wFans of Carl Hester and his 2012 Olympic ride Uthopia are breathing easier after last week’s announcement that the horse would be sold without reserve on May 27.
Last week we shared the distressing news that Carl Hester’s much-loved mount Uthopia, with whom Hester helped Great Britain win team dressage gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, would be sold at auction without reserve as a result of bankruptcy proceedings by the managers of the owners’ estates.
A wave of public support from all around the world flooded social media, with fans offering donations of money to help Hester purchase Uthopia. Hester released the following statement over the weekend:
The GoFundMe account that we shared last week has since been suspended and money presumably refunded. We’re glad to hear that Hester and his connections have hopefully raised the money necessary to secure the best possible retirement scenario for Uthopia. All that remains now is to wait for May 27 and hope that Hester is correct!
Go Uthopia! Go riding!