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.

Funeral horse drawn carriage
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.
man on white horse drawn carriage

Vehicles

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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Testimonials

Dear Penrose Team,

Many thanks to you for the dignified way you handled the funeral of my dearest mother Violet Mark, also the help you gave in such a careful way.

Everything was done to perfection and Violet’s family are truly grateful.

Kind regards,

Sharon Smart and Violet’s family - April 2021

To all at Penrose,

A thank you to say how much we appreciated your services. Your care and compassion toward our family will not be forgotten.

Debbie, Jackie and Shelley - March 2023

To all at Penrose,

Thank you so much for your wonderful service and looking after mum so well.

Many thanks, Beryl Murray’s family

Les, Denise and Jane xx - July 2023

To all at Penrose,

Just to say thank you for looking after our Dad. I don’t know how you do your jobs, but I just want to say you do it so professionally and with so much care.

Thank you for everything

Marie Noble and family - February 2023

Thankyou all so much for looking after our dear dad, and for looking after us. You were caring, considerate and just so lovely.

Thank you for everything,

All good wishes,

Kerry and the Baxter Family - April 2022

Nathan and Jeremy, Thank you so much for waiting for me tonight, I really appreciate it. I’m so pleased I got there to see mum, she looks lovely and looks like she’s just having a lovely sleep. I love that she is holding all the photos and roses close to her, that is a lovely touch, thank you. I will most definitely be recommending your services.

Maggie - July 2017

Dear Brendon, Jeremy, Nathan and team,

Please accept our heartfelt appreciation for your sincere kindness, empathy and guidance during a time of great sadness. Your kindness and care of our lovely mum will be held close to our hearts and always remembered.

With love from

Next of Kin and Family - Dec 2023

Dear all,

We would like to thank you for all the care and attention you gave towards our relative Eva Wright recently. You were all most respectful at all times and we greatly appreciated your help before, during and after the funeral. We are also very impressed with the quality of the recordings of the service and in these times it will be greatly valued by the family and friends.

Thank you once again

Sally and Andy on behalf of Steven Wright and family - October 2020
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