Charlotte Dujardin cannot compete at the final in Gothenburg, Sweden (24-28 March) due to a legal dispute surrounding her partner ‘Uthopia’s’ ownership.
According to British Dressage:“Due to the ongoing legal dispute around Uthopia’s ownership, the horse won’t be available to compete at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup dressage final in Gothenburg, and therefore Charlotte will be sadly unable to defend her title”.
Former Irish event rider Sasha Stewart from County Armagh is involved in a legal dispute with Bank of Ireland due to her company ‘. Her company ‘Future Residential Developments’ was placed into receivership in 2011. Its believed Mrs Stewart is the owner of the champion stallion and as owner, the horse can be sold to repay debts of the company.
Its widely known in Equestrian circles that Sasha Stewart bought ‘Utopia’ as a 3 year old and sold him not long after when it was discovered Utopias had the ability to be a champion dressage horse.