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Name:Sue Gilholme
Comments:Yesterday we went to collect my rocking horse that had been with Janet for restoration. He`s beautiful again 128522; After 53 years he was in need of some specialist TLC! Needless to say my granddaughter is delighted and my mum says he`s exactly the same as the day they bought him. Thanks Janet for making a fantastic job and making us smile .
When:8/10/2016 1:49:50 PM
Name:Sue Gilholme
Comments:Yesterday we went to collect my rocking horse that had been with Janet for restoration. He`s beautiful again 128522; After 53 years he was in need of some specialist TLC! Needless to say my granddaughter is delighted and my mum says he`s exactly the same as the day they bought him. Thanks Janet for making a fantastic job and making us smile .
When:8/10/2016 1:47:13 PM
Comments:I have a early 1970 rocking horse to sell GJC
When:7/29/2016 5:07:56 AM
Name:Janet Green
Comments:Interesting to look at the rocking horses. I am in the process of restoring a Lines bros. (Triang) Sportiboy one. He was made between 1920 and 1926 according to my research. I enjoyed looking at your restored horses.
When:11/7/2015 3:43:58 PM
Name:ginny arter
Comments:We have an old disheveled pull along horse ... we would like to sell it! Would you be interested?
When:11/3/2015 11:47:22 AM
Comments:I have recently taken delivery of Berry, who had been wonderfully restored to his former glory by Janet and Alan who have done a fantastic job. Janet kept me informed and sent photos of how he was progressing and I am absolutely delighted with him, he`s beautiful. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Rocking Horse Stables to anyone.
When:5/19/2015 3:55:06 PM
Name:Sue Read
Comments:I have a G. J Lines horse in need of restoration and am looking for a base.
When:12/5/2014 4:48:20 PM
Comments:Hallo Janet, Vielen lieben Dank for sweet little Mango. He looks gorgeous and appears absolutely spirited. Really an artwork. The delivery works excellent, thanks to Alan. Mango just looking to me while Iím sitting in front of my computer. Thank you very much for the patience and plenty of e-mails and phone calls owing to the restoration. Liebe GrŁŖe, Cordula
When:9/1/2013 3:34:23 PM
Name:Audrey Coyle
Comments:Well i am now the proud owner of Marble,Janet created him into looking such a handsome wee traditional looking Rocking Horse on my behalf. : ) If your looking to buy or have restored a Rocking Horse then this lady is for you. Every step Janet keeps you informed asks you if your happy with the progress and works with you to how you would like your Rocking Horse to look. And transfer of any money is safe with Janet as i know how important of safety buying over the internet can be for us all. I also had to get Marbel delivered to me in Scotland Janet put me in touch with a courier and he got to me safe and well. All i can say now it was a pleasure to have found The Rocking Horse Stables and to have found Marble, and i would like to thank Janet very much for her time she spent and her knowledge on transforming my Marble. Please do not hesitate to use this site and this lovely lady ,you will be more than pleased with whatever Rocking Horse you wish to give a forever home to.
When:7/26/2013 10:17:20 AM
Comments:H is for HARRY my Hill Harrison horse. O for the good Old days when he was first carved. R for Resturation that JANET does so well. S a big Surprise to see him once again. E is for Elegance he`s looking so refine. S a Super old Rocking Horse that`s stood the test of time. Thanks again Janet, Shelagh.
When:11/21/2012 4:34:08 AM
Comments:A quick note to say how happy we are with our new Rocking Horse ďMackĒ. To be honest we were originally apprehensive of buying such an expensive item over the internet, from afar. However the rocking horse ordered was restored to our requirements with regular (sometimes daily!) communication and lots of photos as the restoration progressed, and money required in sensible payments. We also asked for some really odd things, (like a palomino paint job!) so it was good that everything was explained and examples of previous horses paint/manetail/saddlebridle options sent to me. Also worth saying the delivery man you recommended was also very good. I will send you a picture when Iíve got him up the stairs into our loft conversation, at the moment we are too busy admiring him in the living room :D Thanks a mil!
