Valegro Goes International continues the story of the most famous and successful dressage horse in the world. In this, the fourth book in the series, his true-life story continues as the reader is taken on the amazing journey of a top-class dressage horse. Blueberry and his rider, Charlotte, continue to progress their career under the tutorage of top rider and trainer, Carl Hester. Chosen to represent his country, the little brown horse is gaining attention from not only top dressage judges and officials, but is amassing a fan base, too. But there are always hiccups in a successful career and Blueberry, with the help of his ever-present friend, little one-eyed dog Lulu, is determined to overcome them on his way to the very top, and be chosen for the most important international competition in the world.
Valegro Goes International, is the fourth book in The Blueberry series, 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 FBHS 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.
Valegro Goes International continues Blueberry's story in his own words and not only tells of his life before he became famous but gives an insight into one of the world's top dressage yards, together with all its inhabitants. Follow Blueberry's amazing journey as he works hard to follow his dream of becoming the best dressage horse the world has ever known.
Valegro Going for Gold! (5)
By Carl Hester MBE FBHS with Janet Rising.
Valegro – Going for Gold is the fifth book in The Blueberry Stories, written by one of the most admired and respected dressage riders and trainers in the world, Carl Hester. Anyone who has ever wondered about the life of a top-class dressage horse will enjoy these stories, with exclusive extras containing Carl's take on his horses, training and competitions, questions to add another dimension to the reading experience, and wonderful illustrations (paperback version).
With six books to collect, The Blueberry Stories will become a must-read for any young, and not so young, dressage and horse enthusiast, as well as everyone who delights in tales of friendship, overcoming confidence issues and the turmoil of the changing world around them, ambition and triumph.
Valegro - The Early Years (2)
By Carl Hester MBE FBHS with Janet Rising.
The second book in a series for children that tells the real-life story of Valegro, the most famous dressage horse in the world, star of two Olympic Games, and known at home as Blueberry. The second book in The Blueberry Stories documents his phenomenal rise to fame, brought to life by his trainer and co-owner, Carl Hester, told to equestrian author Janet Rising.
The little brown horse has to learn his craft and it isn’t long before Carl has him entered for some important competitions. But will Blueberry be able to display his amazing potential? Will Carl be pleased with his pupil and continue training? Or will the prejudices of the other horses he encounters, who look down on him because of his
lack of height, affect Blueberry’s confidence? Valegro – The Early Years continues Blueberry’s story in his own words and not only tells his life before he became famous, but gives an insight into one of the world’s top dressage yards, together with all its inhabitants.
Follow Blueberry’s amazing journey as he works hard to follow his dream of becoming the best dressage horse the world has ever seen. This book continues the series and includes learning and technical aspects to pass on some equestrian knowledge and morals in a fun and friendly way, edited to Key Stage 2 making them suitable for use in schools and learning programmes. Ideal for readers aged 7-12, the young at heart and all animal lovers.
Valegro - The Legend (6)
By Carl Hester MBE FBHS with Janet Rising.
Valegro – The Legend, is the sixth and final book in The Blueberry series, specially written for all readers, young and old, who have been captivated by the most successful dressage horse of all time – Valegro!
Written from the viewpoint of Blueberry (Valegro) himself, with his own take on his friendships and lessons learned from all his equine, canine, feline and human friends, this book takes the reader to Valegro's final competitions, towards his retirement from competitive dressage. Has the little brown horse achieved all his ambitions or is there still something he feels he has left undone?
Author Carl Hester MBE is a veteran of no fewer than five Olympic Games and has, with his unique, revolutionary and humane methods of training, influenced the training and performance of dressage horses for the better throughout the world. Each book in the Blueberry series offers insights into his own methods at his yard in Gloucestershire, and some of his menagerie of animals who live there feature in the books. A delightful read for anyone who has been fascinated by this amazing horse and wants to learn more about how he became the best the world has ever seen.
Valegro - The Little Horse with the Big Dream (1)
By Carl Hester MBE FBHS with Janet Rising.
The first in a series for children that tells the real-life story of Valegro, known to his friends as Blueberry.
Valegro is quite simply a phenomenon. He is the best dressage horse the world has ever seen, and possibly the best horse. With his young rider he has won Olympic, World and European Gold medals, the World Cup twice, and he holds all three world records in dressage. He is the only horse ever to hold all these medals and records at the same time and not surprisingly is ranked number one in the world.
Valegro competed for Great Britain at the Olympics in Rio, in London 2012 he won team and individual gold medals for Great Britain. The combination of Valegro and his young rider and their trainer is outstanding and charted as one of the most successful in the world of sport and equestrianism ever. Behind this success is a truly outstanding trainer, mentor, horse-owner and friend, Carl Hester, who gave up the ride on the best horse in the world to his young pupil so Great Britain could have a chance at an unprecedented Olympic team Gold Medal, knowing he could ride his other team horse (Uthopia) to achieve a high score too.
