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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.

All of our carriages are made by Slavek, in Poland, so take a look at their site to see a full range of the carriages available http://www.slavek.pl/en.

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.

"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.

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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.

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Do you need carriage driving advice?

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


07850 385499

01335 344728

For harness enquiries/orders please contact Barbara: 07875 900737