Valegro - The Little Horse with the Big Dream The Blueberry Stories by Carl Hester, Janet Rising
  

Valegro - The Little Horse with the Big Dream The Blueberry Stories

Written by Carl Hester, Janet Rising
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Part of the The Blueberry Stories Series

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Valegro - The Little Horse with the Big Dream The Blueberry Stories by Carl Hester, Janet Rising

The first in a series for children that tells the real-life story of Valegro, known to his friends as Blueberry. Valegro is quite simply a phenomenon. He is the best dressage horse the world has ever seen, and possibly the best horse. With his young rider he has won Olympic, World and European Gold medals, the World Cup twice, and he holds all 3 world records in dressage. He is the only horse ever to hold all these medals and records at the same time and not surprisingly is ranked number one in the world. Valegro will compete for Great Britain at this year's Olympics in Rio - in London 2012 he won team and individual gold medals for Great Britain. The combination of Valegro and his young rider and their trainer is outstanding and charted as one of the most successful in the world of sport and equestrianism ever. Behind this success is a truly outstanding trainer, mentor, horse-owner and friend - Carl Hester - who gave up the ride on the best horse in the world to his young pupil so Great Britain could have a chance at an unprecedented Olympic team Gold Medal, knowing he could ride his other team horse (Uthopia) to achieve a high score too. This, book one of 'The Blueberry Stories', tells of the trials, tribulations, adventures and characters Valegro meets along the way to success in a child-friendly fictional format. A series will follow and includes a learning and technical aspect to pass on some equestrian knowledge in a fun and friendly way, edited to Key Stage 2 to make them suitable for use in schools. This rags-to-riches story of a small horse rising from humble beginnings to become the best the world has seen is a unique, heart-warming and compelling read. The books will appeal to all young readers as well as equestrian fans.

About the Author

Carl Hester FBHS MBE is one of the world's greatest equestrians and has already competed in four Olympics, including leading Great Britain to gold medal victory at London 2012, and will also be competing at Rio 2016. Janet Rising has always been obsessed by equines. For two decades she edited PONY Magazine and her previous books include 'The Pony Whisperer' series.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Carl Hester, Janet Rising
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Author's Website

www.carlhester.co.uk

Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
www.troubador.co.uk

Publication date

28th November 2016

ISBN

9781785898532


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