Valegro – A Rising Star is the long-awaited, third book in the series about the story of the most successful, famous dressage horse in the world, Valegro.
Blueberry, to his friends, continues to fulfil his ambition to become a top-class dressage horse, but there is one thing missing – the perfect rider to accompany him on his amazing journey.
Carl Hester, his owner, is searching for a rider, but nobody seems up to the task of partnering this amazing horse. The book sees Blueberry tackle numerous hurdles and unexpected emotions which threaten to jeopardise his ambitions and Carl’s plans for him. Will Blueberry’s best friend, little one-eyed Lulu, help him achieve the dream held by every equine athlete, to be considered for selection for the Olympic Games?
An insight into the dressage world
Valegro – A Rising Star gives a fascinating insight into the making of a world-class dressage horse by one of the world’s most accomplished, respected and successful dressage riders and trainers, Carl Hester. With the help of Blueberry’s friends’ human and equine – and his special canine friend, Lulu – readers will be swept along in this amazing true-life story of the world’s most famous dressage horse, identifying with Blueberry as he overcomes his problems of insecurity and jealousy which threaten to turn his dreams to dust. Will Carl find a rider worthy of this talented horse he values so highly? Even if he does the new rider – and Blueberry – will still need to form an extra special partnership and work as one to succeed!
Written for young readers
Specially written for all young readers who have been captivated by the most successful dressage horse of all time. Written from the viewpoint of Blueberry, each book contains fascinating insights into the training and everyday life at one of the world’s top dressage yards, with Blueberry’s friends making their own, vital contribution to help the little brown horse on his amazing journey. Author Carl Hester MBE, a veteran of five Olympic Games, has changed how dressage horses are trained and readers are treated to behind-the-scenes insights and Carl’s unique spin on all things dressage.
This book includes learning and technical aspects to pass on equestrian knowledge and life morals in a fun and friendly way and is edited to Key Stage 2 therefore suitable for use in schools and learning programmes. Ideal for readers aged 7+, the young at heart and all animal lovers.
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Price £6.99 paperback; £3.99 ebook