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Adrian Warwick

Local songwriter with a love of animals becomes celebrity ambassador for War Horse Momorial Adrian Warwick, songwriter, lyricist and poet, who has a string of hits to his name, including consecutive number ones in the classical charts, has become a special Ambassador for the War Horse Memorial. Adrian, who lives in mid Essex with his […]

Virtual Calendar 2022

Welcome to our virtual calendar for 2022, a chance to introduce one of our four or two legged friends, nominated by you, to celebrate the start of each new month in 2022. January showcases Cotebrook Loch Anna, three times National Champion Shire, who is proudly wearing her purple poppies. She is pictured with Alistair King […]

Purple Poppy support – Your pictures

We are delighted to share more of your photos as you help us help our good causes by buying and wearing your purple poppies. Thank you to all of you who support us. There’s still time to get your pin badge or knitted poppy for your pet. Go to our SHOP on the website or […]

Purple Poppy Pictures

We asked you to send in your photos showing your support for our Animal Purple Poppy Fund, helping us to raise money for our good causes and you haven’t disappointed. Who could resist baby Ocean Tserea Scott Reid, just five weeks old wearing a poppy almost as big as her beautiful face. She’s joined by […]

Keyham Lodge School

Staff and students at Keyham Lodge School in Leicester have once again supported our Animal Purple Poppy Fund with indoor and outdoor activities to raise money and awareness of the role animals have played in past and present conflicts, and how they enrich our lives in so many ways. Jo Wilson who got in touch, […]

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 […]

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