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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