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Hawthorn Heavy Horses is a family run business based in Essex that specialises in using heavy horses for woodland and land management, using a combination of traditional and modern techniques.  We excel in working on sensitive sites, nature reserves, parks or anywhere machinery is undesirable and a more sensitive approach is needed . In addition we also run the Hylands Horses project at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, where as well as undertaking estate and woodland management using horses, we provide public carriage rides, heavy horse experience days, wedding rides and educational demonstrations.We also sell sustainable firewood that is produced and sold on site.

Currently we have two Suffolk Punch horses, a Shire, and a range of equipment from across the UK and the world.  In 2014 we were accepted onto the British Horse Loggers "Professional Register", further demonstrating our position as one of the top working horse businesses in the UK.

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Carriage Rides

Our Carriage Ride Schedule for 2017 at Hylands Park is now available HERE

Firewood Sales
High quality, sustainable wildlife-friendly fuel ideal for your wood burner or open fire.  Our firewood is available to buy everyday from the shop at the Hylands Stables Visitor Centre, postcode CM2 8WQ.  Our hardwood logs are extracted and sustainably produced by our horses at Hylands and other local woodlands.  Bags are only £4.50 each and the logs are seasoned and ready to burn.  For regular users we can also deliver "loose loads" at £90 per cubic metre. Call Matt for details on 07814 003787.


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