The Girl on the Dancing Horse

The Girl on the Dancing Horse

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'Refreshingly honest [...] a highly enjoyable, fascinating read.' Horse and Hound
"To ride into that arena, next to a sea of British flags and hear the roar of clapping and cheering, was so exciting. It's a sound I will never, ever forget."

Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record-breaking performance at the London, 2012 Olympics. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile and her dancing horse.

But no one quite knew what it took to get there, nor how hard the path to success would be - until now. Dujardin began riding horses at the age of two, but dressage was firmly the domain of the wealthy, not the life of a girl from a middle-class family. Her parents sacrificed all and with a undeterred focus, Charlotte left school at 16 to follow her dream. When she was invited to be a groom for the British Olympian Carl Hester, she began to ride Valegro, a dark bay gelding and an unbreakable bond was formed.

This is their incredible story.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784758585
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 798.23092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 13654
Number of pages: 259 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 218g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 18mm