Valegro the Dancing Horse

The quest is to have a beautiful statue of Valegro the Dancing Horse in our town. People can then remember this one in a million horse forever. If anyone would like to support our campaign and make this a reality,

:-  or:-  This unique and special horse will have a very special place where he can ‘dance’ and inspire local people and visitors forever. See Facebook page for updates on the plan to put a statue of Valegro in Newent, his home town. This horse, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin have done so much for UK dressage that we really


wanted to have a long term thank you and memory of him. The artist has been chosen, she is Georgie Welch. Preliminary sketches and maquette made - now we are in the serious business of raising the funds to succeed.  Valegro will be portrayed plaited and wearing his tack. but we will follow the artist as the work is done. If you would like to help with this exciting project, please contact us through facebook  or contact [email protected] to make a donation GIFT AID Single Donation Form or Multiple Donation Form to see the launch of this campaign.

Images of the statue in progress:-

To celebrate every Team GB London Olympic Gold Medals, Royal Mail painted some of its red post boxes gold in the Olympic Gold Medalist’s home towns. One can be found in Newent, outside the Post Office in Church St. to celebrate Charlotte Dujardin winning Olympic Gold in the individual equestrian dressage event on her horse Valegro. She also won a Gold as a member of the team dressage event. Charlotte who lives and trains in Newent also appeared on specially made stamps commemorating the achievements of our gold medal winning Olympians.

Charlotte Dujardin became the second British woman to win three Olympic gold medals by retaining her individual dressage title in Rio 2016 again on Valegro.