Hero Horse No 18 – Reiver

Rarely does a story touch so many lives on social media as the story of Reiver, a dark bay 16-hand mare and Ricky Fenwick, an Army veteran… theirs is a story of friendship, loyalty and proof – if ever it were needed – of the healing power of horses. Hundreds of people from all over […]

Hero Horse No 17 – Churchill

The latest entry into our 100 Hero Horses series is Churchill; nominated by The Horse Trust, who cared for him following his well-earned retirement from The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment three years ago. Sadly Churchill recently passed away; the below fitting tribute was published by the Regiment. After an extremely difficult week, we are absolutely […]

Hero Horse No 16 – Patrick

We welcome the first Shetland pony into our stable of 100 Hero Horses. The Petrakis family, who he lives with, say the reason they would like to nominate Patrick is because he is helping so many people who are self isolating during these difficult times, with videos of him on his adventures around the beautiful […]

Hero Horse No 15 – Janeiro V1 (AKA Rio)

Rio was an extraordinary horse as his rider and friend Sophie Christiansen CBE will testify. Here, the triple Paralympic Champion, double World Champion and triple European Champion gives her own moving tribute to her much loved horse. “What I loved most about him was his personality. He was so cheeky with everyone else but he […]

Hero Horse No 14 – Quicksilver

Our Hero Horse number 14 is nominated by historian Richard Houghton who is one of our Ambassador Volunteers and a great friend to War Horse Memorial and our appeal. Richard, who lives near Ormskirk, in Lancashire, tells us that Quicksilver, a large grey charger, deserves his place in our hall of fame because of his […]

Hero Horse No 13 – Copenhagen

Copenhagen – the horse that won at Waterloo. The famous Duke of Wellington, had an equally celebrated horse, argues historian and retired headmaster Gary Kirkley, who has nominated Copenhagen as our Hero Horse number 13. Born in 1808, Copenhagen was a mixture of Arabian and Thoroughbred parentage. He was named in celebration of the British […]

Hero Horse No 12 – Gwen

Gwen – the Community Star. Horses that have seen the very worst of human behaviour can, with patience and kindness, learn to trust again and against all odds, form meaningful relationships once more. Gwen is one such horse, and she has been nominated by Mane Chance Sanctuary where she now lives and flourishes. Working relationships […]

Hero Horse No 11 – Dennis

DENNIS – the intuitive horse. Heroes, as we know, are often unassuming… they step in and save the day without fuss and glory, and make us realise their value and true worth. Our Hero Horse number 11 is Dennis, who has been nominated by Eleanor Stourton, Relationship Officer at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare,The Broyle, […]

Hero Horse No 10 – Sefton

SEFTON – a True Cavalry Horse. On August 29, 1984 Sefton, one of the most famous horses of the Household Cavalry Regiment, retired. This remarkable horse had gained fame for his miraculous survival from injuries sustained in a bomb blast in July 1982 that had killed four members of the Blues and Royals, as well […]

Hero Horse No 9 – Bess

Bess – the lucky horse. Over 10,000 horses went to the First World War from New Zealand, and Bess our Hero Horse number 9 was among them. She was one of only four to return home and came to symbolise the service and sacrifice that brave soldiers and their steeds gave to secure the freedom […]

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