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A Fantastic Weekend at Fangfest Festival 2013 12th Sep 2013

Fangfest 2013 The Rocking Horse Yard was awash with visitors this weekend as we had a record number of visitors at our Fangfest Festival of Practical Arts. We had a wonderful display of classic cars. Karl Barker who works at The Rocking Horse Shop i... READ MORE

Bigger Bertie on view outside Christies' South Ken... 9th Aug 2013

Bigger Bertie Outside Christie's  South Kensington Sale Room On Monday 5th August Christie's held a press call for the first day of viewing for their 'Out of the Ordinary' sale which is to be held on the 5th September and our big Rocking Horse will... READ MORE

Fangfest Festival of Practical Arts 7th & 8th Sept... 11th Jul 2013

Fangfest Festival of Practical Arts  7th & 8th September 2013 9am to 4pm both days FREE Entry and FREE Parking A Celebration of Traditional Crafts. A Great Family Day Out This year is the 15th annual festival of Practical Arts to be  held in the v... READ MORE

Carve A Rocking Horse Head - June 2013 Carving Co... 24th Jun 2013

Carve A Rocking Horse Head   June 2013 Carving Course with Anthony Dew We have had an excellent weekend with four students joining us in our purpose built carving studio to carve their very own Rocking Horse head.  With instruction from master car... READ MORE

Bigger Bertie Rocking Horse heads to Christie's of... 10th Jun 2013

Bigger Bertie goes to Christie's Over the last few weeks we have been giving Bigger Bertie a spring clean so that he can be sold at Christie's of London on the 5th September 2013.  He will be available to view in London throughout the month of Augu... READ MORE

May 2013 Carving Course at The Rocking Horse Shop 4th Jun 2013

May 2013 Carve a Rocking Horse Head Course We held a great 3 day carving course last week with 5 students carving their Rocking Horse heads under the watchful eye of master carver Anthony Dew.  The course is aimed at students wishing to make a trad... READ MORE

Carving a Mini Rocky Half Size Rocking Horse with ... 20th May 2013

Carving a Mini Rocky Half Size Rocking Horse  with Peter Berry We held our first Mini Rocky carving course last week at The Rocking Horse Shop and everyone had a wonderful time carving their half size Rocking Horses with renowned carver Peter Berry... READ MORE

April Carve a Rocking Horse Head Course 22nd Apr 2013

April Carve a Rocking Horse Head Course Seven students joined us this weekend to carve their Rocking Horse heads, when on the course the students have a choice of carving various heads, medium or large and traditional or thoroughbred head.  We had ... READ MORE

Guild of Rocking Horse Makers Open Day at The Rock... 15th Apr 2013

Guild of Rocking Horse Makers Open Day at The Rocking Horse Shop We had a wonderful day on Saturday 13th April, when some of our Rocking Horse Guild members joined us for the afternoon, while they where here they got to wonder round our workshops an... READ MORE

Opening Times over the Easter Holidays 28th Mar 2013

Opening Times  We will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday but will be Open Saturday March 30th 9am to 4pm and open as usual on Tuesday 2nd April, if you are in the area, we would love to see you, Dawn will have the kettle on. We are having  a... READ MORE

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