Paying tribute to the horses who lost their lives in the war

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As Remembrance Sunday approaches, I have decided to organise a very special event to remember and pay tribute to the horses who took part in the war.

More than eight million equines were killed in the First World War alone, with only 60,000 of the 1.2 million sent to France returning to home soil.

Fareham is a thriving equestrian area, so I’m getting a group of local riders together and we’ll be doing a commemorative ride from Trinity Street down to the memorial outside Trinity church, where a poem is to be read and a wreath laid.

If there’s a florist who could donate a wreath and peopl who would like to take part in this event, then please e-mail me at tssharley@yahoo.co.uk.