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Virtual Calendar launch on World Animal Day

Today (October 4) is World Animal Day, and the ideal opportunity to launch our virtual 2022 calendar to celebrate the horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and numerous other living creatures who enrich our lives whether as pets or working animals. It’s so simple… We want you to send us your photos so, on the first day […]

And we’re off! Day to remember at Ascot racecourse

Ascot is home to our majestic war horse and, of course, the world famous racecourse which, in our honour, staged The War Horse Memorial Stakes during its latest meeting. As guests for the day, we presented the winner’s trophy to Dark Shift, the 100-30 favourite. Owned by Mr H. Frost, trained by Charles Hills and […]

Brothers united in support of War Horse Memorial

Meet Otto and Viktor Lazar, our first Young Ambassadors. These caring brothers are interested in the work we do to support animal and military charities and want to get involved. Both former pupils at Papplewick School, Ascot, they plan to promote our cause among their friends by selling our purple poppy pin badges, locally and […]

National War Animal Day launched in Ascot

Dozens of friends and supporters helped War Horse Memorial establish National War Animal Day and secure it in the calendar. The Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Windsor and Maidenhead, along with other special guests, including Patrick, our miniature Shetland pony mascot and Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery, were in Ascot for this memorable event. […]

Hero Horse number 30 – Mercury The Gentle Giant

Mercury, a veteran drum horse, has been nominated by The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment to join our Hall of Fame. Mercury sadly passed away recently. He had been receiving constant veterinary care after an incident in transit between training activities. He will be remembered by the Regiment as a larger than life character with gentle […]

Vic, our Hero Horse No29, saluted in Montrose exhibition

Little known for more than a century, the story of Captain Alexander Wallace MC and his faithful war horse, Vic, is now the centrepiece of a new exhibition at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre thanks to husband and wife volunteers Michael and Sian Brewis and their lockdown research for the Animals at War exhibition. Captain […]

Join Simon’s War Horse Walk

Simon Greaves, Hampshire ambassador for War Horse Memorial, has come up with a novel way to raise money for our Animal Purple Poppy Fund which means you don’t have to live in his beautiful village of Little London to take part. You can join his organised event in Pamber Forest on August 28 between 11am […]

Our Walk for War Horse winners

Entries are in, the judges have made their choices. We can announce the winners of Walk for War Horse 2021, organised in association with the Donkey Breed Society. From all corners of the UK, people and their horses, ponies, donkeys and dogs took to the roads and hills throughout April to raise money for animal […]

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