The War Horse Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to the millions of UK, Commonwealth and Allied horses, mules and donkeys lost during The Great War. It pays tribute to the nobility, courage, unyielding loyalty and immeasurable contribution these animals played in giving us the freedom of democracy we all enjoy today, and signifies the last time the horse would be used on a mass scale in modern warfare.
The War Horse Memorial is located on the major Ascot roundabout opposite Heatherwood Hospital and Car Park 1 of Ascot Racecourse. Postcode: SL5 8AA.
War Horse Memorial
It consists of a larger than life bronze horse standing on a 3m high stone plinth created by the British sculptor Susan Leyland. In essence it is much more than a memorial, as it affords the opportunity to create and expand on on-going fundraising initiatives, and become a lasting legacy for the nation.
It was officially unveiled on Friday June 8th 2018. Our emblem is a purple poppy which we consider fitting as it has previously been adopted to honour animal victims of conflict. Purple Poppy Day, on August 23 each year will become an annual way of raising funds for our chosen charities.
The memorial is situated in Ascot, Berkshire.
War Horse Maquette
Football legend Arsene Wenger become the first proud owner of a limited edition War Horse maquette – a scaled replica of Poppy, our national monument dedicated to animals of war. He is one of a growing number of discerning art collectors and philanthropic individuals who have invested in these 100 limited edition bronze maquette, lovingly crafted by the Black Isle Bronze foundry in Scotland and hand finished by the sculptor Susan Leyland to make each unique. Number One of the collection has been gifted to HM The Queen and Downing Street appropriately has Number 10. Each maquette weighs 21.5 kilos and the height including base is 58 cms. Click here to find out how you can buy one too.