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Valegro's very last performance - FEI World Cup™ Dressage - London Olympia 2016

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It was a very emotional moment when Valegro had his last performance at the London International Horse Show 2016. We show the full performance of this legendary horse and the complete farewell ceremony with many of Valegro's companions like Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Alan Davies.
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CrazyAunt CC
CrazyAunt CC Vor Tag
I cried and I just saw this horse and rider for the 2nd time I don’t even follow dressage (I hope I spelled that correctly! Lol) but it was so amazing how well they perform! I hope to see them on DE-vid again! So amazing just wow! Beautiful!
Elena Tovmach
Elena Tovmach Vor 2 Tage
С каким спокойствием и достоинством Валегро принимает овации,он прекрасно понимает,что это в его честь!!!!!!
jimmie crackcorn
jimmie crackcorn Vor 3 Tage
Majecal
Schoko Watte
Schoko Watte Vor 4 Tage
He’s beautiful
Jeweled Diamond
Jeweled Diamond Vor 4 Tage
Damn he’s so buff
Judith Kay Nevitt
I have watched a dozen times and cry every single time .. No words ... Love ...
Carolin Gottschall
😍🥰😍🥰
千葉
千葉 Vor 6 Tage
曲と馬のリズムが合うのもすごいし、なにより美しい😍
i was jungshook
i was jungshook Vor 6 Tage
Beautiful name, beautiful horse :)
Calista Breezesister
Bless Valegro. Let him feel no fear and no pain. Let him be safe. And bless the people who sent him to the retire place. Thank you! Bless you all! :)
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
Well he's already felt pain by having his neck uncomfortably forced into his chest with a painful bit.
You Tube
You Tube Vor 11 Tage
I get the feeling that Valegro knew that dance so well that Charlotte just had to sit there and look nice for the judges. He rocked it!
The Cowgirls Club
The Cowgirls Club Vor 12 Tage
We are gonna miss you Valegro Also anyone watching in 2019
EquestrianMarie
EquestrianMarie Vor 12 Tage
This horse makes dressage look like a piece of cake 😍 he gets me so teary everytime I watch this performance. I hope he has an amazing retirement ❤️❤️❤️
Silver Scale Productions
Honestly I used to think that dressage riders used to pull too hard on the bit (and don't get me wrong, many do) but after watching several bridle less dressage performances it is very obvious that when horses are going through those specific paces, especially stallions, they naturally hold their heads and necks in that way. While he does look a bit annoyed a bit at the snaffle (no animal *likes* stuff in their mouth) other than that he is very relaxed and really isn't even that foamy at the end considering how intense of a workout that was. He definitely likes attention for sure and was definitely showing off a bit at the end and trying to be the center of attention. Dressage is a finicky thing rather like ballet, almost any horse can be made to do the movements with enough practice but few truly enjoy and excel at it.
Silver Scale Productions
+rubles You have obviously never seen an Arabian or Frisian stallion, they often bend their necks *far* more than most dressage horses even as young colts. Of course not all breeds can or should bow their necks, quarter horses for example physically can't and if they are then something *is* severely wrong. Actually look up the breeds that are most commonly found in dressage, those breeds have a natural form that excels at the paces they must preform. Being a stallion or gelding is also a major factor in the bow, mare's necks just don't naturally bow in the same way and it does change how they preform their paces to a minor degree. As I said too, there are different forms of training in dressage just like there are different forms of training in ballet. In ballet you can reach the same level of experience training in different forms but how you come out of it afterwards depends on how you were trained. If you are trained properly then you will know when it is time to retire and live the rest of your life with no to minimal injuries and in very good health because you will have learned how to balance your diet and additional exercise to keep your body in the optimal condition and learn to pace properly so you are not injured. Or you can push too hard and reach the same level for a short period of time before you inevitably burn out and end up permanently crippled. Dressage is exactly the same and this horse in particular has clearly been trained the right way.
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 7 Tage
rubles, not all dressage horses are trained that way. Have you never seen horses showing off, racing round the field? That is exactly what they do.
