First world War

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hero Horse No 9 – Bess

Bess – the lucky horse. Over 10,000 horses went to the First World War from New Zealand, and Bess our Hero Horse number 9 was among them. She was one of only four to return home and came to symbolise the service and sacrifice that brave soldiers and their steeds gave to secure the freedom […]

Hero Horse No 4 – Warrior

Warrior, our Hero Horse number 4, is arguably the most famous of all the Allied horses that went to war in 1914. He was foaled on the Isle of Wight in 1908 and went to the Western Front with Winston Churchill’s great friend General Jack Seely. There he survived all imaginable disasters, was active in […]

Kneller Hall Gala Concert

Kneller Hall Gala concert. Saturday, July 20th, 2019. More than 8,000 people enjoyed the CAMUS 25 Gala Concert at Kneller Hall, Twickenham to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Royal Corps of Army Music. War Horse Memorial was there to support two of our very special friends who had leading roles in the glittering event… […]

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day and Songster unveiled. Saturday June 29th, 2019 is Armed Forces Day and a chance to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country […]

Lathom Park

Lathom Park. Ormskirk. This monument, recently unveiled, acknowledges the very first Remount Depot ever established for a war footing, of any war, or any era. It was to be the benchmark of the other three major establishments destined to follow – Romsey, Avonmouth and Swaything. Local historian, Richard Houghton, whose original concept it was to […]

The Big Lottery People’s Projects Initiative

The Big Lottery People’s Projects Initiative Our good friends at Mane Chance Sanctuary, one of our chosen charities, have been selected as one of 5 charity projects to stand a chance of winning £50,000.00 in The Big Lottery People’s Projects initiative. Their Chance2Be programme helps young people who have lost their way for a number of reasons regain […]

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