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Mary King's Riding Star is a managerial simulation set in the equestrian sports business. The game focuses in the athletic part, this means there are no finances to manage and the goal of the game is to win as many championships as possible in the events dressage, cross country and showjumping.

To achieve this goal the player has to "manage" his horse by using the training grounds to improve the horses's skills. The player also has to manually clean the stall and feed and groom the horse. The championships are shown in a isometric perspective with spoken commentary. There are options to personalize the game, e.g. by naming the horse and choose its color.

The game is largely based on the original 1998 Riding Star and was created in cooperation with its developer Blue Tongue.


Mary King's Riding Star Windows The Championship Season menu options
Mary King's Riding Star Windows The game's menu. There are no game configuration options. It's either installed in 320 x 240 or 640 x 480.
Mary King's Riding Star Windows The game's title screen. This appears after three game publisher screens.
Mary King's Riding Star Windows Here we are in the stable yard. The horse's condition, health, thirst, etc is shown in the panel on the right. Looks OK so far

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ulrich Kirchhoffs Riding Star" -- German title
  • "Alexandra Ledermann: Equitation Passion" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 64 out of 100 64
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 20, 2000 12 out of 20 60
PC Joker Windows Oct, 1999 27 out of 100 27
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 17 out of 100 17
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 12 out of 100 12


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