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Valegro to Be Honored as a Breyer® Portrait Model

4/16/15

In the elite international world of dressage, one name stands above all others and that is Carl Hester and Rowena Luard's Valegro. 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. And this December, Breyer will honor dressage's super-star athlete with his own Breyer portrait model created in his likeness.

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Breyer’s Vice President of Marketing and Product Development Stephanie Macejko with Valegro on a recent visit to Carl Hester’s yard.

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 in his likeness sculpted by German sculptor Brigitte Eberl. There will be 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.

Fans in the U.S. will be able to see Valegro compete in the upcoming World Cup Dressage competition, Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2015. After the World Cup, Valegro will concentrate on securing a berth on the British Dressage team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Comments

BreyerLover2222 Says:
06/11/2016 at 6:04 pm

Good!! I love Valegro!! Thanks, Breyer!!!

Goin-For-Gold Says:
01/01/2016 at 8:24 pm

Super Excited

I honestly haven't been this excited about a RR. He's on a new mold, he is a very detailed bay, and I'm pretty sure he has BROWN eyes! :D

Goin-For-Gold Says:
01/01/2016 at 8:24 pm

Super Excited

I honestly haven't been this excited about a RR. He's on a new mold, he is a very detailed bay, and I'm pretty sure he has BROWN eyes! :D

TheSecretRoman Says:
10/31/2015 at 8:31 pm

Wow

Just got a look at the model :) Absolutely gorgeous and a stunning model (which is only fitting haha) cannot wait to get hold of one if I can - I'll be keeping an eye out in December!

Angel1992 Says:
09/16/2015 at 4:37 pm

New SCULPT

Here he is! :D
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12036468_973789809334356_6292511026481615093_n.jpg?oh=4b72b8f67d274cf400f5dc34fc1dd621&oe=565EB7D5

JumperGirl13 Says:
07/23/2015 at 6:03 pm

Awesome

I'm been so excited, every since I watched him in the FEI finals, I have wanted him in a Breyer.

rainbowswedishhorse Says:
07/19/2015 at 9:56 pm

SO EXCITED

Valegro is my DREAM horse. Even just to meet him now I'll get to own his model! Thats so special he's getting a whole new model sculpted in his name

CactusFlower Says:
06/27/2015 at 10:36 am

Nowhere does it say this will be a new mold or sculpture.. probably will be done on an EXISTING mold like Totilas, etc.....

BeatriceP Says:
05/03/2015 at 9:25 pm

JoceWolfMoon

ha! This is ironic! I was watching JoceWolfMoon and your comment came up! JoceMoon!


Any way Valegro.... this is exciting.

jocemoon Says:
04/26/2015 at 10:40 am

this so exciting to have this horse a breyer

beck02 Says:
04/21/2015 at 4:34 pm

always happy to see more Eberl Sculptures! Great horse to do a portrait of!

bravo models Says:
04/20/2015 at 2:13 pm

Lov'n this

Hey Breyer, how about another blog on the creation of the sculpture, including paint choice. This is an exciting regular run model.

windwalker175 Says:
04/18/2015 at 8:06 am

Whoo hoo

Can't wait for another Eberl beauty. And a RR too!

IRideAHorseNamedShiloh Says:
04/17/2015 at 9:34 pm

I WANT HIM!!!!

he was born on da same year as me! he is so pretty!!

Abilane Says:
04/17/2015 at 11:50 am

YAYA

I have watched him tons of times on youtube. I love him.

BreyerLover4EvR Says:
04/17/2015 at 8:05 am

Omg!!!

This is so cool! I really hope that this model will be available to everyone instead of a collectors club or something. Will it be?

BreyerLover4EvR Says:
04/17/2015 at 8:04 am

BuckR. Says:
04/16/2015 at 3:05 pm

So excited!

When will we be able to see what the sculpture looks like?

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