Commissioned by Highgrove, this beautiful reproduction FH Ayres rocking horse has been handmade by Stevenson Brothers, a family run business who have been hand-crafting traditional rocking horses for more than 35 years.
Based on the same rocking horse that HRH The Prince of Wales played on as a child, this reproduction has been affectionately named ‘Winston’ in memory of his Grandfather’s - King George VI’s - favourite horse.
Hand-carved from Tulipwood, ‘Winston’ has been finished with hand-painted features, including stippling which has been matched to the same dapple-grey pattern seen on the original. His flowing mane and tail have been made from real horsehair, while his tack has been made from hand-stitched English leather, including a removable bridle and saddle.
A personal touch has been added to the woollen numnah, which has been made in The Prince of Wales’s racing colours and finished with the Highgrove crest, hand-embroidered in delicate gold and silk threads.
Mounted on an oak and pine safety stand, the left runner has been carved with the distinctive Highgrove name and finished with a brass makers plate, that has been numbered and dated. A secret locking compartment has also been added to hide treasured childhood keepsakes. As part of your purchase, every owner will also be sent an English Oak tree, Quercus robur, to plant at home with children, grandchildren, friends and family.
About Stevenson Brothers
Established by twin brothers Marc and Tony Stevenson in 1982, Stevenson Brothers hand-craft traditional rocking horses from their workshop in Kent. Trained by their uncle, James Bosworthwick, a shipwright from Chatham Dockyard, Marc and Tony set out to reignite the nation’s love for rocking horses as an heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation
Dimensions: 122cm h x 152cm l x 51cm w ( 48”h x 60” l x 20” w )
Personalised carving in Times New Roman: available on right hand runner at a cost of £22 per letter. Max of 20 letters/characters. Please contact customer services to add this extra service once your order has been confirmed.
Personalised embroidery in Times New Roman or Script: available on right-hand side of numnah at a cost of £22 per letter. Max of 5 letters/characters. Please contact customer services to add this extra service once your order has been confirmed.
Delivery Lead Times and Costs
Each horse takes approximately ten to twelve weeks to make.
Please note, free shipping does not apply to this product as it is managed through a third party provider. Our supplier will contact each customer when the horse is ready to be dispatched and will quote the exact delivery charge which the customer will pay directly to Stevenson’s.
Delivery to England and Wales
Delivery to England and Wales will be approximately £144 and will be delivered in Stevenson’s own vehicles.
Available upon request. Please contact customer services.