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SACKVILLE SCULPTURES

Company which produced bronzes by various artists. There was a bronze of a Welsh Cob foal by Adrian Horsley produced in an edition of 50 during the mid 1970s.  It is believed this company is no longer trading.

 

P.C.& R. SCHAAY

Norfolk rocking horse makers. They appear to be still trading.

 

ANDY SCOTT

Scottish sculptor who began making figures of horses around 1998. His work includes larger than life sculptures.  www.scottsculptures.co.uk

 

SCULPTURE 2000

Model-by-numbers kits by animal sculptor Geoff Tiney of Northampton.  These kits consisted of slot-together wood armatures over which Plasticine was moulded.  They were available around the mid 1980s and are assumed to be no longer made.

 

SEBEL

Makers of pressed steel toys which included several sit-on horses such as the ‘Prairie Prancer’ and ‘Range Rider’.  Sebel was the parent company of Mobo toys.

 

RICHARD SEFTON

Began sculpting in 1975 and has made many bronzes.  His name is also well known for the animal models made by Country Artists which include heavy horses and donkeys.

 

SENATER

Unusual wooden rocking horses aimed at the younger rider. Made in Cornwall. www.senater.co.uk

 

SHADOW

Woollen model horses and ponies made by collector Cyndy Robertshaw in the 1980s. These were made from a wire frame bound with wool and came in many breeds and colours. A host of accessories was also made, from tack and riders to stables and carts.  No longer made.

 

SHEBEG

Pottery company based in the Isle Of Man. There have been several equine pieces made over the years. 

 

MARTIN SHEINER

Sculptor. A hunt scene in bronze was made in the 1980s. No other information available.

 

SHERATT & SIMPSON

Resin models, mainly of animals. Were originally made in Staffordshire but are now made abroad. Lots of horses and ponies available.

 

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HANNAH SHERGOLD

Sculptor specialising in animal portraits. Based in Gloucestershire.  Her work includes bronze horse busts and some full models of horses. www.hannahshergold.com

 

SHIRECRAFT

Pottery company which made harnessed heavy horses. No longer available.

 

SHROPSHIRE ROCKING HORSES

Traditional style horses made in Shrewsbury by Susan Barker. www.shropshirerockinghorses.co.uk

 

BELINDA SILLARS

Sculptor of many equestrian bronzes and resins, based in Suffolk. She has made a number of major equestrian sporting trophies.  www.belindasillars.com

 

SIMPLY SOLDIERS

Essex based company making metal reproductions of old Britains figures. There are several horses included.

 

TONY SINNETT

Rocking horses in the traditional style in a choice of colours and markings. www.tonysinnett.co.uk

 

S.J.’S MINIS

Hand sculpted animals in 1/12th scale. A pony mare and foal were made in the late 2000s. It appears that they are no longer being made.

 

JOHN SKEAPING

1901 - 1980.  Probably Britain’s most important contemporary artist and sculptor.  Many equine bronzes were made, from racehorses to heavies at work.

 

SMALL WORLD

Miniature cold cast resin animals made in the Highlands of Scotland.  Range included a horse.  It is not known whether these are still available.

 

MAJORIE SMITH

Pottery figures made in Cheltenham.  There was a model made of a horse with children.

 

SU SMITH

Papier- mache model horses made by a collector in the 1980s.

 

GEOFFREY SNELL

Sculptor of many equine bronzes and trophies. Go to www.geoffreysnell-sculptor.com to see his work.

 

SPARTAN EQUESTRIAN

Makers of the first Mini Marvels soft toy ponies during the 1990s. See ‘Maywoods Mini Marvels’ for more information.

 

SPECIAL HORSE Co.

Hand carved rocking horses made in Middlesex. Many sizes and styles, mostly the more unusual ornamental type rather than traditional toys.  Not known if these are still made.

 

MARGARET SPENCER

Rocking horse maker from Devon. The company was established in 1967 and produces horses in many sizes and styles.  www.margaret-spencer.co.uk

 

JEAN SPOUSE

Sculptor who had models made by Heredites. No other information available.

 

SPROUT ROCKING HORSES

Somerset based maker. No other information available.

 

STABLE MATES TOYS

Traditionally made rocking horses by Alan Mitchell of Suffolk. www.stablematestoys.co.uk

 

STAFFORDSHIRE POTTERY

Antique china figures. Well known are the ‘Flatback’ models. Several of these included stylised horses with riders.

 

STANLEY’S ROCKING HORSES

No information at the moment.

 

STEF

Models by Stef Ottevanger of North Yorkshire. She made a large range of country and farming models including several horses and ponies of various breeds and colours. More recently, she makes bronzed resin sculptures of animals.  www.stefottevanger.co.uk

 

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STEVENSON BROTHERS

Rocking horses made by twins Tony and Marc Stevenson of Kent. Traditional style horses. www.stevensonbros.com

 

ISTA STODDART 

Bronze and bronze resin sculptures.  Some horses were made.  No other information available.

 

STOKE MODELS

Fur fabric and animal skin models ponies made by Mrs. A. Stokes of Plymouth.  There were six colours available, each model standing around 13” tall.  These were made around the mid 1980s and are no longer available.

 

STONECAST

Rubber moulds and stonecast powder model making kits. They produced a Thelwell set in the 1980s.

 

STUDIO ZALMEN

Pottery animal models made in Devon. Some horses were available. No longer made.

 

SUFFOLK ROCKING HORSES

Traditional horses in full size or miniature. www.suffolkrockinghorses.com

 

SUGAR CUBES

A range of small resin or fur fabric ponies. These are a cartoon style children’s toy. www.sugar-cubes-ponies.com

 

SUPER CAST

Plaster model kits to make your own models. The range included a set of three Thelwell ponies, made in the late 1980s.  The company is still trading and still makes a few equine moulds, such as a Zebra and donkey.

 

SYLVAC

Pottery company formed in 1935 by Shaw & Copestake. Several horses were made, from heavies to lying foals in both horse and non-horse colours. The factory closed in 1982.


SZEILER

Pottery studio founded in Stoke-on-Trent in 1951 by Hungarian Joseph Szeiler.  Many animal models were made, including ponies and donkeys in a mostly stylised fashion.  The studio closed in 1986 when Joseph died.  Some of the company’s moulds were bought by Moorland Pottery.

 

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