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Julia receives the bouquet for best-performed lady rider after finishing 4th with Vegas in the Opglabbeek Grand Prix.

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  • Showcase of Showjumping

    20th October 2014

    Voltage was the stand-out on the team that went to Showcase this weekend. On Saturday he brought home the bright pink rug and garland for winning the 6-Year-Old Final. And then on Sunday he came home with a vivid red rug and garland for winning the Big Tour Final.  Meanwhile at the CCI2* in Goulburn, full brother Verdi and Tal won the dressage phase and went clear showjumping as well. A small mishap cross-country unfortunately pushed them into 5th place overall.  What a talented read more...

  • Nation's Cup Final

    13th October 2014

    The young Australian team triumphed on Saturday at Barcelona, to finish 2nd in the big class of the day after a thrilling jump-off round against the considerably more experienced US team. Julia and Vedor were great, finishing on just one time fault. Other team members, Amy Graham, Jamie Kermond and James Paterson Robinson, also put in excellent performances. There are more photos in the Erope 2014 file in the Gallery.

  • Puzzle

    10th October 2014

    Sharon Ridgway has been in touch very pleased with the ongoing development of her lovely Visage gelding Pizzle. The pair just keep lifting their game and are now looking very flash in the 1.20+ classes. In fact Sharon is so happy that she has decided to put Puzzle's dam back in foal to Visage this season. Actually it is very pleasing to see the number of breeders who come back to Visage with their mares for a second and third time. Clearly the proof is in the pudding!

  • Indoor Championships

    4th October 2014

    Although she was battling a nasty chest infection, Brooke insisted on travelling to Tamworth for the Championships, and she did not regret the decision. Cadiz finished 4th in the big Grand Prix Final class and now looks set for his first World Cup performance in Wodonga later this month. the comeback continues.

  • Melbourne Royal

    28th September 2014

    Brooke has had a very successful run down in Victoria, culminating with a 3rd place for Cadiz who finished double-clear in the Grand Prix today. Traci Sherlock's Uklarina has also been a star, winning two classes and placing 2nd in the other in the Part 3 series, to be named Leading Horse. Brooke is very happy with how the horses have jumped throughout the run and is only wishing now that she had entered Cadiz in the World Cup class because he feels so good. And no doubt his first start at read more...

  • National Titles

    26th September 2014

    It was an excellent show for Brooke and the team, culminating in Brooke being named Leading Lady Rider for 2014. Congratulations Brooke. Well deserved after all the hard work and dedication we've witnessed throughout the year. Young Voltage was a super star throughout the competition, never touching a rail and picking up 4th place ribbons in the highly competitive Emerald series. His dad also picked up a 4th place before pulling up quite jarred on the firm footing. And Cadiz had good clear read more...

  • Cypher

    9th September 2014

    Stephen Dingwall reports being very happy with Cypher, our exciting 3-year-old product of Visage, Courchevel and Cadiz. He is now ready to go out for a spell before embarking on the next phase of training in a few months. 

  • Maddy Hooper Shot

    9th September 2014

    Maddy Hooper has sent us this great shot of Visage in action. For more of Maddy's work, go to 

  • Forbes Show

    8th September 2014

    Copabella was well represented over the weekend at the very well-attended show in Forbes. Valor was back on form with Dave Cameron, winning the 1.15 Championship. Nellie Waters also had wins and places with Vortex and Courchevel in the 1.00 and 1.10 classes. And Tallara Barwick sailed around the Mini Prix with Verdi, clear in the first round then a flapping side-line distraction in the jump-off causing a rail down.

  • London GCT

    15th August 2014

    Apparently the riders' hotel is gorgeous and the shuttles from the hotel are Maseratis, so the show has gotten off to an excellent start. The first to go for Team Equest was Georgie riding Kingsley who went double-clear in the 1.30 class. Tresor was flying in the 1.40 and would have been in the money were it not for one small rider error. Que Sera was also flying but being cheeky at the same time, to finish on a time fault. Finally Vedor had an excellent warm-up round in the 1.50, going read more...

  • Visage in Queensland

    8th August 2014

    Oz Shotz has some great coverage of the action in Queensland, including these three great shots.

  • More Chantilly Photos

    1st August 2014

    Mathilde Senet has sent us some more great shots from Chantilly.