Valegro made his first UK public appearance since winning his third Olympic gold medal in Rio, much to the delight of the packed crowd. Fans were treated to a Q&A session with Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin, questions for which were submitted in advance by members of the audience.
Charlotte and Valegro also demonstrated a couple of the moves that gave them such phenomenal success in the competition arena.
The session also included an awards ceremony, with the following awards presented:
- Lifetime Achievement Award to Valegro’s groom Alan Davies, presented by Chris Hewlett (Chairman of the British Grooms Association)
- BHS Fellowship Award to Carl Hester, presented by Lynn Petersen, Tessa Martin-Bird and Julia David from The British Horse Society
- British Dressage Award to Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin, presented by Jennie Loriston-Clarke
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