The second book in a series for children that tells the real-life story of Valegro, informally known as Blueberry. Valegro! Everyone has heard of the most famous dressage horse in the world, star of two Olympic Games, 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.