We very much enjoyed our time at the British Stallion Event on Saturday, 7th January 2017. With 58 stallions presented across all three Olympic discipline, it was great to see the depth and breadth of British breeding and stallions standing in this country. As always, the event felt uplifting and friendly, with visitors able to see the stallions in the arena, as well as in the stable, and meet their owners and riders. We would like to thank the many people who worked so hard to make this event a success, and in particular Cat Wood and Jan Rogers from the BEF.
One of the most important objectives to secure the future of British breeding is to create strong and lasting bonds between breeders and the sport. It is for this reason that we were delighted that Alan Davies, groom of none other than the celebrated Valegro, agreed to give a talk about what it’s like living and working with an equine superstar at the top of his career and constantly in the public eye.
Alan’s talk was truly eye opening and gave us a highly valuable insight into the day-to-day life of an international competition horse. It was inspiring to see the level of care and attention to detail, as well as the love and enthusiasm that goes into looking after a horse like Valegro
BBN members got the opportunity to ask questions about Valegro’s care and management at home and at big events like the WEG and Olympics. A BBN members only event, we were delighted ‘Living With Valegro’ was so well attended and enjoyed by everyone who came. Feedback has been incredibly positive.
On behalf of the BBN team, Directors and Members, our Chairman Keith Taylor has written to Alan to express all our thanks for coming to talk to us and to send our very best wishes to Valegro.
BBN members attending the event were able to come and chat with us on Stand #12, and enjoyed free coffee all day + glass of Bucks Fizz during Alan’s talk on Valegro. For those members who could not make it, we will be posting a video of Alan’s talk on our website shortly, so watch this space.