A brimming, huge warehouse of carousel and merry-go-round expertise, restoration, documentation, and preservation.   


Whatever you seek in the world of carousel, Running Horse Studio is the one-stop shop. RHS began its' journey with a Dentzel mule in the early 1980's, and  has since burgeoned into one of the world's largest collections.

They are not simply renowned for their stellar restorations. Do you know your Dentzels from your Looffs? Your Allan Herschells from your Herschell-Spillmans?

Running Horse Studio offers identification, and appraisal services.  We offer assistance with the location and purchase of carousel figures and facades, someone "in your corner" amidst a world of fake figures and uninformed antique dealers. The Running Horse Studio collection numbers over 400 strong, and not for sale, so our integrity is sincere to help you find your authentic piece at a fair price. Lourinda and her team stand respected as an expert source for the known and the obscure in animal identification, for original, classic, or neo-restoration, for historical knowledge, and an avid passion in all things carousel, or merry-go-round, however it is that you prefer to identify the marvelous, and beautiful, behemoth machines.

   Welcome! If you have been searching for real information and expertise on all  

things related to antique carousels,  you have found it!

   Running Horse Studio stands as the  

 clearing house for the very best in every   aspect of historic carousel figures and  their restoration. Please take a moment to visit, enjoy the photos and information and know that I you have questions, the answers will be found here.

    Thanks for visiting! 

Your single place for all things Carousel...

"back to factory" carousel restorations,

piece identification, evaluation, historical research,

and contemporary carousel culture information

Lourinda Bray's

Running Horse Studio



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