Author: Debbie Dunbar

Workshops 2024

This is a provisional list of upcoming workshops. More details and information are to be added shortly! In the meantime please go to  DEDHAM HALL RESIDENTIAL MAY 2024 To read more
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February 19th, 2024

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Dedham Hall Residential Workshop May 2024

18th – 24th MAY 2024 Booking Open Now! To view all the details and to book your place (you must be a member of the Society to attend this residential)
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December 15th, 2023

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Promotions 2023

Congratulations to our newly promoted members During the Horse in Art Exhibition, all Full Members present assess the work of candidates for promotion. Full members are looking for work of
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November 10th, 2023

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2023 Horse in Art

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
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November 08th, 2023

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Lesley Humphrey Workshop – Painting Horses With Expression (Fully Booked see below)

The workshop is now fully booked but if you would like to be placed on the wait just in case a place becomes  please email admin@equestrianartists.co.uk. This very special workshop
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March 17th, 2023

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New Beginnings One Day Workshop

Announcing the New Beginnings Workshop 2022 Date Sunday 14th August. The Grange, Bishop Wilton, York YO42 1SA Come and join us for a day of drawing and painting from a
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June 30th, 2022

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Horse In Art 2022

Don’t forget to get your entries in for this year’s Horse in Art at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, Tuxford. All the details on the link below. We have quite a few
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June 22nd, 2022

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Facebook & Instagram

Why not head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages where you can read regular posts about featured SEA artists, materials, news, sketchbooks from Sian Wynn SEA and more?  


April 08th, 2021

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Horse in Art Review

Well the dust has now settled on this year’s Horse in Art Exhibition for another year! A beautiful exhibition of work of varied styles from contemporary to traditional was enjoyed
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October 03rd, 2018

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British Sporting Art Trust Continues Sponsorship of the SEA

We are thrilled to confirm that the British Sporting Art Trust continues it’s much valued support of the Society. The Trust’s primary objective is to promote all aspects of sporting
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May 17th, 2018

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Charity Sale of ‘Secret Postcards’

On the 22nd of April our administrator, Laura Barber-Riley, will be running The London Marathon to raise funds for Jeans for Genes. Jeans for Genes funds research into genetic conditions
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March 21st, 2018

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Profile: buying in to art

Jacqueline O’Donovan is managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal and a lover of art – equestrian art in particular. Family owned and run O’Donovan Waste Disposal is one of London’s
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November 06th, 2017

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Choosing art: notes for art buyers

Style: artists typically start to focus on a specific subject or technique as they evolve and hone skills through practice, observation and exploration of different subjects and mediums. This can
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November 06th, 2017

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Drawing at the Mews – from head to hoof

The workshop at the Royal Mews in November was very well received by a lovely group of very enthusiastic artists, of all levels, who were all very grateful to Nadia
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November 06th, 2017

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Sheila Bailey stepping down

We are sorry to announce that SEA Chairman Sheila Bailey has had to step down due to additional commitments. In a move to ensure a seamless transition Laura Barber-Riley SEA,
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October 17th, 2017

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Annual Exhibition – Horse in Art, 23rd September to 7th October

The 38th Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists opened its doors at Sally Mitchell’s wonderful 18th Century family-run Gallery in Tuxford for its Private View on Sunday
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September 24th, 2017

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Horse in Art impresses BBC Radio Nottingham’s Alan Clifford

The BBC’s Alan Clifford dropped in to Sally Mitchell’s Gallery to find out more about the 38th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists – Horse in Art. The
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September 21st, 2017

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Summer Exhibition to Horse in Art – smooth as silk

Megan Nicholls Wins The Silk Series and a commission by Jane Braithwaite ASEA [ezcol_2third]Riding Richard Fahey’s PADDY POWER, Megan Nicholls (daughter of National Hunt Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls) finished third
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September 15th, 2017

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Anatomy of the horse Masterclass

Gillian Higgins of Horses Inside Out hosted an Anatomy for artists Masterclass for SEA Members at her Leicestershire base in August. Artists enjoyed a fantastic day learning about equine anatomy
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August 25th, 2017

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Winner announced of the #SilkSeriesArt Best Racing Picture by a Female Artist

Pioneering female jockeys and inspiring female equestrian artists Four finalists for The Silk Series Best Racing Picture by a Female Artist Award, chosen from the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA)
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August 21st, 2017

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Wonderful workshop weather in Dorset

Artists and animals all enjoyed a successful workshop weekend with Michelle McCullagh SEA – the horses were superb and the weather behaved (and so did the artists). Pictures credit: Michelle
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August 09th, 2017

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Summer Exhibition Private View

Society President Sir Mark Prescott Bt. opened the Summer Exhibition – on a sunny evening at Palace House Mews – and expressed the Society’s desire to build on and improve
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July 12th, 2017

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Summer Exhibition 10-16th July, 2017

