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 […]

Reflecting on Animals in War

We asked for your photos of how you have been remembering the service and sacrifice of animals in war and you haven’t disappointed … these images come from our wonderful supporters in Hampshire, Surrey, London, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Cotswolds and Windsor. It seems that all across the country kind-hearted folk have wanted to reflect […]

Let’s not forget the Animals

From all corners of the country… from Aberdeen to Torbay, from Tarporley to Canterbury – and towns and villages in between – you have been showing your respect for animals in war and support for animals in need by wearing your purple poppies, and by decorating school halls, church memorials and shop windows. Despite these […]

Artist creates a Meadow of Purple Poppies to remember animals in War

When acclaimed artist Jenna Fox saw Poppy the nation’s own war horse memorial draped in a cloak of knitted purple poppies, it planted the seed of an extraordinary idea which has just been realised… Jenna says she drove SIX times round the Heatherwood Roundabout, in Ascot – home to our magnificent bronze monument – mesmerised […]

Ambassador Michael Thompson

We are delighted to introduce Michael Thompson, someone who is a staunch supporter of War Horse Memorial and a true friend. Michael regularly fundraises for us, attends our events and is our benefactor, supporting the upkeep and maintenance of our Area of Reflection across from Poppy our War Horse, in Ascot. This is his story… […]

Ambassador Christina Johnston

Spotlight on acclaimed soprano Christina Johnston who is not only our very special Ambassador and friend, but who we entrust to sing our anthems ‘To Glory‘ and ‘A Million Tears‘ (beautifully written by Warwick, Young and Maclean), which we are hoping will be released on record next year. Christina has a life-long love of horses […]

Julie’s lockdown poppies

Julie Hillier got in touch to say our National Animal Day, to remember the service and sacrifice of animals in war and support animals in need, had inspired her to paint these beautiful purple poppies for us. She explains: “I’m not very exciting! I am a total novice and amateur! I live in Hampshire. I’ve […]

Australia celebrates with us

Our Australian Ambassador Nigel Allsopp has placed a purple poppy wreath at the Army Veterinary Corps War Animal Memorial in Queensland to commemorate our first National Animal Day. Nigel, who was ANZAC of the year 2017-18 and Australia Day Citizen of the Year 2019 is also President of AWAMO, the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation, […]

Canterbury Horse

We feel so honoured and blessed that The Dean of Canterbury Cathedral, The Very Revd Dr Robert Willis conducted a service of commemoration in the shadows of our giant Canterbury Horse to remember animals in war and animals in need. It was ahead of today’s first National Animal Day and was organised by our wonderful […]

Boris to launch National Animal Day

We are delighted to report that Boris the Brave has agreed to become poster boy for the first National Animal Day this Sunday (August 23, 2020)… With his mane of blond hair, his intent gaze, inquiring mind, Romanesque nose and his ability to stay calm in the face of persistent danger, we decided him the […]

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