Hereford & Worcester

World War One: Malvern service in memory of horses

Riders are being invited to a service in Worcestershire to remember horses killed in World War One.

The service will be held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern on 2 November in memory of up to one million horses were lost in the war, organiser Audrey Steel said.

She appealed for a brass band for the occasion, after approaches to at least eight were unsuccessful.

There was no dress code for riders, and people on foot could attend she said.

The organiser, who is the Worcestershire Countryside Alliance chairwoman, said: "We've had lots of commemoration services and quite rightly so for the men.

"(The horses) were not bought or trained. They were just taken, requisitioned by the ministry of the day," she said.

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