The Official Carriage Company of McKinney, Texas
Creating Happiness One Memory at a Time…
We offer beautiful, groomed, well mannered horses for weddings, India weddings, surprise engagements, romantic outings, historic tours, ghost tours, corporate parties, cowboy funerals, 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.
Important note: In the months of June through August we are only available between 8pm and 11 am 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, Ruggeri’s, Cafe Malaga, Spoons, The Lazy Lizard, 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 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!