I tillegg til at Carl Hester feirer 49 år i dag, har han også sikret Uthopia sin fremtid på Hesters gård. En av Carl Hester sine nære venner og sponsorer har kjøpt hingsten fra den irske kjøperen som kjøpte hesten på auksjon.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better early birthday present – this is the best news and the team are all very happy now we know ‘Uti’ is staying at home,” Hester explained. “It’s been a stressful time but I must thank the parties concerned in getting to this outcome, all have been professional and made it exceptionally easy. Those involved wish to remain anonymous and I hope that everyone can respect that but they have my extreme gratitude. I must also thank all the supporters of British dressage for their good wishes and encouragement, it’s meant a lot to me and my team. This a happy ending and will make my birthday celebrations this year extra special!” uttaler Hester til eurodressage.