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"Uthopia has always been thoroughly charming and intelligent, with the best attitude you could ever wish for. He is a small horse with a huge heart."
KWPN recognised Uthopia is a talented and successful international dressage stallion by Metall out of the advanced dressage mare Odelia by Inspekteur.
‘Uti’ was purchased by Carl in 2005 on a trip to the Netherlands and over the next two years dominated Young Horse Classes in Britain. Under Carl’s training, he quickly moved up the grades easily took to Grand Prix work with his outstanding temperament and work ethic. He won his Grand Prix debut in 2010, quickly establishing himself with regular 70%+ scores. Just a year later, he made his British team debut with Carl at the European Championships. They won the Grand Prix to give the team the best possible start. Strong performances from the team and Individual silver for Carl and Uti (Carl’s first ever individual medal), won a historic team gold. In the Freestyle, they further impressed for a second individual silver.
This was followed by the Team Gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games where Carl and Uti finished in the top five of the three tests to play a vital role in the historic medal. Team Bronze followed the next year at the European Championships in Denmark with Carl producing a ‘captain’s performance’ with Uti.
Uthopia has inherited his sire Ferro’s natural activity in the hind leg with a great canter and rideability, essential in a modern top level dressage horse. As a stallion, Uthopia’s character and outstanding ability makes him an obvious sire. His movement is totally natural and has an exceptional extended trot which has earned tens at Championship level. Such is his excellent temperament, Carl describes Uti as “safe enough for a grandmother to ride!
Of all the horses Carl has ridden to Grand Prix, he rates Uti as the easiest of them all.
2011 European Championships Rotterdam, NED
Team Gold Individual GPS Silver Individual GPFS Silver
2012 Olympic Games London, GBR
2013 European Championships Herning, DEN
View Grand Prix Victories
Vejer de la Frontera CDI3*
GP 71.10% GPS 73.12% GP 73.01% GPS 73.83%
Rotterdam European Champs
GP 72.25% GPS 81.60%
GP 76.40% GPS 82.62%
GP 76.78% GPFS 76.72%
GP 76.96% GPFS 83.67%
New England Dressage Association present the Carl Hester Symposium
14th -15th October 2017 Pinelands Farms Eq Centre, Maine