The Golden Carriage and the House of Hapsburg
The "Golden Carriage" is the pinnacle of Gloria Austin's carriage collection. This book reflects the history, majesty and details of the carriage. From its creation by the Armbruster company to its full restoration and presentation. Gloria follows the carriages path through time and across thousands of miles of travels.
Gloria Austin has spent the better part of her life competing in a variety of equestrian events. After years of competitions and equine trail riding, Gloria began mastering the art of carriage driving. Now a world-renowned carriage driver, collector, and enthusiast. She holds many championship titles in single, pair and four-in-hand driving. She has driven over 17 different breeds and has driven horses in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
As a World-renowned author and presenter, Gloria educates and entertains audiences across the Globe. Her stories of horses, history, and her worldwide equine travels have entertained thousands.
Gloria serves as Founder and President of the Equine Heritage Institute, Inc. The Institutes mission is to educate, celebrate and preserve the history of the horse and its role in changing lives and shaping our civilizations worldwide. Gloria is a member of the board of directors of the Carriage Museum of America. She serves as Honorary Director of the Carriage Association of America. Gloria is also a founding member of the Four-in-hand Club. She is also an active member of the World Coaching Club(an exclusive woman's organization.) As well as the Philadelphia Four-in-hand Club, and the European Private Driving Club. Gloria is a master's level instructors and evaluators with the Carriage Association of America.
Gloria's carriage restorations have won numerous awards. The social history of the horse has long been Gloria's passion. She has published many books, and continues to pass her wealth of knowledge on in new books. Many of these books focus on the 6000 years of man's relationship with the horse.