When:7/16/2012 11:46:42 AM
Name:Lesley Singer
Comments:Delighted to get Dapple back....he looks wonderful..many thanks for pix and updates along the way.
When:6/28/2012 3:53:16 PM
Name:Vanessa mcguinness
Comments:I am amazed by the transformation from a spray painted animal to a beautiful horse. Horatio is now a much loved member of the family, and I hope that my children will have much enjoyment from him in the years to come. Thanks so much for all the hard work!
When:10/19/2011 11:04:17 AM
Comments:Beautiful! Love the eyes you do...
When:9/5/2011 3:38:31 PM
Comments:Thank you for introducing me to TRUMPET last year.I thought from the start he was a good looking horse, even though age had taken its toll on him.Janet brought him back to life and now he stands looking grand in my kitchen. Hes quite unique and extra special,any history of Trumpet would complete the saga.Over one hundred years since the 1890s, lots of children and adults alike, would have loved him.I`m so proud to own him now.
When:6/26/2011 8:37:35 AM
Comments:Thank you Janet for my simply lovely filly Topsy.Beautifully restored, a treasure to now own in such perfect condition. Looking forward to a stablemate in the future. Best wishes to you and your family x.
When:6/18/2011 7:58:57 AM
Comments:just taken charge of willow. He is gorgeous. A big thank you to Janet and also Allan for delivering all the way to Beverley.Willow will be treasured for years to happy with him
When:1/21/2011 5:47:36 PM
Comments:It made my day when I came across The Rocking Horse Stables. I had been lusting after a rocking horse since I was little. Having put some money aside and `grown up!` I decided I would try and find one. I struggled to find anyone who dealt with Rocking Horses in the North of England until I came across the Rocking Horse Stables. My family and I made the trip to Whitley Bay in May and chose Lottie, a J R Smith horse which was to be restored. I was kept up to date throughout the process and Lottie was delivered in November. She is gorgeous. You can see a picture of her in the `Sold` page. Janet did a fab job on her and compared to how she looked originally, she is hardly recognisable. I am now on the lookout for another horse having well and truly got the bug. Janet remains a constant source of advice and info. I can heartly recommend her services. Janet and her husband are honest, down to earth people and really easy to deal with. The rocking horses speak for themselves. They are a piece of art and a joy to own.
When:12/2/2010 3:09:52 PM
Name:Susan Davison
Comments:Thanks for Wellington he is quite lovely.
When:6/29/2010 6:50:17 PM
Name:Jim and Pat Swan
Comments:Hi Janet, We were delighted with the end result and Max stands proudly in our lounge and is now used by my Grandaughter, Jenn and Freya. Max is a topic of conversation with all visitors. My Paretns gave me Max when I was 2 years old in 1946. After looking at several restorers and seeing Janets work at her home and at very reasonable cost we decided to place him at Rocking Horse Stables. We were able to follow his progress regularly on line. Thank you for a wonderful restoration I will treasure him for the rest of my days. Best wishes Patricia.
When:6/28/2010 10:33:21 AM
Name:Cheryl Johnson and Leaf
Comments:I am now the proud owner of Leaf - a horse that has been restored by Janet. I first viewed her in her dilapidated state at the end of last year - she is now beautiful having been brought back to her original condition. She takes pride of place on my landing window sill and is clearly enjoying the admiring glances- sadly no-one will be riding her.
