Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro

Valegro: Career End after Rio Confirmed

Time and again Charlotte Dujardin hinted that Rio will be the last competition for her four-legged super star Valegro. Now she confirmed to the BBC, that the Olympic Games next year will be the last competition before he will be retired. “That’s why I want to go out there and enjoy every last minute,” so the 30-year-old British rider said. However, therefore the Negro son had to stay fit – and the 16 hour flight should not be under underestimated. The horses needed some time to acclimatise. “Hopefully it won’t be too hot,” so Dujardin said. “It’s winter time there so maybe it is high 20s.” Carl Hester’s pupil tries not to let the fact that she is title defender affect her: “Riding Valegro always makes you smile, so I enjoy it.”