Eric F. Box Funeral Directors

Celebrating remarkable lives with memorable funerals



The magnificent horse­drawn funeral is a sure way to turn heads and create an even more memorable service reminiscent of a Royal funeral or state occasion.

The Dutch Friesian is the traditional funeral horse, more commonly known as the “Belgian Black” and, in recent years, it has regained its historic popularity, existing well side by side with modern cars to provide what is regarded as the ultimate send off.

It is difficult to imagine a more impressive sight than horses, which either work in pairs or as a team of four or six, with their velvets and ostrich feather plumes gently taking a loved one to the funeral ceremony.

All the horse drawn hearses and horses are hired in from specialist carriage masters and invariably substitute the more traditional Jaguar hearse.