At the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art at Palace House, Newmarket The Society returns to the Heritage Centre at Palace House, Newmarket for its Summer Exhibition. The
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July 02nd, 2017

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Sir Henry Cecil’s FRANKEL wish achieved at last

The late Sir Henry Cecil’s wish to see his legendary champion FRANKEL painted in oils in the style of George Stubbs has now been achieved by equine artist Nichola Eddery
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July 01st, 2017

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FOCUS: Malcolm Coward HSEA

Malcolm Coward HSEA could be called one of the grandfathers of the Society today. He received his first Cuneo Medal from the great Terence Cuneo himself in 1992. Having won
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June 24th, 2017

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About Sally Mitchell Fine Arts Gallery and Museum

Sally Mitchell is the author of The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists published in 1985 by The Antique Collector’s Club and which ran into three editions, unusual for an art
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June 24th, 2017

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Masterclass: Anatomy for Artists – 21st August

A Masterclass on the anatomy of horses with Gillian Higgins of Horses Inside Out at Wavendon Grange, Old Dalby, Leicestershire. The SEA aims to promote the practice of equestrian painting
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June 20th, 2017

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All at SEA in Porlock and on Exmoor

The Porlock residential workshop week is growing in popularity for a reason – sun, sea, horses, stunning countryside and great company. [ezcol_2fifth][portfolio_slideshow id=10370][/ezcol_2fifth] [ezcol_3fifth_end]An informative and fun week at Porlock
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June 09th, 2017

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The SEA 2017 exhibitions

The Society of Equestrian Artists returns to Palace House, Newmarket from July 10 to 16 for its Summer Open Exhibition and to Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, Tuxford from September 23 to
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June 09th, 2017

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SEA exhibition deadlines

Entries for both the SEA Summer Exhibition and the Annual Horse in Art Exhibition can be made by all artists. [ezcol_1half] DEADLINES Entries for the Summer Open Exhibition are now closed
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June 07th, 2017

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FOCUS: A tribute to Barrie Linklater SEA

The art world sadly lost one of the foremost portrait and equestrian artists in March. His commissions came from Her Majesty the Queen, HRH Duke of Edinburgh, The Ascot Authority,
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April 15th, 2017

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Two Viewpoints – an exhibition in the Granary Art Gallery

Glynis Mills HSEA with friend and colleague Alison Wilson are exhibiting in the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park. The primary purpose of the Weston Park Foundation is to conserve
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April 14th, 2017

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A glimpse of summer for AGM delegates at Palace House

Ahead of the Summer Open Exhibition in July SEA members enjoyed perfect weather for the AGM weekend at Newmarket, which culminated in a tour of the National Horseracing Museum and
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April 11th, 2017

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Shadwell Stud’s aspiration to promote talented artists

As Jeremy Houghton is announced as the 2018 Shadwell Stud stallion brochure artist we reflect on SEA artists, past and present, that have also won the commission to have their
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February 15th, 2017

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Summer Exhibition catalogue image payment

Thank you for agreeing to have your work published in the Summer Exhibition 2017 catalogue. Payment can be made by PayPal – if you do not have an account you
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January 01st, 2017

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2016 Horse in Art Visitors’ Choice

The Horse in Art 2016 Visitors’ Choice Award goes to… Mary Herbert SEA for ‘Crescent Moon’. Congratulations to Mary and our thanks to all those who visited the Horse in
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December 16th, 2016

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Horse in Art presentations and awards

[ezcol_1half] The Horse in Art 2016 Annual Open Exhibition Sir Mark Prescott, Bt. opened the event on November 21 and introduced outgoing Chair Debbie Burt Hon. SEA who announced the
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November 27th, 2016

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Horse in Art 2016 – Plein Air painting/drawing event

Use Newmarket as your canvas and enter the SEA Plein Air one-day-only drawing event – Monday November 21, 2016. In celebration of the Newmarket’s 350 years of heritage and affiliation
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November 08th, 2016

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The Horse in Art 2016 – the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) Annual Open Exhibition

DATE: Monday November 21 to Sunday December 4 TIME: open daily from 10am to 5pm and closes on Sunday 4th December at 2pm PLACE: Palace House Mews, The National Heritage
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October 12th, 2016

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Masterclass with Martin Yeoman

Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th October at Cools Farm, Wiltshire – with thanks to Mr and Mrs Quentin Edwards We have something really very special lined up for the final
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August 25th, 2016

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The John King Young Artist Championship Day

Online entries for the 2016 John King Young Artist Award are currently being assessed and Pony Club Area Representatives are compiling their shortlist for the prize giving on 23rd August
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July 23rd, 2016

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The Cuneo Medal Exhibition – Porlock 2016

A wonderful opportunity was grasped by Full Members to show their work to a new audience in an entirely different part of the country at the lovely Churchgate Gallery in
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July 22nd, 2016

