Elite Rocking Horses
Elite Rocking Horses

    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 enhancement 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

 

DELIVERY INCLUDED UK MAINLAND exc Highands

Other areas at an extra cost.

 

New Lines Bros 'Gulliver' coming soon, also watch this space for Lines 'Blanche' and rare model F H Ayres 'Octavius'

 

Winston

*SOLD*  'Winston' is an antique F.H.Ayres rocking horse, circa 1910. Ayres are the 'rolls royce' of rocking horse makers and these horses would have been sold in Harrolds and Selfridges. Winston's character and presence are undeniable, he stands proud and powerful with an expressive face and flowing mane and tail.

'Winston' has been recently professionally restored, his paintwork is immaculate and his tack of the highest quality. His saddle was handmade and made to measure and the leather is soft and supple. He has a matching bridle and martingale. He retains his original stand. 

His measurements are: Height  123cm, length 135cm, width 42cm.

'Winston' would make a very special Christmas present, either to ride or simply to be enjoyed as a superb piece of furniture. £3650

 

 

Pandora

'Pandora' is a large hand-made and hand-painted solid wood rocking horse on a solid oak safety stand. She is in great condition with removable leather bridle, fixed leather saddle and real horsehair mane and tail. She retains her originality, apart from the benefit of a brand new tail and gleaming new stirrups. Unfortunately we do not have her history but we believe her to be approximately 20 years old.

 

Her measurements are:-

 

Length 156cm

Height 125cm

Width 56cm

 

Pandora is a great size horse to suit a child for years to come and would be a delight for any child to ride or as a beautiful piece of furniture, she is fit and ready to go. Her price includes UK mainland delivery or you are welcome to view/collect her from us here on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders.  £695


 

Merlin

'Merlin' is a medium-sized wooden rocking horse on a safety stand. He has been finished in an unusual beige and grey mottled paint and has had a new horsehair mane and tail fitted and new top quality Sedgwick leather reins, everything else is  original. Circa 2002, it doesn't appear that Merlin has been ridden much if at all as his condition is immaculate, indeed we are told he has been in storage for most of his life as his previous owners moved abroad.

 

We love Merlin here as he is a bit different from the tradtional dapple grey and he is extra carved too! He would be a delight for any child to ride or as a beautiful piece of furniture, he is fit and ready to go.

 

His measurements are: Height  106cm, length  135cm, width  51cm.   £745  

Rufus

'Rufus' is a lovely light coloured wooden horse that has been recently restored. He had his paint removed and has been rubbed down by hand and had beeswax applied. He has a real horse hair mane and tail and glass eyes. He comes with a full set of removable traditional leather tack and sits on a light wood safety stand.

His measurements are:Height  104cm, length  140cm, width  58cm.   £1495   

Trojan

'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

 

Banjo

'Banjo' is a very heavy, solid hardwood rocking horse on a safety stand. He is extra carved with beautiful tri-coloured mane and tail. He was made in 2000, with only one owner from new.

 

Banjo retains his original saddle, but we have given him a new set of bridlework, including handmade bridle with brass fulmer bit and buckles, handmade breastplate and stirrup leathers both with brass fittings and new brass stirrups to match.

 

He is in excellent condition and is fit and ready to go.  A firm favourite here, he would be equally suitable to be ridden or dispayed as a fine piece of furniture.

 

His measurements are:

 

Length 150cm, height 112cm, width 50cm 

£1495  

 

Grace

  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  

 

 

Casper

Casper is a stunning vintage rocking horse on a bow who has been realistically and sympathetically restored to his former glory, yet retains his aged patina. He has a very long real horsehair mane and tail and glass eyes. His bridle is real leather and is removable and his saddle is offset with a real soft cream sheepskin numnah. Casper has a kind face and would be a delight for any child to ride or adult to enjoy in their home. The bow is made of hard wood and has been stripped and waxed. He stands 100cm tall and his length including bow, is 155cm.   £995

 

Luna

'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

'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

*SOLD*  'Arabella' is  a 37" dapple grey F H Ayres rocking horse on a safety stand , circa 1920.

