WELCOME

Welcome to Manger Equine, Carriage Works & Driving Horses. We are a family run business based in rural Oxfordshire who caters for carriage driver and horse riders' needs. Whether you are new to the sport and fancy learning to drive, want horses broken to ride, drive, or need essential carriage works & repairs, we can help.


We have over 30 years professional equestrian experience in the film and leisure industry, training horses to ride and drive as well as competing, jumping, driving trials and showing. Chris Manger has a wealth of knowledge and natural affinity with horses to become a well trusted and respected horseman, qualities he is passing on to his next generation of daughters.

We welcome your enquiry, you can contact us via the email form or arrange a visit:


Chris Manger

Manger Equine Services

Hardwick

Bicester

Oxfordshire

OX27 8SS


Phone 07866 574543


For general enquiries: send us an email:





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When you are looking to have your horse broken to ride or drive, you can be assured of a quality and sympathetic service with the safe hands of Chris Manger. Chris has many years hands on experience training horses of all abilities to ride and drive, using his advanced horseman skills to prepare horses for the Film and TV industry.Chris has a kind and sympathetic approach to training horses, working with the clients individual requirements and circumstances as well as reading the abilities of the horse to be trained ensuring the best outcome for all. Horses will enjoy full livery and daily training from basic introduction up to putting to in the carriage in preparation of handover to the client. This training programme continues after the horse has left the yard with a lifelong assurance of help and support for the owner. Each horse in training is treated as an individual with a training regime centred around their abilities and acceptance. Given this understanding, most horses will take about 6 to 8 weeks to train. We welcome your enquiries and the opportunity to discuss a training programme.


BREAKING

We offer a high quality and sympathetic breaking service for driven and ridden horses


BACKING

We offer a high quality and sympathetic breaking servive for ridden horses.


DRIVING

We offer a high quality and sympathetic breaking service for driven horses


If you are interested in carriage driving, a newcomer to the sport or simply want want a taster session, come along and experience what it’s like to drive! We offer a completely personalised session depending on what you want out of it, from watching us harness up the horses, putting too (attaching the horses to the carriage) and give driving a try, or simply enjoy a pleasurable carriage experience around the beautiful scenery Oxfordshire has to offer. We are fully insured. Please message for any enquiries. Lessons can be offered to drivers of all abilities and turnout; from single, pairs, tandem, unicorn or team. Our services are available for complete beginners to people who want to go out and compete in driving trials. Please feel free to contact us with any special requests, events or occasions.


INTRODUCTION

We offer an introductory carriage driving taster session tailored to your abilities and experience


TRAINING

We can develop your training with one to one tuition in a safe controlled environment


GET DRIVING!

We can help develop your personal abilities to enjoy the full driving spectrum

BUY A DRIVING LESSON

Treat yourself, friend or family member to a treat of a 60 minute (approx) Carriage Driving Lesson for only £45.00. Terms and conditions apply, including availability and subject to prevailing weather conditions. Please call to confirm. You can pay for your experience day here using your Paypal account or contact us for BACS payment details.


Carriage driving is an ideal way to celebrate or try an new experience. It offers a perfect solution for birthday gifts or simply enjoy a pleasurable carriage experience around the beautiful scenery of rural Oxfordshire. We can offer a variety of packages to suit your needs including a picnic or pub visit. With a wealth of experience and a quality of service, you can also rest assured in the fact that we are fully insured. Please feel free to contact us with any special requests, events or occasions.



COUNTRY DRIVES

Celebrate in style with a relaxing drive in rural Oxfordshire taking in the sights of the beautiful countryside.


PUB DRIVES

Why not try one of our exciting countryside drives and enjoy a pint on the way at the local pub.


PICNIC DRIVE

Enjoy one of our relaxing picnic drives through rural Oxfordshire and celebrate in style.

BUY AN EXPERIENCE

Treat yourself, friend or family member to a treat of a 2 hour (approx) experience drive for only £100.00. Terms and conditions apply, including availability and subject to prevailing weather conditions. Please call to confirm. You can pay for your experience day here using your Paypal account or contact us for BACS payment details.


Chris and his daughters are keen driving trials competitors regularly competing and winning their categories around the country. During the summer, they can be seen competing at driving trials, Chris winning at the National championships at Ashfields and regionals at Onley, as well as competing on the indoors circuit during the winter months. Chloe is hot on her fathers heels competing with her pair of shetlands which she broke to harness herself as well as driving singles in both driving trials and scurry driving. She is currently enjoying showjumping with her Lusitano horse.


DRIVING TRIALS

The driven equivalent of three day eventing combining Dressage, Marathon with Hazards and nailbiting skill of driven cones.


INDOOR DRIVING TRIALS

All the fun of driving trials during the winter months where all three stages are condensed indoors.


DRESSAGE

Also known as Precision and Paces in driving trials.. a challenging test for ones memory (or lack of)!


We have a fully equipped workshop with a  long established knowledge of carriage repairs to modern sports vehicles. We are able to undertake routine servicing of your carriage including checking wheel bearings, hubs, suspension and checking for any metal fatigue. We can repair and make alterations to necessary issues that need attention such as strengthening pole arms, joints and shaft sockets, areas which endure extreme forces during their lifetime.


REPAIRS

We are able to reapair your carriage and restore to its original state including insurance work.


ALTERATIONS

We are able to make any necessary alterations and adaptations to suit your needs.


SERVICING

We can service your carriage including wheel hubs, suspension and general maintenance.


Using our fully equipped workshop and a deep understanding of carriage construction, we are able to fabricate and construct carriages to suit your individual requirements. Past projects have included making specialist vehicles for film work as well as modifying and adapting sport vehicles. If you have a particular need such as enhanced sports carriage, disability vehicles or specialist carriages for film work, we welcome your enquiry.



CONSTRUCTION

We can design and build a metal framework based around your specific needs


FABRICATION

We can design and fabricate in metal and wood to a suitable design to suit your requirements


PRODUCTION

We can produce a suitable finished to your specific requirements including paintwork and upholstery


We have an established reputation for producing perfect solutions with horses and carriages for the Film and Television industry. If you have a particular need such as constructing a specialist carriage or performance horse for film work, we welcome your enquiry.



FILM RIGS

We have a specialist supply and build service for film rigs and gantries


MOVIE CARRIAGES

We are able to supply or construct specialist vehicles for tv and film work


MOVIE HORSES

We have trained and supplied numerous horses for the TV and film industry.

We are proud of our heritage at Manger Equine, coming from generations of fine horsemen. Today Chris runs Manger Equine with his eldest daughter Chloe who is studying Equine Science at college, whilst his other daughters are also keen riders and drivers who regularly help around the yard and horses.


CHRIS MANGER

Chris Manger, owner of Manger Equine and Carriage Works and Driving Horses


CHLOE MANGER

Daughter Chloe, is an accomplished horsewoman studying Equine Science and Rehabilitation