Arena announces closure of Folkestone Racecourse

Arena Leisure and Northern Racing have announced the temporary closure of Folkestone Racecourse and the permanent closure of Hereford RC at the end of the 2012 season.  Discussions with the local council have been underway to develop the Folkestone site for residential and commercial use for some time but appear to have stalled.


Thrilling Finish to the Cornonation Cup at Guards

There was a thrilling finish to this year's Coronation Cup match between England and South Africa at Guards polo club on Sunday with the home team running out victors in the last seconds of the match winning 9-8. The day was blessed with fantastic sunshine with the best weekend weather of the season.


Alasdair Banks stars at Volvo Olympic Sailing Event in Edinburgh

In a joint presentation with Olympic Gold Medallist Shirley Robertson OBE, one of the celebrated ‘Three Blondes in a Boat’, Alasdair created a painting of a racing yacht and crew which was later purchased by the John Martin Group.


Fat Gary devours ‘Stakes’

In a photo finish Fat Gary narrowly hangs on to win the first running of the EBF Maiden Stakes at Chester racecourse on the first day of the prestigious May Festival .

Directors of Equestrian Art, John & Teresa Thorley are seen presenting the trophies to the jockey, trainer and winning connections represented by football legend Michael Owen following the race.


Baileys Jubilee storms home at Newmarket

In the first running of The conditions Stakes (class 3) sponsored by Equestrian Art, Baileys Jubilee, a two year filly owned by Baileys Horse Feeds, showed her rivals a clean pair of heels by winning in style at the opening meeting of the season.


Equestrian Art Limited signs ground-breaking sponsorship agreements with York and Goodwood racecourses to exhibit and market original contemporary equestrian art in 2012.

Following EAL's successful exhibition season at Chester racecourse in 2011, John Thorley, Director of Equestrian Art Limited, is pleased to announce that EAL has secured sponsorship agreements with two of the leading UK racecourses to exhibit original contemporary equestrian art at the majority of the meetings at York and Goodwood including the showcase meetings of Glorious Goodwood, and the Ma


Equestrian Art Ltd celebrates ten years of exhibitions.

This year Equestrian Art Ltd enters its tenth year of exhibiting the very best of British original equestrian art.  Since we ran our first exhibition at Cheltenham almost ten years ago, EAL has held exhibitions at numerous equestrian venues here in the UK and around the world as far afield as the US Polo Finals in Palm Beach, steeplechasing in Atlanta, the Royal Dublin Horseshow in Ireland, the


Equestrian Art exhibits for the first time at the Badminton Horse Trials 2012


The annual Mitsubishi Motors Horse Trials is one of the highlights of the world's equestrian calendar which annually attracts in excess of 200,000 visitors. This year the event will be held between Thursday 3rd and Monday 7th May.


Record art sales achieved at this years Cheltenham Festival Meeting

For the sixth consecutive year, Equestrian Art Ltd achieved record sales of original contemporary equine art at this years four day showcase Festival event.  Sales of paintings by artists including Vineta Sayer, Alasdair Banks, Wayne Reeves and Roy Miller were up by 18 per cent on last year's record-breaking performance.  Sales of the more contemporary artworks were up by more than 50 per cent,


Alasdair Banks wins The Ingleton-Beer Associates Prize at the Society of Equestrian Artists Annual Exhibition 2011

At the 2011 SEA Annual Exhibition held at the Mall Galleries in August, Alasdair Banks was awarded The Ingleton-Beer Associates Prize for the ‘Best Horse & Rider’ painting for his submission ‘Duel’, a mixed media painting featuring two racehorses battling it out for victory.