Month: January 2020

Hero Horse No 4 – Warrior

Warrior, our Hero Horse number 4, is arguably the most famous of all the Allied horses that went to war in 1914. He was foaled on the Isle of Wight in 1908 and went to the Western Front with Winston Churchill’s great friend General Jack Seely. There he survived all imaginable disasters, was active in […]

Hero Horse No 3 – The Horse With No Name

This is an unusual nomination and comes from Norfolk. The artist who crafted the sculpture wishes to remain anonymous, and both he and the horse have “no name” akin to the grave of the Unknown Soldier, with its eternal flame. He is nominated by Nigel Cushion, who says… We often see him appearing all around […]

Hero Horse No 2 – Blackie

This is Blackie, the War Horse who has been nominated to take his place in our 100 Hero Horses hall of fame by Jess Edwards (pictured below), who is 10 and from the Wirral and our youngest Ambassador. She says he deserves to be included as she thinks he was a true friend to his […]

Annie – Hero horse media coverage

The awarding of our very first ‘100 Hero Horses’ recipient, Annie, has received some media attention, most notably from BBC Spotlight. This video highlights the great work Annie does. Annie, a gentle and loving mare from Cockington Village, near Torquay in Devon. Annie was been nominated by Kirk and Hannah Petrakis who are our first […]


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Hero Horse No 1 – Annie

We have been inspired by the stories you have told us about wonderful horses, mules and donkeys who, either through war or in peacetime, have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of we humans through dedication, gentleness, strength and loyalty. Acclaimed sculptor Susan Leyland forged our own Poppy the War Horse after studying the […]

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