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Double Olympic gold Valegro statue unveiled

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“The setting could not be more English, to see the sculpture of Valegro in its permanent place in Newent,” posted Carl Hester on Twitter, as he praised the picture of the new sculpture. Adding, “He changed so many of our lives and elevated our sport, so this is a really proud moment for myself, Charlotte [Dujardin], and everyone who has been involved with this very special horse.” The now 19-year-old Valegro (Negro - Maifleur x Gershwin), was bred by J.L. Hanse, and is a double Olympic medal winner from London 2012 when he wowed the home crowd at the Greenwich Park equestrian venue. Newent is a market town in Gloucestershire, on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean and close to Carl Hester’s Oaklebrook Mill yard where Charlotte is also still based. C.v.A.