Elite Rocking Horses
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             Vintage & Antique Rocking Horses

Quality removable leather rocking horse tack now available - please click here

 

Are you looking for a unique gift for that special person?  

 

Whether it be for a child to treasure and play on or as a beautiful piece of furniture, all our horses are extra special and have been restored (where necessary) with the utmost care and attention to detail. We have a variety of horses to suit all pockets and each horse is unique and characterful.

 

Most of our horses are vintage or antique and have been enjoyed throughout many years. If you are looking for a pristine finish then why not opt for a brand new horse? We have teamed up with a leading manufacturer of new horses to give you the best selection possible.

Please click here for further information and photos of each horse or to purchase online

 

 

DELIVERY INCLUDED UK MAINLAND exc Highands

Other areas at an extra cost.

 

Display Size Horses

Sara-Marie -2002 Peter Laurence

Sara-Marie - 2002 Peter Laurence  *SOLD*

 

'Sara-Marie' is a fully working display sized unpainted wooden rocking horse mounted on a safety stand. She was made in 2002 by Peter Laurence and has glass eyes, real horsehair mane and tail and leather tack.

 

Her dimensions are:-

 

Length 67cm

Height 56cm

Width 24cm

 

She is the perfect size to fit him into any home and her natural wood finish will suit any decor.

 

Not suitable for riding.

 

£480

Full Size Horses

Drake - Stevenson Bros 2005

'Drake' - Stevenson Bros

 

 

‘Drake’ is a Stevenson Bros medium sized dapple grey, made in 2005 and mounted on a safety stand.

 

He has a removable tan leather bridle and fixed saddle, his bit is jointed just like a real one and his stirrups leathers even have numbers on, no attention to detail has been spared. He has a real horsehair mane and tail and glass eyes.

 

Drake shows no sign of having been ridden, his tack is immaculate, he has plenty of hair and he looks as though he has just left the showroom, it is hard to believe he is 16 years old!

 

 

Drake came to us from a private home and is now ready for a new owner to care for him.

 

His measurements are:

 

Height       122cm

Width          46cm

Length       142cm

 

£1995

Clementine - F H Ayres

'Clementine' - F H Ayres

 

 

‘Clementine’ is a beautiful F.H. Ayres rocking horse mounted on a wooden safety stand, circa 1940. Her paintwork is original and is in wonderful condition, as is her stand with wood which is in a lovely warm finish and bears the makers plaque. Her hair and tack has been replaced. She has a beautiful blond horsehair mane and tail,  quality leather saddle, saddle cloth, stirrup leathers and brass stirrups. Her bridle is fixed, with a fulmer bit and matching rosettes to finish her look.

 

Please do check the photos where we have tried to show everything for you before you buy – she is truly a fine collectors piece and over 80 years of age.

 

Clementine came to us from a private collection and is now ready for a new owner to care for her.

 

Her measurements are:

 

Height       98cm

Width          39cm

Length      112cm

 

£1995

Judy - Paul Leach 1896

'Judy' - Restored Paul Leach 1896

 

‘Judy’  is an extra large sized Paul Leach rocking horse from 1896. She is in excellent condition, having been fully restored 18 years ago with the addition of a new mane, tail and forelock to her original colours. Her leatherwork is immaculate, with twin pommels to her saddle , plus fixed bridle with original style fulmer bit and double reins. She has glass eyes, a beautifully carved delicate face and mouth with a tongue and a muscular body with the proportions of a real horse.

 

Judy’s stand is strong and stable and is in keeping with a piece of her age, with wavy runners and beautifully turned posts. She has an original plaque fitted and shown in the photographs which detail her being given in 1896, so she is 125 years of age.

 

Judy would make a wonderful focal point to any room. She is an antique horse in great condition and a real statement piece to proudly display.

 

Her measurements are:

 

Height 137cm

Length 171cm

Width 66cm

 

£5500

 

Caspian - F H Ayres

'Caspian' - F H Ayres

 

Caspian’ is a beautiful F.H. Ayres rocking horse mounted on a wooden safety stand, circa 1925. His paintwork is original and is in wonderful condition, as is his stand with wood which is warm and rich to touch. He has a beautiful replacement cream horsehair mane and tail, and quality leather tack in contrasting dark and medium brown with brass fittings, twin pommels to his saddle and a fixed leather bridle. 

 

 

Please do check the photos where we have tried to show everything for you before you buy. He is truly a fine collectors piece, as he approaches 100 years of age.

 

Caspian came to us from a private collection and is now ready for his new home.

