Carriage Rides for Special Occasions

Welcome!  Experience a horse and carriage ride in the beautiful Welsh countryside, with Marc Lovatt in traditional English Coachman Style.  Marc has previously driven carriages for HRH The Queen at Buckingham Palace among his many years experience.  

From singles, to pairs, to teams, as part of the British Driving Society Commercial Register, and British Horse Society, horses are our profession and our passion.  We have a variety of horses and carriages and we pride ourselves on our excellent safety record and fun, informative experiences.  From learning to drive, gifting the experience as a present or enjoying one of our scenic drives, look no further.  

Here at The Cavalry of Heroes, enjoy riding in and learning to drive a horse and carriage.

Choose from:

  • Half day experience driving in the Herefordshire and Welsh countryside 
  • Pleasure drives through the countryside including to Hay-on-Wye
  • Gift Certificates

See below for further details.

Staunton-on-Wye, Herefordshire, Horse and Carriage Ride 2015, The Cavalry of Heroes


The full experience of driving a horse and carriage.  Great gift experience or excellent entertainment for yourself!  In this 2 – 3 hour morning/afternoon, you will be greeted by Marc before getting to long-line one of our driving horses to get a feel for the voice commands and theory behind driving.   We will then go through with you all the safety checks and parts to the carriage that you need for a safe journey, as well as harnessing up a single and a pair of horses.  You’ll then help to put to, before driving through the Welsh and Herefordshire Countryside.  If you would like to bring along a friend to the morning/afternoon, a second person can accompany you at no extra cost.

Click Here for more information about purchasing a Gift Certificate and to book.

“John and Paul had such a fabulous day with you [carriage driving experience], they haven’t stopped talking about it.  Thank you.” Judi Whistance

“Just a quick note to say a really big thank you to both of you for a wonderful day yesterday.  It was such a great (carriage driving) experience and will be long remembered and treasured.” Beverley Money

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday! Mum and Dad loved it and haven’t stopped talking about it!  They really enjoyed meeting you.  I think this could be the start of a new hobby for them.” Nina Davies


Pleasure drives through the countryside including to Hay-on-Wye – starting from £195pp for a couple

Beautiful pleasure drives where you can be driven along picturesque country lanes in the stunning Herefordshire and Welsh countryside.  Arrive in style in our landau carriage or get a feel for the countryside in a wagonette.  Contact Us to book.

Please note that unfortunately we are unable to offer this service during the Hay Festival due to increased traffic on the roads and lanes.  We would recommend the Half Day Carriage Driving Experience instead.

GIFT Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available for the Half Day Driving Experience.  These vouchers are valid for one year and make an excellent present.  For more information click here.

The Cavalry of Heroes - Driving Bennington Horse and Carriage through Weobley

Our Horses

We have horses that are used for agricultural work (harrowing and grass cutting) and others that are purely used to pull carriages, and you can learn to drive them all in a safe and experienced environment.  Our Friesian Asgard is a delight to drive and so is our big heavyweight cob Guinness who is also excellent at logging.  Our pair of Appaloosa’s are half brothers who love being in harness pulling a carriage and you will see them at many a wedding and show.

Asgard harrowing the school, learning to drive a horse and carriage, learning to long rein

Teaching horses to pull a carriage

Marc also teaches horses to accept harness and drive a carriage so if you have your own horse that you would like to get driving then contact us.