Month: January 2021

Hero Horse No 26 – Gallant the Gentleman

You, our wonderful volunteers and supporters, suggested that our tribute to horses should include ALL equids and so we welcome this wonderful donkey, nominated by the kind-hearted staff at Reystede Centre for Animal Welfare in Ringmer, East Sussex to feature as one of our 100 Hero Horses. We at War Horse Memorial were so sad […]

Hero Horse No 25 – Copenhagen The Noble

Wellington’s famous horse was named after the Copenhagen campaign of 1807. Born in 1808, he was a chestnut stallion of 15 hands. He was sired by ‘Meteor’, who was second in the 1786 Derby. A failed race horse, Copenhagen was shipped off to Spain during the Peninsular War and it was here that he was […]

War Horse Ambassador in Hollywood blockbuster

Our Ambassador and great friend, the acclaimed soprano Christina Johnston, features on the soundtrack of a new Hollywood movie that is receiving rave reviews.  Christina found out last year that, alongside colleagues from the band Hybrid, her voice had been chosen to sing on the opening track of the film Wonder Woman 1984, which was […]

Hero Horse No 24 – Vonolel The Reliable

We start the New Year with the latest addition in our search to find one hundred hero horses. Vonolel, a nimble grey Arab horse, purchased in Bombay by Field Marshal Lord Roberts who bought his trusty steed while he was still a major soon after the Lushai Expedition of 1871-1872. During which he defeated the […]

Poppy makes top world class monuments list

Some great news to start 2021… Poppy our magnificent War Horse has made it into the top 16 interesting facts about memorials worldwide. How amazing is that? Writer Mallory Weiler who has complied the list for Ranker Insights has cited Poppy as interesting fact number 12 and links back to our website so that the […]

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