2023 Horse in Art

November 08th, 2023

Category: Latest Updates

A very busy Private View on Monday 9th October was greatly enjoyed by all.

The Hon. James Bethell and his wife Sally officiated and James presented the Awards, representing his cousin, our President, Lord Grimthorpe,
The Award Winners were as follows:

The Michael Harding Oil Painting Prize generously sponsored by Michael Harding and open to all levels of membership was won by Malcolm Coward HSEA for his painting ‘Ponies For Sale’


Michael Harding Watercolour Prize open to all levels of membership was awarded to Colin Allbrook HSEA ROI RSMA for his delightful painting ‘Fading LIght, Exmoor’


The Sally Mitchell Fine Art Ltd Christmas Card Prize. The painting  chosen for this hotly contested award was  ‘All Weathers’ by Jane Braithwaite SEA 

The Unison Pastel Prize for the best pastel painting in the exhibition was Brian Halton, a new Friend member with his pastel painting ‘Baaeed’

Rosemary’s Brushes Prize  Rosemary’s of Rosemary’s Brushes awarded her prize to Jane Braithwaite SEA for the painting ‘Room With a View’ 

he BSAT Sculpture Prize  All sculptures are eligible for this award which is generously sponsored by the British Sporting Art Trust. We are indebted to the Trust who have supported the Society for many years. Sally Bethell expertly judged this award and chose Zoë Carmichael’s beautiful piece ‘Hunt Horse’. Zoë is another new Friend member



Best in Show Selected from all work in the exhibition by the anonymous votes of the Full Members present This year’s winner was Malcolm Coward HSEA for the stunning painting ‘Spanish Schooling’ 

The Cuneo Medal is our most prestigious award for the most meritorious group of works by a Full Member and open to our Full Members who have three or more works in the exhibition. This prize is also by the vote of the Full Members at the Private View. The winning Artist  was Debbie Dunbar HSEA who was awarded the coveted Cuneo Medal by The Hon. James Bethell. It is the second time Debbie has been awarded the coveted Cuneo Medal
Featured below is one of her group of five paintings.  ‘My Mutual Friend’



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