Carl Hester MBE has just confirmed that Uthopia, the 15-year-old Olympic gold medal winning stallion, will stay at his competition yard in Gloucestershire.
“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’ staying at home,” says Carl.
Following the sale of Uthopia, on the 27 May at Wilson Auctions in Northern Ireland to an anonymous buyer, there was speculation whether Carl would ever be partnered back with his Olympic winning
ride. However, following negotiations Uthopia was purchased on Carl’s behalf by an unnamed supporter.
“It’s been a stressful time, but I must thank the parties concerned in getting to this outcome,” says Carl.