were totally pleased..." Chris Eure
Shouts of joy! Miles of smiles!
Fully functional and an absolute delight! No one has yet
looked at the Children's Delight without grinning. The
wooden pipes of the hand-cranked street organ provide
appropriate soft "OOM-PAH-PAH" music traditional
to this vehicle.
The Foxfield Races booked the "Children's Delight"
to appear at the fall running of their steeplechase for
the benefit of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Patrick
Butterfield, Race Director comments: "Fred Scott's
antique carousel was a real asset to the Fall 2000 Foxfield
Races. Its uniqueness and beauty greatly enhanced the
Painted Pony Ball and added to the festivities of Family
Day at Foxfield."
Anne Tate, Marketing Director, adds: "We fashioned
the theme for the Fall 2000 Foxfield Races around Bundoran
Farm's painstakingly restored antique kiddy carousel.
The whimsical nature, bright colors, and unique charm
of this spirited 'toy' was enjoyed by the children who
could take a ride, as well as the parents and spectators
who watched them.
Eure, Executive Director of Recording for the Blind and
Dyslexic, was ecstatic: "We were totally pleased.
The carousel made our event. The Foxfield Races staff
tells us that ours was the 'most successful Foxfield ever',
and we believe that was in large part due to the media
coverage of the carousel drawing people to the Races While
the carousel appearance fee might seem like a lot, we
absolutely got full value for our investment. Over 1,500
children rode on it at Foxfield. What a joy! We appreciate
Bundoran's staff being so available for pre-event publicity
from beginning to end."
Before restoration and After restoration
images shown here. It was a fun job, but
we don't want to do it again!
The Children's Delight is the last of its kind. There
are no other known horse-drawn kiddy carousels remaining
in the United States and only one or two in Great Britain.
This exceptionally rare and valuable vehicle has been
fully restored by the Bundoran farm
crew and then redecorated by Kathy
The only thing close to our horse-drawn
Carousel is the Bundoran Farm stationary
Kiddy Carousel which is suitable for a private or
secluded park space, bank lobby, or corporate atrium.
The horses are 1910 original Mangell's aluminum castings
of an Ilions carving. It's available for long-term lease.