The Official Carriage Company of McKinney, Texas
Creating Happiness One Memory at a Time…
Call or text 214-662-6705 for pricing and availability.
Our beloved Silver and Jasper were hit by a commercial van on Friday evening, March 27, 2015, that fled the scene. The carriage and passengers had no damage or injuries. Shannon is also hurt with sprains and torn muscles in her arms and shoulder from holding onto the horses to prevent a runaway. Silver has the most impact damage and a torn muscle, bruised sternum and ribs and Jasper has a fracture to his hind left leg, torn muscles and bruised ribs. It will be quite some time, possibly until the fall, before we will be able to operate in downtown McKinney. If you can please share this. We need assistance with veterinary bills,future veterinary bills and lost income, and money to buy a replacement horse. We are also having to rent a horse to cover current bookings. Allen Animal Clinic is also accepting payments for the veterinary bills at 972 - 727 - 5151. the account is under the name of Shannon Beth Cole. Any amount you can give is graciously accepted. We have set up a page at :
We offer beautiful, show groomed, well mannered horses for weddings, India weddings, surprise engagements, romantic outings, historic tours, ghost tours, corporate parties, parades, photo shoots, television and film productions and other events throughout the D/FW area. Our well trained, calm horses work inside ballrooms of hotels as well as they do in traffic.
There are also endless photography opportunities available such as engagement photos, fantasy and costumed photos or family portraits. Enter or exit your next event with elegance and grace. Ride in as a knight in shining armor to propose, into the wedding of your dreams as prince charming, or ride together down the aisle on our gorgeous white horses or unicorns.
We also have white pony unicorns available for photography sessions only.
Important note: In the months of June through August we are only available between 8pm and 11am for carriage work. Between the hours of 12pm-8pm is just too hot for our beloved horses to work or even stand on the hot pavement, let alone ride in a metal trailer on the asphalt to get to an event. We suggest exits for end of your wedding instead of arrivals or we can recommend a limousine company for other transportation options in the heat of Texas summer. Also effective September 1, 2013 sparklers are prohibited around the horses and carriage at any time. Fire, smoke and horses never mix! Leave the fireworks at home and be safe!
For safety purposes using anything that makes noise or visual fear, i.e. ( drone cameras, robotics, fireworks, sparklers, poppers, confetti, silly string, cap guns, anything thrown in the air, balloon releases, and live dove releases) are prohibited around the horses or carriage at any time due to safety of all around us. All instructions from the driver or horse handler must be followed at all times. No one may slap or assault the horses. These rules are to ensure safety for the horses, people and surrounding property.
We are available for all kinds of events, weddings, parties, anniversaries and historic tours. Below we are seen in a promotional video for Chandler’s Gardens just outside McKinney.
The horses can only pull the carriages 3 miles in one hour, so please keep this in mind for distance and timing purposes. We also do not work in extreme weather i.e. in the heat of the day in summer, (see above statement) or in snow and ice, as it is not safe for humans or horses. Bring your favorite cd, mp3 or ipod and relax to your favorite music as you cruise on any of our luxurious carriages.
Come take a carriage ride before or after dinner. We can pick up and drop off at many locations in Mckinney’s Historic Downtown. Enjoy dinner at Rick’s Chophouse, Gregory’s, Harvest, Cafe Malaga, Spoons, Bien Salsa, Churchills, The Pub, Lousiana Street Grill or one of many other restaurants on the square in downtown McKinney. End your night by staying at one of McKinney’s finest Bed and Breakfasts www.mckinneybedandbreakfast.com, The Red Gate Inn or the Dowell House or stay in The Grand Hotel! It is perfect for a girl’s day out, romantic occasion for two or for anyone who needs pampering. Come experience the finest things in life that only McKinney, Texas can offer! Contact us today to schedule your next memory.
Happy Trails Carriage Service is fully licensed and insured.
Watch our commercial on who we are and how much we love our horses and our jobs!
We won the best Limousine Category on the Dallas A List for 2011! We placed 2nd in 2012 and 2014!