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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 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
Mary King's Riding Star Windows Get a jump wrong and this is the result
Mary King's Riding Star Windows After a fall the horse & rider restart from this distance before the failed fence....
Mary King's Riding Star Windows The start of a training session. The action keys are shown on the lower right. The objective is to  keep going round the arena trying to make all the jumps cleanly. There's no apparent time limit.

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Alternate Titles

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

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


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Patrick Bregger (159431) added Mary King's Riding Star (Windows) on Jul 18, 2009
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