American Melody Carriages  

Nashville Area's Newest, Truest, Red White and Bluest Horse-Drawn Carriage Company!

Belle is a 27 year old Percheron mare, affectionately known as "The Princess" or "Princess Belle" because of her elegant walk, and her regal beauty. Percherons originated in France, where they were bred as war horses and later used to pull stagecoaches. Known for their serious work ethic, they are likely the most popular draft breed in the United States, used for working, forestry work, and crossing on light breeds such as thoroughbreds to create riding horses.


Belle has been used for a number of weddings and events, both single and as a team, and is currently semi-retired, but enjoys working occasional weddings, funerals, and photo shoots by special requests.  She is also popular for our lead-around rides for both kids and adults, and has been known to appear as a rare unicorn sighting for special occasions!

  • Belle carried Miss Tennessee in the 2016 Nashville Parade.
    Belle carried Miss Tennessee in the 2016 Nashville Parade.
  • Belle taught about different modes of transportation at a children's school.
    Belle taught about different modes of transportation at a children's school.
  • Belle with fancy jewelry for a wedding.
    Belle with fancy jewelry for a wedding.
  • Belle wearing her costume for an Indian Baraat wedding.
    Belle wearing her costume for an Indian Baraat wedding.
  • Belle taking a nice nap in the sunshine.
    Belle taking a nice nap in the sunshine.
  • Belle making a unicorn appearance at a wedding.
    Belle making a unicorn appearance at a wedding.
  • Belle interacting with a child at our open house event.
    Belle interacting with a child at our open house event.
Belle carried Miss Tennessee in the 2016 Nashville Parade.
Belle carried Miss Tennessee in the 2016 Nashville Parade.