Canterbury Carriage Company

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Ethical Horse Travel

Ethics Matter

Canterbury Carriage Company  
Ethical Horse Travel

Canterbury Prides itself on Ethical Treatment of Carriage horses and abides by the regulations and rules that are set forth in every community to operate safely and ethically.  

Here is what sets Canterbury Carriage Company Apart from other companies.

The Horse comes  First - Always! 

  • We do not operate when the temperature is over 90 degrees.

  •  For every 90 minutes consecutively worked, horses get a 10 minute break.

  • Water is provided at the stand for  horses at all times by the municipality.  

  • Carriage only holds 5 and will not exceed 5 total in the carriage.  2 adults and 3 small children.  The 5th person is the driver.

  • We are the most regulated company in the industry making sure our standards exceed with is required by the municipality.

  • Canterbury is licensed and insured always.  We can provide certificates of insurance to your event or municipality.

  • Canterbury Carriage is on the of highest regulated companies in the USA and carries the most liability insurance this side of the Mississippi in accordance to regulations set forth by the Chicagoland Carriage Market.

  • We boast a no accident record and are violation free.  As an owner there are no instances of violations reported to the police.  In addition, there are no violations according to the police in any market ever worked. including the city of Chicago. Factual Evidence can be obtained by the Police Department in the city of Chicago.

  • Horses are allowed on the street for a total of 6 hour shifts.  Not working or walking 6 hours... a total of 6 hours.  Horses will be taken in early if necessary and typically within 3 hours.  Horses are then trailered up to 10 miles to their pasture to hang out with their friends with as much hay as they want and are fed and watered 2 to 3 times a day. 

  • Horses are rotated... two horses share the workload for work week - Thursday through Sunday from June 1st until Sept 1st.

  • Horses get several weeks off per year. 

  • Horses wear special street shoes for traction.

  • One lightweight carriage only... easy for hills and small enough to be safe in and out of traffic.  

  • If there is a line waiting...and the thermometer says 91... I will take reservations for later and send customers HOME!   Please see my refund & rescheduling policy.