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
They're trained to hold their neck that way by forcing their necks into their chests when young. It's uncomfortable and no other horses outsides dressage and showjumping do this. No untrained horse holds their head like that. How would you feel if someone yanked your held into your chest and held it there?
Samantha Nickerson
Samantha Nickerson Vor 12 Tage
I have a model of this fabulous beast on my shelf...and I just love how through most of his performance here, the beat of his hooves matches a lot of the beats to the song. Like, too perfectly a lot. I never really saw that with a lot of other dressage horses.😍I didn’t know he retired back in 2016, I’m only seeing his now but I’m not surprised! He’s such an amazing horse and I’m happy he has success loving people taking care of him❤️
Markita Thomas
Markita Thomas Vor 12 Tage
This is some sick sh** that horse is foaming at the mouth and obviously in pain while having his neck bowed like that. It is amazing this is ok in the eyes of some. Crazy!!
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
I agree. Dressage is one of the worst horse sports, if not the worst. They're forced to present themselves in such an unnatural way.
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 12 Tage
Horses create extra saliva when they are relaxed, tense or uncomfortable horses have very dry mouths.
jess
jess Vor 13 Tage
Charlotte is such a lovely quiet rider
Tinkachu
Tinkachu Vor 13 Tage
Why was the horse foaming at the mouth?
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
+Larry Brown like I said, its friction in the mouth, that can be caused by the tongue, lips and/or bit. Its not caused by the bit alone but it can contribute to it.
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 8 Tage
I've seen horses worked in a bitless bridle produce plenty of saliva, so how do you explain that?
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
+Larry Brown I've seen plenty of horses that were stressed and tense and foaming heavily at the mouth. Foaming is caused by friction, and gives no indication on how a horse is feeling. If your horse has a dry mouth, its probably dehydrated.
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 8 Tage
If he was tense or uncomfortable his mouth would be rigid and dry, his tail would be either clamped down or swishing with annoyance and there is no way he would move so freely. This horse is working hard, concentrating and listening to his rider.
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
+Larry Brown The foaming doesnt mean hes relaxed, foaming is from friction in the mouth caused by the bit and the chin strap.
N Lee
N Lee Vor 13 Tage
This horse looks like he really enjoys performing.
PancakeParty
PancakeParty Vor 13 Tage
What a beautiful amazing horse. Well deserved retirement
Jake Wells
Jake Wells Vor 13 Tage
Look at that bit it’s disgusting stop using bits
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 13 Tage
It's nothing to do with what's in the horses mouth or what's round it's nose, it's all to do with the hands on the reins. What you are seeing is the correct gear for top class international dressage. Do you see her using the spurs? No you don't. What you are seeing is horse and rider in harmony, relaxed and happy, no tail swishing, no sign of discomfort.
Jake Wells
Jake Wells Vor 13 Tage
Larry Brown do u k ow how much pain the horse is in when it is wearing a bit it tears gum tissue and hurts teeth how would u like it if u got a bit out in ur mouth and someone pulled on it huh horses are not property they are a gift and privilege drone god and if u whip a horse for bucking you off ur stupid and she is using a spur and that hurts the horse horses are more sensitive the we are so yea
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 13 Tage
This is international dressage, a double bridle is mandatory.
MS Equestrian
MS Equestrian Vor 14 Tage
So gorgeuos
Jesse Turay
Jesse Turay Vor 14 Tage
I don't get it...
Loeloe notyourbusiness
how is this horse perfect on the beat?! haha wow
akvile pauparyte
akvile pauparyte Vor 14 Tage
Cant she ride without a bit ?? 😒😑😐🤔
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 11 Tage
This is international dressage competition, double bridles are mandatory at the moment. If you think bits hurt horses you're an idiot, it's peoples hard hands that hurt, regardless of what is in the horses mouth or round it's nose.
akvile pauparyte
akvile pauparyte Vor 11 Tage
+Larry Brown go see professional dressage riders without bits🤣 If ya dont know bits are just for horting horses😁
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 13 Tage
Not in international dressage, no.
