Take a look at some behind the scenes shots from Horse & Hound’s visit to Carl Hester’s yard last week, where we watched Uthopia train and talked to rider Charlotte Dujardin about her new challenge.

For the full interview, don’t miss Horse & Hound 11 July issue.

If you enjoyed this gallery, here are some more H&H picture collections:

Barbury Horse Trials 2013: in pictures

BarburyAndrew Nicholson and Avebury repeated their triumph in one of two CIC3* sections at the 2013 event. And as well as elite eventing in the beautiful summer sunshine, the crowds were treated to a range of other entertainment, including a retrained racehorse dressage demonstration by Kauto Star and Laura Collett and the popular Lamb National.

 

Royal Ascot 2013: in pictures

ROYAL ASCOT 20 06 2013Horse & Hound brings you Royal Ascot 2013 highlights in pictures

 

 

 

 

Hickstead Derby Meeting 2013: in pictures

HicksteadSee all the action from Hickstead in pictures

 

 

 

 

 

Hickstead Derby winners in pictures

Hickstead Derby 1995To be listed among the Hickstead Derby winners is an accolade that any showjumper can be justly proud of, so we salute the winners from the past 20 years with a look back through our picture archives.

 

 

 

London’s Global Champions Tour in pictures

FREE REUSE BUT WE DONT OWN THE IMAGES GCT  London 2013The Longines Global Champions Tour came to London this weekend bringing showjumping action of the highest calibre back to the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.

 

 

 

Top 20 event horses of the past 20 years: pics

Atlanta Olympics 1996While our most diligent readers will know the delightful Lenamore carries the most British Eventing points since records were digitised, how many of the other top 20 horses can you name?

Check your knowledge against our gallery of the top 20 brilliant event horses (2013), based on BE points. These special equine athletes have represented their countries at international championships while competing successfully at the very highest level throughout their long and illustrious careers.

As well as a number of iconic equines of the past, also well placed within the top 20 are a number of current eventing stars, who you can expect to climb up the leaderboard as their careers continue.

Michael Owen gallery: equestrian success for former footballer and racing enthusiast

GOODWOOD FESTIVAL 01 08 2013The Owens are a horsey family — not only does Michael own Tom Dascombe’s Manor House Stables in Cheshire, his wife Louise is a patron of the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre and his daughter Gemma was selected for the Welsh under-12 dressage team.

Check out our gallery of Michael Owen at the races.

 

Great Britain’s Olympic showjumping gold: one year on

London 2012 Olympics Show jumping 05.08.12On 6 August 2012 in Greenwich, London, Team GBR celebrated its first Olympic showjumping gold medal in 60 years. We look back in pictures at that heady day…