‘We will remember them’: 95 horses wearing poppies with pride

  • We asked H&H readers to send in photographs of their four-legged friends wearing poppies to mark Armistice Day (11 November) and we were overwhelmed with the response. We received countless fantastic pictures of horses — and a few dogs — wearing the iconic remembrance symbol.

    There’s even a handful celebrity horses to look out for in the gallery, including top dressage horse Nip Tuck, champion cob and H&H cover star Ballyell Turbo, and our very own equine blogger Hovis.

    What better way to pay respect to all those who fell in the war — both two-legged and four. Thank you very much to everyone who sent in pictures of riders and horses wearing their poppies with pride.

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    Service pays tribute to equines in WW1

    imageMore than 300 people and 60 horses paid tribute to the role equines played in World War One at a special service last week (Sunday 2 November).

    Ranging from Shetlands to hunters the horses — two driven the rest ridden — lined up at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern for the 10.30am service.

    Sculpture tribute to war horses

    Phillip-BlackerA former jump jockey is paying his own tribute to the horses of World War I in the centenary year — with a new sculpture exhibition.

    Philip Blacker — who rode 340 winners and was placed in the Grand National three times — retired in 1982 and turned his hand to art.


    War horse recognised for his bravery during World War I

    Honorary PDSA Dickin MedalA horse that served in World War One has been awarded a medal for his bravery during battle.

    Warrior, who was owned and ridden by H&H racing columnist Brough Scott’s grandfather General Jack Seely, was honoured with the PDSA Dickin Medal in September.


    Novel war horse tribute revealed

    IMG_2536A tribute to the war horses of World War One has been unveiled by horse lover Sue De’Ath at her Berkshire home.

    Local tree surgeon Greg Bint has carved a horses’ head into the trunk of an oak tree.

    The tree was hit by lightning in the February storms and part of it fell over on the road. Mrs de’Ath decided to turn it into art.

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