The brand new Bird-in-Hand Phaeton Sport is a classy, four-wheeled vehicle that is owner driven.  We have designed it to be a great show carriage to be used in dressage and cones.  It is also a very good pleasure carriage.  Dashing and sporty, the Phaeton Sport is made in America and is instilled with an adventuresome spirit to match that of its countrymen.

Available in sizes to fit 12  to 17 hh
Approx. 462 lbs.

Included in base price:

  • Metal wheels (30” front wheels & 36” rear wheels)
  • Independent metal shafts
  • Full fifth wheel
  • CMS delayed steering
  • With the front axle being 6” shorter, this vehicle has a shorter wheel base and is designed to allow tighter turning radius.
  • Wooden dash
  • Wooden fenders
  • Dickey seat (14” x 16”)
  • Choice of paint and uphostery colors

Phaeton Sport w/ 26” front wheels & 36” rear wheels. Standard seat rail w/ high sided round wedge and 1/4 seats. 11” patent leather dash.

Phaeton with wooden dash and fenders w/ optional lamp brackets

14” deep x 16” wide dickey seat w/ seat back to match spindle seat back

12” spindle seat w/ high sided round wedge and 1/4 seats

Hub step on front wheel

Metal singletree w/ quick release snap shackles

Optional fifth wheel brake

Optional fifth wheel brake

Wooden fenders with optional lamps

Patent leather fenders with optional lamps for BIH Phaeton Sport

Phaeton Sport w/ standard seat rail and optional high sided round wedge and 1/4 seats.

Wooden fender w/ optional lamp bracket

Standard dickey seat w/ optional real Bedford cord tufted upholstery

Margy Cox drives Andy Go Dandy to her Bird-in-Hand Phaeton Sport at the 2013 U.S. Sport Horse National Arabian & Half Arabian Championship Horse Show. The show was held in Lexington,VA at the Virginia Horse Center on September 18-22, 2013. (Driver is Margy Cox - Photograph by Don Stine Communications & Photography - Purchased from Carriage Machine)

Suzy Stafford in the BIH Phaeton Sport! (Photo by PICS OF YOU)

The BIH Sport in dressage driven by Suzy Stafford (Photo by PICS OF YOU)

The BIH Sport in dressage driven by Suzy Stafford (Photo by PICS OF YOU)

(Driver is Barbara Akers - Photograph by Tony Dantonio)

(Driver is Gale Hepfinger - Photograph by Stewart Dean)

(Driver is Irene Gillis - Photograph by PICS OF YOU)

(Driver is Irene Gillis - Photograph by PICS OF YOU)

This lovely Bird-in-Hand Pony Phaeton Sport presentation carriage is the first of its kind to be produced in the U.S. and incorporates the craftsmanship and high-quality materials one expects from an American-made product. It provides all of the qualities needed to drive at the highest level of driving sport." (Driver is Aaron Soldavin - Photograph by PICS OF YOU)

Champion Driver Suzy Stafford and a six-year-old Morgan mare, Stilwell Spring, win the Carriage High Point Championship at the 2015 Florida Citrus Cup in Newberry, Florida. Suzy drives her Bird-in-Hand Phaeton Sport. Driver Suzy Stafford - Horse Owner Jay Zimmerman - Photograph by Natasha Douglas - Purchased in 2013 from Carraige Machine Shop

Tracey Higgins has a successful day at the Bucks County Pleasure Driving Show driving a Bird-in-Hand Phaeton. Driver is Tracey Higgins - Groom is William “Foxy” Foxworth - Photograph by Faith Renna

With a Bird-in-Hand Phaeton, Tracey Higgins and her Kaldblodstraver (Scandinavian Coldblood Trotter) compete in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The carriage is used for pleasure shows, drives and presentation. Tracey’s home is in the Whitehouse Station/Oldwick area of New Jersey. Driver is Tracey Higgins - Groom is William “Foxy” Foxworth - Photograph by PICS OF YOU

Tracey Higgins and her dog Fergie won the Carriage Dog class at the Bucks County Pleasure Driving Show in Summer 2015. She also won Concours d’elegance, which is the best turnout, and the Single Pony Championship. Driver is Tracey Higgins - Groom is William “Foxy” Foxworth - Photograph by Faith Renna