Auction of Valegro Shoe Raises $4,000 to Support Young American Dressage Professionals

4 years ago admin Comments Off on Auction of Valegro Shoe Raises $4,000 to Support Young American Dressage Professionals
Valegro shoe and signed photo in framed set. © Christy Cunningham-Adams
Valegro shoe and signed photo in framed set. © Christy Cunningham-Adams

LINCOLN, Nebraska, Dec. 28, 2015–The auction of a shoe from Valegro at the Las Vegas World Cup Final raised $4,000 to benefit The Dressage Foundation’s Karen Skvarla Fund to support young dressage professionals.

The top bidder received Valegro’s shoe from the 2015 Las Vegas World Cup Final, a photo of the 13-year-old KWPN gelding autographed by rider Charlotte Dujardin and a Certificate of Authenticity from Carl Hester in a framed set.

The Karen Skvarla Fund for Young Dressage Professionals was created in 2014 by Diane Skvarla in memory of her sister, Karen, a budding equestrian when she passed away in 1968 at the age of nine years. The fund provides grants to young dressage professionals to pursue training or educational opportunities.