In 2017, to mark the 100-year centennial of World War 1, Brooke USA set a goal to raise $1,000,000 to honor yesterday's war horses by helping today's working equines.


With Your Help, We Exceeded Our Goal And Raised $1,122,626 Through Our Horse Heroes Campaign, To Help Today's Working Equines In Memory Of America's Horses And Mules Who Served In WW1

We also were very pleased that the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission made Brooke USA’s Horse Heroes campaign an official Centennial Partner in remembering the contribution of America’s horses and mules to the war effort.

You can learn about the role of American horses and mules in WW1 by visiting our Horse Heroes pages on the official United States World War One Centennial Commission's website

Please consider donating to our international equine welfare programs here:

Official Partner Of The United States WWI Centennial Commission

The Commission was established by the U.S. Congress under the World War I Centennial Commission Act. The role of the Commission was to develop programs to commemorate the historic event and to encourage and facilitate the activities of private, state, and local organizations to commemorate the centennial.

In accepting Brooke USA as an official partner, the commission said: “The Commission is pleased to endorse Brooke USA’s ‘Horse Heroes’ as an official partner. The Commission believes that Horse Heroes will further the Commission’s goals of educating the American people about the causes, courses and consequences of World War One, commemorating U.S. involvement in that war, and honoring the service and sacrifice of American servicemen and women in the war.”

We are tremendously honored to be counted as an official Centennial Partner alongside several highly esteemed, national organizations, and we’re also grateful for the privilege of bringing the immeasurable impact that American horses and mules had on the war to the public’s attention.
— Dr. David Jones, Chairman, Brooke USA