White Horse For Indian Weddings
We serve the South Asian Indian communities in NC, SC, GA, VA, and TN. Our horses are clothes in traditional Ghori outfits, and our handlers wear Indian style. Their ghori costumes are elaborately decorated in maroon and gold to compliment the groom's clothing as he rides to the temple on horseback among his friends and family. We have two beautiful white Percheron horses, Amber and Handsome, who have been doing baraats since 2014. They are calm and gentle and accoustomed to the loud and colorful festivities of the baraat. But to ensure the groom's safety, our horses follow the music, drummer, and the wedding guests. We have a 2-step stool to assist the groom in mounting the horse, which can be seen in some of the photos below of our baraat horses in their wedding costumes along with their handlers.
We've invested in custom made Ghori costumes and Indian clothing for our handlers to better compliment the wedding photos taken during the baraat procession. Amber is pictured above in her outfit with her handlers, and Handsome is pictured below.
We accept bookings for weddings year-round. Reserve Amber or Handsome early for your wedding to ensure availability. Amber and Handsome's costumes include an optional umbrella. Be sure to specify if you want it included. There is an additional cost of $50 for the umbrella. Both horses are pictured below in their natural state.
Price = $800
(within 15 mi radius from DBF)
Price is not negotiable.
*If you are requesting to schedule your baraat on a US National Holiday or the weekend of a holiday, there will be an additional fee of $200. If your wedding is more than 15 miles from our farm, there is an additional travel cost of $2.50/mile. The travel expense is calculated in one direction even though we have to return to our farm.
Optional Umbrella $50 extra
How Can I Submit My Deposit?
Option 1: Use The Paypal Payments Feature On Our Website
You don't have to be a Paypal member to use the Paypal Payments feature. It will allow you to use a credit or debit card to submit your deposit securely online. You will receive confirmation of your deposit from Paypal immediately, and you'll receive a confirmation of your reservation from us within one day of your submission. To help keep our costs and prices down, we request that the balance be paid in cash. Remember, you don't have to be a Paypal member to use the Paypal Payments feature below.
Simply click on the Paypal Payments button and then choose one of the following options: Login to my Paypal Account or Pay with Debit or Credit card.
Option 2: Call Us With Your Credit Card Details
We accept Mastercard and Visa by phone for the deposit, and no processing fee will be billed to you. However, if you choose to pay the balance using a Credit or Debit card, we will add 4% to your balance. As a small business, we cannot absorb the costs that the credit card companies assess on the full amount. Call (919) 323-1265 if you wish to use a credit card over the phone for your deposit.
Option 3: Mail A Check
If you pay your deposit by check, you can assume we received it unless you hear from us otherwise. But to avoid the obvious risks associated with accepting checks, we request that you pay the balnce in cash. If making your deposit by personal or certified check, please make the check payable to Dead Broke Farm and mail it to the address below.
Dead Broke Farm
1215 Kintail Dr
Raleigh, NC 27613
Horseback Riding Liability Release Form
No formal contract is required, but the groom must sign a Horseback Riding Liability Release form. It can be returned in any of the following ways:
- Fax: 919-752-4422
- Mail to address above
In the event of rain or a forecast for rain of more than 50%, you have the option of cancelling your reservation to use our white horse for your wedding. If you cancel, you will receive a full refund less the $100 deposit. However, if you cancel for any other reason, and it is within 1 month prior to the wedding, you will only receive half of your total paid, i.e. you will be refunded $400 of the $800, because we will be unable to backfill the reservation with a new booking given such short notice. But if you cancel with at least 30 days' notice, you will be refunded your $100 deposit (and the $700 balance provided if you paid in full initially when reserving the horse).