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Keyham Lodge School

Students at Keyham Lodge School in Leicester have written to tell us of their love for their ponies and how they now have a better understanding of the role horses, mules and donkeys have played in war, and the meaning of the purple poppy… Staff member, Joanne Wilson says : “We have two ponies Fly […]

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

We are delighted to announce that War Horse Memorial has agreed partnership working with Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, in Cheshire, home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud. The Shire breed was established in the mid-eighteenth century, although its origins are much older. Historians tell us that Shire horses were essential to the success […]

Walk for War Horse… with the Donkeys of Scotland leading the way

Nature lovers across Scotland are being invited to take part in a special event that will not only get them walking the country’s beautiful landscapes but help raise vital funds for animals in need… Walk for War Horse launches today* – World Animal Day – and hopes to encourage animal lovers across the country to […]

Greetings from Tuscany

Susan Leyland, our acclaimed sculptor who created our wonderful War Horse, Poppy lives in Italy and, because of COVID-19 restrictions, was unable to join us for National Animal Day. However she was determined to take part and remembered the role horses particular have played in war, by pinning purple poppies on the bridles of these […]

Partnership to support Donkey welfare in UK announced

The Donkey Breed Society and the founders of War Horse Memorial are announcing a working partnership to further the cause of donkey welfare through a programme of education and support. The announcement comes ahead of the first National Animal Day on Sunday (August 23, 2020), which will honour the service of animals in war and […]

Wearing their poppies with pride

With only a few days to go until the first National Animal Day – and despite COVID-19 restrictions – sales of our purple poppy pin badges and knitted poppies are flying off our virtual shelves… and there’s still time to get yours as we have extended our campaign until early Autumn. While we remember horses, […]

Greyhound Rescue Wales

New partnership working announced as National Animal Day is launched in Wales. Today (Monday, August 10, 2020) we announce a working partnership with Greyhound Rescue Wales, the longest established greyhound charity in Wales, to further the cause of animal welfare. The announcement comes ahead of the first National Animal Day on August 23, which will […]

Landmark partnership to support equine welfare in UK

We are proud and delighted to announce a working partnership with The Horse Trust, the world’s oldest horse charity, to further the cause of equine welfare. The announcement comes ahead of the first National Animal Day on August 23, which will honour the service of animals in war and provide a lasting legacy for animals […]

Concert lifeline as appeal gets underway

Two horse sanctuaries are the first charities to benefit from the proceeds of our virtual concert, staged earlier this month and still available to see on YouTube. Mane Chance in Surrey and Blue Acre in Berkshire have both been struggling to survive since the lockdown and thanks to you, our kind-hearted supporters, we have been […]

Hero Horse No 16 – Patrick

We welcome the first Shetland pony into our stable of 100 Hero Horses. The Petrakis family, who he lives with, say the reason they would like to nominate Patrick is because he is helping so many people who are self isolating during these difficult times, with videos of him on his adventures around the beautiful […]

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