The Rocking Horse Shop

Designers, Makers & Restorers of Beautiful Rocking Horses Since 1976


A wooden rocking horse is a wonderful plaything, the perfect vehicle for a child's developing imagination. It will be given a name and will become a treasured family possession, not quickly discarded like so many modern toys, but kept and passed down to succeeding generations.

Anthony Dew started designing and making wooden rocking horses back in 1976, and even now, 40 years on, under the leadership of Becca and James is a family owned business. We are based in a small village called Fangfoss, overlooked by the Yorkshire Wolds. We have a our workshops, specialising in woodwork, leatherwork, metalwork and painting.  Visitors are welcome to visit our showroom .  We are open 10.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Friday inclusive (closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays). We would always recommend booking an appointment if you can, this way we can make sure that the right person is available to help you.

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We have 3 main strands to our work, Hand carved horses, Restorations and Make your Own.

Every one of our finished horse is a hand crafted individual; ready-to-ride horses are available from stock, or you can commission a 'Special', made to your own preferred size and style. All of our work is done on site so it is completely adaptable to your needs.

We offer a complete restoration service for battered old Rocking Horses - woodwork repairs to broken ears, legs, rockers etc, gessoing, 'antique' paintwork & dappling in a variety of styles, fitting new saddlery, manes & tails. We are the experts, with thirty-five years of experience. If you choose us to restore your family rocking horse with us, we are sure you wont be disappointed with our service.

If woodworking is your interest we publish a range of exclusive plans, complete with pictures and instructions, many of which are original Anthony Dew designs. The idea of building a rocking horse can be daunting, but we aim to give you the confidence to succeed and have projects to suit all abilities. Making a rocking horse will give you a truly satisfying sense of achievement.

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Here at the Rocking Horse Shop we have been shipping our Traditional Hand Carved Wooden Rocking Horses all around the world since 1976.  We have also produced plans and accessories which means Rocking Horses can be made by hobbyists and woodworking enthusiasts around the world.


We ship by FedEx which means delivery date are very reliable. It is important to note, although we have an excellent delivery service and time scales; due to the nature of the business at particular times there may be a slight delay in products reaching our customers. This is because everything is handmade in our workshops, meaning there are sometimes delays in stock items such as hair. We endeavour to keep you up to date regarding your order – but please be aware standard shipping may vary.

Over the years we have welcomed many overseas visitors to our shop and also many have attended our wonderful carving courses.Our plans include full size drawings, cutting list, step by step photos and full instructions, making it easy to make a rocking horse anywhere in the world. Our high quality accessories are all hand made by our dedicated team in our workshops in Yorkshire and our products can easily be shipped anywhere.