World Record Holder Valegro to Star at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show

When you think of dressage you immediately think of Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin but there’s also the living legend that is Valegro – and guess what – he’s coming to the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show.

A winner of countless gold medals and top accolades with Charlotte, Valegro will be at the show at the iconic Echo Arena on December 28.

Spectators will be treated to a parade of this dressage superstar with commentary and a look back over his hugely successful career.

Said Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, President, Nina Barbour:  “We are thrilled that Carl and Valegro’s joint owners Roly Luard and Anne Barrot have agreed to bring him along, he is legend and superstar and it is a rare chance for fans to get to see him in the flesh.

“Since his retirement from competing around the world, Carl and the team have kept him fit and well and it will be great to see him on the night.”

The opening evening of the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show is set for a celebration of equestrian and family entertainment.

Spectators will also witness a serious line up of dressage stars which include Charlotte Dujardin, Ulrik Molgaard, Nicki Crisp, and London and Rio Paralympic Gold Medallist Sophie Wells, all set to compete in the Equitop Myoplast sponsored Inter 1 Freestyle Dressage to Music.

Charlotte will be bringing the super-talented, grey mare Florentina VI to compete in the magical atmosphere on the opening night.  Charlotte and Carl will be hosting a signing and meet & greet session before the show, with the shopping village, warm up arena and champagne bar open to all ticket holders from 12 noon.

Leading judges Jane Graham and Clive Halsall will be casting their expert eyes over the proceedings and deliberating on the winning combinations as the class.

As well as dressage on the opening night, December 28, the session will start with the U25 Showjumping Grand Prix, and the full line up of acts including brand new Horse Stunt action from Gilles Fortier, who will be performing his spectacular pyrotechnic routine ‘Phoenix’, the Shetland Pony Grand National, live music from Rick Parfitt Jr, and the awesome Arenacross UK Freestyle Motocross crew.


Hospitality at The Liverpool International Horse Show is second to none and makes a fantastic present for great friends and family.  Whether on the purpose-built platform at the head of the arena or in one of the VIP boxes – you won’t be disappointed.

This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show will see a host of leading names in action from December 28 to 31, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.

For further information and to book tickets visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com

To reserve VIP Hospitality tickets on the purpose-built stage at the head of the arena please contact Hospitality Manager, Melanie Simm on 01829 307676.

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