Belle Parker
Belle Parker Vor 14 Tage
I cried watching their performance. Absolutely incredible duo and absolute legends in the equine industry
Elliot
Elliot Vor 15 Tage
Really don't understand dressage.
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
+Elliot I agree w you too, dressage is the cruelest horse sport in my opinion.
Elliot
Elliot Vor 8 Tage
+rubles totally agree I find it extremely hard to watch as the horses take such unnatural poses. He may be ok but many horses look worse than he does doing this. Frothing at the mouth necks all bent up looking extremely uncomfortable.
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
Neither do it, it looks ridiculous and seeing horses hold their neck so unnaturally is disturbing.
Mariah W
Mariah W Vor 15 Tage
people who think high level riders dont care about their horses need to just watch this video
Basic Bedard
Basic Bedard Vor 15 Tage
Dressage horses will never allowed to be horses.
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor 13 Tage
Why not? They have a job to do like all horses and they get time off too.
Eventing Agata
Eventing Agata Vor 15 Tage
I literally cried watching this video again😭 I loved them so much! And I just read the book “The girl on the dancing horse” and she has such an amazing and powerful story of her past and how her carrier started and she trained all the horses she met in her life! It’s just to inspiring and amazing! I love them two just how they fit each other. I hope Valegro’s happily running out in his paddock!
Little Bunny
Little Bunny Vor 16 Tage
Is it hurts his neck?
Nom De Plume
Nom De Plume Vor 16 Tage
Idk man, i say Valegro could do this with eyes closed. Im sure he knows it by heart, i could be wrong. I do have one question though, as I'm not well versed in dressage, does rider train the horse from ground up and make routine or is there a trainer who trains horse and makes routine and then rider is given training?
XOUknownXoXo Nmukiopljkhgbvfcdxsyaqwertzuiop R.M.
I love him. He’s so beautiful. Enjoy your retirement. Live the rest of your life peacefully day by day. You have made everyone else happy.
Lynda Wallace
Lynda Wallace Vor 17 Tage
I got chills
Alalia Jassim
Alalia Jassim Vor 17 Tage
VALEGRO IS A HORSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
riley !!
riley !! Vor 20 Tage
not a huge fan of dressage. -a few of you know the reasons why- but honestly this horse is outstanding and worth the watch. you can also tell the rider gets along with her horse very well! i wish i could see another final performance for myself but this horse has been a showstopper and deserves a great retirement
Annaliese McCormick
I am not much of a horse person, but the horse is basically retiring right?
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
Yep
SuperSkyhorse
SuperSkyhorse Vor 26 Tage
Beautyful horse with great skill and beautyful routine, but man my own neck hurts watching this.
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
It would be painful for the horse too.
Jessica C
Jessica C Vor 27 Tage
Beautiful horse. Beautiful, amazing dressage. 🐎
Sasha .t
Sasha .t Vor 28 Tage
Our highschool band played the song at 4:30. It's called Jupiter Gustav Holst.
Glennda Bradley
Glennda Bradley Vor 28 Tage
Magnificent!
Benji doggo
Benji doggo Vor 29 Tage
how old was he during this show?
Karen Rodriguez
Karen Rodriguez Vor 29 Tage
I’m not a horse rider so I’m going to ask a stupid question. Please don’t make fun of me for it. How in the heck do they get the horse to trot like this.
Douglas Griffiths
My wife has the gold version of Val's Breyer model, as well as the stablemate version. What a dressage legend he is!!!
Sofi Golis
Sofi Golis Vor Monat
Dislike fuj😬😬😬😬 dressage abused😬😬😭😭😭😭😭😭
Tina Quinn
Tina Quinn Vor Monat
That had the hairs on my face standing up
Rebecca Riordan
Rebecca Riordan Vor Monat
How do they get the footing to be so perfect?!
Livia Azzopardi
Livia Azzopardi Vor Monat
Valegro looks so happy at the end
Chelsea's Corner
I know nothing about dressage but this looks painful. Obviously I can’t speak to the horse or anything idk it just looks so painful to me (don’t leave me hate I’m just saying what I think)
rubles
rubles Vor 8 Tage
It is painful, their heads are forced into their chest with painful bits.
