Antique Rocking Horses

On this page are some of our very special antique, old Rocking Horses by famous makers such as F H Ayres, Lines, J R Smith, Crossley, Collinson and other quality makers of the past.

Please note All of our rocking horses are classed as antique and not as children’s toys as they were made before toy safety regulations for children.

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Joseph is a very beautiful newly restored antique horse by J R Smith. This fabulous horse has just come back to us after having had the most professional full restoration. He is a finely carved very elegant horse with a wonderful kind intelligent face. He has been finished in a traditional J R smith dapple finish. He has new tack including his smart fitted saddle with a red blanket. He has a very finely carved head with glass eyes ( small scuff to centre of one) To keep his history and to keep him as true to his past as possible. His stand has been sympathetically restored and waxed. the short side parts on the stand have small old nail holes which have been left as they tell a story. The stand is original except the uprights which are more modern. He has what we believe to be his old original brackets and swing irons. He has a newly fitted real horse hair mane and tail. This lovely horse is full of character and a wonderful size being not to large or small so will suit many rooms or styles of homes.

He measures.. Height to top of his neck from the floor 38″ (96cm) to saddle 29″ (74cm) Stand measures 38 1/2″ (98cm) by 15 1/2″ (39cm) Nb all measurements are apprx .

He will come with a Certificate from the restorer with much information. This is a truly wonderful antique rocking horse by a very famous maker. He will be a family member to love and pass on to future generations. A fabulous Heirloom rocking horse. Email for his full photo file. Price £1795


Dapples is a very beautiful recently completely renovated to the stunning little horse she now is. She has been beautifully hand painted as a lovely dapple grey. She has a real horse hair flowing mane and tail, realistic glass eyes. She has been left untacked to look completely natural. Tack can be purchased on line and we can give details if required. She is on her original stand and brackets, swing irons. She is small enough to fit into a modern home, or would equally suit an older home. Perfect size for sitting bears and dolls on being not to large. Collinson of Liverpool are one of England’s most famous rocking horse makers . She is c.1950s-1960s we would say certainly some age to this stunning horse. She measures –

Height 89cm (35″) by 66cm to her back ( 26″) Stand 106cm long by 35cm wide ( 42″ by 14″) Measurements are appx in inches. Email for her full photo file. WAS £995 *** SPECIAL PRICE untli 15.12.21 NOW £595 ***


Beauty is a very special old F H Ayres antique rocking horse c.1920s. She would be classed as medium size and has had a professional restoration including quality leather tack. She is on her original stand which has been cleaned and lightly varnished to preserve the wood. The small holes in the base where put there to keep her in place when she was being energetically ridden. So she is possibly an old School or Hospital horse as we have seen this done before. Her brackets and swing irons are also original. Her tack consists of a beautifully made leather saddle with a padded seat. Her bridle has been made to be removable. She has a long flowing real horse hair mane and tail. She is in superb overall condition with only minor scuffing to her glass eyes and a few minor scuffs to her paintwork. This stunning horse will grace any home she is a delight to behold with a lovely kind face.

Her Measurements.. Height from floor to top of her neck 44″, to her saddle 34″ (112cm, to saddle 86cm) Stand is 50″ by 16″ (127cm by 40cm) Email us for her full photo file. £1795 *** SPECIAL PRICE until 15.12.21 NOW £1295 ***


Poppy is a beautiful very special antique dapple grey rocking horse c.1930’s. Attributed to Crossley Brothers of Blackpool a very famous rocking horse maker of the last century. They produced a large range of toys including before WW2 beautifully carved rocking horses. Poppy has the distinctive carved eyebrows attributed to this maker and her large size and build including a fuller body and very distinctively carved legs. We have never had a rocking horse by this maker before, she is truly special. At some time c.1950s-60s she was sent to another famous rocking horse maker of the time who did restoration work as well as make rocking horses. This was ‘Collinson of Liverpool’ so now she sports some of their style in her dapple painting, and finish.

Overall for her great age, she is in really good well cared for condition. with some minor age wear to her gesso painted plaster with typical age-related wear, crazing, visible on the outer painted plaster. These are cosmetic and not structural. A little wear on her ear tips. Her stand has been cleaned and lightly waxed to retain the aged character and not cover the gentle minor scuffs and signs of wear to the wood. She is the most impressive rocking horse beautiful to admire and look at. Ideal to grace a larger home or room with such a fabulous antique rocking horse

Poppy measures 42″ to the top of her head, 35″ to the saddle. The stand measures 51″ long by 17″ wide.

Email us for her full photo file. Price £1195 *** SPECIAL PRICE Until 15.12.21 NOW £8950 ***