India , Southeast Asian, Baraat, Wedding and Special Events


Important note: In the months of June through September we are only available between 8pm and 10am for carriage work. Between the hours of 10am-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.

Our horses are also trained to work along side elephants. We also have an agent who books elephants for events.  972-429-7015. Tell them Shannon from Happy Trails Carriage Service sent you. Pricing starts at $550 for the costumed horse.  The carriage starts at $750. Additional fees will be included for travel time, fuel and tolls when the location is over an hour from McKinney. These prices are excluded from holidays and the month of December. We arrive an hour to an hour and a half before the Baraat starts to unload and costume as well as talk over the route or plans with your planner. 

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We are available for all South Asian event entrances and exits, and have done more weddings over the last 17 years than any other company in North Texas with a 100 percent safety record. We have had the honor of carrying in Chiranjeevi, a megastar and diplomat of India as well as Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, the holy saint. Our sacred, blessed, horses handle huge crowds, the media and chanting very well with their calm dispositions.  They are available for entrances, photo shoots and exits of all types of events. They are our beloved children who are trained with love and trust for years before doing a Baraat or event.

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We specialize in both traditional and contemporary Indian marriage ceremonies in the D/FW and Oklahoma City area, and we travel!  We have over 16 years of continuous experience with these ceremonies, and have done more than any other company in the Dallas area.  The horses are trained and used to drumming, dancing and color. They are extremely gentle and patient. The groom will ride in on the Ghodi, or white mare. Our mares are patient and understanding of the customs, noise and excitement the Baraat brings.  



Jewel appears 7 minutes into the film.

For safety and per our insurance, only one person, the groom may be on the horse. No double riding is allowed. 



 For safety purposes using anything that makes noise or visual fear, i.e. ( robotics, glow in the dark items, 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.  We have a 100 percent safety record and grooms that have never been on a horse are welcome. Only one person may be on the horse throughout the procession. No one may slap, run towards or assault the horses. These rules are to ensure safety for the horses, people and surrounding property. They are required so we stay in good standing with our insurance company. Please do not stop the Baraat procession to get selfies with the groom or the horse as it keeps us from keeping up with the procession. All the pictures you want can be taken at the end. 

crescent-groom-silverWe now have several authentic costumes direct from India, that are traditional and contemporary to choose from. The first is red and gold, the second has peacocks and the third has elephants. We hope to better coordinate with your colors and themes.  All our horse handlers dress in traditional clothing as well.

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2. White Peacocks


3.  Elephants and peacocks

Shannon and Jewel above


We have recently been featured in DJ Riz Entertainment’s video below.



The groom in his royal carriage at the Texas Motor Speedway

The groom in his royal carriage at the Texas Motor Speedway

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Click on the link to see our carriage at about 6 minutes into the film.

See Rahul enter his wedding on our carriage in this video by BombayFilms: The carriage is at 6:00 into the film.

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Here is video from a baraat in May 2012:

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The groom will look spectacular as he enters his wedding like a king! We have the costumes for the baraat horse and Shannon wears traditional attire as well. The horse is handled safely by Shannon at all times to ensure the comfort and safety of the groom. The groom or groomsmen may also ride in on up to six of our other white horses for a spectacular entrance! 

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You may choose from a single white mare, or a two-horse hitch pulling one of our two luxurious vis-a-vis carriages. The groom and his sisters may comfortably ride in the carriage as well. The carriage seats 4-6 people. Contact us for pricing and availability.

Groom and sisters April 6, 2012


BinoyKaria71908 043 Watch the most recent wedding here!

Jewel and Silver elephant

For more videos of our Indian Weddings and Events, please visit our YouTube channel.  For more photos from our Indian Weddings and Events, please visit our Facebook page and click on photos.



The following links are fully endorsed by, and graciously provide references for, Happy Trails Carriage Service:

For all your Houston riding horse needs please contact Sheila Mayo at 281-704-4906 or go to

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K I Weddings  Call a Dream Creator today!


It’s our philosophy to enable you, your family, and guests to actually enjoy each moment of your beautiful wedding day. We’re passionate about planning your event no matter how large or small; it is, after all, the most auspicious occasion of your life! You’ll look back at this day and realize it was your dream. And it came true.
Learn about our packages and how we can work with your budget to c…reate an extravagant or intimate wedding.
Call Jignasa Sharma today!

Shelley K Events 

From the lucid charm of the American classical wedding to the vivid intricacy of Indian tradition featuring exquisite design and decor, Shelley K. Events combines elements of different cultures to give your event a unique, personalized touch. Whether your needs include start-to-finish wedding planning or finalizing last-minute details, our team will put together any combination of services to create a customized package that will fit your budget and suit your needs.13938593_10155181460087699_1201664936221053968_n

The One Event Here at The One Event we are all about “The Presentation”. We take pride in providing our brides and grooms everything with a fun yet professional attitude. Our job is to keep our clients happy, calm, and eliminate the wedding stress so you can enjoy what is sure to be one of the best moments of your life. You can rest easy knowing that you can count on The One Event team to do everything we can to work with you to create the wedding of your dreams!