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FOCUS: Terence Gilbert SEA

Terence Gilbert’s father worked at the National Gallery and as a 12 year old Terence was granted special permission to copy Old Masters and study their techniques. After formal training
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July 22nd, 2016

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Invisible Horse Trail

SEA Members supported the World Horse Welfare’s (WHW) Invisible Horse Trail at Badminton Horse Trials this year. The campaign highlights the plight of millions of horses worldwide that suffer but
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July 02nd, 2016

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Pony Club joint venture to encourage young equestrian artists

The Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) and the Pony Club UK (PCUK) hosted creative workshops for Pony Club members in February to launch a pilot scheme. The Witham Villa Pony
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March 04th, 2016

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The Horse in Art at the Osborne Studio Gallery

There is still time to go along and view the Horse in Art at the Osborne Studio Gallery, 2 Motcomb Street, London until 1st October. Below is pictured Best in
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September 26th, 2015

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“The Art of Arabian Racing”

“The Art of Arabian Racing” Following on from the successful exhibitions at Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) last year and also at the National Horse Racing Museum (NHRM) in 2013,
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August 17th, 2015

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AGM Weekend Information Free events!

SEA AGM WEEKEND – NEWMARKET – 18-19 APRIL 2015 Last year’s AGM at the British Racing School was hailed a great success by those attending, so we are delighted to
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April 08th, 2015

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Society of Equestrian Artists AGM

SOCIETY OF EQUESTRIAN ARTISTS Annual General Meeting 2015 Sunday 19th April at 1.30pm The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7NU The first Workshop of 2015 will be
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January 29th, 2015

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The Horse in Art 2014 – Catalogues now available!

Can’t make it to the exhibition? The Horse in Art 2014 Catalogues are now available to purchase online. Please go to The Horse in Art Catalogues 2014 where you can
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September 01st, 2014

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Horse in Art 2014 – Entries are now closed

Entries for the Horse in Art Exhibition at the Mall Galleries from 2nd to 6th September are now closed. For artists who have opted for digital preselection the results will
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July 04th, 2014

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE HORSE IN ART 2014

Entries will close for the Horse in Art 2014 on 23rd June. Don't forget to send jpgs of all your images to the secretary sec@equestrianartists.co.uk   Entry Forms, and Notes for
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May 28th, 2014

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The Golden Horses of Turkmenistan

Tonight sees the eagerly awaited opening of “the Golden Horses of Turkmenistan” exhibition at the British Horseracing Museum. Click below to view the full slideshow. An exclusive show of new
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April 30th, 2014

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Pony Club Art Competition

Following a successful inaugural year in 2013, The Pony Club has once again teamed up with the Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) to run an Art Competition that discovers future
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April 24th, 2014

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Book now for the Residential Workshop, Porlock Vale

Once again we will be running the hugely popular residential workshop in Porlock Vale, Somerset. A unique opportunity to enjoy a week in stunning surroundings, painting a variety of horses
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April 12th, 2014

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Society AGM

Don't forget the upcoming AGM! There are events planned for you the members, for the whole weekend,  Those of you on the email list have been emailed with all the
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April 01st, 2014

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Key Dates for The Horse in Art 2014 Published!

The Society is pleased to announce the key dates for this year’s exhibition which will take place at the Mall Galleries, London. Please note that the printed Entry Forms and
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February 16th, 2014

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Horse in Art 2013 in the Arabian Magazine

Lovely article by Debbie Burt ASEA which features in the excellent Arabian Magazine Online. Well worth a read. Here is the link http://thearabianmagazineonline.com/issue/december-2013-the-stallion-paris-edition/article/the-horse-in-art


January 04th, 2014

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Romsey War Horse Memorial Model Unveiled

Campaigners for a permanent memorial to the thousands of horses shipped into battle during WWI have unveiled a bronze model of their statue. The stature is the work of Amy
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September 27th, 2013

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Racing UK Feature Horse in Art 2013

Society of Equestrian Art Chairwoman Debbie Burt and others talk to Racing UK about the 2013 Horse in Art Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. Please do go to the link
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September 19th, 2013

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SEA Chairwoman, Debbie Burt, talks to Sally Duckett, International Thoroughbred

SEA Chairwoman, Debbie Burt, talks to Sally Duckett about the future of the Society and also her trip to Turkmenistan, with fellow EC member, Michelle McCullagh, plus an interview with
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July 27th, 2013

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CNN Interview “Perfect Muse”

Go to the CNN link below to read an interview by James Masters about  the horse as an artist’s muse with some of our Society Members. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/18/sport/horse-racing-stubbs-degas-painting/index.html?hp


July 21st, 2013

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Arabian Racing Organisation Art Exhibition

Read Debbie Burt’s report on the Arabian Racing Organisations Art Exhibition in Associations with the Society of Equestrian Artists in The Arabian Racing Magazine Online here. http://www.thearabianmagazineonline.com


July 21st, 2013

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