When:6/6/2010 9:49:34 AM
Name:Libby Bailey
Comments:Hi Janet Thanks very much for pointing me in the right direction to buy the large 54 inch high x 85 inch long bow Lines from the States. The US seller was wonderful and couldn`t be of more help. It is 3 months since I first contacted you and he, `Pennsylvania`, has finally arrived after all the negiating, packing, crating, trucking, shipping, customs and quarantine, but it was worth it. He is certainly quite grand and as big as a 10.5 hands high pony. I can`t believe how well balanced he is - you just give him one rock and he goes on and on. Thanks again and all the best. Libby Bailey, `Craigie Lea` Murrami, Australia
When:4/10/2010 9:46:47 AM
Name:Catherine Munday
Comments:I am so glad that we came to you to bring Casper back to his best. He is now a loving remembrance for myself and Barbara of a close friend taken from us far too soon. His restoration was one of the projects which she was unable to fulfil. He has pride of place standing in the bay window of our house and has already attracted many admiring looks from friends and relatives. Even our two house rabbits have taken a liking to him, although their appreciation, seeing him as a gnawing challenge, is not appreciated! (We have taken preventative measures!) Although his restoration was my daughter`s 21st birthday present, I just hope she never works out how to get him up into her bedroom! Many thanks for your dedication in working to meet a very tight deadline and best wishes for the future.
When:1/29/2010 9:31:49 PM
Comments:what a fantastic site this has made me even more eager for a horse.
When:1/25/2010 9:40:06 PM
Name:Jody Puch
Comments:. Wow !! Blueberry is beautiful, way better than I had expected and the photos just canít do her justice. I must say that your customer service is exceptional and your product is amazing. I have no hesitation in recommending The Rocking Horse Stables to anyone. Keep up the good work. Kindest Regards Jody Puch,London
When:12/9/2009 7:37:28 PM
Name:Grace Gilbride
Comments:I could`nt resist Peanut the tricycle horse, when we were down collecting Whisper from Janet, so we bought him and he`s just lovely. Janet and her husband showed us how the dappling is done on her beautiful horses.Thank you both so much.Peanut now sits facing Whisper in our lounge.
When:12/8/2009 7:04:24 PM
Name:Erica Edwards-Wigham
Comments:I have just picked up `Apple` after a full restoration. She looks absolutely beautiful and looks better than I can ever remember! Janet did exactly as I asked and kept me updated on Apples progress via email pictures. I can`t wait to see my little girls face on Christmas Day! Thank you so much Janet I would highly recommend you!
When:11/29/2009 10:03:01 PM
Name:Grace Gilbride
Comments:I have just been down to the Newcastle area to meet Janet and her Husband and of course to pick up my beautiful WHISPER whom Janet has restored beautifully keep doing what your doing Janet your fantastic. I have also recommended Janet to a friend who is looking for an antique rocking horse. Best Wishes
When:11/24/2009 6:31:51 PM
Name:vicky smith
Comments:wow! dottie is absolutely wonderful - we are over the moon with her - as is our daughter - can`t thank you enough Janet - always looked forward to updated e-mails, and we felt very much part of the way dottie finally looked - thanks xxx
When:10/20/2009 8:37:12 PM
Name:Peter Mentell
Comments:The horse has been brilliantly restored. The information and photos that is given during restoration is excellent. Can highly recommend the service.
When:10/8/2009 1:31:31 PM
Name:Chris, Fiona Harker
Comments:`Spirit` is a fabulous addition to our home! we all love him- kids and adults!!! he is beautiful. Janet did an amazing job in making him look top class!! Would recommend them to anyone. 100. Thanks JANET XXXXX
When:10/5/2009 10:21:37 PM
Name:julian Spencer
Comments:If you are game have a look under the saddle leather on the Reobuck rocking horse you have and you will find a newspaper from the day he was made. It washow they dated the manufacture. Obviously if the horse has been restored at any time the paper will be missing. A very nice find though if its there. Cheers Julian
When:9/5/2009 8:48:05 AM
Name:larissa caheny
When:8/7/2009 6:22:13 PM
Name:Les Pape
Comments:Congratulations! You must be really happy to have such an impressive and rewarding business. Best of Luck for the future.
When:7/2/2009 5:43:22 PM
Name:Janet Leach
Comments:Iam really delighted with the restoration of the rocking horse I purchased, it looks exactly as I would have imagined my perfect horse to be. It has been very exciting to watch each stage of the restoration. Thank you.
When:6/20/2009 10:13:08 AM
Name:grace gilbride
Comments:what wonderful rocking horses you have I have been looking for one that I could afford and your prices are reasonable I will be in touch when I know I can make it down to see them. Thanks
When:6/17/2009 10:34:30 AM
Comments:Thanks so very much for taking your time to create this very useful and informative site. I have learned a lot from your site. Thanks!!
