Fans of Valegro will soon be able to purchase their very own lifelike model of the dressage superstar.
Just as the gelding returns from his incredible World Cup win in Las Vegas (19 April), model horse maker Breyer has announced it will be releasing a “Blueberry” replica.
The scaled-down model will be launched at an event in the UK later this year.
“This December, we will honour dressage’s superstar athlete with his own Breyer portrait model,” said a company spokesman.
“The model of Valegro will be a dynamic new sculpture created in his likeness with a special launch day.”The remarkable dark bay has a huge following owing to his incredible achievements with Charlotte Dujardin.
These include picking up two individual gold medals and a team silver at the World Equestrian Games last year and breaking two world records within 24 hours at the London International Horse Show at Olympia.
Valegro is back as strong as ever this year and produced a flawless grand prix freestyle with Charlotte in Las Vegas to take the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage title for the second year in a row.
This is not the first famous horse Breyer has immortalised — the portrait range already includes Hickstead, Secretariat, Totilas and unbeaten racehorse Frankel.
Those looking to take home their own Valegro will have to wait until later in the year to find out the size and price of the model, as the design is still in its early stages, but Breyer has confirmed it will be on sale globally in January 2016.
Breyer was founded in 1950 and creates realistic hand-painted model horses and animals. Today, the company also sells play sets, craft activities and horsey accessories for children.
For more information visit www.breyerhorses.com