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Twins Brothers Marc & Tony always knew they would work together as they were growing up in the bush and beaches of Kenya in the 1950’s.

“The inspiration behind our  business was our uncle James Bosworthick and our father, who were Naval Shipwrights in the Chatham Dockyard. Uncle James made toys and rocking horses and we always thought one day we would be given one to share”.

After moving back to England in the late 1960’s, the wooden rocking horse we had always hoped for, unfortunately, never appeared but an apprenticeship was offered instead.

Both of us had an art background and Tony had time in a Sawmill locally, which supplied the  wood for the early horses. 

Our first workshop was on our sister’s farm in Kingsnorth in 1982 and within a year we’d moved to Bethersden where we are today.

We decided we would revive the art of rocking horse making and aimed to be the best makers in the world. 

Having made over 9000 rocking horses for discerning customers all over the world we are very proud of our heritage and have a wonderful clientele who appreciate the best of British craftsmanship.

Enjoy looking through our selection here and do call to discuss your wishes and take the virtual workshop tour. 


Stevenson Brothers understand that your horse is a valuable and well-loved member of the family. We also recognise that from time to time, your horse might need a little TLC, which is why we set up the Rocking Horse Hospital for expert rocking horse restoration or repair.

We specialise in restoring and repairing rocking horses, both new and old. Whether it be to get them in a condition to ride again, replacing the mane and tail or exposing and retouching the original paintwork. Each horse has its own unique character and our dedicated team works hard to ensure yours will retain its individuality as well as its antique value.

As part of our service, we will collect your rocking horse, identify the maker, prepare an estimate and send you a valuation, all free of charge. These beautiful creatures need to be taken care of, and at the Rocking Horse Hospital, we are more than happy to help. Contact us today for further assistance.

Exhibitions & Events


Burghley Horse Trials 2020 SADLY CANCELLED

2/09/2020 - 6/09/2020

The Burghley Horse Trials is a four day event packed with cross country, dressage and show jumping. Stevenson Brothers can be found in our regular position in Avenue H. Why not come along and have a ride and place your order for Christmas  Do call us and let's have a Virtual Tour together and you can see all the horses and choices, from the comfort of yur own home. 

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2020 Brochure

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Stevenson Brothers Rocking Horses

At Stevenson Brothers Rocking Horses, we have been hand-crafting rocking horses for over 30 years. The current range includes both new and limited edition pieces as well as miniatures, antique and restored horses. Each rocking horse is created to order and can be built to your exact wishes, perhaps in tribute to your own family horse. Choose the wood, finish, leather, tack, blanket, hair and more to create your dream rocking horse.

Our most popular rocking horses include classics such as the Dapple Grey (a favourite of Queen Victoria) and the Antiqued Oak. Limited edition pieces such as the rocking zebra (image above courtesy of Nicki Macfarlane) and Tinkerbell rocking horse as presented to Her Majesty The Queen are also popular and have become coveted collectible items. These are now all available to buy online in our rocking horse shop.

Create your Dream Rocking Horse

We can create a bespoke rocking horse for you which will become a unique treasure for your family for generations to come.

Choose the size, finish, leather, blanket colour, trim colour, embroidery and more to completely customise the look of your rocking horse. You can even send us your own materials to incorporate into the piece. 'Design your own' prices start from just £2,100 +vat. Contact us to design your own rocking horse.

If you have a rocking horse in need of some TLC, take a look at our rocking horse hospital which offers expert rocking horse restoration and repair to all models, new and old. As well as our rocking horse collections, you will also find a number of other handmade wooden products such as planters and see-saws, available for sale on this website. As a traditional rocking horse maker, we take great pride in our work and guarantee that every piece is handmade by an expert craftsperson. Find out more about Stevenson Brothers in our ‘About Us’ section, visit our social media pages (see links below) or browse our collection of rocking horses in the online shop.