5th June 2013

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Another exceptional black colt by Olympic Champion Stallion Uthopia is born - full brother to Larkshill Heritage! He has Impeccable dressage breeding: Uthopia x Gribaldi x Ferro - all World Class Grand Prix stallions & sires of some of the World's best dressage horses, Totilas, Valegro & Negro to name but a few.


Sire Uthopia
Ridden and trained by the legendary Carl Hester, this stunning stallion is outstanding in his type and demonstrates magnificent paces combined with a fantastic temperament. He has given Carl a new personal best at every competition in 2011 including the European championships (his 7th G.P). In May 2012 Carl and Uthopia set a new British National Grand Prix record at the Premier League (CDN) competition in Addington with a whopping score of 83.29%.

His sire Metall, the son of Olympic Ferro achieved the highest grading marks for his birth year and is well known for producing quality & refined offspring. Uthopia has inherited his immaculate conformation, intelligence and best of all, his trainability. His uphill build, powerful hind, supple back and beautiful elevation result in his huge movement that seems to have got everyone talking:-

Relatively new to Grand prix, his last 8 outings have been plus 80% with an average 82.5% at the European Championships where he blasted onto the scene beating Totilas an amazing 3 times, gaining the highest overall score in the team competition and coming home with a gold and two silver medals. It is rare to see this combination of pure power with relaxation and lightness and it is so refreshing to see Carl drop the reins at the final halt and watch Uti stretch down and calmly leave the arena. It is a tribute to both Carl and the horse to watch them enjoy the prize giving's and laps of honour so often avoided by more tense or nervous horses. Uthopia's temperament, like Carl's, is uber chilled!

The crowds literally gasped in Rotterdam as Uthopia clocked up more than 40 tens in his tests (mostly for his extensions, piaffe and flying changes). He is a true gent to handle both at stud and at home and lives a very normal life schooling, hacking, cantering and of course going in the field every day. London 2012 is looking very exciting for the duo who are hungry for Gold!

Grand Sire : Gribaldi
His grandsire Gribaldi is ranked third in the list of the most successful dressage sires worldwide (WBFSH), was himself internationally successful at Grand Prix level with Edward Gal He was Champion stallion at his grading and also Champion of his Performance test and was Reserve Champion in the Pavo cup at the age of 4. He was awarded Keur status by the KWPN and named Trakehner Stallion of the Year in 2008. Gribaldi is of course the sire of the phenomenal Totilas!

In 1995, Gribaldi’s full sister Georgina was the best three year-old mare at the Central Mare Inspections in Hessen. Gribaldi’s dam, Gondola II became an Elite mare in 1995 on the basis of her offspring. Additionally Gondola II is the dam of the approved stallion Goldino who was performing at Prix St. George level at the age of seven years-old.

Gribaldi has consistently produced top-class horses such as:

Totilas - Edward Gal, Individual Gold & Team Gold at the 2010 World Championships,
............... Individual & Team Gold at the European Championships in Windsor
Painted Black, Anky van Grunsven - World Cup winner
Sisther de Jeu, /Edward Gal, Grand Prix winner
Peter Pan, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat,
BMC Pasternak - Coby van Baalen
Zardin Firfod - Patrick Kittel, Overall Champion of the Stallion Selections in Denmark
Girasol - Nadine Capellmann who is one of the biggest young Grand Prix hopefuls
Distelzar--Graded stallion * The most expensive Trakehner ever!
Hofrat - Reserve Trakehner Champion &  Reserve Bundeschampion & sire of Hotline

There are 19 licensed sons of Gribaldi in Germany alone, including Trakehner Champion stallion Imhotep and Reserve Champion All Inclusive.

Great Grandsire: Olympic Ferro
Known as the "Black Pearl" of the Netherlands he captured the hearts of dressage fans around the world during many international performances under Coby Van Baalen. Magnificent, powerful, awe-inspiring, Ferro inspired a fresh influence in the Dutch breeding program. Ferro won the Team Silver at the 1998 World Equestrian Games, 1999 European Championships and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Ferro is one of the KWPN's foundation stallions, having sired over ten licensed sons. His legacy includes an impressive list of KWPN approved sons: Kennedy, Metall (Sire of Uthopia), Negro (Sire of Valegro), Rousseau, Pyriet, Paddox, and Osmium. Olympic Ferro sired the 2000 Champion Stallion of the KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch and the 2000 Champion KWPN Mare at Ermelo. With scores of successful offspring to his credit, Ferro earned the important predicate of Preferant stallion in the KWPN studbooks.

Ferro Preferent
Larkshill Cascadia
Gribaldi Keur Elite
Gondola ll
Ferro Preferent
...Grandsire Gribaldi Elite Keur .......................Sire Uthopia...........................Great Grandsire Ferro Preferent