The Bird-in-Hand Road Cart is a lightweight, two-wheeled vehicle that has a rear entry. There is a shifting seat unit that moves the seat back and forth to achieve the best balance. This very light carriage is wonderful for shows, marathons, combined driving events, pleasure drives, and training. It is truly a multi-purpose vehicle.

Available in sizes to fit 13 to 18 hh 
Approx. 203 lbs. in the pony size 
Approx. 270 lbs. in the draft size

Included in base price:

  • Wooden body slats
  • Box under seat
  • Painted hubcaps
  • Double seat
  • Shifting rail seat
  • Patent leather on shafts
  • Wooden shafts with steel heel
  • Plain vinyl or imitation cord upholstery
  • Wooden wheels

Grasslands in the Ventura County Game Preserve in Oxnard, California are backdrop for Barbara Sims' 13.2 Welsh Pony of Cob Type, Night Flyer, driven to her Bird-in-Hand Road Cart. In the July competition at The Duck Club Horse Driving Trials they won Best of Advanced Dressage, Best of Cones with fastest time of the day, and tied for Best of Marathon. (Driver is Barbara Sims - Groom is Rudy Helmuth -Photo by Marc Dileo Photography - Purchased from Carriage Driving Essentials in Mariposa, California)

Used for showing Dutch Warmbloods single, the Bird-in-Hand Road Cart has a spindleback seat and yellow wheels and shafts. Whip Michael Keatley drives 16.2H Bombay Sinclair on his Nubbin Ridge Farm in Vass, North Carolina. He is delighted with the performance and versatility of the three Bird-in-Hand brand carriages he owns. (Photo by Ilene Keatley)

Suzy Stafford drives her Bird-in-Hand Spindleback Road Cart at the Katydid CDE in Aiken, SC. (Photo by PICS OF YOU)

Suzy Stafford drives five-year-old Morgan mare, PVF Peace of Mind, to a Bird-in-Hand Road Cart at the Susquehanna Wheels and Whips Horse Driving Trial. This event was held at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds in Hughesville, Pennsylvania on June 23-24, 2012. Suzy is a noted driver, trainer, instructor, and clinician who teaches at her two training locations in Aiken, South Carolina and Coatesville, Pennsylvania. She competes on the national and international stage and shares her knowledge with other driving enthusiasts and competitive drivers. (Driver is Suzy Stafford - Groom is Nicole Martin - Photo by Jessica Gabler)

(Driver is Jennifer Jensen - Photograph by Terry Young Equine Photography)

"My Bird-in-Hand Road Cart gives a most comfortable ride and has an elegant look with its spindle seat with spares box and tufted upholstery. This cart feels very stable while doing cones, which is important to me. In my experience, wood is much easier to maintain than paint." (Driver is Bonnie Fahrner - Photograph by MikeScottPhotos)

"My Bird-in-Hand Road Cart gives a most comfortable ride and has an elegant look with its spindle seat with spares box and tufted upholstery. This cart feels very stable while doing cones, which is important to me. In my experience, wood is much easier to maintain than paint." (Driver is Bonnie Fahrner - Photograph by MikeScottPhotos)

With cream pinstripe dash, brass rein rail and whip socket, Bedford cord seats with wedge, patent on shafts, and 50” wheels, Jennifer Jensen’s Bird-in-Hand Road Cart is ready for shows, parades, and pleasure drives. She and her Morgan gelding, Dane, won the Carriage Division Championship in August 2015 at the Buckeye Morgan Challenge in Wilmington, Ohio. Jennifer says, “I raised and trained Dane. Every year he just gets better and better and on this day, he was at his very best.” Driver is Jennifer Jensen - Photograph by Doug Shiflet - Purchased in 2012 from Country Carriages USA, Columbus, North Carolina

Kristy Wilkinson drives her Section B Welsh Pony named Misty Morn’s Just Mo to her brand new Bird-in-Hand Pony Road Cart. They were the champions in A/B Welsh Pleasure Driving in July 2015 at the MPB-Midsummer Madness Show in Bel Air, Maryland. Kristy is from TCF Welsh Ponies Farm in Albany, New York. “Our Pony Road Cart is dark ebony stain with spindles, tufted upholstery, black real leather trim, wood dash, dash tray and cup holder, brass rein rail and brass whip holder. We love the craftsmanship that went into this road cart.” - Carol Wilkinson Driver is Kristy Wilkinson - Photograph by Thompson-Southard Photography - Purchased in 2015 from Country Carriages USA, Columbus, North Carolina