The Free Spirit Memorial Appeal is raising funds to create a lasting memorial acknowledging the horse’s unfaltering service to mankind in times of conflict and work. The memorial will be a life sized bronze stature by award winning sculptress Georgie Welch. A place at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire has been chosen and Olympic dressage rider Richard Davison has marked the spot where the impressive statue will be sited.
This accolade to the horse is the only memorial that the NMA has granted to an animal in its own right and will also celebrate the horses that continue to serve us today through work, rehabilitation of the sick and disabled, education and of course the joy and pleasure they provide in leisure and sport.
Further information can be found at www.freespiritmemorial.co.uk