Ivan Bramley Funeral Director

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Unique Horse-Drawn Hearse Hire in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Create a moment that is forever cherished by your family with the help of our empathetic team. Based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, we provide horse-drawn hearse hire for those looking to create a traditional funeral. The sight of a horse-drawn hearse creates a dignified atmosphere, which your loved ones are sure to remember. Our horses are available nationwide, and other funeral directors are more than welcome to make an enquiry.


White Horses

A Majestic Service

Driven in full, authentic Victorian attire, we are delighted to offer a funeral procession with majestic, black, Friesian Horses. These are hitched to a beautiful horse-drawn hearse that is driven by one of Britain's leading carriage drivers. A white carriage is also available, as we recently acquired and rejuvenated an old horse-drawn hearse. This hearse is usually hitched to white horses wearing white drapes and plumes. It's especially appropriate for a child's or youth's funeral. A silver horse-drawn hearse is also an option. Ask our friendly team for details.

A Nationwide Service

Available to hire for private individuals and other funeral directors, our hearse hire service is offered nationwide. Thanks to our custom-built transportation unit for both the horses and hearses, our team can deliver across the country. Quotations are available on this service and the prices are very reasonable. A local service is also offered, and we have served the people of Mansfield for many years.


Show-Winning Breed

The beautiful show-winning Black Friesian horses have an elegant, noble, and peaceful nature. They are trained to stand quietly and are extremely reliable in traffic. Dressed to a faultless standard, they are fitted with an English leather harness with brass fittings and traditional collars. Black or white ostrich feather plumes are also fitted and drapes can be added. A team of two or four black horses, and a pair of white horses are available by arrangement. In the interests of their welfare, we would not expect a normal funeral cortege to exceed approximately 8 miles with a duration of up to 2.5 hours.


Fine Horses

The detail and presentation of our horses is of the highest quality. Drawn by show-winning, beautiful black Friesian Horses, they are handled daily and receive a generous amount of love and attention. The horses have exquisite temperaments and are acclimatised to heavy traffic which ensures we deliver a professional service. On the day of the funeral, the carriage and horses are washed. The harnesses are also polished to perfection. The horses and horse-drawn hearse arrive in an immaculate condition, as we pride ourselves on meeting your needs. Re-creating a bygone era, it's sure to be a moment that you cherish.

Black Horses

High-Quality Construction

Built using the finest oak, ash, and iron, our hearses have exquisite finishing to create a truly unique service. Our team spare no expense in acquiring what we believe is one of Europe's finest examples. The hearse is handcrafted with unsurpassed artistic iron and woodwork. It is surrounded by authentic etched glass, traditional carriage lanterns, and flower rails. Flowers can also be carried on the roof.


Contact us today, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to discover more about our horse drawn hearse hire.