 

His measurements are:

 

Height       96cm

Width         38cm

Length      112cm

 

£1995

 

Gretel

'Gretel'

 

‘Gretel ’ is a beautiful cherry wood rocking horse mounted on a bow stand. She has extra carving to her face. Her wood is warm and rich with a lovely finish which also includes dapples, and she has a luxurious chestnut horsehair mane and tail. She has quality leather tack in dark brown with brass fittings, new brass stirrups and a removable leather bridle.

 

As with all old wooden horses, she does have the odd minor mark or knot here and there, so please do check the photos where we have tried to show these for you before you buy. She is of course fully rideable.

 

Gretel came to us from a private home and is now ready for her new rider or to be proudly displayed as a fine piece of furniture.

 

Her measurements are:

 

Height       91cm

Width         33cm

Length      163cm

 

£1795

 

Bandit

'Bandit'

 

'Bandit' is a beautiful wooden rocking horse mounted on a safety stand. His wood is warm and rich with a lovely grain and he has an unusual tri-coloured horsehair mane and tail.

 

We have given Bandit brand new top quality removable leather tack in dark brown with brass fittings and a fixed faux sheepskin numnah to reduce slipping. His saddle can be fixed if required.

 

Bandit came to us from a private home and is now in tip top condition, ready for his new rider.

 

His measurements are:

 

Height       109cm

Width          50cm

Length      150cm

 

£1495

Ella

'Ella' - Handmade cherry wood

 

Ella is in excellent condition, she has a beautiful long wavy horsehair mane and tail and glass eyes and is mounted on a safety stand. Her hair is very versatile and will happily sit on either side of her neck.

 

She has a removable leather bridle and fixed saddle, her saddlecloth is slightly faded on one side as per the photos.

 

Ella has been handmade from cherry wood.

 

Her measurements are:

 

Length 150cm

Height 117cm

Width 46cm

 

£1495

Jacques

Jacques - Carousel style

 

Jacques is a beautiful carved wooden carousel-style horse on wheels, mounted on rockers. He detaches from the base so that he may be used on wheels or mounted on the stand as a rocker, which would have made him a very versatile toy.

 

He has lovely paintwork with kind glass eyes and realistic dappling and shading. He has a carved mane and real horsehair tail. His saddle is real leather with ornate carving to the flaps.

 

We think Jacques would make a lovely display piece, however he is large enough for a toddler to ride if wished.

 

His measurements are:-

 

Length 120cm

Height 84cm

Width 38cm

 

£695

Troy

J R Smith, circa 1900

 

'Troy' is a medium sized J R Smith rocking horse, circa 1900. He is in good original condition, with the addition of a new mane, tail and forelock in his original grey colour.

 

Troy's stand has had a small amount of woodworm at some point in his life, there is no evidence of any remaining, the wood is strong and stable, however we have treated it and filled the holes. The result is in keeping with a piece of its age.

 

Troy would make a wonderful focal point to any room. He is  an antique horse in great original condition.

 

His measurements are:

 

Height 102cm

Length 113cm

Width 41cm

 

J R Smith was founded in 1881 by Mr J R Smith senior and was passed to his two sons around 1910 when he retired. J R Smith was acquired by J R Smith Ltd in 1916 and a new company J R Smith (Toys) Ltd in 1932 which sadly closed in 1938. It appears no rocking horses were produced after 1916.

 

£2500

Please see below a small selection of our favourite sold horses.            

For a larger gallery of our sold horses please click here

Maximus - F H Ayres 'D' Type

Samson - Extra large Stevenson Bros

Molly - Baby Carriages 'Rambler'

Brandy - Stevenson Bros.

Arabella - F. H Ayres

Athena - Paul Leach

Octavius - Rare F H Ayres 'D' Type

Jacob - Wilson Silver Cross, circa 1910, very rare

Gulliver - Lines Sportiboy 2

Winston  - F H Ayres

Baxter - J R Smith circa 1900

Abbigail - Stevenson Bros Extra Large with secret safe

Augustus - Restored F H Ayres

Theodore

Theodore is our resident 'dinky' horse, suitable for display only, we think he is simply adorable! He has been painstakingly crafted with meticulous attention to detail, to replicate a traditional horse on a bow rocker. He is in perfect condition and ready to display. As he is a miniature version, we may be able to post him to you, please ask for a quote.

His measurements are: Length 91cm, Height 53cm, Width 22cm

*RESERVED*

Cornelius - Rare F H Ayres 'D' Type

Prince - F H Ayres

Oliver - Peverel

Customisation

If you see a horse you like but would like something changed or have a specific requirement, please let us now as we will do our best to help you. Often tack and hair colour can be easily changed (at a small extra cost) and  we will do our best to customise paintwork or find a horse that suits your requirements.

Visiting

Our new showroom is now open and ready at our home on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders, you are welcome to visit by appointment, just call 01379 588472.

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