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 enabled SEA Friend Member Jane Leitch, to attend the week long Residential Workshop at Porlock at the beginning of June. 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.

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FIRST WORKSHOP OF 2019!! To view details and to book via the website click the link 

March 17th Winter Workshop Stafford – click here
Theme: Preparing to Draw Horses From Life Tutor: Alison Wilson SEA (author of ‘Drawing and Painting Horses’, Crowood Press)

Announcement – The 40th  Annual Horse in Art Exhibition will take place at Sally Mitchell’s beautiful gallery, The Newcastle Arms, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire NG22 0LA

The Gypsy Cob

Malcolm Coward HSEA – ‘The Gypsy Cob’



Sunday 15th – Saturday 28th September, 2019

Entries Open – Forms and Guidance notes are available HERE or contact the admin






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.

Membership of the Society is open to anyone. Friend Members who are artists may apply to be considered for promotion to Associate Members (ASEA), who in turn may become Full Members (SEA) by exhibiting their work with the Society over a number of years. There are around 450 members, many of whom are based overseas.

The Society was set up in 1979 by ten founder members under the Chairmanship of Norman Hoad, a notable equestrian and aviation artist.

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The SEA 2017 Awards