Commissioned by Highgrove, this reproduction of the classic FH Ayres rocking horse is based on the same rocking horse which King Charles III played on as a child. This horse has been affectionately named ‘Winston’ in memory of his Grandfather’s - King George VI’s - favourite horse.
Handmade by Stevenson Brothers and photographed at Clarence House to celebrate our 35th anniversary, this is a very special piece indeed.
Stevenson Brothers are the only company licenced to reproduce the traditional FH Ayres shaped rocking horse which, in this case, is hand-carved from Tulipwood. ‘Winston’ is finished with hand-painted features, matched to the same dapple-grey pattern as the original rocking horse on which he was based.
His flowing mane and tail are made from real horse hair, while his tack, which includes a removeable bridle and saddle, is made from the finest hand-stitched English leather.
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, which has been numbered and dated.
A personal touch has been added to the Royal blue woollen numnah, which has been made in King Charles' racing colours and hand embroidered with the Prine of Wales cypher in gold and silk threads. The horse is fitted with a secret locking compartment, perfect for safely storing treasured keepsakes.
Winston, The Highgrove Horse
As each piece is handmade to order, there will be a wait of approximately 8-10 weeks for your rocking horse. We will let you know an accurate timescale when we receive your order.
There may be an additional charge for certain accessories. This will be advised when we contact you to finalise all options for your order.
Delivery: Local delivery is included within a 20 mile radius for all our rocking horses. Alternatively, you can collect your rocking horse from our showroom in Kent and even take a tour of the workshop at the same time.
UK mainland delivery is charged at £350. We will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time to deliver your horse.
Shipping: An additional charge will be applicable to overseas orders; we will provide up-to-date shipping costs when we call you to discuss your order. If you are not happy with these shipping costs, we will offer you the option to arrange your own courier, collect from the workshop or to cancel and provide a refund for your order.