The War Horse Memorial will be the first national memorial dedicated to the millions of UK, Allied and Commonwealth horses, mules and donkeys lost during The Great War. It will pay tribute to the nobility, courage, unyielding loyalty and immeasurable contribution these animals played in giving us the freedom of democracy we all enjoy today, and will signify the last time the horse would be used on a mass scale in modern warfare.
It will consist of a larger than life bronze horse standing on an inscribed Portland stone plinth created by the British sculptor Susan Leyland. In essence it will be much more than a memorial, as it will afford the opportunity to create and expand on on-going fundraising initiatives, and become a lasting legacy for the nation.
It will be officially unveiled in June 2018. Our emblem will be a purple poppy which we consider fitting as it has previously been adopted to honour animal victims of conflict. And a fundraising Purple Poppy Day, on August 23 each year will become an annual way of raising funds for our chosen charities.
Football legend Arsene Wenger has become the first proud owner of a limited edition War Horse maquette – a scaled replica of the national memorial. Click here to find out how you can buy one too.