It’s official: Valegro’s winning test at Rio in August was his last.
Carl Hester has confirmed the decision to Horse and Hound, though it wasn’t unexpected. “We have decided that Valegro will retire from competition at Olympia this year,” Carl told H&H. “The old, energetic Valegro is back and this is how we want people to remember him. Charlotte doesn’t need to be judged on him again. They have nothing more to prove.”
The public will get a chance to see more of this wonderful horse, however, as he will be out doing demonstrations, and Carl might even get a ride or two!
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So, let’s celebrate Valegro by a look back at some of our favourite photos.