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Designer: Stevenson Brothers

The Dapple Grey Rocking Horse

£2,340.00

  • The favourite horse of Victorian nurseries, carved in Tulip wood to our original family templates, fitted with Royal Blue blanket beautifully hand embroidered in silver thread with our distinctive logo. This dapple grey rocking horse has recently been featured in a Royal Nursery article and on the front cover of Hello! magazine. The Dapple Grey rocking horse is mounted on an oak stand.

    Size Guide:
    Medium: (H) 36" (L) 44"  (W) 16"
    Large: (H)48" (L)57" (W)18"

    Please note that discount codes or offers cannot be used in conjunction with the purchase of this item. Price includes shipping to England only. Please contact us if shipping to Wales or Cornwall.

    The Rocking Horse is custom built. Production will take approximately 8 weeks. 
    This item is non refundable and non returnable.
    Please call 020 8780 0025 or email us for more information. souzu@souzu.co.uk
  • Twin brothers Marc & Tony Stevenson joined forces in 1982 with very clear goals in mind after serving an apprenticeship with their uncle James Bosworthick, the rocking horse man. A shipwright by trade her specialised in making children's toys and was happy to pass on his skills to his nephews. 

    Quality, integrity and design have been important to them realising their vision of becoming the world's leading rocking horse makers. You can see the moment when a child's imagination takes flight riding on their rocking horse, whether it's galloping through the surf on a beach or jumping over the moon and always back home in time for tea.   
  • Please note that Stevenson Brothers will only deliver to Main Land UK. 

    Post & Packaging Cost
    England - included in price
    Wales and Cornwall - £156.00 including VAT
    Scotland & Ireland - Email for a quote souzu@souzu.co.uk
  • Your horse has been made from the finest Tulip wood (European Poplar) available. Although the timber has been kiln dried, it will still move slightly as this is the nature of wood.. This movement may appear in the form of joints slightly differing in height and/or hairline surface cracks which open and close depending on moisture in the surrounding air. However, this movement will not affect the strength of your horse and should not be reason for concern. To minimise this movement and to generally keep your horse in good fettle you should note the following-:

    1. The dapple should occasionally be treated with the bees wax; this can be applied in a circular motion using the finest grade of wire wool, and then buffed off with a soft cloth. Throughout the life of your horse it will inevitably start to take on a wonderful aged/used look acquiring scratches and knocks, some wax rubbed into these blemishes will help to add to its character.
    1. The leather will last longer if it’s treated with a leather wax (not soap) once in a while. Avoid waxing the saddle blanket as this is fabricated in suede.
    1. Keeping it away from sources of heat such as radiators, fan heaters, strong light bulbs, direct sunlight, will help to minimise timber movement and avoid the leather from fading. Avoid using dehumidifiers.
    1. For those with a safety stand, a drop or two of lubricating oil under the top plates and in the runners where the swinging irons enter, will stop any annoying squeaks and will maintain a smooth rocking motion.

    Your horse will give generations of children and adults hours of imaginative pleasure, even if the above has not been implemented. So don't feel that you have to be a slave to it. Lastly please don't be alarmed when you find loose hairs on the carpet, it happens to the best of us, fortunately the hair of your horse can be replaced more easily.

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