, we're happy to assist you!
Tel: 209-966-4499 or Toll Free order line 877-966-4499 Pacific Time Zone. | Contact Us
Mariposa, CA U.S.A.