Breyer has released a lifelike “Blueberry” model created by sculptor Brigette Eberl.
The model will be showcased at the London International Horse Show at Olympia (15-21 December) at the Equestrian Book Fair and TC Tack stands. Carl Hester will autograph models at the Equestrian Book Fair at a time to be announced.
“We will honour dressage’s superstar athlete with his own portrait model,” said a Breyer spokesman when they announced they would be making the replica in April.
These include picking up two individual gold medals and a team silver at the World Equestrian Games last year and breaking two world records with 24 hours at Olympia.
The dark bay gelding is back as strong as ever this year and produced a flawless grand prix freestyle with Charlotte in Las Vegas (19 April) to take the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage title for the second year in a row.
The Valegro model is available at tack and toy shops countrywide.
In 2016, Breyer will add a Fell pony to its traditional breeds line as part of the Best of British Collection.
The model is a portrait of Carltonlima Emma, The Queen’s Fell pony, created by sculptor Kathleen Moody.
Breyer will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the model to help support the Fell Pony Society in its work to preserve the native breed.
Funds will also go towards Girlguiding for its work in teaching girls to support nature.
Connemara show pony Banks Vanilla will also be replicated by Breyer. Sarah Minkiewicz-Breuning will sculpt the model.
Both the Carltonlima Emma and Banks Vanilla models will be showcased at Olympia alongside Valegro. They will be available at tack and toy stores in January 2016.