Copabella was established in 1997 following the Hargreaves family's return to Australia after living abroad for almost 20 years. The initial aim was to create an equestrian facility of international standard, which would successfully combine training programmes for all the Olympic disciplines.
Along the way, other aims developed, including establishing a small but highly evolved breeding programme, using only the best bloodlines, top-quality mares and outstanding sires. This soon translated into sourcing our own stallion, and so Visage moved to Australia in 2003. Cadiz followed in 2005.
Our aim is to produce, train and compete talented and also rideable horses in all the Olympic disciplines. The effort starts at grass-roots level with attention to detail: safe environments and handling procedures, comprehensive pasture-improvement programmes, top-quality feed, strict maintenance schedules for worming, farrier, dentist and vaccinations.
Our successful competition teams in showjumping, eventing and dressage are a testament to our standards, and our growing herd of outstanding youngstock are exciting future prospects.
We offer a comprehensive range of services, including: full board and training in dressage as well as showjumping, lessons for visitors on their own or one of our horses, beginning at the beginning with basic lunge training, sourcing the right horse, show preparation and supervision. We also occasionally hold our own friendly competitions and clinics.