Often competed with the Virtual Village prefix as Virtual Village Hopes are High, this talented Irish sport horse was noted as one of the worlds top horses for many years, with legendary British rider Nick Skelton. Together Nick and Hopes are High won one the worlds most prestigious grand prix`s at Spruce Meadows, the Du Maurier grand prix, the also won the King George V gold cup and won a team bronze at the world equestrian games.
Below you can watch Nick Skelton and Hopes are High in action at Hickstead.
An irish bred show jumping horse Hopes are high was successful in the show jumping ring with three British riders Andrew Davies, Nick Skelton and Matthew Broome. Hopes are high was born in 1989 and is by Irish stallion Flagmount Diamond who bloodlines include some of the best Irish sport horse pedigrees