After 24 years of owning and operating the Old Towne Carriage Company in Fernandina Beach FL, it's now time to retire. It's hard to imagine that these 4 awesome Belgian Draft horses provided carriage tours in our Historic District for more than 110,000 people since 1992! Now it's time to move on.

While I look forward to enjoying retirement, I will miss the tours and all of my wonderful customers - especially those that returned to Amelia Island for our carriage tours time after time. Most of all, I will miss driving my 4 best partners Big Jim, Dickson, Indy and Jim who were the most awesome, loyal, willing, hardworking, and fun companions over the past 24 years! They were all Belgian Draft horses, the strongest of all heavy horses, and I was truly blessed to work with each of these powerful gentle giants.

 For all of our customers and friends, this website is a tribute to these 4 terrific guys with lots of pictures of them. You will also see current carriage services on the Contact Page as well as our future plans and special thanks to all the people who helped and accompanied me on this journey and most gratifying ride through life!

                                                                                                        .........Rita Jackson

"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire."

       - Sharon Ralls Lemon 

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"Horses lend us the wings we lack"

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"A dog looks up to a man,
A cat looks down on a man,
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal."

                  ...... Unknown Author

Photo by Island Photography 904-261-7860