Film Horses & Carriages
Welcome to Film Horses and Carriages from The Cavalry of Heroes. Providing fully insured Horses, Riders and Horse Drawn Carriages, with comprehensive Animal Activities Licence, for productions in England and Wales (NPERF30).
Established family run company set on a private estate on the Welsh borders near to Hay-on-Wye, with a second location near to Oxford, providing excellent access to studios in Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and London, as well as nationally on location across the UK.
See below for details of the services that we provide; if you have any questions or to hire please contact us.
“The horses were fantastic and came across brilliantly on camera. I can’t thank you enough for giving us such a great experience. I will certainly call you should I have any other equine-based requests in the future!” Jake Pennington, BBC
Dependable horses trained with compassion for lead actors, background and stunt work including weaponary, melee fighting, cavalry charges, rears, saddle falls, fire and smoke work. Our horses are choosen for their brave temperaments and trained with compassion by Marc Lovatt. As an added bonus they are comfortable around cameras and kit and are patient while waiting on set for minimal unexpected disruptions.
Carriages available for hire from small carts and agricultural equipment to Town Coaches and Landaus with coachmen (drivers) and footmen who worked at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, so everyone is in safe hands. They are trained to drive singles, pairs and four in hand in Traditional Coachman Style. Available with horses or as stationary background props.
From rearing horses to bowing and lying down, as well as cavalry charges, fire, gunshots, horseback archery, tricks, falls and drags, we can work with you to get the shot that you need whilst maintaining animal welfare and rider safety. Quality horses and professionals to get that realistic shot you want without compromising on welfare standards.
We have a selection of costume and tack available for immediate hire alongside our horses including Medieval Armour and caparisons, medieval saddles, side saddles, victorian bridles, driving harness and 18th Century, Regency and WW1 costume. We also have a list of costume providers and hire companies that we can call on upon short notice if you require anything further and seamstresses if you require anything bespoke.
War Horse Armour
We’re just finishing cataloguing and photographing our horse armour collection, and will update this page shortly. How exciting!