Hero Horse No 22 – Sergeant Reckless

Introducing Sergeant Reckless, a small Mongolian-bred mare with a racing background in her native country, who became a national hero and the pride of the US Marines. She was purchased at the age of five for 250 US dollars – from a young Korean boy who needed money to buy his sister an artificial limb […]

Hero Horse No 21 – Mull 1996- 2020

In his time with Police Scotland, Mull was highly renowned for his confidence in crowds. This calm, yet confident, demeanour led to him being used at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, where he provided crowd control services and was on hand to police any emergencies, should they have arisen. Over the course of […]

Hero Horse No 20 – Sir Briggs

‘Briggs‘ was a survivor of the famous Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava on 25 October 1854 and the real life War Horse that helped inspire Tennyson’s epic and enigmatic poem Charge of the Light Brigade. He has been nominated by Davy Russell, who lives in Builth Wells, in Breconshire. A […]

Hero Horse No 19 – Oscar

The dedicated team at The Horse Trust have nominated gentle giant Oscar, who sadly died earlier this month, to our hall of fame. Oscar arrived at The Horse Trust in December 2019 after an impressive 13 years’ service as an officer’s charger for the Household Division. Oscar, a striking 17.2hh Irish Sport Horse, was described […]

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 […]

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