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Ubisoft Joins Forces With Pippa Funnell, Olympic Medallist And World's No.1 Showjumper In New Horse Riding Videogame

London, UK - 11th January 2005 - Ubisoft, one of the world's largest computer games publishers, today announced it will be releasing Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance, a brand new adventure game on PC CD-ROM for horse riding fans across Britain. Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance will be in stores date March 2005.

Budding equestrians play as Estelle, who belongs to the Pippa Funnell horse riding team. Estelle has to find out how to make her team successful, through exploring her environment and talking to her team mates. By competing in cross country events and show jumping trials, she wins new horses and better equipment which in turn help to win more competitions!

Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance is a must-have game for anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a world class horse rider!

Key Game Features:

  • Varied gameplay modes including competition, adventure, horse care, and horse knowledge
  • Customisable horses
  • 10 environments including the town/village of Appleton, the stud farm, inside the house, the competitions, the stables, and many more
  • 14 different horses including Andalusian, Lipizzan, Hunter, Akhal-Teke, Palomino and Friesian

"Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance is a first for the UK gaming market. This is a game that can appeal to a wide range of people, even those who may not have played videogames before" said John Parkes, marketing director of Ubisoft, "We are incredibly lucky to be working with an icon of the equestrian world such as Pippa- the knowledge and credibility she brings to the game is invaluable."

"It was good to be involved with something so different to what I usually do," said Pippa Funnell. "It's great to see something I enjoy doing immortalised in a videogame and hopefully it will enable lots more people to get interested in horse riding and eventing!"

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About Pippa Funnell

After a successful career as a junior and young rider, Pippa has become the backbone of the British team. Pippa has won three European team gold medals, Olympic team silver medal and an individual bronze medal in Athens, Olympic silver medal in Sydney and a team bronze at last year's World Equestrian Games. Pippa firmly established herself as the best in the world in 2003 after a phenomenal achievement in September 2003 where she became the first rider ever to complete the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing by adding the Burghley title to her victories earlier in the year at Kentucky and Badminton, earning her a place in the history books. Pippa is also the first person to win the Blenheim International Horse Trials an incredible 4 times

Pippa has been awarded Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year (Nov 2003), the Sports Journalist Association Pat Besford Award for outstanding individual sporting achievement in the last 12 months (Dec 2003), BBC South's Sports Personality of the Year 2003 and reached the last five for the overall BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2003.

Pippa is married to the top international show jumper, William Funnell.

Current Ranking

UK: 4

FEI World Ranking: 10

About UbisoftTM:

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft has grown considerably, especially through its strong and diversified lineup In addition to steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million for the 2003-2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at a constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit

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