It’s the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy southern Michigan’s beautiful weather. Running and cycling are wonderful ways to see the sites. However, some more laid back types, prefer to roll through the Motor City by using another type of horsepower. Hop a ride on a stately coach for a fun, romantic romp around town. Here are some companies to check out.
The Common & Gentry Carriage Company
Ada, MI 49301
Prices: $500 to $650
This venue serves all of southern Michigan including the Detroit area, with a wide variety of packages. From westerns to weddings, the most amazing part of using the services provided here are the options. If you missed winter’s sleigh rides, take advantage of the horse-drawn carriages this company offers all year round. More than just a horse-and-carriage-ride service, it also sells carriages at great rates and offers terrific photography packages to capture the greatest moments of every occasion it services.
Pinecrest Percherons and Carriage Service
Prices: vary per event
Pinecrest also offers sleigh rides when the weather permits. Their services are provided to all of Michigan including the Detroit area. The first attribute that sets Pinecrest Percherons apart from the competition is its amazing group rates. Although, it goes nearly anywhere in Michigan, it charges no extra cost for going the extra mile to get to any event. Proms, weddings, parades, etc.: Contact Pinecrest for a personalized quote with special discounted rates.
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Crystal Falls Horse and Carriage Company
Prices: $60 per hour ($10 for 10 mins., $20 for 15 mins., $40 for 30 mins)
Crystal Falls offers some of the best horse and carriage ride packages in the state. To make this service even better, it also offers pony rentals for nearly any event. This would make any child’s birthday a blast. The great flexibility in horse and carriage rides can be found nowhere else in Michigan: Many people use them for a fun ride on the town after a casual dinner.
Top Hats & Tails
Prices: vary per event; 15-minute, horse-drawn sleigh ride – $39.95 per adult/$15 per child (includes hot cocoa)
Office Hours: Mon to Sat – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Known for delivering Santa to towns in Michigan, this venue has been servicing the needs of Michiganders for more than 10 years. Because winter is the best, and maybe the only, season in Michigan, Top Hats specializes in sleigh rides in addition to common horse and carriage rides for nearly any event. Contact the office for a personalize rate or to see the Santa delivery schedule for the upcoming holiday season.
LeSanSha Percherons & Carriage Company
Prices vary per event
This horse and carriage service does what no others can, offers the horses that draw the carriages at any events for sale. There is no better way to find the perfect horse than to see it in action. The carriage services are priced per event — no surprise due to the amount of variety this venue offers. Although it started off only breeding and using percherons in 1995, it has expanded its variety of horses like no other carriage company in Michigan. Today, it offers stallions, mares, foals and a rare mixed breed between the percheron and the Tennessee walking horse.
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