The Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk was developed for versatility; it truly is one carriage that fits all. It can be used in all three events of combined driving. Basically a marathon vehicle, the Red Hawk can also be used for training, pleasure driving, sporting events, and can be decked out for show. The goal is to make the Red Hawk affordable to as many carriage enthusiasts as possible.

Horse size fits 13-16 hh 
Approx. 350 lbs. 

Pony size fits 11-14 hh 
Approx. 340 lbs.

Included in base price:

  • Metal wheels with regular hubs
  • 2-wheeled disc brakes
  • Regular groom step
  • Painted hubcaps
  • Double seat
  • Metal shafts with singletree
  • Vinyl or imitation cord upholstry
  • Regular whip socket
  • Rear seats with seat backs
  • Tree cutters
  • Shaft cover

BIH Mini Size Red Hawk - 275 lbs. - recommended for 10-12h minis

Pony Red Hawk

Red Hawk with spindle seat

Tufted rear seat

Mini Red Hawk

On a beautifully clear Colorado day, Whip Sheryl Waiks tries out new harnesses on her Norwegian Fjords using her Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk. (Purchased from Jack Bloss Carriage Sales in Longmount, CO)

At Salisbury Equestrian Park in Parker, Colorado, Katie Bright drives the Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk teamed with a Morgan mare named Tiffany. (Photo by Ross Spalding - Purchased from Jack Bloss Carriage Sales in Longmount, CO)

After a personal visit in 2010 to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, Jim and Barbara Johnson are enjoying their Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk customized with an adjustable driver's seat and designed to convert to a 2-horse hitch. The Johnsons enjoyed gorgeous October weather in 2011 at the weeklong National Drive at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Their horses, Estee Lauder and Maggie May, were two of only three Tennessee Walkers among the nearly 300 driving horses at the event. Jim and Estee Lauder found the water obstacle to be a great way to beat the heat! (Driver is Jim Johnson - Passenger is Barbara Johnson - Photograph by Branam's Photography)

Jim Johnson in a BIH Red Hawk (Photo by Branam's Photography)

Pneumatic wheels have proven a great choice as ponies Good & Plenty pull Claudia Neehham and her daughter, Denise Hagemeier, in the Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk through sandy areas in North Carolina. The extra side basket provides additional leg room during marathon drives and gives Claudia's schnauzer , Lucy, a cozy place to sit! (Photo by Bruce Hagemeier)

Steve Siegel drives his Bird-in-Hand Draft Horse Red Hawk.

Al Senzamici (Peyton, Colorado) & his Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk are the talk of the neighborhood as they drive around!

After a personal visit in 2010 to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, Jim and Barbara Johnson are enjoying their Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk customized with an adjustable driver's seat and designed to convert to a 2-horse hitch. The Johnsons enjoyed gorgeous October weather in 2011 at the weeklong National Drive at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Their horses, Estee Lauder and Maggie May, were two of only three Tennessee Walkers among the nearly 300 driving horses at the event. Jim and Estee Lauder found the water obstacle to be a great way to beat the heat! (Driver is Jim Johnson - Passenger is Barbara Johnson - Photograph by Branam's Photography)

Allan Shiells competes in the 2013 Glen Willow Combined Driving Event in Avondale, PA. He is driving his Paint Cross Horse named Keno to his Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk, which is an excellent carriage for the marathon and dressage. Although Allan has only been competing for three years, he already knows that his versatile carriage is one of his best buys ever. "My Red Hawk is solid and reliable as well as comfortable and sharp-looking." (Driver is Allan Shiells - Navigator is Ted Mollett - Photograph by PICS OF YOU - Purchased from Carriage Machine)

Allan Shiells in a BIH Red Hawk

The Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk is used to train this five-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Bombay Sinclair, on Nubbin Ridge Farm in Vass, North Carolina. Benefits of the Red Hawk are that it is well balanced and light enough for a single horse, but rugged enough for everyday use. It has a pole and can also be used when pairing Bombay Sinclair with his full brother Bono. (Photo by Ilene Keatley - Driver is Michael Keatley)

Claudia Wilson of Silverwood Farm in Arvada, CO drives LPV Valentine to her Bird-in-Hand Pony Size Red Hawk. After competing in the Silver Whip Acres Fun Drive Competition in Fort Collins, CO on June 19, they finished 1st in the pony division and 2nd overall. (Driver is Claudia Wilson - Navigator is Jessica Axen - Photograph by Ruth Johnson - Purchased from Jack Bloss of Rocky Mountain Carriage & Harness Sales, Longmont, Colorado)

Claudia Wilson (Arvada, Colorado) drives her Pony Size Bird-in-Hand Red Hawk for the first time!

Although Allan has only been competing for three years, he already knows that his versatile carriage is one of his best buys ever. "My Red Hawk is solid and reliable as well as comfortable and sharp-looking." (Driver is Allan Shiells - Navigator is Ted Mollett - Photograph by PICS OF YOU - Purchased from Carriage Machine)

Runningbrook Farm client, Sara St Peter, tries out her custom Bird-in-Hand Wheelchair Accessible Red Hawk designed to allow easy transfer from a wheelchair.

Belgians Duke, Dixie, Pete, and Beaux look majestic hitched to Driver Steve Siegel's Bird-in-Hand Draft Red Hawk at the Horse Driving Trials at the Tomora Training Center in Greeley, Colorado. The Stallion is custom built for his drafts and serves as his heavy-duty, everyday rig. It proved tough enough to withstand hitting an arena wall and was drivable the next day. (Photo by Carousel Photography - Purchased from Fully Equipped Outdoors in Dalton, GA - Serviced by Jack Bloss Carriage Sales in Longmount, CO)

Steve Siegel braves the frigid weather to drive his Draft Horse Size Red Hawk in the freshly fallen snow of Cheanne, Wyoming.

Runningbrook Farm client, Sara St Peter, tries out her custom Bird-in-Hand Wheelchair Accessible Red Hawk designed to allow easy transfer from a wheelchair.

Duke and Pete are a wellmatched Belgian team as they take part in the Skunk River Horse Driving Trials in Iowa. Owners Steve and Val Siegel enjoy riding on their sturdy Bird-in-Hand Draft Red Hawk, which was specially made for their drafts. Steve testifies that the Red Hawk is perfect for everyday use as well as rigorous, heavy-duty action. (Photo by Carousel Photography - Purchased from Fully Equipped Outdoors in Dalton, GA & Serviced by Jack Bloss Carriage Sales in Longmount, CO)