Elite Rocking Horses
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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 (if necessary) with the utmost care and attention to detail. We have a variety of horses to suit all pockets, with prices starting at just £345 and each is unique and characterful.


Every horse is solid and fully rideable, although please expect the odd minor age-related characteristic as most of our horses are vintage and have been enjoyed throughout many years!

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



Other areas at an extra cost.


Watch this space for rare models F H Ayres 'Octavius' and 'Augustus'



Bella is an medium sized F H Ayres rokcing horse on a safety stand, circa 1930. She has been professionally restored by Stevenson however retains an appropriate aged look. She has lovely soft silky horsehair mane and tail and glass eyes.


Her measurements are:


Length  112 cm

Height    98 cm

Width     38 cm




'Bentley' is a small but stocky hardwood rocking horse on a safety stand. His maker is unknown, however his age has been identified as early 20th century. He retains all his originality, including his tack, hair and rusty stirrups!

If Bentley is intended to be ridden then we can add new stirrups and stirrup leathers but as a decorative or collectors piece he is best left in his original great condition. Bentley came to us covered in thick layers of dust and dirt, we imagine he had been sitting in someone's attic for many years. He has had a thorough clean and hair wash, his woodwork touched up and his broken rein mended, his wood is now lustrous and he looks a million dollars!  His saddle is perfect for little ones to hold onto, he has a removable bridle and saddle, glass eyes and real horsehair mane and tail. 


His measurements are:


Height 82cm

Length 108cm

Width 41cm.




Gulliver is a Lines Bros Sportiboy SP2 circa 1925. He has been recently fully professionally restored by David Vine and will look good for many years to come.


His measurements are:


Length  112 cm

Height    96 cm

Width     38 cm




'Blanche' is a small dapple grey Lines Bros Sportiboy SP1 rocking horse, circa 1920. She has been recently fully professionally restored by David Vine and so will look great for many years to come.


Her measurements are:


Length 90 cm

Height 85 cm

Width  35 cm


Blanche is a stunning horse and would look truly magnificent as the centrepiece of a sitting room or hallway, equally she is fit and ready to ride.




Raven is a medium sized Haddon rocking horse on a beautiful bow rocker. She has been recently restored and has had a new horsehair mane and tail and brand new custom made removable tack made of top quality leather.


Raven is a fibreglass horse so is light enough to easily move around the house but strong and sturdy enough to take the average adult weight.


Her measurements are:-

Height 102cm

Length 145cm

Width 35cm




'Trojan' is a large polished hardwood rocking horse on a solid oak safety stand. He is certaily imposing and full of character. He has a beautiful flowing horse hair mane and tail, his black leather tack is like new and his fittings are all shiny and bright. Although his last owners had him for about 8 years, he has clearly had little use as he appears to have just stepped out of the showroom!

His measurements are: Height  125cm, length   153cm, width  53cm.    £1295



  Grace' is a light dapple grey F H Ayres extra carved rocking horse on a safety stand, circa 1910. We have tried to retain her originality and character as much as possible whilst giving her a new lease of life.


Grace has had new tack, made from top quality English Sedgewick leather, which consistes of fixed bridle, saddle and martingale, decorated with new red rosettes and new stirrup leathers. We have not changed her paintwork, hair, saddle cloth and stirrups. W ehave even managed to reuse the original aged nails for her tack. Her stand, which is original, was in a sorry state when she arrived, it has had some woodworm in the past but has been treated and stained and now looks perfectly in keeping with her age.


Her measurements are:

Length 137cm, Height 107cm, Width 43cm


F H Ayres are known as the 'Rolls Royce' of rocking horse makers and a horse of her quality would most likely have been sold in Harrods and Selfridges. Being extra carved makes her the top of the range model and Ayres horses with original paintwork are much sought after.


Grace is fit and ready to ride, although she would look equally as good as a piece of fine furniture and a true heirloom to pass along the generations.  £2500  




'Luna' is a recently restored painted dapple grey rocking horse on a safety stand. Painted in Farrow and Ball colours, she is hardwood and very heavy and solid. She has a carved mane and luxurious horse hair tail. She is suitable for younger children as she has handles to help balance, however a bridle can be added on request. She has a fixed real leather dark brown saddle and brand new English Sedgwick leather stirrup leathers and new stirrups too.


Her measurements are: Length 120cm, height 103cm, width 51cm.


'Luna' is a great horse for a child to ride but is equally as attractive to have as a piece of fine furniture in any equestrian lovers home.  £450


'Jazz' is an extra carved unpainted wooden rocking horse mounted on a safety stand. She is heavy and is made of solid hardwood of a lovely rich colour, with luscious horse hair mane and tail. Jazz is approximately 15 years old and is in excellent condition. She has a few minor scratches to her stand as shown in the photos, near the stirrups.


'Jazz' was originally purchased from Brights of Nettlebed, a company specialising in fine English furniture and antiques since 1866.


Her dimensions are height 110cm, length 150cm, width 50cm



'Jazz' would make a fine addition to any room and is also a great horse for a child to ride.  £1295


Please see below a small selection of our recently sold horses                 Arabella - F.H Ayres

Winston  - F H Ayres













Belle - Collinson


Basil - Relko



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 £345




Prince - F H Ayres


Oliver - Peverel

Poppy -Collinson


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.


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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