A horsedrawn caravan is sometimes called a Romany Caravan. This kind of caravan has been used since about 1840 by Irish people living a nomadic lifestyle.
When you set out on your Romany caravan holiday you will be using the 'bow-topped' gypsy wagon traditionally used by Irish 'Travellers'. It is made mostly of wood and stretched canvas. A Romany caravan is designed to be as comfortable and as compact as possible - yet light enough for one horse to pull.
In constructing our eight Romany caravans we kept closely to the traditional Irish Romany design, and then added some refinements for your comfort.
Even the harness we use is authentic! During your Romany caravan holiday you will be using the same 'common' or 'cart-harness' used by Irish 'Travellers' for centuries.
The diagram below shows the lay-out of our horse-drawn caravans.
Today's 'Travelling People' or 'Travellers', as they are now called, no longer live in horse-drawn caravans. They have, however, a continuing interest and involvement in the breeding and training of draught horses. Many of the quiet horses we use have their origin in the breeding pool developed by these 'Travellers'.