Nick Gurr
Nick Gurr Vor Monat
Omg that horse is beautiful
Livia Mortensen
Livia Mortensen Vor Monat
Charlotte Dujardin😍😍😍
Suzannah Seidel
Suzannah Seidel Vor Monat
Wow... that was beautiful. And just look at him grin around at his applause!
Cathy
Cathy Vor Monat
Hooray for you!!!! Poor horse 😞
sasparilla 19
sasparilla 19 Vor Monat
That pore horse
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor Monat
Don't talk crap, a tortured horse would not perform so beautifully relaxed if he was being tortured. Educate yourself on English top class dressage.
sasparilla 19
sasparilla 19 Vor Monat
He looks like hes being tortured
Natalie Ochnio - Twumasi
Charlotte was on free rein
Holly Daniel
Holly Daniel Vor Monat
Wow. Amazing Beautimus of a Beast that can Dance with a pep in his step for sure!! Rider and animal become one when riding. They have a.piece of each other's soul. The most Beautiful Horse I've ever seen...WOW!!
Megan Dillpickle
Listening to Charlotte talk you can tell she really is just a horse girl that has talent and pursued it
GamerGirl 051001
Omg I remember this these two will always be my favourite team they where always a amazing in shows and together 😍😍😻😻❤❤
lilly potter Cluckie
That was a truly phenomenal performance. And Valegro deserves his retirement
Oriana Fly
Oriana Fly Vor Monat
que raza de caballo es?
Tammy Benjamin
Tammy Benjamin Vor Monat
Valegro the horse who could
Em
Em Vor Monat
I love how happy Valegro is when he finishes 😂❤️❤️
Daniela Angeja
Daniela Angeja Vor Monat
Mama, I am doing my thing, hang in there!! Amazing pair!! The horse had wings? I believe I saw him fly!!
Madison Teichman
What breed is Valegro?
Veronica Evans
Veronica Evans Vor Monat
Amazing xx
Emily Cichoblazinska
😭why her last show I just wanna say that this horse has inspired me so much and I love this girl and horse I love them so much
Michael Hoffmann
The last Great Briton. Pun in light of current events at time of writing this fully intended.
Riley DogStorm
Riley DogStorm Vor Monat
There is nothing wrong with bits. I see all these idiots mention it in the comments. I find nothing wrong with bits. Bits are only used inappropriately if the rider is pulling constantly, jerking, or something like that. Most horses don't care about bits at all. My horse opens her mouth and practically puts it in herself. She plays with her bit when I'm still putting her saddle on her. "BiTs ArE cRuEl" is the majority of ignorant comments.
Kortlyn granger
Kortlyn granger Vor Monat
I am pretty sure Valegro was floating.
Medina Alibasic
Medina Alibasic Vor Monat
( 2:45 ) is this a normal trot ??
The Braying Ass
The Braying Ass Vor Monat
Most epic single stride flying changes EVER!
cajn jules
cajn jules Vor Monat
Truly a magnificent animal. I will get his Breyer Model to add to my collection
Arielle Mule lover
I love you valegro 🐴🏇🏼
Eeee
Eeee Vor Monat
Keep telling yourself this isn’t abuse. A horse would NEVER do this. "Oh he loves to do dressage" fking no he doesn’t or did you ever saw a horse doing this without a rider? Yea I don’t think so.
Eeee
Eeee Vor Monat
Larry Brown It was sarcasm you dumb idiot ffs
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor Monat
Ok, so I'm talking to someone who knows zero about horses, so I'll just leave it there, maybe when you grow up a bit, your knowledge will increase.
Eeee
Eeee Vor Monat
Larry Brown And I watched my horse transform into a unicorn
Larry Brown
Larry Brown Vor Monat
I watched my mare take all 4 feet off the ground, buck in mid air and come back down. Just like a horse from the Spanish Riding school! It was very spectacular. Dressage is merely an extension of what horses do naturally.
