Highsteppers is a business started and run by Tony Munt and Sue Wiles after 25 years experience with driving horses. Highsteppers provide a pair or team of horses, a carriage, driver and grooms; suitable for weddings, birthdays, balls, retirement celebrations, other special occasions or even a drive around picturesque countryside.
The horses used are Gelderlanders (also known as Dutch warmbloods), bred in Holland for their ability, temperament and poise. They are trained to a high standard for harness and specially selected for their team ability. Our horses are chestnut in colour with matching markings, have high-stepping and high head carriage. The combination of all these creates a very striking and smart turnout.
Distance is not a problem for the horses, they average at about 8mph.
A variety of carriages are available including a magnificent glass Landau. This carriage, favoured originally by the gentry for its grace, style and comfort, is particularly suitable for weddings used open-topped, or protected from inclement weather by the glass front and sides and by the hood at the back. Whether open, hood up or closed, those travelling in the carriage can be seen by spectators, whilst enjoying the views during their enjoyable drive.
To complete the picture, the driver and groom will be dressed in matching livery consisting of long blue jacket, white jodhpurs, white stock, top hat, gloves and mahogany topped boots.
Highsteppers take pride in giving personal attention to the finest detail and planning, routes and timing, all in consultation with those making a booking.
Highsteppers also give tuition in driving a single, pair or team of horses/ponies, using their own or the clients' animals. Horses and ponies can be broken to harness with livery included.
Tony & Sue get great enjoyment from their animals, and have great pleasure in offering their services to others to help make your event special.
Highsteppers were featured on an episode of the BBC's Escape to the Country!.