About the Director

Dean Chricton

Dean Crichton

Dean has always had a passion for horses. At the age of 12 he got a part time job and saved all of his money to buy his first pony. He became a qualified electrician but found with working full time he didn’t have enough time to pursue what he loved most. He wanted to find a way to turn his passion and hobby into a way of life. He learnt from some of the best harness people and horsemen in Australia and around the World and purchased two Percheron horses and a small carriage.
He founded Unique Carriage Hire in 1987 and soon after booked his first wedding. This isn’t just a business for him, this is his way of life and he has dedicated himself to the care of his horses and providing the best possible service for his customers. He now has over 100 horses and a fleet of 9 carriages. He prides himself in breeding the best commercially trained harness horses and having the best carriages in Melbourne.

Our Team

two white carriages at the shrine of remembrance

We are a small team and we are more like family. Our team are all highly experienced carriage drivers and have undergone extensive and ongoing training. Majority of our staff have over 10 years’ experience driving carriages in Melbourne. All of our staff are friendly, professional and are here to make it a memorable experience for you. They thrive to provide the best customer service whilst providing the best care for our horses. They also have working with children checks.