A Month to Remember

November is almost over and all through the month Brandon Dodsworth has been fundraising for the Poppy Appeal. His project has focussed on the sacrifice of men and women in war. But in this video – which he has shared with War Horse Memorial – and special message, he remembers particularly the horses who also […]

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 […]

Hero Horse No 21 – Mull 1996- 2020

In his time with Police Scotland, Mull was highly renowned for his confidence in crowds. This calm, yet confident, demeanour led to him being used at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, where he provided crowd control services and was on hand to police any emergencies, should they have arisen. Over the course of […]

Colin Thackery and the D-Day Juniors

War Horse Memorial Ambassador, Colin Thackery, has joined forces with Britain’s Got Talent favourites the D-Day Juniors, who featured in this year’s series of the popular talent show – and got unanimous support from the judges. The collaboration features on a Remembrance- themed single, ‘Salute My Hero’ released this week. Colin, who was Britain’s Got […]

Why remembering matters

The Animals In War Memorial, in London’s Hyde Park is a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. These armies enlisted many millions of animals to serve and often die alongside the soldiers. […]

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 […]

Rupert: Helping Ricky to heal after loss of Reiver

Meet Rupert a gentle giant of a horse who is helping Ricky Fenwick get over the brutal loss of his best friend in June… Rarely does a story touch so many lives on social media as the story of Reiver, a dark bay 16-hand mare and Ricky, an Army veteran… theirs was a story of […]

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre

We are delighted to announce that War Horse Memorial has agreed partnership working with Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, in Cheshire, home of the internationally renowned Cotebrook Shire Horse Stud. The Shire breed was established in the mid-eighteenth century, although its origins are much older. Historians tell us that Shire horses were essential to the success […]

News from Down Under

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that this coming weekend, thanks to the support of our Commonwealth Ambassador Nigel Allsopp and his team at AWAMO (Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation), the New Zealand War Dog Memorial will be opened in the USA at the world’s largest cemetery memorial for military […]

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