When:5/3/2009 4:45:25 PM
Comments:Fascinating site and well worth the visit. I will be backC
When:5/1/2009 7:38:58 PM
Comments:Interesting website. I have a Roebuck Rocking Horse very much like the one you have displayed on your `Case Studies`tab. We ourselves have had it for over 30 years and would be interested to hear from you about it.
When:2/2/2009 3:06:04 AM
Name:susan mcgartland
Comments:fantastic! purchase over the moon with the horse!
When:12/28/2008 12:07:30 PM
Name:Pat Williams
Comments:Cool site.
When:11/27/2008 8:04:03 AM
Name:Catherine Humble
Comments:I would highly recommend Janets restoration skills,she restored Caspar to exactly my specifications and I am DELIGHTED with the results.Keep up the good work!!
When:11/8/2008 7:30:50 PM
Name:K. Brooke
Comments:10/10 for Rocking Horse Stables! We purchased `Washington` who has been so expertly and sympathetically restored he is completely unrecognisable from when he first arrived in Whitely Bay. Janet constantly kept in touch with updates until his safe arrival, and we cannot rate this lady highly enough!!
When:10/28/2008 10:36:49 AM
Name:Andrea Casey
Comments:I am incredibly pleased with my purchase of Feather from The Rocking Horse Stables. I have been looking for a `perfect` and affordable dapple for my little girl for a couple of years now. I know that this Christmas she will get her wish from Santa. Thank you Janet, for being so helpful and professional with everything. I will definitely highly recommend you to all. Andrea, Plymouth
When:10/22/2008 10:24:19 AM
Name:robbie and lorna drever
Comments:we are the proud owner,s of malt, our horse travelled from orkney to be restored by janet.It was a difficult thing to put your trust in someone so far away but we had no worry,s there, janet made a fantastic job of malt we can,t stop looking at him this lady really knows her horses thanks janet regards robbie and lorna
When:8/28/2008 8:25:12 PM
Name:Ernie Parvis
Comments:I have been building rocking horses for more than 33 years and the info I have gotten from people who care enough to restore and build rocking horses has been worth a million dollars to me. I thank all of you.
When:5/19/2008 8:26:50 PM
Name:Catherine Humble
Comments:I am delighted with my horse purchase,I have watched `Pips`transformation with great excitement and was rewarded with a fine piece of art work.I am already on the lookout for another purchase from this site!!
When:5/11/2008 6:07:57 PM
Name:marilyn how
Comments:I would like to say how happy I am with my Rocking Horse and helpful and kind you both are, I will certainly recommend you to me friends. Thankyou very much Marilyn
When:5/7/2008 5:11:43 PM
Comments:Just a quick email to thank you for the beautiful, virtually bespoke, rocking horse you delivered. Janet is incredibly patient and listened to my countless requests. I would have no hesitation dealing with this company again. Many thanks and best wishes for the future
When:4/11/2008 3:38:02 PM
Name:Sally Harris
Comments:We took receipt of our rocking horse this Christmas and we are ecstatic. The expressions on our four children`s faces on Christmas morning will always be treasured. The quality of Janet`s workmanship and professionalism was first class and she deserves every success. I would highly recommend Janet to anyone looking to purchase a rocking horse, I think she offers one of the best selections of rocking horses I have seen at a competitive price, coupled with great customer service and craftmanship.
When:1/31/2008 7:37:25 AM
Name:Sandra Alder
Comments:I just love your rocking horses, who wouldn`t...They are incredible piece of art work.