 

Arabella has been left as untouched as possible, we have simply tidied up any scuffs to her paint and stand, she also retains her original tack with the addition of a pair of aged reins, stirrup leathers and stirrups as hers were missing when she arrived. Her stand bears the F H Ayres name on the top bar between her front legs. 

 

Arabella is a lovely example of a small F H Ayres horse and boasts a lovely flowing mane and tail.  We are unsure if this is original or whether it has been replaced at some point. She is ready to go and would be equally at home with a family, being ridden, or as a piece of fine furniture, however due to her age and unrestored condition we would love to see that preserved .

 

F H Ayres are known as the 'Rolls Royce' of rocking horses and a horse of her quality would most likley have been sold in Harrods and Selfridges.

 

Her measurements are:

 

Length 107cm, Height 94cm, Width 38cm

£1995

Rocky

*SOLD* 'Rocky' is a very heavy, solid hardwood medium sized rocking horse on a safety stand. He is unpainted, finished with beeswax, with a fixed tan leather saddle, breastplate and crupper and removable leather bridle with brass fittings and fulmer bit. He is in excelent condition.

 

Rocky would be a delight for any child to ride or as a beautiful piece of furniture, he is fit and ready to go. His price includes UK mainland delivery or you are welcome to view/collect him from us here on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders.

 

His measurements are:

 

Height 106cm, length  134cm, width  46cm    £650

 

  Ice

*SOLD* 'Ice' is a very large 'Millennium' 2000 limited edition painted wooden rocking horse on a safety stand.  He has been refurbished, his stand has been repainted, he has had a new mane and some touching up to his paintwork . He retains his original tack and tail which is all in good condition. He is a good sized horse with a lovely rocking action.

 

His measurements are:

 

Length 150cm, height 127cm, width 50cm 

£495 

  Cloud

*SOLD*  'Cloud' is a dapple grey wooden rocking horse on a safety stand. He has a luxurious horse hair mane and tail, removable bridle and softly padded fixed saddle. He is in excellent original condition and is fit and ready to  be ridden! Cloud is approximately 20 years old and has been in the same home from new. Sadly outgrown, he is now looking for a new owner to play with him.

 

His measurements are: Length 132cm. height 110cm, width 54cm

 

 

'Cloud' 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.  £495

Belle

*SOLD*  'Belle' is a small Collinson rocking horse on a pine safety stand. She was purchased in original condition and has mostly retained her originality, however we have given her a new tail, bridle, leather strapping and finishings and stirrup leathers and stirrups. Her paintwork has been retouched and she is in excellent condition. She is typical of a Collinson horse and has lots of character. Belle is fit and ready to play!

Her measurements are length 122cm, height 97cm, width 42cm

 

'Belle' 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  £650.  

 

Storm

*SOLD*   'Storm' is a dark dapple grey fibreglass rocking horse mounted on a natural pine safety stand. He is in excellent condition and has a new handmade removable bridle and a brand new top quality leather and suede saddle made by Master Saddler Jasper Highet. The saddle is currently removable but can be fixed if required. He Has a luxurious mane and tail and his paintwork is immaculate. He is a medium sized horse but on a lower stand therefore allowing a greater age range to ride him as a smaller child won't be too high up and a larger child will still fit.

Storm's measurements are length 136cm, height 92cm, width 52cm.

 

'Storm' 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.  £695

 

Basil

*SOLD*  'Basil' is a 1970's Relko rocking horse on a safety stand. He is in excellent condition and retains his original tack and hair. He is a good size and he has glass eyes, flowing horse hair mane and tail and fancy decorative stitching on his bridle.

'Basil' 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.

 

His measurements are: Height  105cm, length  122cm, width  53cm.     £1395 

 

Rosie

*SOLD*    'Rosie' is a dapple grey painted wooden rocking horse that was professionally restored approximatley 20 years ago by Anthony Dew rocking horse maker, and has not been ridden since restoration. She is a petite and dainty little horse and a perfect Christening or first birthday or Christmas gift. She is equally able to be appreciated as a horse to cherish and be ridden by a very lucky child or as a stunning piece of furniture in any equestrian lovers home.

Rosie has real horse hair mane and tail, tan leather tack and glass eyes.

