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PATRICK THE PONY FOR MAYOR?

A petition is underway in Cockington, in Devon to make Patrick the Celebrity Pony – and our official War Horse Memorial mascot – Mayor of the village… More than 130 locals have signed the online petition and support is growing. Patrick, a miniature Shetland who is just seven hands high and enjoys a pint at […]

NEW PLANS FOR A VIRTUAL WALK ANNOUNCED

Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh Castle Monday, July 4 – Sunday, July 17, 2022 Illness and a last minute change in circumstances means that we are having to revise our plans for The War Horse Memorial Platinum Jubilee Walk. So, rather than cancel – and working with the Edinburgh March Riding Association – we have come […]

War Horse Ambassadors Win Medals in Injured Veterans Special Games

The Veteran Games and Conference 2022 was held in Tel Aviv in Israel from 28 May to 3 June 2022 and saw some 200 injured veterans from the U.K. and Israel compete in a number of sports including cross fit, swimming and shooting held at Beit Halochem (Warrior’s House) Competition for medals was tightly fought […]

Spotlight on Donkeys

It’s June which means we are already half way through our virtual calendar. This month we feature Glendon, Lincoln and Horace. They are rescue donkeys from the Donkey Sanctuary and Teresa Payne and her family foster them long term. Teresa, a partner in the solicitor firm of Parfitt Cresswell, in Windsor tells us “this wonderful […]

Poodles went to war too

As we move into May we focus on an unlikely candidate for animals who have served us in war… the poodle. The nomination comes from Tim Hardy-Lenik who lives with his partner and their three -year old son in Surrey. Tim has sent us this wonderful photo of Poppy Daisy the Toy Poodle, pictured with […]

National Animal Purple Poppy Fund 2022

The countdown has begun to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and, here at War Horse Memorial – and in a tribute to our wonderful Monarch – we reveal our small but exclusive limited edition purple and platinum range of gifts in the run up to June 8 when we launch our National Animal Purple Poppy […]

Pigeons in wartime

For April the focus of our virtual calendar celebrates and remembers the work of the lowly pigeon, nominated by Susan Carter who lives in the North East of England. Susan is a mother of four and a great animal lover and believes the role that pigeons played in both world wars must never be forgotten. […]

Patrick

It’s March and Patrick the celebrity pony is our pin up for this month’s virtual calendar. He’s been nominated by his friends in north Devon for his wonderful work as a therapy pony. He visits local hospitals and care homes and brings joy and happiness to patients and residents. He was called Patrick by the […]

Colin – Donkey Breed Society

The poster boy for our February virtual calendar is Colin, who heralds from the Northern Region of the Donkey Breed Society. Society Secretary Sarah Booth, who nominated him, explains that Colin belongs to mother and daughter team, Olwen and Liz Brown, who have been members of the Donkey Breed Society for ages! Colin is sixteen, […]

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 […]

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