Ambassadors Kirk and Hannah Petrakis

Hannah and Kirk are passionate about horses and all animals. They run a horse and carriage business, K&H Cockington Carriages, in Devon, and have three wonderful daughters, Sophia who is 14 years old, Naomi who is eight and seven year old Amy-Rose. As a family they love and care for their horses and enjoy the […]

Sarah our volunteer Ambassador for Devon

We at War Horse Memorial are delighted to announce that Sarah Lockton of Funeral Partners – the third largest funeral services provider in the UK – has agreed to join our growing army of volunteer ambassadors to honour the service of animals in war and support animals in need. Despite COVID-19 restrictions Sarah, who is […]

Patrick Celebrity Pony

We are very excited to announce that our celebrity pony Patrick is starring in his very own children’s book…The Adventures of Patrick The Pony: The Ten Ducklings, is about his adventures in the village of Cockington. The ten ducklings go missing, Patrick reasures mother duck he will help find them for her. As the book […]

Annie – Hero horse media coverage

The awarding of our very first ‘100 Hero Horses’ recipient, Annie, has received some media attention, most notably from BBC Spotlight. This video highlights the great work Annie does. Annie, a gentle and loving mare from Cockington Village, near Torquay in Devon. Annie was been nominated by Kirk and Hannah Petrakis who are our first […]

Hero Horse No 1 – Annie

We have been inspired by the stories you have told us about wonderful horses, mules and donkeys who, either through war or in peacetime, have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of we humans through dedication, gentleness, strength and loyalty. Acclaimed sculptor Susan Leyland forged our own Poppy the War Horse after studying the […]

Cockington Village

Cockington Village’s first Purple Poppy Day. November 3, 2018. Many Devon villages lay claim to being ‘picturesque’, but take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses with their colour washed walls of stone and cobb, and you’ll experience a quiet charm that is a quintessentially English with its manor […]

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