Hero Horse No 13 – Copenhagen

Copenhagen – the horse that won at Waterloo. The famous Duke of Wellington, had an equally celebrated horse, argues historian and retired headmaster Gary Kirkley, who has nominated Copenhagen as our Hero Horse number 13. Born in 1808, Copenhagen was a mixture of Arabian and Thoroughbred parentage. He was named in celebration of the British […]

Hero Horse No 12 – Gwen

Gwen – the Community Star. Horses that have seen the very worst of human behaviour can, with patience and kindness, learn to trust again and against all odds, form meaningful relationships once more. Gwen is one such horse, and she has been nominated by Mane Chance Sanctuary where she now lives and flourishes. Working relationships […]

Hero Horse No 11 – Dennis

DENNIS – the intuitive horse. Heroes, as we know, are often unassuming… they step in and save the day without fuss and glory, and make us realise their value and true worth. Our Hero Horse number 11 is Dennis, who has been nominated by Eleanor Stourton, Relationship Officer at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare,The Broyle, […]

Hero Horse No 6 – Welbeck

What makes a hero horse is very personal to the people who nominate- some have taken their place in the history books for deeds carried out in war; some are, or have been, cherished by their owners and riders simply for the joy they bring . Wellbeck, nominated by Stephanie Callen has rightly earned his […]

Hero Horse No 5 – Turbo

Lizzie Oseman, from Henley on Thames, in Oxfordshire has nominated her horse TURBO as our Hero Horse number 5. She says he is one of the kindest souls on the planet. Despite his enormous size and muscle, he is calm and gentle at all times and imagines so many war horses were like him, strong […]

Hero Horse No 2 – Blackie

This is Blackie, the War Horse who has been nominated to take his place in our 100 Hero Horses hall of fame by Jess Edwards (pictured below), who is 10 and from the Wirral and our youngest Ambassador. She says he deserves to be included as she thinks he was a true friend to his […]

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