Hero Horse No 22 – Sergeant Reckless

Introducing Sergeant Reckless, a small Mongolian-bred mare with a racing background in her native country, who became a national hero and the pride of the US Marines. She was purchased at the age of five for 250 US dollars – from a young Korean boy who needed money to buy his sister an artificial limb […]

A Month to Remember

November is almost over and all through the month Brandon Dodsworth has been fundraising for the Poppy Appeal. His project has focussed on the sacrifice of men and women in war. But in this video – which he has shared with War Horse Memorial – and special message, he remembers particularly the horses who also […]

Rebecca Halliwell-Coutts – Ambassador

We are proud to introduce British Army veteran, Business Analyst and UK’s National Ms Finalist, Rebecca Halliwell-Coutts, to the ranks of our War Horse Memorial Ambassadors. Rebecca started riding at the age of just four years old. She tells us: “I still clearly remember the day my father put me on a Shetland for a […]

Hero Horse No 21 – Mull 1996- 2020

In his time with Police Scotland, Mull was highly renowned for his confidence in crowds. This calm, yet confident, demeanour led to him being used at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, where he provided crowd control services and was on hand to police any emergencies, should they have arisen. Over the course of […]

Patrick the Pony in the news

Our wonderful Shetland pony mascot, Patrick, has been getting himself on TV this week… The BBC cameras were there to record how his training is progressing as he works hard to become a therapy pony. The challenge was to ride on a bus without getting nervous or frightened and, as you can see, it was […]

Why remembering matters

The Animals In War Memorial, in London’s Hyde Park is a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. These armies enlisted many millions of animals to serve and often die alongside the soldiers. […]

Reflecting on Animals in War

We asked for your photos of how you have been remembering the service and sacrifice of animals in war and you haven’t disappointed … these images come from our wonderful supporters in Hampshire, Surrey, London, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Cotswolds and Windsor. It seems that all across the country kind-hearted folk have wanted to reflect […]

Let’s not forget the Animals

From all corners of the country… from Aberdeen to Torbay, from Tarporley to Canterbury – and towns and villages in between – you have been showing your respect for animals in war and support for animals in need by wearing your purple poppies, and by decorating school halls, church memorials and shop windows. Despite these […]

Our Ambassador Colin at the Cenotaph

War Horse Memorial’s very special Ambassador Colin Thackery has been to the Cenotaph in London ahead of Remembrance Sunday to lay a very distinctive poppy on the steps of the nation’s war memorial… Colin (90) and a Chelsea Pensioner became a national treasure when he performed on Britain’s Got Talent last year and won himself […]

War Dog Baldrick remembered

Ex- serviceman Allan del-llano, who lives in Beverley in East Yorkshire wanted to share this photo of him with his team mates and a dog called Baldrick, a tiny terrier with a big heart, who he remembers with the fondest of memories. He tells us; “When I served with 321 EOD Bomb Disposal Squadron in […]

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