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Events By Hala
Hala Snyder has created wonders in wedding planning over the years. She has a creative blend of elegance and an impeccable attention to detail and she ensures that every event is a unique, personal and a timeless night to remember. Encompassing every design element that portrays the wishes of the bride and groom, she brings the final product to life. She takes pleasure in accommodating the wishes of the special couple, their families, and their guests. She brings genuine comfort and ease for a stress free and remarkable weekend.Call or e-mail today!

Elegant Affairs
Suman Pai 817-239-5636 Impeccable design for life’s most important occasions. Call or e-mail today!

Lomesh Patel Photography

Groom at the Texas Motor Speedway

Edmonson Photography Award winning professional wedding photographers specializing in elite wedding photography. Call or e-mail today!

Greg Blomberg Photography                  

Has images where we provided the baraat horse.

Hakim Sons Films Cinematic, appealing masterpieces is what Hakim Sons Films constructs.  Whether it’s a Gujarati, South Indian, or Muslim wedding, our filmmakers will capture and execute, fashionably, every detail of your wedding. From the mehndi, garba, and sangeet, to the wedding ceremonies, Hakim Sons Films has the knowledge and expertise to document your unique traditions. Our team will capture all the fine details and illuminate your wedding day experience forever for our most important clients—those yet to be born.  Our films allow them to see, hear, and feel what their parents and loved ones were like.  It’s priceless, sentimental and very personal.  It’s a document of… life.  This is what fuels our passion!

Turquoise Video Productions With so many different traditions and details than western weddings, South Asian weddings need the attention to detail that we provide.  We are very flexible and make sure to ask many questions prior to the events to ensure we get every aspect of coverage.  We have been filming South Asian weddings since 2006 and are ready to film yours as well.

DJ Riz  You have an upcoming wedding or other event and are not sure which DJ to hire. You want the best Indian DJ in Dallas, Texas that can play a variety of music including Indian (Bollywood, Bhangra, Hindi, Desi, Dandia, Garba, and Gujarti) as well as American (Top 40, Hip Hop, Dance, Pop, Old School, Eighties, Nineties, and Disco). Well, you’ve come to the right place to hire the very best in the industry!


The Dholi Girl The Dholi Girl – HARDEEP SANDHU of Dhol Beat international has been playing the DHOL (North Indian Drum) since 2002.​She has made history as the First Female Dholi of Texas and is one of the best in the nation. Hardeep comes from a family that is very much into the art of music. She picked up the dhol in her early teens and was guided by her brother, Amar Sandhu. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas – Hardeep has actively been a part of the Dallas music scene by participating in bhangra, gidha and being the first female dholi of Dhol Beat International!    972-342-3135 

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DJ G2  With over 15 years experience we strive to bring elegance to the day of your dreams! You can feel confident with each member of G2 Entertainment for we will be with you every step of the way. We make sure you are well acquainted with your entertainer prior to your event so we can have an opportunity to get to know each other. This gives the entertainer the ability to make your wedding experience truly unique. We are available via email, over the phone and in person to help you plan your special day! We strive for the highest levels of satisfaction at EVERY event! We want you to think of us as Your Event Day Stress Management Team! We make sure all the details you have worked hard on are executed perfectly on your special day, which includes working closely with the other wedding vendors

Next Level Entertainment  Groom’s Arrival | Mobile Baraat
Want more excitement and fun? The Baraat will follow our vehicle equipped with a generator providing power to our sound system. We will mix the best wedding related music and MC from inside our vehicle while the Baraat dances and follows our rhythm. We recommend you combine it with a seasoned Dhol Player to have a truly unique and breathtaking experience.

DJ Happy 214.673.3260 [email protected]

DJ Happy and Dholi Jolly combined have been providing DJ and live music services for Night Clubs, Private Parties, weddings and other functions since 1996. While professionals in their daily lives, their dedication and passion for music is always reflected in the events they are a part of.Their vision is simple. They want to expose their exciting “Pump up the Party” style of music to a wide cross-section of the American and Desi public. Along with providing DJ services, they also provide live music services through their band, Desi Fusion which has pioneered their intoxicating blend of music, musicians, and showmanship in Dallas and have since spread their irresistible sounds throughout the Southwest.

Dholi TK You’re looking to bring excitement to your event! I’m the dholi (drummer) to do just that! I put my heart and professionalism into every occasion to make sure that you and your guests are enjoying themselves to the fullest. Whether a baraat, a garba/sangeet, your wedding reception, a birthday party, or just any celebratory fun party, your event will stand out and create memories that everyone will talk about!Jump and smile to an addictive beat!


DJ Jag Entertainment!  Groom’s Arrival | Mobile Baraat
Want more excitement and fun? The Baraat will follow our vehicle equipped with a generator providing power to our sound system. We will mix the best wedding related music and MC from inside our vehicle while the Baraat dances and follows our rhythm. We recommend you combine it with a seasoned Dhol Player to have a truly unique and breathtaking experience.

Weddings By Farah 469-298-8244 for stunning decor and planning.

AW Hair and Makeup 469-258-3430

Henna by Afshan 214-724-0632

You may also find many great professionals for your wedding here: Dallas Indian Weddings