Christmas countdown

There’s still time to buy our Christmas cards and decorations – and help us support our chosen equine and military charities this festive season. Go to OUR SHOP to order our bespoke Christmas Cards which are designed from original drawings and sketches based on our War Horse, Poppy, by sculptor and artist Susan Leyland. And […]

2019 Christmas decoration

Due to popular demand we are introducing our 2019 Christmas decoration. The Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration is a festive ornament in a natural wood cut, designed with hanging ribbon and a wooden toggle ball. This is the perfect Christmas accessory for hanging on your tree lovingly laser engraved to one side with the War Horse […]

Karen and the Hartfield Knitters

All over the country we have been hearing your wonderful stories of how you are helping us raise awareness of animals in war – and money to support our good causes. We wanted to share this one, sent to us from Karen Haynes, a lovely lady from Leatherhead, in Surrey. She tells us: “I organise […]

The Household Division Scarlet and Gold

The annual showcase winter concert for the world-renowned bands of the Household Division, ‘Scarlet & Gold,’ was held at the Cadogan Hall, London, and War Horse Memorial was lucky enough to get an invitation… While the title evokes the ceremonial splendour and sparkle of the Guards’ uniforms and instruments, the programme of music guaranteed something […]

Blue Acre Horse Rescue

Trustees and volunteers for the Ascot-based charity have taken delivery of a new horse trailer courtesy of a generous benefactor and War Horse Memorial. Blue Acre co-founders and volunteers attended our annual dinner, at Cowarth Park, Ascot and we put the spotlight on the charity to highlight the wonderful work they do. Veanne Filkins, volunteer […]

New Minibus for Mane Chance

Mane Chance were delighted to welcome Anne Milton MP and Alan Carr MBE Co-founder of War Horse Memorial to the Sanctuary in Compton, near Guildford, recently to present their new accessible minibus. The minibus was jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund’s People’s Projects campaign and the Purple Poppy Appeal. Sanctuary founder and Director […]

World Horse Welfare 2019 Conference

A packed audience attended the annual World Horse Welfare conference at the Royal Geographical Society in London and we at War Horse Memorial were delighted to have been invited. In the presence of HRH The Princess Royal, the charity’s President, the theme focused on responsibility for equine welfare, examining just who is responsible and what […]

Animals of war remembered

From Devon to Durham, from Lancashire to London – and all across the UK – you have been laying wreaths and wearing your purple poppies with pride to remember the animals of war this Remembrance weekend and Armistace Day. Thank you from War Horse Memorial for commemorating alongside the men and women who serve in […]

Number 1 hit for songwriters of our song

Adrian Warwick and Grahame Maclean, writers of the song A Million Tears, written especially for our Purple Poppy Appeal, are celebrating their success in the Classical Music Charts this week… By My Side, co-written with Olga Thomas, the renowned composer, went straight into the iTunes Classical Chart at number 1 – pipping Andrea Bocelli and […]

Christmas Cards 2019

We are now taking orders for our 2019 exclusive Christmas cards, which are designed from original drawings and sketches based on our War Horse, Poppy, by sculptor and artist Susan Leyland. Many of you have commented on Susan’s exquisite work and her attention to detail. Hundreds of her sketches, lovingly and painstakingly drawn, translated into […]

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