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    Default Carl, Charlotte, Valegro & Uthopia?

    Ok, I'm just genuinely blonde & confused as to what's going on....

    Why is Charlotte not riding Valegro at Saumur? Is he being saved for other competitions?

    And why is Carl not riding Uthopia? - just a genuine question not looking for hidden agendas, I mean Charlotte's not a bad choice lol!!

    Just a blonde musing!!

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    Default Re: Carl, Charlotte, Valegro & Uthopia?

    Had just written a small essay but then found this article on H&H - Valegro is having an extended holiday while they sort out a syndicate to keep him in the UK, so they havent entered any competitions this year.

    With Uti, there was a dispute over his ownership apparently so was unable to travel abroad, hence why Carl moved onto to his younger horse Dances with Wolves (Golly). Presume that dispute must have been resolved as Uti is now at Saumur but with Carl having moved on and having said his farewell to Uti at Olympia he probably doesnt want to go back again hence why he's letting Charlotte have the ride while Valegro is on holiday.

    Carl's focus is Golly who has just won the GP at Saumur - he's the next 'up and coming' and would presumably be the Rio 2016 ride so Carl's priorities will be bringing on the younger horses. Golly has won 6 out of 7 outings now so he is a very exciting prospect!

    Here's the article: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/...o-and-uthopia/

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    Default Re: Carl, Charlotte, Valegro & Uthopia?

    Ahh all makes sense (sort of) - thank you.

    Best wishes to all involved, and well done Carl on his win.

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    Default Re: Carl, Charlotte, Valegro & Uthopia?

    Seems a shame for Valegro to be having a holiday if he could be sold soon. Would be lovely to see him out competing for one last season with Charlotte.
    Last edited by Foxford; 03-05-13 at 04:29 AM.

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    Default Re: Carl, Charlotte, Valegro & Uthopia?

    I might be wrong but believe the aim of the syndicate is to keep him with Charlotte for 2016?

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