Juliet Cursham was brought up in Leicestershire.
Juliet began her fascination for horses in The Quorn Hunt Pony Club and has hunted with the Quorn, Belvoir and Cottesmore, The Newmarket and Thurlow and Suffolk Hunts as well as many packs on the East Coast of America, including Mr. Stuart’s Cheshire Foxhounds, The Fairfax County, The Andrew’s Bridge, The Potomac, The Bull Run, and The Princess Ann Hounds. She worked with polo ponies, cattle and sheep in Australia and New Zealand, for a racehorse trainer Gavin Pritchard-Gordon and his wife Coral in Newmarket where she was cook and all round help and also rode out with the string every morning riding work on the hallowed grounds of Warren Hill.
She has played polo with the Rutland Polo Club and also visited with polo teams and played herself in the USA, Brunei, Cyprus, Morocco, Argentina, St Moritz, Florida and Nepal where she played polo on an elephant and has ridden a dressage test on a camel in Egypt.
She was made a full member of The Society of Equestrian Artists in 1990 and was awarded the British Sporting Art Trust Prize in 1993, 1995.
She started exhibiting again and has gone on to win the BSAT Prize in 2015, 2016 and 2017
Dancing Brave for HRH Prince Khaled Abdullah. Generous for HRH Prince Fahd Salman Ryadian for HRH Prince Fahd Salman A large series of polo ponies and a one third life size polo pony and player for HRH Prince Jefri of Brunei. A bronze presented to Julian Hipwood by Her Majesty The Queen from the HPA Noalchoholic for William Dupont III. Frankel with Tom Queally Frankel one quarter life size.Venture to Cognac with Oliver Sherwood for Nat Sherwood. R G Watson Esq, Hunt Secretary to the Fernie Hunt. Unsuspected for Bob Cowell of Newmarket. Elephant Polo for James Manclark Chairman of WEPA (The World Elephant Polo Association) Lord Hanson on his favourite hunter for his son Robert Hanson. A Welsh Hound and Hound Puppies for The Essex and Suffolk Hunt. Best Mate with Jim Cullotty for Sir David and Lady Samworth and their hunter Dadda Boy. Miss Henrietta Barton riding side saddle, George Henderson on his point to pointer, Aztec Warrior Lonesome Glory with Blythe Miller for the American trainer Bruce Miller Gentle Approach for Mrs Thompson.Lady Aldous on her dressage horse. Busts of David Wildridge, Philip Goddard, Jack Severn. A Warthog for James Mossman Quorn MFH The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup The Marlborough Hunt Cup Timber Race. The Hurlingham Polo Association prize for Best Playing Pony in The Argentine Open, Buenos Aries.
A life size bronze of the German Stallion Monsun for Georg Baron Von Ullmann’s Gestüt Schlenderhan in Cologne. Three life size horse and jockeys for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Racecourse in Happy Valley and Sha Tin, and for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Club House in Beijing A life size of Silent Witness with Feliix Coetzee for Archie Da Silva and the Hong Kong Jockey Club at Sha Tin. All the trophies for the International Races held in Hong Kong every December along with a couple of one third life size bronzes for their Happy Valley Club House.
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