The Bird-in-Hand Eagle is primarily designed for show, but is also an excellent choice for marathons. It is wonderful to use for combined driving events while still retaining the look of a traditional vehicle. With its lightweight Phaeton design, the Eagle has been driven for many occasions such as weddings and on Acadia National Park carriage roads. It is a great single vehicle and can also be used for pairs.

The Eagle is a popular vehicle because it can be used for pleasure driving, combined driving, show ring, and training. It lends itself well to modifications and individual adjustments, thus it can be a very personalized carriage. The interchangeable attachments make it a carriage that meets very specific needs. For example, the groom step, trunk box, or wicker basket are removable and it is available with a flat bed, wagonette seating, or a dickey seat.

Available in sizes to fit 12 to 17 hh 
Approx. 460 lbs. 

Mini Eagle fits mini horses 
Approx. 300 lbs.

Included in base price:

  • Painted Hubcaps
  • Painted metalwork in choice of color
  • Oak panels
  • Double seat
  • Patent leather on shafts
  • Wooden shafts with steel heel
  • Plain vinyl or imitation cord upholstery
  • Wooden or metal wheels

Wagonette style seat

Groom step

Spindle seat

Mini Eagle

This Bird-in-Hand Eagle has toured many friends through Acadia National Park for over ten years. (Driver is Susan Richards - Passenger & Owner is Robyn Cuffey)

The Bird-in-Hand Eagle in dressage. (Photo by Ann L. Pringle)

The Bird-in-Hand Eagle in combined driving (Photo by Ann L. Pringle)

Maggie Maier's distinctive Dutch Harness horse, Mountain in Motion, is one of only a few of these refined, high stepping horses here in North America. Mountain in Motion is driven to Maggie's Bird-in-Hand Eagle, which has the wagonette-style seating called a Glen Moody style groom step. (Driver is Maggie Maier)

The striking features of this brand new Bird-in-Hand Eagle are the natural wood, brown leather, and brass. Owner Susan Gregorio says, "I love this carriage because it handles well and rides very comfortably. My horse Baxter seems to really appreciate it as well. We receive many compliments." Susan and her American Mustang are competing in the dressage phase at the inaugural event of the Glen Willow Combined Driving Event in West Grove, Pennsylvania on September 7, 2012. (Driver is Susan Gregorio - Photograph by PICS OF YOU - Purchased in 2012 from Carriage Machine)

PhotoFinish Farm in Buxton, Maine is the setting for this first-time training with pairs on the Bird-in-Hand Eagle and Bird-in-Hand Flyer. The carriages are excellent for pleasure driving in Maine, especially along the rustic carriage roads in Acadia National Park. Horses are retired Standardbred racehorses and Newfoundland Ponies, a critically endangered breed and heritage animal in Canada. (Photograph by Gloria Steiger - Drivers are Barbara Pretorious & Robyn Cuffey)

Eileen Growald & Alyssa Wood in a Bird-in-Hand Eagle at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT. (Photo by Sem Groenewoud)

The mud doesn't stop Helen Hogan from enjoying her Bird-in-Hand Eagle!

Featuring a spindle seat with gray tufted vinyl cushion and matching dickey seat, for the groom, this Bird-in-Hand Eagle is beautiful to look at according to owner Kathleen McBee of Waltermire Farm in Perry, Oklahoma. The gray pinstriping accents match the coloring of her Quarter Horse, Feather. Kathleen comments, "My horse thinks she looks spectacular driving this carriage!" Feather and Kathleen won second place in Turnout at a pleasure show of the Oklahoma Harness Horse Association in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Driver is Kathleen McBee - Photograph by Jim Waltermire - Purchased in 2012 from Driving Essentials, New Holland, Pennsylvania)

Featuring a spindle seat with gray tufted vinyl cushion and matching dickey seat for the groom, this Bird-in-Hand Eagle is beautiful to look at according to owner Kathleen McBee of Waltermire Farm in Perry, Oklahoma. The gray pinstriping accents match the coloring of her Quarter Horse, Feather. Kathleen comments, "My horse thinks she looks spectacular driving this carriage!" Feather and Kathleen won second place in Turnout at a pleasure show of the Oklahoma Harness Horse Association in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Driver is Kathleen McBee - Photograph by Jim Waltermire - Purchased in 2012 from Driving Essentials, New Holland, Pennsylvania)

The Bird-in-Hand Mini Eagle is driven in dressage at Black Prong Horse Driving Trials. (Driver is Judith Tintera - Groom is Chuck Tintera - Photograph by PICS OF YOU - Purchased in 2012 from Carriage Machine)

At the Black Prong Horse Driving Trials in Bronson, FL on March 8-10, 2013, Judith Tintera competes with her miniature horses Heza Dandy and Rule Number Two. They are driven to her Bird-in-Hand Mini Eagle. "I love the versatility of this carriage because I can use it at pleasure shows and combined driving events." (Driver is Judith Tintera - Navigator is Chuck Tintera - Photograph by PICS OF YOU - Purchased in 2012 from Carriage Machine)

Sharon Granito looks stunning in her Bird-in-Hand Eagle!

Susan Salster and her pair of horses, JMF Selkirk Shadow and GRM Black Soot, are out for a country drive near Randolph Center, VT using her Bird-in-Hand Eagle. "I love the tiger maple wood panels and the paint. This carriage is comfortable to take family and friends for rides and the ride is enjoyable for horses and people alike." (Driver is Susan Salster - Photograph by Maureen McCullough - Purchased from Carriage Machine)

Susan Salster and her pair of horses, JMF Selkirk Shadow and GRM Black Soot, are out for a country drive near Randolph Center, VT using her Bird-in-Hand Eagle. "I love the tiger maple wood panels and the paint. This carriage is comfortable to take family and friends for rides and the ride is enjoyable for horses and people alike." (Driver is Susan Salster - Photograph by Maureen McCullough - Purchased from Carriage Machine)