Valegro the Dancing Horse
Bronze Statue Unveiling



Valegro - Olympic Gold Medalist Dressage Horse

Valegro was the guest of honour at the unveiling of his bronze statue in his home town of Newent.

The Newent Initiative Trust worked in close collaboration with Carl Hester MBE, along with the involvement from  Charlotte Dujardin and groom Alan Davies – and the talented sculptor Georgie Welch to produce this beautiful half-size bronze sculpture.

This unique public sculpture celebrates the astounding career and international achievements of Valegro; the renowned Olympic Gold Medalist dressage horse who broke every world record in the sport during his career; now happily retired.

The statute was funded by selling 12 bronze maquettes, smaller models of the sculpture.

“Eleven were sold and the final one was kindly donated by Georgie and raffled in Newent on the 29th February 2020” Georgie Welch

Sculptor Georgie Welsh with Wax Maquette Number 12 at Talos Art Foundry


We now have in stock the exclusive signed paperback book series written by Carl Hester –  Valegro – The Blueberry Stories.

Ideal for home schooling, the whole series is edited to end of Key Stage 2 expectations, including SATs style reading questions, available to purchase online or in-store.

Valegro Paper Back Children’s Story Books – signed by Carl Hester

Book 1 : Valegro The Little Horse with the Big Dream tells the tale of his adventures from the day he arrives at Carl’s yard and the characters Blueberry meets.

Book 2 : In The Early Years the tale continues as Blueberry starts his training and goes to his first competitions.

Book 3 : A Rising Star tells the story of Carl’s ambitions for Blueberry and his search for the perfect rider to match his talent as his career progresses.

Book 4 : Valegro Goes International charts the beginning of his amazing career.

Book 5 : Going for Gold continues the story as Valegro is selected to represent Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Book 6 : The Legend concludes the story of the most famous dressage horse in the world. Valegro continues his success including competing at the Dressage World Cup and the Rio Olympics before his retirement performance at Olympia in 2016.