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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 […]

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 […]

Christmas concert to feature original composition

Major Craig Hallatt BA (Mus) LRSM ALCM CAMUS is Director of Music and Officer Commanding The Band Of The Household Cavalry, and an acclaimed composer. We know him best as the creator of our wonderful Elegy to the War Horse, a haunting and enigmatic tribute to war horses everywhere. But his composition Alpha and Omega […]

Christmas concert: Exciting new singer to perform

Singer songwriter Chloe Jones, from Dukinfield, is celebrating the release of her latest single ‘Damsel’, inspired she says by her recent trip to Guatemala City, and she sings this, and exclusively for our concert, her arrangement of the classic “2000 Miles” a song written and released by The Pretenders in 1983 which has become a […]

Announcing Christmas concert treat

Adrian Warwick and Mark Young, well known to us at War Horse Memorial as the songwriters of our beautiful and official anthem A Million Tears, have done it again with a new song, just released and tipped to do well with its expression of love and hope… It’s Love on Christmas Day carries a simple […]

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