Haddon rocking horses was the name given to the company started by John and Mary Labouchere in Oxfordshire England.
The rocking horses bodies were constructed from fiberglass rather than wood, as they were made with the intention of being durable & long lasting.
The moulds that Haddon used to craft their horses from were moulded from original Victorian F H Ayres & G & J Lines rocking horses. This can be seen in the Haddon rocking horses shape & style as it is today.
The swingstands were crafted from wood.
The earlier Haddon rocking horses are often found with the plaques still intact to the stand which have the place name of manufacture on, either "Didcott' or 'Wallingford' ( The eventer model on bow rockers was manufactured by Haddon circa 1970's ) one of their earliest made.
The thumbnail photos below show a variety of different styles / types of Haddon rockinghorse. Some are in the original Haddon condition and others are shown in their refurbished or restored condition.
Please note, the rocking horses on this page are not available for sale. The photos are for your interest only.
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Haddon 'Eventer' bow rocking horse
The below thumbnails show a Haddon rocking horse on a bow rocker. The rockinghorse itself was moulded from a G J Lines Victorian bow horse & the bows from laminated wood.
The first photo shows the horse having started it's restoration & in the white. The following photos show him with his progressive coats of paint, dapples applied and lastly antiquing to give him an old aged antique finish.
Circa 1970's One of the earlier Haddons.