Hero Horse No 17 – Churchill

The latest entry into our 100 Hero Horses series is Churchill; nominated by The Horse Trust, who cared for him following his well-earned retirement from The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment three years ago. Sadly Churchill recently passed away; the below fitting tribute was published by the Regiment. After an extremely difficult week, we are absolutely […]

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 […]

Concert success as donations start to pour in

We estimate almost 3,000 have now watched our virtual concert to launch this year’s Purple Poppy Appeal. We have received generous donations and offers of support to buy and distribute our pin badges from kind-hearted folk who believe as we do the importance of the welfare and care of animals. If you haven’t yet seen […]

Important Announcement – Update!

Plans for our virtual concert on Monday, June 8 are coming together nicely, and we can report three more celebrity musicians have joined the line up …We are delighted to announce that Captain Gary Chilton, Colin Roy and Major Craig Hallatt have volunteered their services in support of our 2020 Purple Poppy Appeal launch. Captain […]

Hero Horse No 15 – Janeiro V1 (AKA Rio)

Rio was an extraordinary horse as his rider and friend Sophie Christiansen CBE will testify. Here, the triple Paralympic Champion, double World Champion and triple European Champion gives her own moving tribute to her much loved horse. “What I loved most about him was his personality. He was so cheeky with everyone else but he […]

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