Hire with 1st Choice Animals

Hire Trained Animals





Sourcing animal talent from across the globe since 1987

Winged or finned, two-legged or four-legged, European or Australian – 1st Choice Animals can source it, train it and supply it.

We've provided animals for hundreds of events, films and television shows over our 37 years of business, from familiar favourites like All Creatures Great and Small to, one of our proudest achievements, the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony (Included two goats, six ducks, six chickens and eight geese).

Even if the animal isn't readily (or at all!) available in the UK, our international network and online database all but guarantees we'll be able to supply it for you.

How much is it to hire trained animals?

1st Choice Animals understands that every project is unique. Our pricing structure is therefore tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring you receive the perfect trained animal for your needs without compromising on quality, safety or service.

To get started, email Jill Clark or complete our contact form.





What companies have our animal agents worked with in the past?

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 Hire trained animals for film or TV

'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.' – Mahatma Gandhi

From the cute and cuddly to the stubborn and unpredictable, our animal talent agency has the expertise and network to source, train, and seamlessly integrate any animal into your film or television production.

We understand the complexities of working with animals on set.  That's why we collaborate closely with producers, directors, and art directors to understand your specific needs, before meticulously planning and training the chosen animal talent to ensure a smooth and successful filming experience.



 Horse Drawn Carriage Hire

'The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable, and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.' – Amber Senti

Looking to add some fairytale elegance to your wedding, or make an unforgettable entrance?

Our horses are highly-trained, experienced and eager to please, and our team will be there on the big day to ensure their safety, comfort and impeccable comfort on your special day. Contact us today to discover how we can transform your events with some classic sophistication.


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 Hire Trained Animals for Events

'Without animals, our world would be a much poorer place.' - Roy Rogers

Animals of all shapes and sizes add a unique and memorable twist to any event or occasion, from children's birthday parties to educational programs to weddings.

Whether you need the final piece of the puzzle for a pony-themed hen party or are looking to create a corporate event your team will be talking about for months, 1st Choice Animals provide tailormade animal hire solutions for events. Our team will work closely with you to understand your vision, select or train the most appropriate animals and coordinate all logistics for a seamless experience.






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