How to treat a legend…
Dressage superstar Valegro has unveiled his new favourite snack - Blueberry & Banana Treats, made by NAF.
In the build-up to last month’s launch, the triple Olympic gold medallist visited NAF’s Monmouthshire factory to oversee production and conduct a taste test.
Known as Blueberry at home, Valegro and Charlotte Dujardin captivated the world as they danced to Olympic, European and world titles. The affable gelding, now retired from competition, still lives with dressage maestro Carl Hester who owns him with Roly Luard and Anne Barrott.
Carl and his international travelling groom Alan Davies – who accompanied Valegro on his trip to the NAF factory - have famously said that the way to the great horse’s heart is via his stomach.
“I’ve had the pleasure of being Valegro’s owner since he was just three years old,” said Carl. “Alongside loving his work as one of the world’s best dressage horses, Valegro’s other favourite pastime is enjoying his food and snacking whilst out on hacks.
“Blueberry & Banana Treats from NAF have fast become his new favourite snack and their low calorie, low sugar formulation makes them the ideal daily treat,” added Carl.
“It’s also reassuring for us to know that the treats have been formulated, manufactured and packaged in line with NAF’s stringent Clean Sport policy and, as such, they are now also a show day essential for rewarding our horses.”
Alan Davies added: “Valegro truly is a legend and it’s wonderful that he now has a treat specifically dedicated to him.
“I know that he’s thrilled with the taste as when I open a bag on the yard, his eyes are straight on me! In fact, these treats have become a yard favourite, but Valegro always gets the first one of the day.”
Formulated using only the best quality ingredients, these highly palatable treats are ideal to feed every day or occasionally as a reward or training aid.
NAF Blueberry & Banana Treats come in 1kg bags – featuring Valegro’s picture, RRP £3.99. NAF has four other treat flavours – Appy, Cherry, Hedgy and Minty.