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Hero Horse No32 – Sandy the Survivor

Nigel Alsopp, our War Horse Memorial ambassador in Australia, has nominated Sandy, the only horse to return Down Under after serving in World War One. He says: “According to the Australian War Memorial, during The Great War Australia sent 136,000 horses overseas to be used by the Australian, British and Indian armed forces. Sandy, a […]

NATIONAL ANIMAL DAY AUGUST 23

We have designated August 23 each year as National Animal Day – a time to focus on the service and sacrifice of animals in wars and the comfort and companionship they bring us in times of peace. For the past couple of years we have been unable to commemorate this important milestone in the way […]

Patrick the Celebrity Pony Tunes In To Show His Support

A Million Tears the official global purple poppy anthem to honour the service and sacrifice of tens of millions of animals over hundreds of years of conflict, has been relaunched this week and has the backing of the nation’s latest treasure Patrick the Celebrity Pony! Patrick, a minature Shetland pony and official mascot of the […]

MR FOX OUR AUGUST PIN UP

Carol Carter loves animals … she has a dog named Bailey, and lives in the North East of England. Her unusual request was to nominate the fox for our virtual calendar. We had to search long and hard to find any evidence of foxes who were used in war – any war. But sure enough […]

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ANIMAL PURPLE POPPY FUND

Our good causes tell us they are still struggling to cope. Donations are down and many horse and animal welfare charities are having a hard time meeting their food and vets bills. Will you help us help them? The simplest way is to buy something from our exclusive limited edition purple and platinum range of […]

NOAH – OUR CALENDAR BOY FOR JULY

Meet the very handsome Noah who is a Saluki and his best friend is Michael Thompson our very valued Ambassador who lives in Old Windsor. Our 2022 virtual calendar features animals who gave service and sacrifice in war, and over centuries the Saluki has certainly played its part. Evidence traces this hunting dog back to […]

PATRICK THE PONY FOR MAYOR?

A petition is underway in Cockington, in Devon to make Patrick the Celebrity Pony – and our official War Horse Memorial mascot – Mayor of the village… More than 130 locals have signed the online petition and support is growing. Patrick, a miniature Shetland who is just seven hands high and enjoys a pint at […]

NEW PLANS FOR A VIRTUAL WALK ANNOUNCED

Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh Castle Monday, July 4 – Sunday, July 17, 2022 Illness and a last minute change in circumstances means that we are having to revise our plans for The War Horse Memorial Platinum Jubilee Walk. So, rather than cancel – and working with the Edinburgh March Riding Association – we have come […]

War Horse Ambassadors Win Medals in Injured Veterans Special Games

The Veteran Games and Conference 2022 was held in Tel Aviv in Israel from 28 May to 3 June 2022 and saw some 200 injured veterans from the U.K. and Israel compete in a number of sports including cross fit, swimming and shooting held at Beit Halochem (Warrior’s House) Competition for medals was tightly fought […]

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