KARL UDE-MARTINEZ

presenter • facilitator • voice-over 

 

This professional trained Actor/Presenter and professional Polo player has had the performing bug running through his blood from the moment he was born! He started his riding career almost before he could walk. Coming from an equestrian background meant that he competed at an early age on the show-jumping circuit before moving up to bigger horses and developing a  taste for eventing and team chasing. It was at school that he first tried polo – a sport that he currently plays professionally both in this country and overseas.

 

As a commentator for many international matches and a regular on the polo circuit he knows many people involved with the sport which often allows him a certain ‘insight’ not always available to all.

 

Karl works as a freelance presenter for Eurosport , Sky Sports and Horse & Country TV as one of their main equine presenters. Has has also hosted the coverage of The Royal Show, Badminton Horse Trials, The Three Day British Equine Event at The National Agricultural Centre, the London International Horse Show held at Olympia London and The British Open Show Jumping Championships at the NEC.

 

As well as a very skilled horseman Karl is also a keen all round sportsman. He regularly, [injuries allowing] plays rugby, football and is a keen skier. He is a great fan of all extreme sports and is always keen to learn a new sport to any level. What spare time he has left is taken up with helping to run a professional action-packed jousting stunt team that he founded called ‘The Knights of Middle England’ for the last 14 years they have toured the UK and Europe performing their action packed stunt shows. These days due to work pressures Karl allows others to do the touring and he now takes more of a back seat.

 

Karl’s exploits and constant traveling over the years has allowed him to use his language skills. With frequent trips to Argentina, he speaks fluent Spanish. He has bags of charisma and charm and will always strive to meet any new challenges in any areas. He is keen to broaden his brief away from just presenting equestrian based programming. He is up for any challenges that presenting might offer him.                 

TESTIMONIALS

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Hi Karl – just to say we have finished the edit and all your footage for Sky Sports looks great! – Thank you again for your efforts over the weekend it was much appreciated – look forward to working with you again.

 

Kevin Bonner – TSN (Television Sports News)

 

All the feedback we have received has been really positive, both from the client and the TV guys that you were working so much with. Thanks so much for all your hard work and support, it has been much appreciated, a pleasure working with you, and we’ll certainly keep you in mind for any other events that we have coming up.

 

Julian Marks

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