Our website use cookies to improve and personalize your experience and to display advertisements(if any). Our website may also include cookies from third parties like Google Adsense, Google Analytics, Youtube. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies. We have updated our Privacy Policy. Please click on the button to check our Privacy Policy.

War Horse Memorial in Ascot

In June 2018, War Horse Memorial, Poppy was unveiled in Ascot and can be found on the roundabout, next to Heathwood Hospital and car park 1 of Ascot Racecourse.

War Horse Memorial Ascot Berkshire
All about the War Horse Memorial in Ascot

‘The War Horse Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to the millions of UK, Commonwealth and Allied horses, mules and donkeys lost during The Great War. It pays 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 signifies the last time the horse would be used on a mass scale in modern warfare’. Information Source: War Horse Memorial.

War Horse Memorial
We will remember them
War Horse Memorial Ascot Racecourse
Pride of the War Horse
Time Capsule

Underneath Poppy’s feet is a time capsule which contains items from the war including barbed wire from the Western Front, medals, a whistle and more.

Purple Poppies

Purple poppies are placed at the memorial to remember animals lost during the war. On the pavement opposite the War Horse Memorial you will see are area which provides more information about the statue and memorial. On the wall there are also two purple painted poppies by artist Jenna Fox who previously created Meadow of Purple Poppies.

Horse War Memorial Purple Poppies
Purple Poppies

When I visited the War Horse Memorial there was a horseshoe with one purple poppy at the foot of the memorial.

Purple Poppy and Horseshoe
All about the sculpture

The bronze sculpture of Poppy sits on a 3m high stone plinth which was created by British sculptor Susan Leyland. The horse has barbed wire at it’s feet.

Can we visit the sculpture?

The War Horse Memorial can be seen from the car. However you can also park in Ascot and walk up the road to admire the sculpture.

What else is in Ascot?

Why not visit The Heath at Ascot Racecourse and go for a walk, bike ride or scooter? There is also a small play area on The Heath at Ascot Racecourse.

Grandstand view from The Heath Ascot Racecourse
Follow Berkshire Mummies 

Join the Mailing List

Follow Berkshire Mummies on Instagram and Facebook, if you don’t already.

Visit The Berkshire Mummies Directory

Disclaimer

Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer. Please follow Government Guidance with regards to Covid-19.

By Berkshire Mummies

Related Posts