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The Rocking Horse Shop

Contact name: The Rocking Horse Shop
Total bookings
over 12 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Anthony Dew started designing and making wooden rocking horses back in 1976, and even now, almost 5 decades on, under the leadership of Becca and James The Rocking Horse Shop is a family owned business. We are based in a small village called Fangfoss, overlooked by the Yorkshire Wolds. We have our workshops, specialising in woodwork, leatherwork, metalwork and painting. We have 3 main strands to our work - Hand carved horses, Restorations and Make your Own. 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).

Courses, kits & gifts

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Carve a Decorative Rocking Horse course
3 days
Next date: 6th Sep 2024
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Carve a Rocking Horse Head Course
3 days
Next date: 16th Oct 2024
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Make Your Own Rocking Horse Tack
6 hours
Next date: 19th Jul 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
4 Jul 18'

Den reviewed: Carve a Decorative Rocking Horse course

"I just wanted to say a great big thank you to all of you for the kindness and patience shown whilst on the course last week. The actual course far surpassed anything that I was expecting and I really enjoyed the whole experience from the moment I arrived until the moment I left for home, I think I had a tear in my eye (but I think that was because they were full of sawdust from the sanding) but joking aside everything was just so perfect, the tuition, food, company and accommodation and I have done nothing but think and talk about it since I came home, so yet again many thanks and I will most certainly be in touch in the near future."

12 Aug 16'

Mike Booth reviewed: Carve a Rocking Horse Head Course

"Its hard to find new words to describe this course after looking at all the past reviews. Lets just say it was everything and more that I'd hoped but with great Yorkshire Hospitality thrown in. What a team they have down there. With very little carving experience I came away with a head -- and the rest of the kit to build the whole horse at home. Went on the course at the end of June and I have a completed horse sitting in my conservatory today 2 months later. Support from the Team has been great throughout. Believe me they wont leave you out there on your own if you need assistance. One complaint -- they don't tell you that this is very very addictive. One problem -- which horse to do next. If you are dithering about going on this course, don't, just book it"

28 Jun 16'

Andrew Binnie reviewed: Carve a Rocking Horse Head Course

"A really satisfying course, executed at a steady pace, in a relaxed atmosphere. There was a perfect level of instruction, anecdotes and fun and we all learned a great deal. Having done a little woodcarving already, I still learned a lot and it was such a luxury to be able to have three days dedicated to carving, rather than finding the odd hour here and there. Those in our group who were new to carving also learned a lot and were not scared at all as Tony taught in such a positive manner. Thanks very much to Tony as I thoroughly enjoyed this course and might well be back for another."

28 Oct 15'

Jack Stevens reviewed: Carve a Rocking Horse Head Course

"Brilliant course, a nice simple format, watch Tony do a bit then try to copy it!! Everyone on the course made an excellent carving so it must work. Not only is Tony a gifted carver and teacher all the staff in the shop are marvellous, you couldn't meet a more friendly and helpful bunch. If you're considering this course don't dither just book it."

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