Eeee
Eeee Vor Monat
Larry Brown yea no
Luscia B
Luscia B Vor Monat
We love you blueberry! 😍
Dr Rebekah Nunn
Dr Rebekah Nunn Vor Monat
As a bio-mechanic specialist I would have to say the use of the double bridal is a way to force the horse to submit to what the rider or training is trying to accomplish. Of course the horse is going to excessively salivate, and flex, it hurts and doesn't feel good. Ever gotten an eye lash in your eye or under your contact? The eye waters to create lubrication and attempt to flush out the object. This is a beautiful animal and I think the ride could be just as amazing if more of the horses natural posture was allowed. I can also appreciate the skill required to ride at this level, but as a horse lover I would never allow anyone to do anything which would cause aggravation. As gentle as necessary but as firm as needed but never overly forceful. Hope he enjoys his retirement.
Putri Airisa
Putri Airisa Vor Monat
My favourite part is when everyone clapped their hands in the same beat as Valegro❤️❤️that gave me goosebumps❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍
Kathleen Kavanaugh
Seeing his magnificent and graceful last performance brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. What a champion...
Keira Hatcher
Keira Hatcher Vor Monat
GREAT HORSE,GREAT RIDER,GREAT TEAM and he loves the attention
Jody Huston
Jody Huston Vor Monat
Thank you our champion Valegro ! And Charlotte ! Always we remember you both.
Mel Yatsko
Mel Yatsko Vor 2 Monate
GAWD! I just adore how he throws his back legs at the stationary trot! TOO adorable!!!
Mel Yatsko
Mel Yatsko Vor 2 Monate
He is such a HAM! He LOVES that crowd! It just energizes him!
Mel Yatsko
Mel Yatsko Vor 2 Monate
ENCORE!!! He may be the best dressage horse ever! Any remember any better??? (OR HIS EQUAL??!!)
s litz
s litz Vor 2 Monate
Die kann noch nicht einmal ihre Hände ruhig reiten !!!!😔😔😐😑
UNICORN S
UNICORN S Vor 2 Monate
Вау 😍😍😍
Annie Stefanescu
Annie Stefanescu Vor 2 Monate
For those who say that Valegro isn't comfortable or anything negative. Look at his tail he never swished it! The owners and Charlotte (the trainer) did a good thing to retire him! If you think that isn't good, look at how Totillas ended! Valegro is perfectly fine, and he lives the life of a star!
S K
S K Vor 2 Monate
Wow...beautiful, absolutely beautiful. What a team they made.
ADVOCATE
ADVOCATE Vor 2 Monate
Be still my heart!
CassiTheNerd
CassiTheNerd Vor 2 Monate
So this is like... Horse dancing.
Frances Rose Gawthorpe
I’m crying he is amazing I love him
Horses are everything
I love riding
Gacha Girl
Gacha Girl Vor 2 Monate
Didnt notice it went on for so long
Anna Kaminski
Anna Kaminski Vor 2 Monate
Beautiful! Wow!
e bb
e bb Vor 2 Monate
She, Charlotte, appears never to move. He, Valegros, however, responds to her every wish. Therein the magic. SUCH is to goal of Dressage. A wonderful fantastic goal for anyone who rides the dressage, or the triple event.
Sofía Martín
Sofía Martín Vor 2 Monate
How old is he now?
Ellen O'Hara
Ellen O'Hara Vor 2 Monate
I can't watch this without bawling my eyes out😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
Corina-Elena Burtea
Corina-Elena Burtea Vor 2 Monate
Great horse
Daphne DarkWalker
Daphne DarkWalker Vor 2 Monate
Love it all accept for that bit its disgusting
The Geek Monster
The Geek Monster Vor 2 Monate
What a stunningly gorgeous horse! His coat is like pewter
Douglas Griffiths
The coat is clipped very short, and the skin color underneath is visible. On a dark horse the skin is a greyish color. White areas appear pink when clipped.+The Geek Monster
The Geek Monster
+Douglas Griffiths How does that affect the color of his coat?
Douglas Griffiths
He's clipped. He's actually a dark bay.
Pásztor Kitti
Pásztor Kitti Vor 2 Monate
Valegro..💛.. This is soooooo beautiful.... 💜💜💜💜💚💚💚
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