World War One

Poodles went to war too

As we move into May we focus on an unlikely candidate for animals who have served us in war… the poodle. The nomination comes from Tim Hardy-Lenik who lives with his partner and their three -year old son in Surrey. Tim has sent us this wonderful photo of Poppy Daisy the Toy Poodle, pictured with […]

Patrick

It’s March and Patrick the celebrity pony is our pin up for this month’s virtual calendar. He’s been nominated by his friends in north Devon for his wonderful work as a therapy pony. He visits local hospitals and care homes and brings joy and happiness to patients and residents. He was called Patrick by the […]

Colin – Donkey Breed Society

The poster boy for our February virtual calendar is Colin, who heralds from the Northern Region of the Donkey Breed Society. Society Secretary Sarah Booth, who nominated him, explains that Colin belongs to mother and daughter team, Olwen and Liz Brown, who have been members of the Donkey Breed Society for ages! Colin is sixteen, […]

Adrian Warwick

Local songwriter with a love of animals becomes celebrity ambassador for War Horse Momorial Adrian Warwick, songwriter, lyricist and poet, who has a string of hits to his name, including consecutive number ones in the classical charts, has become a special Ambassador for the War Horse Memorial. Adrian, who lives in mid Essex with his […]

Virtual Calendar 2022

Welcome to our virtual calendar for 2022, a chance to introduce one of our four or two legged friends, nominated by you, to celebrate the start of each new month in 2022. January showcases Cotebrook Loch Anna, three times National Champion Shire, who is proudly wearing her purple poppies. She is pictured with Alistair King […]

Keyham Lodge School

Staff and students at Keyham Lodge School in Leicester have once again supported our Animal Purple Poppy Fund with indoor and outdoor activities to raise money and awareness of the role animals have played in past and present conflicts, and how they enrich our lives in so many ways. Jo Wilson who got in touch, […]

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 […]

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