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Young horse lovers can now enjoy reading the story of dressage star Valegro.

Book one of The Blueberry Stories is entitled, Valegro The Little Horse with the Big Dream.

The book has been written by Olympian Carl Hester and equestrian author Janet Rising and tells the real-life story of Valegro (Blueberry).

valegro biography“Book one of The Blueberry Stories tells of the trials, tribulations, adventures and characters Valegro meets along the way to success in a child-friendly fictional format,” said the book’s publisher, Troubador.

“The series will follow and includes a learning and technical aspect to pass on some equestrian knowledge in a fun and friendly way, edited to Key Stage 2 to make them suitable for use in schools.

“This rags-to-riches story of a small horse rising from humble beginnings to become the best the world has seen is a unique, heart-warming and compelling read. The books will appeal to all young readers as well as equestrian fans.”Dressage; du jardin; hester; lucinda green; valegro

With his rider Charlotte Dujardin, the dressage wonderhorse has won title after title and set new records in all three types of grand prix.

His successes include individual and team gold in the 2012 Olympics; the freestyle, grand prix and grand prix special gold medals at the 2013 and 2015 European Championships; and individual gold at the World Equestrian Games in 2014.


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Valegro belongs to Carl, Roly Luard and Anne Barrott. He has lived at Carl’s yard in Gloucestershire since he was a two-year-old.

Valegro The Little Horse with the Big Dream will be published as an ebook on Friday (8 July) and as a paperback on 28 November.

A paperback book will cost £6.99 and an ebook will cost £3.99.