Why Uthopia is more than an asset

Oh dear. What a tangled web we (humans) weave. If we can make something complicated we will, especially when it comes to money and ownership. After three years of ongoing ownership issues, the former British Olympic, history-making, gold-medal-team horse and breeding stallion Uthopia is now to be sold at auction — with no reserve. The […]

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Carl Hester’s Uthopia to go under the hammer

Carl Hester’s Olympic partner, Uthopia, is to be sold at auction without reserve. The news has taken the equestrian world by storm, dismaying dressage fans across Britain and beyond. According to a statement on the Wilsons Auctions’ website, Uthopia is being sold by Tom Keenan of Keenan Corporate Finance and James Neill of HNH Group […]

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Allister Hood returns to the show ring — and to victory

Allister Hood made a triumphant comeback to the show ring just months after a freak accident that left him with serious injuries. Competing at the Three Shires Spring Festival at Arena UK, Lincolnshire, last Sunday, Hood partnered Lady Caroline Tyrell’s spectacular blue-and-white gelding Our Cashel Blue to take the cob title, and Annabel Jenks’s Diamonds […]

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Paul Nicholls rises to the top

It would be wrong to suggest that Paul Nicholls (above) has been scraping the barrel all season. The Ditcheat handler has just bagged his latest champion trainer title, seeing off ferocious competition from the biggest of the Irish big guns, Willie Mullins. We need not revisit the ammunition that Mullins has been aiming at the […]

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Valegro’s full brother, Lelegro, is born in Holland

Valegro (pictured above) has a full brother. Lelegro was born at 3.15am on the night of 21 April at breeders Joop and Maartje Hanse’s yard in Burgh Haamstede, The Netherlands. According to a statement published on the Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse KWPN Zeeland‘s website, the foal is healthy, big and strong and […]

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Tarynn Rudd and The Politician in North of England Spring Show success

Despite attending only their second show together, Tarynn Rudd and consistent campaigner The Politician lifted the first-ever Whalton Wolf Whistle Memorial Trophy at the North of England Spring Show at Warren Farm. The Politician, known as Smithy, is no stranger to the spotlight, having won at the Royal International in 2013 and 2014 with Rudd’s […]

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Three-year-old Izzy Walker wins lead rein class at the North of England Spring Show

There was another Walker victory at the North of England Spring Show held at the new venue of Warren Farm, Formby, Lancashire, on Saturday (April 16). But this time it was the turn of the youngest member of the dynasty, three-year-old Isabella (Izzy), riding in the ring for the first time. She partnered Barkway Magic […]

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