Why Choose The Ostler?

We believe that the following are the reasons why Clients book ourselves & recommend us to their friends;

1. FAMILY RUN BUSINESS – Each of our 7 Ostler farms are family run and therefore although we are now the UKs largest carriage company, each Client still receives that personal attention that you would expect from a smaller family business with their own dedicated coordinator for their booking.

2. LARGEST RANGE OF CARRIAGES IN THE UK – We are proud to have 25 different models of carriages for our Clients to choose from. We offer horse drawn Landaus, Glass Coaches, Fairytale Pumpkin carriages, Vis a Vis, Convertible glass fronted Landaus, Victoria carriages, Omnibuses, Wagonettes, Drays, Trolleys, Flatbed hearses and even a horse drawn double decker bus! In fact whatever you want we probably have it. Our vehicles seat from 4 to 22 passengers and are available in a variety of colours. To view photos of all of the different options please click on the ‘Our Carriages‘ tab above.

3. HIGHEST QUALIFIED COACHING STAFF IN THE UK – All of our Coaching staff hold the Level 4 Commercial Coachmen qualification from our governing body, the British Driving Society. Level 4 is the highest grade in the UK ( Level 1 is the lowest ) In addition Coaching staff also hold WATO certificates as per the current legal requirements.

4. OUR PRICES – Due to our popularity & the high volume of work we undertake we are able to keep our prices extremely competitive. Our business ethos is that we want our Clients to have the best horses, the best carriages, the best Coaching staff at the best prices.

5. FULLY LICENCED AND INSURED – We hold Operators Licences and Full Public liability insurance of £5 million is in place. Risk Assessment documents are also available. Safety is one of our primary concerns and The Ostler goes above and beyond the industry requirements.

6. ATTENTION TO DETAIL – We appreciate how important the finer details are and with this in mind we offer Coaching staffs uniforms in a 3 colours – Grey, Navy Blue or Black, their silk cravats are available in 30 different colours, all carriages come decorated with flowers and again these are available in 30 different colours, the horses plume feathers are available in 7 different colours and we even offer unicorn horns for the horses brows for clients that want the ultimate fairy tale look & feel! Colour Chart can be found on the Our Services tab.

7. HORSES – The Ostler is home to over 50 horses – 30 white horses and 24 black horses. All of our beautifully turned out horses are experienced commercial Horses, trained by ourselves & looked after with the utmost care and respect. All are regularly vetted, vaccinated and even see the dentist each year!

8. OUR OFFICE – We have a team of dedicated & knowledgeable office staff. Our office is open 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday to ensure that we are available to clients and prospective clients at a convenient time for themselves.

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