THE last couple of months have been a hive of activity for the British Horse Society’s Drawing the Line campaign against indiscriminate breeding.

Sally Mitchell Fine Arts, which is working in association with the BHS to raise awareness of the campaign, has secured promises of paintings from some of the UK’s most talented artists.

On October 13, Cheffins of Cambridge will host an auction on behalf of the campaign when buyers will be bidding on Awaiting Command, a 24in by 20in oil on canvas framed original painting by artist John Trickett, donated by Sally Mitchell Fine Art.

Over the Last, an original oil on canvas (18in by 30in) framed racing picture has also been donated by leading equestrian painter Malcolm Coward SEA.

Both of these paintings are outstanding in their quality and beauty, and would look stunning in any room.

Equestrian artist Nikki Moore has donated a framed watercolour/gouche painting entitled Exmoor Lad.

Nikki started work on the picture on the BHS stand at Burghley Horse Trials this year, and raised considerable interest as the young foal came to life.

“This work is sure to have bids coming in fast,” said a spokesman.

In addition to the welcome support from Sally Mitchell and the superb art work available for auction, the BHS is producing packs of a special charity Christmas card entitled Christmas Present, as well as packs of notecards featuring Nikki Moore’s Exmoor Lad.

Both of these items will be available for purchase from late spring 2010 from and all profits will go to the Drawing the Line campaign.

The campaign aims to stop the overproduction of poor quality horses and ponies in the UK, citing evidence that it is a significant welfare problem causing suffering to animals.