Thank You


The entire Historic Horse Drawn Carriage Industry would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the residents of the greatest city in the world, to our supporters in government, to our union, Teamsters Local 553, to the journalists who shed light on the truth about our industry, and to our generous allies and supporters.

This ad ran in the January 1, 2016 edition of the New York Daily News to thank our everyone who has stood with us. This list is not exhaustive. The ad even got a story written about it in the Daily News.

Thank You AdView this ad as a PDF file.

Our many supporters include:

Colin Myler, former Editor-in-Chief, New York Daily News
Liam Neeson
George Miranda, Teamsters Joint Council 16
Members of the New York City Council
Members of the New York City Congressional Delegation
Members of the New York State Assembly and Senate
The NY Working Families Party
Vincent Alvarez and Executive Board, New York City Central Labor Council
Norman Siegel and Ron Kuby
Danny Glover
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
Demos Demopoulos, Teamsters Local 553
Landmarks West!
New York State Horse Council
Jon Katz, Bedlam Farm, author
Sandi Bachom, filmmaker
Father Brian Jordan
Alexandra Summa, Iconic NYC
Haverstick Films
Mario Cilento, NY State AFL-CIO
Nina Galicheva Photography

The Editorial Boards of the New York Daily News, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Newsday, New York 1, Fox 5 New York, Crain’s New York Business, The Observer, Amsterdam News, AM New York, Queens Tribune, The Irish Echo, Car & Driver, The Jewish Week, City Journal, The Labor Press, The Irish Voice, Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni, Cindy Adams, Sal Albanese, Norm Augustinus, Barry Benepe, Gerson Borrero, Bill Bramhall, John Catsimatidis, Mary Higgins Clark, Sean Corr, Michael Daly, Victor De Souza, Gina Doost, Rain Dove, Victor Espinoza, Jimmy Fallon, Brendan Fay, Deirdre Feerick, Ken Frydman, Nicole Gelinas, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Goodwin, Greg Kelly, Bob Hardt, Mary Haverstick, Don & Deirdre Imus, Pat Kiernan, The Amazing Kreskin, Lew Leone, Chief Arvol Lookinghorse, Trent Loos, Victor Luna, Mike Lupica, Jimmy Margulies, Jenny McCarthy, Peter McDremott, Bill McGurn, Carol Miller, Niall O’Dowd, Dr. Jan Pol, Michael Powell, Bruce Raynor, Geraldo Rivera, Rosanna Scotto, Joel Siegel, Curtis Sliwa, Linda Stasi, Ciaran Staunton, Kate Stoltz, The Tahor Group, Elinor Tatum, Steve Weatherford, Philip Whiteman

New Era Democrats, The Jefferson Democratic Club, JFK Regular Democratic Club Queens County, St. Patrick’s Day For All Parade Organizers, Former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Irish Lobby USA

New York State Veterinary Medical Society, American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Joe Bertone, DVM, Dr. John E. Lowe, DVM, Dr. Harry Werner, DVM, Dr. Mark Jordan, DVM, Dr. Stephen O’Grady, DVM, Dr. Sarah Ralston, DVM, Dr. Diane Simoncini, DVM

New York Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Horse Council, Animal Welfare Council, National Animal Interest Alliance, New Jersey Horse Council, American Driving Society, Carriage Association of America, American Farriers Journal, Blue Star Equiculture, Equine Rescue Network, Equine Rescue Resource, Mane ‘n Tail, Ole Miss Franny’s Farm, Kensington Stables, Carriage Operators of North America, Equus Film Festival, “Trojan Horses” and countless horse lovers in New York and around the world.


About Author

Christina Hansen is a New York City carriage driver and a spokesperson for the carriage industry. She is a proud member of Teamsters Local 553.

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