Animal welfare

Hero Horse Number 31 – Dark Shift

You might be surprised to see a thoroughbred racehorse nominated as a hero horse, but Dark Shift made history earlier this month when he won the first War Horse Memorial Stakes, at Ascot, ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore. As you can see he proudly wears a knitted purple poppy on his bridle to support […]

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 […]

Hero Horse No 24 – Vonolel The Reliable

We start the New Year with the latest addition in our search to find one hundred hero horses. Vonolel, a nimble grey Arab horse, purchased in Bombay by Field Marshal Lord Roberts who bought his trusty steed while he was still a major soon after the Lushai Expedition of 1871-1872. During which he defeated the […]

Poppy makes top world class monuments list

Some great news to start 2021… Poppy our magnificent War Horse has made it into the top 16 interesting facts about memorials worldwide. How amazing is that? Writer Mallory Weiler who has complied the list for Ranker Insights has cited Poppy as interesting fact number 12 and links back to our website so that the […]

Looking forward to 2021

It’s been a challenging time for us all but as we say goodbye to 2020 let’s look forward to the coming months when, hopefully, we can get back to a new normal. Our attention at War Horse Memorial is focussed on raising greater awareness and fundraising opportunities for the good causes we have chosen to […]

Simon lights up Little London

Our great friend and Ambassadors have been busy over recent weeks and despite lockdowns and COVID 19 restrictions to help us and we can’t say thank you enough! Simon Greaves created this magical Christmas lights show in the front garden of his home in Little London, Hampshire and raised £60 for our Animal Purple Poppy […]

Christmas concert available to watch anytime

This stellar line up of singers and performers made it a night to remember… coming together as they did to support War Horse Memorial and our virtual Christmas concert. They gave their time and talents for free and were joined by Patrick the Pony, our celebrity mascot, making a guest appearance with Father Christmas. Special […]

Christmas concert countdown

The stellar line up of singers and performers is confirmed and it promises to be night to remember… so don’t forget to tune in to our Christmas Concert which premieres at 8pm on YouTube tomorrow (Sunday, December 20) here – These wonderful stars have come together to support War Horse Memorial. They’ve given their time […]

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