World War One

Hero Horse Number 31 – Dark Shift

You might be surprised to see a thoroughbred racehorse nominated as a hero horse, but Dark Shift made history earlier this month when he won the first War Horse Memorial Stakes, at Ascot, ridden by champion jockey Ryan Moore. As you can see he proudly wears a knitted purple poppy on his bridle to support […]

Virtual Calendar launch on World Animal Day

Today (October 4) is World Animal Day, and the ideal opportunity to launch our virtual 2022 calendar to celebrate the horses, donkeys, dogs, cats and numerous other living creatures who enrich our lives whether as pets or working animals. It’s so simple… We want you to send us your photos so, on the first day […]

And we’re off! Day to remember at Ascot racecourse

Ascot is home to our majestic war horse and, of course, the world famous racecourse which, in our honour, staged The War Horse Memorial Stakes during its latest meeting. As guests for the day, we presented the winner’s trophy to Dark Shift, the 100-30 favourite. Owned by Mr H. Frost, trained by Charles Hills and […]

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 appeal launch. Captain Gary Chilton […]

Hero Horse No 7 – Songster

Mary Baird who has nominated him says where Songster – a handsome chestnut horse – came from no one appears to know. He was mobilised with other horses in Loughborough Market on August 4, 1914, and taken to France with The Prince Albert’s Own Yeomanry in November that year, with Trooper Bert Main in the […]

Anniversary Charity Ball

Anniversary Charity Ball. Saturday, June 8, 2019. It was a night of high glitz and glamour with stellar musical performances, a chance to celebrate the last 12 exciting months and share with old and new friends what’s in store for War Horse Memorial and the purple poppy in the year ahead. We’d like to thank Paul […]

Royal Artillery Assembly

Royal Artillery Assembly. Blackpool May 17-19, 2019. More than 400 Gunners – retired and serving – gathered in Blackpool for their yearly Assembly and AGM, and we were privileged to be invited as guests of the Master Gunner, Lt Gen Sir Andrew Gregory KBE CB and Major General David Cullen CB OBE to give a […]

Anniversary Charity Ball

War Horse Memorial Anniversary Charity Ball Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 8 June 2019. Dear Friends and Supporters, Please put June 8 in your diaries and join us at the inaugural Anniversary Charity Ball in The Pavilions, Ascot Racecourse to celebrate the first anniversary of War Horse Memorials unveiling and the launch of the 2019 Purple Poppy […]

blackie

Blackie Grave of faithful WWI horse Blackie to form centrepiece of housing development. Wonderful piece in the Telegraph (Fri 16th March) by Patrick Sawer, senior news reporter and Lynne Wallis highlighting the story of World War One war horse Blackie. The piece highlights how 20 year old Lieutenant Leonard Comer Wall requested that should he […]

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