Valegro named KWPN Horse of the Year

Charlotte Dujardin’s Olympic partner Valegro has been voted the KWPN Horse of the Year.

Valegro, by Negro, fought off competition from 10 other horses — including Nick Skelton’s Big Star — to take the title.

A combination of a public vote and the KWPN horse of the year committee decided the winner.

Valegro’s career in pictures

Charlotte and Valegro were unbeaten in 2013 and set a new grand prix world record at Olympia in December.

“The bay gelding epitomizes the descriptive phrase ‘happy athlete,’” said a spokesman from KWPN.

“Wherever he competes, he is the audience favourite with his extremely expressive and balanced movement.”

Charlotte and Blueberry performed a demonstration at Den Bosch in the Netherlands on Saturday (8 February) to celebrate his achievement.


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