A Horse Drawn Hearse has a stately elegance that no other funeral vehicle can quite match. We can provide black or white Hearse and Horses with a variety of plumes and drapes to personalise your cortege, giving a real sense of occasion to the funeral. The most popular choice is two black horses with a black carriage giving a sense of gravitas proceeding before the funeral cortege. Should you wish to have a horse drawn funeral then it is traditional for children and infants to have white horses and a white carriage and all staff wearing formal white gloves. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions regarding Horse Drawn vehicles.

For pricing on Horse Drawn Carriages please see our Bespoke Quote page where you can see all pricing for two and four horse carriages in black or white. There you can select whichever carriage you wish along with every other detail of your funeral for an immediate and full quote with no hidden costs.

Available with two or four horses the 'Black' is a dramatic statement for a bold and stunning farewell.
Available with two or four horses the 'Black' is a dramatic statement for a bold and stunning farewell.
Black horses in plumes and full regalia pulling a black hearse will stop traffic and pedestrians and elicit respect from many people along the route. We have observed that the presence and the novelty of the horses at a funeral also relaxes people, gets them chatting and is a real benefit for children who are allowed to approach and pat the horses. Our professional coachmen and highly trained teams ensure a smooth, beautiful and serene experience offering great respect and dignity.
Our team of white hearse and horses is a graceful and elegant final salute, a testament of beauty and peace
The combination of equine strength with the tranquility of a white team and carriage brings an unshakable sense of calm dignity to a funeral. Heads will bow and conversations will stop as the cortege passes and the coffin proceeds in a palpable eddy of quiet respect. Whether you choose black or white horses, all of our teams are highly trained and child friendly and add a profoundly memorable quality to any funeral.
Our team of white hearse and horses is a graceful and elegant final salute, a testament of beauty and peace

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For your cortege we maintain a small fleet of pristine Mercedes Hearses and Limousines to transport the deceased and the funeral party in traditional solemnity.
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Dear Penrose,

Many thanks for looking after John whilst he was in your care. Also thank you for all your help and support you gave us to give John a good send off on his final journey.

Such professional, caring and compassionate people.

A huge big thank you from all of us

Gillian, Sarah, Richard and families - May 2019

Dear all at Penrose,

Thank you so very very much for the lovely send off for our Peter. I felt like we had additional friends to celebrate his life with. So very pleased we chose the best Much love XOXOXO

Tracey and Family - May 2019

Thank you for arranging a lovely service for Colin, your support and kindness in a difficult situation was much appreciated. With Love…

The Coe Family - February 2017

Dear Brendon,

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the kindness you have shown over the past few weeks. From the very moment we met you we knew you were the perfect person to provide Dad with the care he truly deserved. Your empathy and support has meant a lot to us and we will never forget everything you have done for us. You are a credit to Penrose.

Margaret, Lauren and Jessica Hudson - July 2021

Nathan, Brendon, Jeremy and all staff at Penrose,

Thank you for your incredible professionalism and great service during a difficult and challenging time.

Mum would have been so proud,

All our love,

Beryl’s Family - April 2020

Thank you so much for making Brian’s funeral so special, he would have loved it. I cannot thank you enough for all your care and compassion through a very difficult time.

Janet C - Sept 2016

To all the staff at Penrose Funeral Services,

Thank you all so much for being so helpful and kind at a very difficult time. Keep up the excellent, friendly service.

Kind regards

Sonia and family - May 2018

To all at Penrose,

Just to say a big thank you for all that you have done for Alan and us. Your service was very well organised and was a great comfort to all of us.

Thank you

The Rimell Family - August 2020
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