When:12/31/2007 12:00:35 AM
Name:Catherine Coley
Comments:We bought Parsley, an Ayres horse restored by Janet, for our children for Christmas 2007. Parsley is simply beautiful and we are thrilled with her. She looked great in photos, but is even more graceful in real life. Needless to say, she has been a big hit with the children as well, even our boisterous boys. We chose Parsley from a selection of unrestored horses back in August, and (with numerous helpful suggestions and guidance) Janet restored her to our specifications. We were involved in every stage of the process, and Janet sent us lots of updates and pictures - it was exciting to see progress as it was made. Parsley was finished and delivered promptly in time for Christmas too, as promised! Thank you Janet! If you are thinking of buying a rocking horse, I would thoroughly recommend Rocking Horse Stables.
When:12/29/2007 9:10:32 PM
Comments:Rhubarb arrived at his new home just before Christmas. He is exquisite. Janet is a true artist what a fantastic restoration she has done on Rhubarb. I am over the moon with him. So much so that I have now bought a second beautiful F H Ayres Rocking Horse Oisin. Janet located for me. He is now at Janest stables awaiting his restoration. I canít praise Janet enough as an artist. She is very honourable in her Business dealing. And has always been willing to help and advise. Thank a Million Mary
When:12/29/2007 11:16:55 AM
Name:Kerry Chamberlin
Comments:I`m green with envy!! You have the most beautiful selection of rocking horses from different makers in the UK. We have the lovely Roebucks, but I really am jealous of the diversity and number of rocking horses you have. Congratulations on a wonderful, informative website. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing.
When:11/9/2007 5:13:51 AM
Name:Josie King
Comments:Pepper arrived in Colchester safely after a long journey from Whitley Bay and has settled into his new stable very well. His new owner thinks he is beautiful and will treasure him. Many thanks to Janet for the speedy, accurate and straightforward transaction.
When:11/7/2007 3:02:53 PM
Name:Marg Livens
Comments:I loved reading your case studies and seeing pics of your restorations. I`m renovating a family Collinsons horse now and it`s challenging to say the least!
When:10/16/2007 10:09:31 PM
Name:Will Mennell
Comments:I would like to say a very big thankyou to the lovely, friendly people at the stables, who made buying our horse, `Parsnip`, so straightforward and enjoyable. It really was a pleasure and we hope to meet you again!
When:6/27/2007 11:21:51 AM
Comments:My Grandpa gave me Dobbin as WW2 ended,I was two.My Father gave him a lick of paint and new saddle,tack etc when my Daughter was two. I now have a Granddaughter who will be two soon. Dobbin was brought out of his dusty old stable in Spring and looked a sorry sight. I went to my PC and searched for someone to restore him to his former lovable state. Luckily I stumbled across Janet. What a delightful person to be in touchwith re Rocking Horses. We emailed re Dobbin,his history etc etc. The result was Dobbin leaving his home in the Midlands for the North East. Janet worked on him during the summer and e mailed me at each stage of her restorative procedures and sent pictures.Last Thursday Dobbin came home and he looks absolutely stunning! I can`t wait to see my Granddaughter`s face when he goes to live with her in the South.If you have a Rocking Horse in need of some TLC then Janet is the talented lady you need to contact.
When:6/9/2007 8:19:43 AM
Name:Julia Hinchcliff
Comments:I initially contacted Janet for impartial advice, which I received. Our emails continued in good faith and we were offered a wonderful Lines sportiboy 2, which Janet was in the process of restoring. We had the exciting task of choosing colours - mane/tail, saddlecloth etc. At no time were we asked for deposit monies or any sort of financial contribution until we had inspected her ourselves on completion. Janet is very straighforward and honest. There was never any `hard sell` to purchase. Our purchase was for a very special birthday present for our 4 year old daughter. Janet thankyou, I highly recommend you and your expertise.
When:6/6/2007 3:50:04 PM
Name:Harry and Jill
Comments:Some lovely horses! We look forward to a visual inspection soon .
When:5/15/2007 5:45:16 PM
Name:Trev Lee/Ju Aylen
Comments:It`s difficult to trust somebody you are giving hundreds of pounds to, whom you`ve never met, to pay for goods you haven`t seen.But there was nothing to worry about. Agreed price 1st April, goods dispatched from Whitley Bay Wednesday 4th April, arrived in Wiltshire Good Friday morning 9.30am 6th April.Chuffed to bits with `Eve`,she`s just what we wanted. Many thanks to Janet Beveridge for straightforward, honest and professional dealings. Also many thanks to A2B couriers for their very reliable service.Good luck for the future, best regards Trev Ju.
