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 […]

Animal Purple Poppy Fund needs your knitting skills

Many of you shared with us the poppies you had knitted to decorate your churches, village halls, park benches – and of course your horses, donkeys, ponies, dogs and cats – to support our Animal Purple Poppy Fund last year. Alongside our purple poppy pin badges we’ve been selling those knitted poppies to help us […]

New Zealand Prime Minister accepts War Horse tribute

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, has told us she will be delighted to receive one of our special maquettes in recognition of the significant role that horses from New Zealand played during the First World War. The limited edition maquette – a scaled replica of Poppy our National and Commonwealth War Horse Memorial which […]

New design pin badge boxes now in!

Our Animal Purple Poppy Fund 2021 launches on June 8 to raise money for animals in need. This is National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) and despite lockdown and fundraising challenges the last 12 months, we are delighted to report that we have grown our volunteer base and made new partnerships with wonderful animal organisations. Just […]

Hero Horse No 29 – Vic The Faithful

The bond between soldier and horse can never be underestimated and it is demonstrated here in the story of Vic and Captain Wallace, sent to us by Sian Brewis. Sian is Volunteer/Director at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, in Scotland. She tells us “whilst recently doing research for a new display at the museum, my […]

More Walk for War Horse adventures

Scotland’s donkeys did us proud and braved the poor April weather to Walk for War Horse, to raise funds for animal sanctuaries struggling to cope because of the pandemic. This very photogenic donkey, six-year old Hamish, owned by Annabelle and Jimi Troup, walked with children Daisy (10) and nine year old Isabella along with the […]

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