Entries are now OPEN for the 39th Annual Horse in Art Exhibition at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, Tuxford. The exhibition runs from 15th -29th September.

Entries Close Midnight 1st August

TO ENTER. All the relevant information and entry form plus PayPal online payment for the Horse in Art at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery Tuxford can be found here

Once again we return to Sally Mitchell’s Gallery and are building on the successes of 2017.  Awards will be presented, including Best in Show and details are to follow, both on the website and on facebook. Please read the Guidance Notes for the exhibition carefully.


We are thrilled to confirm that the British Sporting Art Trust continues its much valued support of the Society.

The Trust’s primary objective is to promote all aspects of sporting art and the support of practitioners is seen as an important part of this aim. To this end we are pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the British Sporting Art Trust’s Bursary will enable SEA Friend Member Jane Leitch, to attend the week long Residential Workshop at Porlock at the beginning of June. You will be hearing about her week from Jane herself as she will be posting on social media and will also be writing an article for The Trust’s autumn newsletter. The residential week is unique opportunity to progress your practice as an equestrian artist, without distractions and with experienced tutors on hand to guide artists as they paint both horses and equestrians from life.

Read more about BSAT on their website. http://www.bsat.co.uk/  BSAT curate the National Collection of Sporting Art and are based at Palace HouseNational Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. The BSAT collection forms the foundation collection at the Fred Packard Museum and Art Galleries of British Sporting Art. Peter Jensen one of our Patrons is currently the Chairman of the Trustees.

Image Copyright Janey Leitch

NOTICE, posted 9th May 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Summer Open Exhibition, Newmarket, due to be held in July has had to be cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Those who have already entered will shortly receive refunds of their entry fees. Though this is a great disappointment please be assured that the main exhibition, the Horse In Art, at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, Tuxford will be going ahead as planned and promises to be a truly wonderful event, so please enter your work for this instead with every confidence. Enquiries as always to



The SEA aims to promote the practice of equestrian painting and sculpture and the public appreciation of this art. It runs workshops and lectures around the country, led by Full Members and invited experts. There is now an emphasis on encouraging young artists with a range of new initiatives.

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The SEA 2017 Awards