Julia receives the bouquet for best-performed lady rider after finishing 4th with Vegas in the Opglabbeek Grand Prix.
30th July 2014
Some great shots just in of Vedor jumping like a champion. And another one of Vegas as well.
29th July 2014
Vegas was a star at the recent GCT show in Chantilly, competing and placing in the 1.45 series.
28th July 2014
Look who's on the cover......
26th July 2014
Julia has had another good day, this time jumping clear on Blinky in the Young Horse class, albeit with a few time faults. She is delighted with the young stallion, commenting: "He jumps like a freak!" Then Vedor had one down and a time fault in the 1.50 class to finish mid-field just behind Edwina. Tough class and Julia was again happy with how Vedor is feeling. Brooke has also reported in with good results. Both Vermont and Voltage jumped double-clear and placed in the Youngsters Tour, to read more...
25th July 2014
Visage's offspring continue to do him proud this week. We have Vegas at Chantilly in France with Julia, posting clear rounds and picking up a 7th place ribbon today in the tough 1.45 class. And only slightly less glamorous, we have Voltage at Glenhaven with Brooke also posting clear rounds and finishing 4th in the Young Horse series. Cashmir also finished well today at Glenhaven, with one down in the jump-off in her first 1.25 class. And Vermont looked very flash with just one down. Back read more...
24th July 2014
Brooke has had a solid first day of competition in Queensland. Unfortunately the ground was a bit hard and unforgiving, and is being worked on overnight. Meanwhile Vermont was clear in the 1.10 but did no jump off. Voltage was double-clear and in the placings in the same class. Cashmir was double-clear in the 1.20 but not quite fast enough for a ribbon. Visage has his first start tomorrow, hopefully in better conditions. X
22nd July 2014
The showjumping team has been officially announced and Julia is on it! She joins Edwina Alexander, Amy Graham, Jamie Kermond and James Paterson Robinson. Very proud.
21st July 2014
Go to the various Teams, Rising Stars and Youngsters files for some overdue updating of information on our horses. Website updating efforts will continue this week.
14th July 2014
The Copabella team had another good day at SIEC yesterday, with Visage finishing 5th in the tough 1.40 class, Voltage 2nd in the also complicated 1.15 course in Ring 2, and his big brother Verdi finishing 3rd in the 1.30 in Ring 1. Vermont also finished in the ribbons in the 1.15 class. And Walleroo Carnival, bred by Fiona Gruen and by Visage, won the 1.20 on the first day with James Mooney, then was 4th in the Juniors with his owner Coco Dulhunty yesterday. Lots more photos to be read more...
12th July 2014
The first of the trials was at Mons in Belgium last week, and things did not go exactly according to plan for Julia. Vedor had one down and two time in the qualifier for the Grand Prix which did not give him a spot. Then Julia rode Que Sera in the second qualifier and he also had a rail. This meant Julia could not ride in the Grand Prix class therefore missed out on staying in the points system for automatic selection. This has not put her out of the running however. Edwina Alexander is read more...
12th July 2014
It was a great start for this new showjumping event at SIEC, set up as a non-profit venture in the interests of giving showjumpers a superior training show, complete with world-class venue, obstacles and course design.And the Copabella team had a very good first day. Cadiz cantered round the tough 1.30 course double-clear for a 2nd place. In fact, he upstaged senior stallion Visage who got a little too eager during the course, resulting in a rather deep distance to a vertical and one down. read more...
23rd June 2014
The going got even tougher yesterday, with more rain making the footing sticky and very slippery in parts. But Brooke and Luke persevered with the young team in the tough 1.20-5 Grand Prix class, and all horses completed the course, albeit with a rail here and there. Luke was justifiably particularly happy with Vortex who had just the one down in possibly the most challenging course he has done to date. Then it was a long wait until the main 1.35 Grand Prix class, with more rain and the Young read more...