Valegro “Loving” Retirement at Home Four Years On, Reports Alan Davies, on Valegro “Loving” Retirement at Home Four Years On, Reports Alan Davies, USA’s Sarah Daehnert & Uno Samantha Win Ankum CDN Int. 28 talking about this. But in her book The Girl on the Dancing Horse’ she reveals that she was knocked for six when trainer Carl Hester announced he planned to cash in on Valegro’s success by selling the horse she knows as Blueberry. I chat away to him about old times and what’s going on now. But also he loves to go for a trail ride with me. She now wears two engagement rings, the one on her right hand is the one he gave her when he first proposed and the second – a large diamond solitaire from his native South Africa– has pride of place on her left. Last updated on 14 December 201614 December 2016.From the section Equestrian. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Although he is retiring from competition, Valegro will continue to give celebrity appearances and demonstrations. Dave Windsor said Gloucestershire is in a "very fortunate position" to have a low baseline of hospital admissions for coronavirus, but numbers have risen "dramatically" in the last week. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. ALAN DAVIES, known as Super Groom as the longtime caregiver of Carl Hester’s horses, provides an update on Valegro, now 18 years old and four years on from retirement after a career in which the KWPN gelding ridden by Charlotte Dujardin collected Olympic, world and European gold medals and posted record scores at all three Grand Prix divisions that still stand. And I know he listens to every word while watching what’s going on in the countryside around us. Valegro got his name due to the fact that it needed to begin with a V. And he loves to stop for a chat with the neighbors and the locals who all still recognize him. She said 2017 was deliberately low key and, in an interview to accompany the book, she told the MailonLine that marriage at the yard followed by motherhood could be on the cards for Charlotte who has been engaged for around a decade now.

If I get to take him to a demo or celebrity appearance he literally canters up the ramp and loads himself. I don’t think he misses the pressure of constantly performing under the spotlight but he certainly misses all the attention. “On the night we were due to switch on our town’s Christmas lights, Dean told me he needed to be alone to clear his head.

Charlotte says she entered “dangerous territory” after dropping two stone and actually liking the feel of being so skinny. “It’s what I want in life, to have children. How to get into horse racing, whether you want to work with horses at the stables, become a racing jockey or take part in the Olympics. It was a low point for Britain’s most successful Olympic equestrian who admits that she hit ‘rock bottom’ and ended up mourning for her old life rather than celebrating her success. They live near Hester’s yard in Malswick, where Valegro still lives after the sale fell through, and have four dogs. Valegro (born 5 July 2002) is a gelding ridden by the British equestrian Charlotte Dujardin in the sport of dressage.He stands 16.2hh and has the stable name of Blueberry. And after that I really did hit rock bottom.”. They both know they are still superstars in my eyes. Yes, I have been hanging on but I don’t want to be too late. 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Sept. 15, 2020. “You don’t realise how much someone means to you and how much they do for you until they are gone,” he had admitted. “It felt like I’d had everything and then it was all taken away. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. I’d lost my relationship, I was going to lose my horse – my whole life had been turned upside down. 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II. Britain’s most successful Olympic equestrian speaks of rise to the top and the price she paid for success, GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTY IN YOUR INBOX. “Then when I was around, everything that was happening with Blueberry meant I was probably quite difficult to be with. Although he has now retired from competition, Valegro remains in work and will continue to entertain his fans with special appearances. 16th September 2020 . “Depression was not something I’d ever really understood,” she says. As for Dean, he just wants the “Go!” . "I want to retire him at the top of his game because he owes me absolutely nothing," said Dujardin. Photo Courtesy Alan Davies. He is very well-loved and still gets ridden on a regular basis. He doesn’t feel his 18 years and it’s my favorite part of the day when I get to groom him and tack him up and take him for a ride. 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