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Christmas concert announced

We are delighted to announce a Christmas Concert is in the planning in support of War Horse Memorial. It will take place (virtually) on Sunday, December 20 at 8pm on YouTube. A stellar line up is promised and each day we will reveal a new performer who has agreed to give their time and talents […]

Hero Horse No 23 – Comanche

This is a story that’s the stuff of legends…the mixed breed horse with unknown ancestry, who rode at the notorious Battle of the Little Big Horn, received seven bullet wounds, had arrows sticking out of him, and lost a lot of blood, but survived. His story began in 1868 when the US Army bought him […]

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 […]

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