Uthopia to Stay with Carl Hester

Uthopia - Charlotte DuJardin riding Uthopia at the London International Horse Show- Olympia 2015 Image credit Kit Houghton/Hpower
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Uthopia to Stay with Carl Hester

News released this afternoon via Carl Hester’s Facebook page has confirmed stallion Uthopia, will stay with Carl and his team.

Although his new owner wishes to remain anonymous, Carl has released the following statement;

“Apologies for the long wait, but it has been worth it. I can now confirm that Uthopia has been secured and will stay at home where he is much loved. Those involved wish to remain anonymous and I hope everyone will respect that, suffice to say I am enormously grateful to them.

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“Thank you all for your support, it has been overwhelming to know so many people care.
A very happy ending to a stressful time and will make by birthday celebrations tomorrow extra special!”

We couldn’t be more thrilled for Carl and his team! The news follows his and Charlotte’s long list selection for the Rio 2016 Olympics.


Hundreds of fans liked, shared and commented on the Global dressage star’s post within minutes of him updating them, showing just how loved and recognised the pair are.

In a statement issued by British Dressage on behalf of Carl Hester MBE

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Carl Hester MBE is delighted to confirm that Uthopia has been secured to stay in his yard with his team.  The 15 year old stallion was purchased by an unknown buyer on 27 May at Wilsons Auctions in Northern Ireland following the dispute over the horse’s ownership.  Since then, negotiations have taken place and the horse has now been purchased on Carl’s behalf by a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous.

Carl commented; “I couldn’t have asked for a better early birthday present – this is the best news and the team are all very happy now we know ‘Uti’ is staying at home.  It’s been a stressful time but I must thank the parties concerned in getting to this outcome, all have been professional and made it exceptionally easy.  Those involved wish to remain anonymous and I hope that everyone can respect that but they have my extreme gratitude.  I must also thank all the supporters of British dressage for their good wishes and encouragement, it’s meant a lot to me and my team.  This a happy ending and will make my birthday celebrations this year extra special!”

What team Hester and Uthopia’s owners will now do moving forward is yet unknown, but one thing is for sure; Uthopia will remain in his home, loved and cared for by the best in the world.

To keep up to date with Carl Hester’s news on the subject you can follow him on Facebook

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Author: Suzanne Ashton Founder, Everything Horse email: sashton@everythinghorseuk.co.uk

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