Introducing the exciting new stallion Tulara Colmine, owned by Bangalow Equestrian and standing at Copabella. Go to the Stallions file for more information.
29th July 2015
Stephen Dingwall has been in touch to let us know that the three young ones he is working with are going very well, and are just about ready for the next stage in their training. Chiller (Cadiz-Vogue) is an elegant big bay 2010 gelding who has now attended a few shows with Stephen and settled into the show scene well. Verona (Visage-Cashmir) and Camouflage (Cadiz-Venice) are 2012 foals, both now rising three. Verona is an outstanding big filly whom Dave is really looking forward to working read more...
17th July 2015
We have a new addition to the team at Copabella! Lucky for us, Katelyn Staples has grown out of her pony Jack, and he has moved in to help teach granddaughter Ayla Purcell to ride. Ayla is only five and a complete beginner, but she's already asking how she can get Jack to jump. Shouldn't have taken her to London to watch Julia I guess.
15th June 2015
It's taken a while, because Chiller managed to injure himself during his initial start-up training period, but he has just had his first outing with Stephen Dingwall to jump club and acquitted himself very well. Stephen reports: "Chiller was very good at jump club today, traveled pretty well, made nice shapes in the air and waited well.Not too spooky. And pretty comfortable in warm up. Jumped clean in 65 and 75." Can't ask for more than that from a very sensitive young fellow.
10th June 2015
Grace Sattout who owns Venice (Visage-Toddingham) has sent in some lovely shots from Camden.
10th June 2015
Julia has just forwarded a few shots of a lovely Visage filly bred by Paul Hansen. Frozen semen is still available in Europe, through our agent Herica Ravell, whose contact details are available on the Noticeboard on the Home Page.
9th June 2015
It's been a mixed weekend for Verdi and his full brother Voltage. Verdi started off with a less than spectacular dressage test in the 2* at Werribee, but redeemed himself on the following days, going clear in both the cross-country and showjumping phases to finish 8th on his dressage score. Well done Tal. Younger brother Voltage, on the other hand, started the weekend at Camden frisky and full of himself, and did not go on to redeem himself at all. In fact, he jumped so big through a read more...
9th June 2015
Tracy Watson has been in touch to report that Sam continues to be delighted with his Visage filly, who is due to be weaned now. Sam handles her regularly and is finding her to be well-mannered and a quick learner. She's also a little woolly at present.
8th June 2015
Back to showjumping this weekend, and what beautiful weather it has been at Camden with four rings running and massive classes, many with 100+ entries. Cashmir (Chequille Z-Holland Rose) was the Copabella star each day, notching up a win in the Young Horse class and a 4th place in the Open 1.20 the next day. No rails all weekend. Her half brother Voltage was in one of his frisky states, enjoying the cooler weather. No rails for him either, but also no ribbons as Brooke opted not to jump off. read more...
4th June 2015
It was a beautiful day to visit Redleaf and Dave was on hand to show the youngsters in all their furry winter glory. They have been in for some intensive handling recently and Dave is very happy with how they are all behaving. Verona (Visage-Cashmir) and Camouflage (Cadiz-Venice) are rising-3-year-olds now and soon to head down to Stephen Dingwall in Murrumbateman to get started in training under saddle. The rising-2-year-olds, Charm (Contendro-Victoria) and Vigor (Visage-Courchevel) read more...
31st May 2015
Amy was at Hawkesbury yesterday to watch Valdeze, the Visage gelding she bred out of her mare Aloha Serene in 2004. He is now owned and campaigned by Jane Robinson who has turned him into a successful eventer in record time. But Amy stayed around to watch Vail's sire go round as well, and took some great shots of our budding dressage star. There are more shots in the Visage file in the Gallery.
31st May 2015
With Visage's move into the dressage world, we have done some updating across the website. Many of the horse bios in the various team listings have also been refreshed with new photos as well. Please have a look around and enjoy.
30th May 2015
The career change seems to be on track, and Visage really appeared to enjoy his first ever dressage outing today. He was actually quite excited for the first test, the Elementary 3.3, no doubt on the look-out for something to jump, so a few small glitches put him into 4th place on 61.25%. But he had settled into his new role by the second test, the 3.2, and looked like he'd been doing this for years. In fact, the judge at C scored him the clear winner with 69.167%, but the judge at E was pretty read more...