This extraordinary athlete's achievements, with rider Charlotte Dujardin, have made Valegro a household name, sold out countless arenas and catapulted the sport of dressage to one of the most popular Olympic summer sports. Breyer will honor dressage's super-star athlete with his own Breyer portrait model created in his likeness.
The dark bay 2002 KWPN gelding earned two gold Olympic Medals for Great Britain in dressage at the 2012 Olympic Games in London (team gold and individual gold), followed by winning both the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle at the 2013 European Championships, followed by winning the dual World Championship medal for the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix Freestyle at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France in 2014. He was also the 2014 World Cup Dressage Champion and is currently ranked World No 1.
In addition to all his extraordinary victories, Valegro has shattered world records time and again when it mattered most! He is the only horse ever to concurrently hold World, Olympic and European Gold medals; all three World Records (Grand Prix 87.46% – at the famed Olympia horse show 2014, Grand Prix Special 88.022% – Hagen Germany 2012, and Grand Prix Freestyle 94.3% – Olympia 2014); two Olympic records (Grand Prix 83.784% and Grand Prix Freestyle 90.089% in 2012); the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) World Number 1 ranking; plus FEI World Cup Number 1 placing!
The Breyer portrait model of Valegro will be a dynamic new sculpture created in his likeness with a special launch in December 2015 in the United Kingdom. In North America and Worldwide, Breyer’s Valegro portrait model will be available at retail in January/February 2016.