About Us

Welcome to Carriage Driving Essentials – Since 1998

April 2020 – We are now in the last stage of phasing out of our business. It has been an incredible run and truly thank our customers for their support. We will now focus on inventory reduction. While many of our in-stock items, including carriages, are not listed on our website, please do not hesitate to inquire about a product you may be needing as we might just have it!  Some of our remaining items can be seen on our online shop and some of the items shown we no longer have. Please call or e-mail with any questions.

Thank you for visiting!
Celine & Gary

From miniature horses, ponies, light horses, drafts, we can outfit you! We carry a full line of carriage driving equipment including harness, driving bits, training carts and carriages, safety equipment, books and DVDs on driving, brown driving gloves, men’s driving hats, driving whips, spares kits, driving aprons, carriage lamps & picnic baskets. We carry quality leather and synthetic, traditionally styled driving harness including brands such as ZILCO harness, Smuckers Harness, Hunt’s show harness and our own Americana harness. We feature custom made Myler driving bits, Glory bits, Abbey bits and more in a large variety of sizes & styles. We offer a selection of used, new and antique horse-drawn carts and carriages for miniature horses through draft horses that include training carts, marathon carriages, gigs, road carts, wagonettes and even commercial carriages. Pleasure driving carriages of all types for singles, pair, four-in-hand & tandem. Personalized, knowledgeable & friendly service is our specialty. Come in and browse through our on-line catalog, you’ll find more than just products for sale. Join our mailing list for interesting and helpful tips along with being the first to know about new products & special offers!

Carriage Driving Essentials has been owned and operated by Gary and Celine Rickards since 1998. We have the knowledge and experience to help you select the equipment that is right for you and your equine whether you’re new to driving, a recreational driver, or an advanced competitor. Carriage Driving Essentials has been dedicated to providing distinctive horse-drawn carriages and carts, exceptional quality driving harness, and safe and proper accessories. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or don’t know what you need, call us, we’re happy to assist you!

Tel: 209-966-4499 or Toll Free order line 877-966-4499 Pacific Time Zone. | Contact Us

Mariposa, CA U.S.A.