Carriage driving, harness advice and supplies in Ashbourne

Rene Schoop International is here to help you and give you all the tips you need if you are new to the sport of carriage driving. Speak to us today – we provide a very good service and customer care is our top priority.

Welcome to Rene Schoop International

Rene Schoop International was established in 1966 and offers a very personal service to all clients. We have a strong background in competitive carriage driving and a talented team of experts in harness fitting and customer service.

​Rene is your primary contact for carriage driving advice and carriage purchasing (call 07850 385499 / 01335 344728). He has competed for 30 years on a national and international level. However, for all harness-related enquiries, Barbara is our resident expert, with 25 years of experience supporting her specialist knowledge and skillset (call Barbara on 07875 900737).

​Whether you are just starting out in carriage driving or an experienced driver looking for the very best, you can be sure of a warm welcome and friendly advice as Rene Schoop International sources the best carriages and harness for your needs.

​Finance options are available (subject to status).

Contact us with your questions and we will do our very best to help you. We always provide a superb service, in which we take great pride!


We would like to share just a few of the comments from some of our many happy customers with you. We would be happy to put you in touch with anyone who has similar interests to help you share information about carriage driving and develop this excellent sport.

“We have been swept off out feet by our magical new Vis-a-Vis carriage. The quality of the build is second to none, the finishing details are absolute perfection.
Rene was a such a gentleman to deal with, I could listen and talk to him for hours and still only get a tip of the iceberg of knowledge this man and his lifelong passion comes with. He helped and guided me with my order and my custom requirements. Everything I asked for was delivered on exactly as requested. Our carriage was built in Poland and shipped to Perth, Western Australia, where now she is being used for magical weddings and winning the hearts of all that see her.
Thank you Rene for all your help and making this dream come true. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on this and we couldn’t be happier with the result.”
Sorrell Ferguson, Charming Carriages Australia

“Dear Rene
I would like to praise you for my beautiful new white roof seat hearse. It’s just brilliant and exactly to the specification requested right down to the measurements and finer details. The roof seat is safe and easy to access and the internal upholstery is spot on. In fact everything is spot on. Exceptional value for money. Worth every penny!

Thank you, it’s brilliant.
Thank you.”
Sue Robinson, Horse & Carriage Masters Ltd

“I have had a great many carriages and harness from Rene Schoop all of which have been of the highest quality. Their attention to fit, detail and customers personal requirements is to be admired. They offer a first class service to all their customers and are willing to help with any queries, this coupled with the quality of their carriages, harness, sundry goods and very competitive prices enables them to be a leader in this competitive market. I would highly recommend them.”
Pat Cooper, Pat’s Carriage Driving

“Rene supplies first class carriages. His knowledge and service is second to none and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”

Nick Cooke, Cooke’s Carriages.
Get in touch with Rene Schoop International in Ashbourne to discuss your requirements.

HRH Prince Philip driving a team of ponies

His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh used our harnesses for 30 years. The picture adjacent is HRH Prince Philip driving his team of ponies in a Rene Schoop International synthetic harness.

Contact Rene Schoop International in Ashbourne for further details.

Looking for a quality horse’s harness?

The Rene Schoop International harness designs are perfect for a range of carriage driving requirements. Whether you need a harness for leisure, sport, or trade, Rene Schoop International in Ashbourne is the company to call. We’re always happy to provide you with advice, and we can help you with measuring your horse for a harness, so contact us today.

Do you need carriage driving advice?

Choose Rene Schoop Internatio, in Ashbourne, for your carriage driving and harness requirements.

07850 385499
01335 344728

For harness enquiries/orders please contact Barbara: 07875 900737