When:4/13/2007 9:22:55 PM
Name:hilary kitchin
Comments:Looking forward to seeing the new restorations. Beautiful horses. xx
When:4/2/2007 6:26:55 PM
Comments:Just received Mulberry, my first horse, definately wont be the last. He`s lovely. Friendly helpful service shall visit often.
When:3/19/2007 4:39:02 PM
Name:Milly Beveridge
Comments:yo moma j love the web it`s like so awsome it looks so groovy man
When:1/15/2007 8:08:22 PM
Name:Jane Grey
Comments:Janet, A very BIG thankyou for the fantastic restoration you have done on Star. Everyone in the family are delighted with his appearance - so much so that they are arguing over whose room he is going to stay in!! Anyone looking for a restoration on their precious rocking horse - LOOK NO FURTHER - I can personally assure you that Janet takes great pride, care and pays meticulous attention to every miniscule detail in ALL that she does - EVERY rocking horse is lavished with love.
When:1/6/2007 11:01:08 PM
Name:Justine Cosson
Comments:A wonderful horse, sympathetically restored and to a high standard. Very friendly communications and helpful service. I appreciated the website - simple and effective. Highly recommend. Thanks very much.
When:12/28/2006 12:30:39 PM
Name:richard ing
Comments:a lovely product and so helpfull with purchase and delivery. thank you very much
When:12/19/2006 10:54:14 AM
Comments:Great site and friendly people with a genuine enthusiasm for what they do. A fine selection of horses at honest prices, good luck with the new business!
When:11/24/2006 6:35:17 PM
Name:susan castle
Comments:I am the proud new owner of Master Teddy. I was not disappointed- he is exquisite. Janet was extremely helpful with my endless questions and concerns. She felt like a friend. I now have the collectors bug and shall be a frequent visitor to The Rocking Horse Stables.
When:11/12/2006 3:05:02 PM
Name:Mum and Dad
Comments:Excellent website. Well done !
When:10/29/2006 4:30:30 PM
Name:Joan and Danny Co
Comments:Very impressed! We all wish you luck in your new enterprise!
When:10/26/2006 4:18:41 PM
Name:Ken Johnson
When:10/10/2006 3:50:26 PM
Name:Claire Sheehan
Comments:Nice one Mrs B!!
When:9/26/2006 12:30:03 PM
Name:Gary Duncan
Comments:Excellent site, will definately buy my next horse from this site!
When:9/25/2006 5:49:44 PM
Name:Gordon Goldie
Comments:The best site of this kind in the North of England!! The standard of workmanship is superb I will buy again
When:9/25/2006 11:58:47 AM
Name:Debbie Walsh
Comments:An exciting new website! Some fine horses and at really good prices. Hope to see more.
When:9/25/2006 11:08:23 AM
Name:Jane Cummings
Comments:Well done you! I know this was your ambition and I truly hope it`s the start of a wonderful life for you and your family. I send you our love and best wishes xxx
When:6/12/2006 4:19:41 PM
Name:Alison Meegan
Comments:Love the new website - great to see horses at affordable prices. Good luck Janet.
When:5/10/2006 7:50:57 AM
Name:Eppie Beveridge
Comments:Mum I love your web its really cool, but the hair looks a bit fuzzy ! Love Eppie x
When:3/10/2006 6:44:02 PM
Comments:A lovely website, recommended to me by another rocking horse restorer. Some lovely horses.
When:1/12/2006 12:04:50 PM
Name:Keith & Christine Baxter
Comments:Colin was bought for our daughter Katie 25 years ago and has now been passed down to our Grandson Callum.We thought he needed a facelift so he has had his cracks repaired on his body, teeth and eyes repainted and a lovely mane and forelock fitted. Now he looks brand new again, thanks to Janet. Thanks once again, Keith Christine and Callum.

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