Beautiful portrait of Visage by Britt.
21st July 2016
Geosnapshot took a few great action shots of Cadiz in the Grand Prix last weekend.
17th July 2016
After a dark and hazy start to the day, the sun appeared in time for the big class at Sydney Jump Club Winter Championships. And it was a big course which saw only one combination finish double-clear. Cadiz continues to shine, and Brooke is happy once again with his improved performance and attitude. This weekend he has finished 5th on both days, with solid and confident rounds in the Grand Prix class today, which was won by Sharon Slater and CP Aprilla.
14th July 2016
A few great shots just in from Ozshots.
10th July 2016
We are pretty happy with Cadiz's continuing improvement. It's taken time and patience to get this talented rising-11-year-old gelding by Chin Chin back to his healthy and positive self. He's had a few setbacks along the way but now looks set to enjoy a successful career with Brooke Campbell who jointly owns him with Copabella. His performance at the show in Tamworth is indicative of his improvement. He jumped calm and clear with a time fault on day one, then clear in the Mini Prix yesterday, read more...
1st July 2016
Better late than never. Abby West has just sent in a couple of great Stephen Mowbray shots of Vermont at Sydney Royal this year. The pair finished 5th in the Amateur Series Final, one of only five double-clears in the tough class. Abby, who trains with Brooke Campbell, has owned Vermont for almost two years. Brooke still has the ride on her younger sister, Victoria who is rising-7, and will soon be starting with their full brother Vigor, soon to turn three.
29th June 2016
With Dave and Tal home from Europe, it was time for a Redleaf visit today, and the resident Copabella herd all looked great, albeit a bit woolly. Charm (Contendro-Victoria) and Vigor (Visage-Courchevel) are both now rising-3 and both strapping big youngsters who will go off to get started in a few weeks. Violet (Visage-Royal Native), our rising-4 full sister to Vegas and Vivid, has also grown and looks ready to start back in light work again very soon.Ace (Visage-Royal Native), rising-1 read more...
27th June 2016
Julia and Camilla are back together and clearly clicking. The pair have had consecutive 6th placings in the 1.45 classes in Monaco, including a speed class!!!!! Go girls.
23rd June 2016
Julia has been officially long-listed for Rio on both Vedor and Blinky Bill. Due to Blinky's inexperience at the level and Vedor's slow recovery from injury, she was forced to leave her run-up to the selection shows quite late, and there are several experienced combinations vieing for the four spots on the team that will travel to Rio. There will also be a reserve spot, but that combination will not travel unless required.
3rd June 2016
There's snow on distant peaks here in Switzerland, but all we experienced at the show today was drizzle and a few heavy showers during the Nations Cup this afternoon. These conditions must suit the Irish, because their team won against stiff competition which resulted in the next four teams placing equal second. Team Equest coach Denis Lynch riding long-time partner All Star was first out for the team. The other members were Greg Broderick and Going Global, Bertram Allen and Molly Malone and read more...
30th May 2016
The final day at Chantilly was heavily overcast, with rain finally making conditions more difficult in the afternoon. But Georgie had both her starts in the morning, and she had a great day. Blue Rinse finished 2nd in the final of the 1.35 tour, with a classy double-clear, while Que Sera looked at ease and ready for bigger things in the 1.25 tour. Meanwhile Vedor continued fresh and happy in the 1.40 class with just one down. Camilla also looked confident and at ease in the 1.50 class with read more...
27th May 2016
It's been a good start to the show here in Chantilly, with Georgie finishing double-clear and 3rd in the main ring on her first competitive outing riding Que Sera, a 10-year-old gelding owned by Team Equest. Georgie later rode Blue Rinse in the main ring as well, with an unlucky one down in the 1.35 class. Julia and Vedor are back in action again for the first time in several months, after time out due to injury. Predictably Vedor was pretty excited to be back on the scene, so Julia rode a read more...
20th May 2016
It was a very tough track for the big class this afternoon. Thirteen nations competed, with four riders per team, and there was only one clear round in the first 25. Australia fielded a talented but slightly green team of horses for this level. Jamie Kermond was first out for Australia with Constellation, having two down and a time fault. Julia was second out with Blinky, with the same result. Next came Steven Hill with Bellini Star, finishing with one down and a time fault. Phillip Lever and read more...