ENJOY A TRULY UNIQUE CENTRAL PARK EXPERIENCE!
Enjoy a truly EXCLUSIVE Central Park horse-drawn carriage ride!!
Take a ride in a custom built carriage, the ONLY one of its kind in all of New York City
Experience Central Park just as it was originally designed to be seen in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmsted. This exclusive 3 seater carriage (which is perfect for couples, friends, and small families) is called a Panel Boot Victoria, and is the type of carriage one would see almost every day in the Victorian era, though not commonly seen today. Central Park was designed to be seen from a horse drawn carriage; experience it in a historically accurate style of carriage!
Some people might also like to know that this is also the only Central Park carriage and for-hire operation that is independently woman-owned and run!
Time and Again Horse & Carriage is a TINY business in NYC owned and run by only ME, Alanna, with occasional help from my partner Kieran.
If you book with Time and Again, you will always be dealing directly with me.
BEWARE of illegal street vendors trying to sell carriage rides, and always deal directly with carriage drivers, whether you decide to book with me or not!!
This image, circa 1896, of the West Drive inside Central Park at 72nd St. by the Lake features a Panel Boot Victoria just like the one Time and Again Horse & Carriage has available for you to ride. Click to magnify!
OUR CENTRAL PARK RATES are set by the city,
and are priced PER CARRIAGE/TRIP, NOT PER PERSON.
15-20 min - $57.47
30-35 min - $103.45
40-45 min - $126.44
55 min - 1 hour - $149.46
Please contact us directly if you have something special in mind -- we will try our best to accommodate you within the city regulations
PLEASE BE ADVISED, our booking agent requires a 6% booking fee in addition to the prices listed here, as well as $0.30 per credit card transaction. Check back often for seasonal discounts we offer!
NOTICE ABOUT GROUP SIZES: Our exclusive Victoria carriage is designed to seat up to 3 average sized adults. 2 adults and 2 small children will fit, but if you need a carriage to accommodate up to 4 adults (2 children under 12 years of age are the equivalent of 1 adult), then we can provide our traditional larger Vis-a-Vis carriage. Also, consider that if you have a group of up to 7 adults (or equivalent children), both carriages can be hired at once for your tour.
Please call or text 917-510-6508 to be sure we can appropriately accommodate you.
PICK UP LOCATION FOR CENTRAL PARK TOURS
We pick up our booked rides at 6th Avenue and 59th Street just inside the park. Look for the 3 equestrian horse statues (Jose Marti, Jose de San Martin, and Simon Bolivar) and you will find us below them among the other carriages--but you won't be able to miss us! We look different than the other carriages.
WEDDING SERVICES, PARTIES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Our horse and carriage is available for private hire, and we will travel to your private events, such as weddings, business functions, historical re-enactments, business promotions, parades, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, Quinceanera, and other celebrations anywhere in the Five Boroughs of NYC, as well as the Greater New York Area.*
*mileage fee may apply for larger distances
CALL 917-510-6508 to discuss and book your event! Leave a message if there is no answer and Alanna will get back to you as soon as she can.
WEDDING SERVICES, PARTIES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS
As a horse owner and a person who is absolutely, unabashedly obsessed with horses, I could not imagine my life without them. Many people might say, "horses are so expensive," or "horses are a rich person's pet," but, especially thanks to the commercial carriage industry, that is not necessarily true. A horse is an animal that is bred for work as well as human companionship. It is our obligation as humans, who have domesticated horses for 6,000 years, to be the best stewards of them as possible. In addition to the stringent regulations New York City carriage horses are protected by, I always go the extra mile for my horses. If a hair is out of place I will know about it and do something about it, and I worry over them like they were my children. We are very fortunate to have 24 hour stable care, thick, comfy bedding, a roomy stall with an automatic waterer, and access to unlimited hay for our horses.
A horse that works is a healthy horse and exercise releases endorphins, the same as a runner's high. Horses can easily pull 6 times their own weight, thanks to inertia and the invention of the wheel, and carriages are easily moved by humans every day, and proportional to the weight of the horse. Pulling a carriage is healthy, light exercise for a horse that gives him a sense of purpose and a chance to be adored by the public. Every part of the harness has been engineered over thousands of years to make the horse's job comfortable and easy when properly fitted. I have had years and years of experience with horses in ALL different situations, and if I believed that giving carriage rides in Central Park, or anywhere else was in any way harmful to my horses, I would not bring my personal pets into it.
For more excellent information regarding the care of New York City horses, visit this website: http://www.carriageon.com/
OUR HORSES ARE DEEPLY LOVED AS FAMILY
Built especially for Alanna's beloved pony, Dr. Watson, this beautiful carriage is a replica of a Panel Boot Victoria, a very popular style of carriage used in the late 1800s. Complete with "bonnet-top" and eye catching colors, this carriage neatly turned out with your period-dressed driver and well groomed pony is sure to attract attention. Perfect for your historic tour, wedding, 19th century themed event, or just about anything else you can think of! This carriage is attractive, unique and classy. Seats up to 3 adults.
This charming wood paneled wagonette is imported from Poland and boasts a lovely smooth ride. Fancier than a haywagon but still down-to-earth, it's perfect for all your fall-themed events and fairs, or even a rustic wedding! It is also versatile for deliveries and it will certainly draw plenty of attention for your business promotions with signage, all year round. Seats a cozy 4 adults, or 6 children. Not available for Central Park Tours.