This, book one of The Blueberry Stories, tells of the trials, tribulations, adventures and characters Valegro meets along the way to success in a child-friendly fictional format. The series will follow and includes a learning and technical aspect to pass on some equestrian knowledge in a fun and friendly way, edited to Key Stage 2 to make them suitable for use in schools. This rags-to-riches story of a small horse rising from humble beginnings to become the best the world has seen is a unique, heart-warming and compelling read. The books will appeal to all young readers as well as equestrian fans.
The Racehorse Who Disappeared
Clare Balding's second brilliant adventure for Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals.
Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...
The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop
Charlie Bass woke early, partly because her window didn’t have any curtains and partly because Boris the Border terrier was licking her face.
The first children's book from animal-lover, commentator, journalist and author Clare Balding is a funny, heart-warming story filled with timeless appeal and a wonderful mix of human and animal characters. Clare’s own childhood was filled with animals and she claims she could ride before she could walk, dreaming about riding in the Olympics herself one day so it’s no surprise that her first book for children recreates her own childhood love of animals in a book that’s a perfect blend of warmth and humour.
Charlie Bass is a horse-mad nine year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when her eccentric parents announce that they are going to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse they buy, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even trot round the field without his best friend, Percy, a naughty palomino pony, at his side. But Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion - he just needs the right motivation...
The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance
The third book in Clare Balding's brilliant series!
Noble Warrior has certainly earned his name: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet...
Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?
The Winged Horse Race
The Winged Horse Race is a breathtaking adventure from Kallie George, beautifully illustrated by Lucy Eldridge, with an ancient setting and a thoroughly modern heroine.
Pippa is a foundling working in a stables in ancient Greece, until one day she catches a glimpse of an enormous silver wing in the clouds. When she wakes the next morning on Mount Olympus, Pippa discovers that she has been selected as one of the riders in Zeus's Winged Horse Race. The winner's prize is immortality.
Pippa falls instantly in love with her easily-distracted young horse, Zeph and they quickly become a fantastic team, exploring the mountain and meeting the interesting characters who live on Olympus. But as race day approaches, it's difficult for Pippa to know who her real friends are and it's a tough job to outsmart the Gods and their games.
Valegro - The Blueberry Stories - Set of six
Valegro, known to his friends as Blueberry, is the star character in this series of children's books.
Valegro - The Little Horse with the Big Dream tells the tale of his adventures from the day he arrives at Carl's yard and the characters Blueberry meets.
In The Early Years the tale continues as Blueberry starts his training and goes to his first competitions.
A Rising Star tells the story of Carl's ambitions for Blueberry and his search for the perfect rider to match his talent as his career progresses.
Valegro Goes International charts the beginning of his amazing career.
Going for Gold continues the story as Valegro is selected to represent Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics.
The Legend concludes the story of the most famous dressage horse in the world. Valegro continues his success including competing at the Dressage World Cup and the Rio Olympics before his retirement performance at Olympia in 2016.
The Long Journey Home
The first of three children's books that tell the true story of Rhodes Scholar. A book written and illustrated by two best friends about a horse that was lost then found and given the chance to start his life all over again.
The author Kay Scott-Jarvis is an Equestrian Coach and proprietor to Rockstar Equine, BHS Approved Riding Centre and training establishment to many.
The signed editions are personally signed by both the author and illustrator and are first and limited edition with only 100 of this booked ever being printed and published.
Career Pathways Skills Record Book
Welcome to your journey in equine excellence. A career in the equine industry can be very rewarding and lead to extraordinary experiences.
Whatever your career aspirations; caring for horses, riding professionally, leading treks and trails or coaching the next generation, there’s a pathway for you.
This is your record of development and achievements within the BHS Career Pathways.Combine your passion for horses and progress your career learning practical, real-world skills.
Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book
Learn all about horses and ponies, from mane to tail, in DK's Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book, with more than 250 reusable stickers.
Including facts about fillies and pictures of ponies, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is packed with information on all breeds from horses in stables to wild ponies roaming free.
Kids can read all about mucking out and test their knowledge of tack with a fun quiz. Packed with reusable stickers and fun facts for kids which support Key Stage 1, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is perfect for children obsessed by the equine and will be picked up time after time.
Horses and Ponies Sticker and Colouring Book
A sticker and colouring book full of horses and ponies in scenes showing grooming and horse care, show jumping, gymkhanas and riding competitions.
There are over 200 stickers to add of riding clothes, rosettes, different horse breeds and lots more. The background on each page is already coloured in, so children can focus on colouring fun details.
Ride Safe - A modern approach to riding safely in all environments
Completing the Ride Safe assessment is a co-requisite of the BHS Stage 1 Ride award.
Ride Safe offers a modern and comprehensive approach to riding safely in all environments, featuring an array of useful tips and tricks on how to stay safe while riding on the road, along bridleways or even while warming up at competitions, making it the perfect riding companion for equestrians of both a recreational and competitive nature.
It covers everything from the steps you should take before you leave the yard, to setting off, how to approach sharing routes with other riders, potential hazards, terrain-specific safety advice and more.
Also perfect for those currently undertaking or looking to pursue the BHS Ride Safe Award.
*PLEASE NOTE* A copy of this book will be provided to anyone booking the Ride Safe Assessment* Terms and Conditions apply