D-197 Tiger Single/Pair

D-197 Tiger Single/Pair

The D-197 Tiger is designed for the 15 hand plus horse, like most of our single carriages it can come with a pole and adapter or be made as a dedicated pair carriage. In addition to the regular center mounted bucket seat, typical on a marathon vehicle, the Tiger has a wide box with small flat companion seat on the box. Flat cushions for rear seating permit the Tiger to double as a pleasure or recreational carriage. The weight of the smallest Tiger (cob size) starts at 470 lbs depending on the options.

Base price:   $6,455 includes:

  • Adjustable steel shafts closed ends
  • Rear wheel disc brakes, BIT calipers with no rust rotors
  • Choice of hard rubber tires or pneumatics.
  • Removable rear step extension
  • Standard marathon seat adjustable fore & aft
  • Custom measurements: height from the  ground to top of box, from the   floor to top of box, on the floor from then box to the toe board.
  • Padding and seat for navigator
  • Fixed or adjustable grab handles
  • Choice of paint and striping color

Marathon Bucket Seat

  • Wide box with flat co-driver seat $145  Drivers wedge adjustable to the center  “Uli” seat   $95
  • Suede Bottom on marathon bucket seats $45 (included in the base price of all our marathon carriages)
  • Second bucket seat for co-driver $210
  • Spring suspension bucket seat $210


  • Front disk brakes BIT (Brembo knockoffs) calipers (2)   $185
  • Upgrade to Brembo  calipers(4) $550
  • Upgrade to Brembo calipers (2) $275
  • Master cylinders (all NHF carriages) $70

Repair Kits  (set of brake pads, bearings and inner seals)

  • BIT brakes (2) rear only $165
  • BIT brakes (4) front & rear  $215
  • Brembo bakes (2) rear only $187
  • Brembo brakes (4) front & rear $190
  • Bosch brakes (2)  rear only $240
  • Bosch (4) front & rear $370

5th Wheel Brakes

  • Hydraulic -wheel controlled by navigator  $435
  • Hydraulic – pedal controlled by the driver $360
  • Both wheel & pedal $505
  • Manometer -pressure gage $100
  • Hydraulic – Pedal & wheel with Manometer   $605

Wheels & Hubs

  • Extra set of wheel with either hard rubber or pneumatics  $770
  • Extra set of wheels (ordered separate from original carriage)  $995
  • Spokes– choice of round, flat or bent  Included.
  • Quick change hubs $60
  • Chambered rear or front  wheels (either 2% or 4%)  incl.

Delayed Steering:

  • Single carriage $290
  • Pair carriage  $360
  • Pair carriage (stainless steel) $455

Trailing Arm Air Suspension

  • Front & rear $480
  • Rear only $240


  • Adjustable – closed end  painted   incl.
  • Adjustable –closed end stainless steel (separate from order)  $430
  • Adjustable-  closed end stainless (upgrade)  $220
  • Telescopic stainless steel (purchased separately)  $530
  • Telescopic stainless steel extensions (upgrade)  $33

Polished Stainless Steel Options

Stainless steel, chrome rolled steel (SAE 5140), is not only pretty, resist scratches and abrasions but is also lighter and stronger than low carbon rolled steel (SAE 1010).

“Stainless steel (chrome rolled steel) has about 3X the yield strength of low carbon rolled steel.  Thus, for any given desired strength that is needed for an application, (i.e. shafts, or frame parts of a carriage), you can use a thinner gauge (and hence lower weight) of chrome rolled steel when compared to carbon steel. The mistake that I noted in the past was that most carriages were “over-built” in my estimation, by using the same gauge for both chrome rolled and low carbon steel.   To be sure, the chrome rolled units were much stronger, but I never felt that the extra “crash and burn” durability warranted the heavier than necessary weight.  I don’t mind training heavy, but I sure do like to compete light. By using a thinner gauge stainless steel you can maintain or increase strength and be lighter at the same time, the best of both worlds.”  Ken Messner & “Welding Principles and Practices” by Raymond Sacks.  

There are multiple possibilities to add stainless steel to your carriage. The following are several options for you to consider. If you don’t see a specific item you would like please let us known.

Choose individual “Polished” Stainless pieces or get the package at a reduced cost. 

  • Shaft Base & extension  $220
  • Sides polished  $490
  • Grab handles  $195
  • Single tree  $75
  • Marathon seat cage   $180
  • Spokes  $340    

Total purchased individually  $1,500

As a package  $1,250

Some more stainless possibilities:   

  • Spokes –8 per wheel (4)   $340
  • Rims (4) $440
  • Pole head swivel  $145
  • Pole head fixed $ 85
  • Leader bars $220
  • Pole head swivel with crab  $185
  • Single trees  $75
  • Short sides around basket & dash  $180
  • Fenders on splinter bar $75
  • Rotors (2) $80

NOTE:  If  you would like stainless to reduce weight but choose to have it painted vs. polished the pricing is reduced by 1/2 half (50%)


The first option and most common, is adjusted by a small hand wheel which the navigator or groom operates. A small brake master cylinder provides hydraulic pressure to a small motorcycle type caliper which engages a brake disk attached to the fifth wheel.  The cost for this option is $430.

The second option of the hydraulic fifth wheel brake pedal is operated by the driver by means of an extra brake pedal that operates a small master cylinder to provide hydraulic pressure to a small motorcycle type caliper which engages a brake disk attached to the fifth wheel. This option, like the hand wheel operated by the navigator/groom is quite effective, the braking action is instant when the pedal is depressed and instant off when the pedal is released. The cost for this option is $360.   

The wheel and pedal operated 5th wheel brakes are available together at a cost of $505.

The “manometer’ permits you to set the desired amount of pressure on the fifth wheel for both the pedal operated by the driver or the hand wheel operated by the navigator. Cost $100.

The pedal operated hydraulic fifth wheel brake, which can help provide a straight rein back in dressage, is also available on Presentation carriages. Maybe just may be enough help to bring home the blue!!!