Her measurements are: Height  85cm, length  147cm, width  41cm.m   £475   

 

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 £345

Chester

*SOLD*   'Chester' is a 20 year old refurbished wooden rocking horse on a pine safety stand. He is in excellent condition, he retains his original tack and hair but has had his stand sanded and re-waxed with natural beeswax and an overhaul of all moving parts.

 

His measurements are: Length 137cm. height 109cm, width 56cm

 

 

'Chester' 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.  His waxed wooden finish will compliment any home. £495

Misty

*SOLD*   If you particularly like Misty, please let us know and we will do our best to find you something similar.

 

Misty is a large Victorian wooden rocking horse that has been recently restored with great care. She has top quality tack wth a well padded saddle and a leather saddle cloth edged in gold.  She has glass eyes and real horse hair mane and tail. She is one of our tallest horses currently, standing  120cm tall and 145cm long.

  £1495

Crystal

*SOLD*   If you particularly like Crystal, please let us know and we will do our best to find you something similar.

 

Crystal is believed to be an antique Leeway Patterson rocking horse and has been repainted in a traditional light dapple grey. She is dainty and pretty with an extra long mane and tail made from real horsehair. She retains her original saddle but has been furnished with a new removable leather bridle, leather strapping, stirrup leathers and stirrups. The saddle has been oiled and conditioned.  She has glass eyes. 

Crystal is 99cm tall with a stand length of 132cm.   £1095

Prince

*SOLD*   If you particularly like Prince, please let us know and we will do our best to find you something similar.

 

Prince is the current extra special horse in our stables.  He is an F.H Ayres, the 'Rolls Royce' of rocking horses, and has been professionally restored with meticulous detail whilst retaining his character and originality. A top quality horse from the master of makers, he would most likely have been produced to be sold in Harrods or Selfridges up until 1914. Note his lifelike glass eyes and top quality leather tack, his superb extra carving and immaculate paint finish and his soft horsehair mane and tail.  He is a large horse, measuring 122cm high, 43cm wide and his rocker is 138cm long.   £4250

Daisy

*SOLD*   If you particularly like Daisy, please let us know and we will do our best to find you something similar.

 

Daisy is a traditional looking light dapple wooden rocking horse on a safety stand.  She retains her original tack, comprising of a fitted padded leather saddle with blue saddle cloth beneath and a removable leather bridle, both are in good condition.  Daisy has a luxurious black mane and tail and sits on a dark wooden safety stand.

 

Daisy is a smaller but sturdy rocking horse and is ready to ride. However she would look equally as good as a piece of furniture in the home of any equestrian lover.

 

Her measurements are: length 112cm, height 90cm, width 40cm £550

 

 

Oliver

*SOLD*     If you particularly like Oliver, please let us know and we will do our best to find you something similar.

 

Oliver is a Peverel nursery sized hand-carved wooden rocking horse. His 'posh name' is Peverel Stuart and he has his name and serial number engraved on a plaque on his stand. He was made by Lomas of Chelmsford around 30 years ago and the 'Peverel' horses were sold worldwide, including from Harrods of London.

Oliver is made from mahogany and is in original condition, which is very good. He wears his original tack, cleaned, conditioned and polished.

 

 

Oliver is a dainty, pretty horse with a good shape and lovely colour and would be perfect for a first birthday or Christening gift. As he is a small size he is also easy to display in your home as a fine piece of furniture.

 

His measurements are: length 102cm, height 89cm, width 32cm £575

 

 

Poppy

*SOLD*     If you particularly like Poppy, please let us know and we will do our best to find you something similar.

 

 

Poppy is quite a large sized Collinson horse, typical in style and had been in the same home for many years. Her tack and mane are all original but she has had a luxurious new tail fitted. She is in fabulous condition with a super movement and will be a joy for any child to play on.   £650

Oscar

*SOLD*    If you particularly like Oscar, please let us know and we will do our best to find you something similar.

 

Oscar is a vintage Haddon rocking horse on a safety stand that we have customised for a customer. He arrived as a slightly bedraggled dapple grey with brown horsehair mane and tail and has been stripped and repainted as a bay, with markings to match his owners horse, had his hair dyed and wears brand new handmade English leather tack. If you like Oscar please let us know and we will do our best to fnd you something similar.

 

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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