Beautiful portrait of Visage by Britt.
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...
19th May 2016
Julia and Blinky Bill are members of the Australian team competing in the Nations' Cup class here in Odense, Denmark, on Friday afternoon. Today was the warm-up 1.40 two-phase class, and they were fourth out. They did not disappoint, completing a stylish double-clear within the time allowed. Next out for Australia were Steven Hill and Bellini's Star, who also finished double-clear. Jamie Kermond and Constellation followed, finishing on a time fault, while Phillip Lever and Comme Il Faut read more...
28th April 2016
The big news, of course, is that Julia and Blinky Bill gained their COC for Rio a few days ago at Hagen, jumping the only clear round in the tough 160m class, in the snow. They had also had great clear rounds at Antwerpen the previous week in 150m classes. Also at Antwerpen, Georgie and Risotto had a great show, finishing 2nd in the Grand Prix on the final day. Here at home, Brooke had a good run at Elysian in Queensland, with Cadiz jumping clear in the 150m then having just two down in the read more...
22nd April 2016
We recently received an upbeat report from Jane, accompanied by photos from ex-owner/breeder Amy Jackson.... "We've completed our second Prenovice start and feel much more comfortable and less surprised about it all. No jumping penalties SJ or XC - but quite a bit of time as I am still treading cautiously with the water jumps and this one was a tougher one. Plus he doesn’t really think that travelling at 30kph is his go-to speed! If I had made time he would have been 5th - so I am read more...
28th March 2016
Thanks to my recent request for photos for an upcoming ad, Abby Thorne has provided some lovely shots and a great report on progress with her talented Visage gelding: "Well currently Carodale the Tzar is competing around the 1.20m height I have only been competing him for a year and 2 months now and we have had him since he was 6 months old. he did his first 1.30 a few weeks ago. He is a super brave honest and talented horse. Our biggest achievement so far I think was winning the six bar at read more...
27th March 2016
Jill Waddy has reported in with excellent results at Nowra Show, where Ned Calcraft exhibited Adonis in the hack classes yesterday. The pair won every class they entered, culminating in being crowned Champion Large Hack, Supreme Hack and Best Rider. There were also wins in breed classes and a few others along the way. What a team!!! Adonis was originally bred by Karen O'Neille then purchased by Copabella and Rona von Stein as a weanling. Jill Waddy then took over and continued with his read more...
27th March 2016
Abby West is pretty happy with her mare Vermont (Visage-Courchevel). The pair has just finished 5th in the hotly contested Amateur Division Final at Sydney Royal, one of only five clear rounds. Abby purchased Vermont early in 2015 and the pair has gone from strength to strength under Brooke's watchful eye. Brooke, meanwhile, has had Vermont's full sister Victoria to bring on, and full brother Vigor will be ready so start under saddle in a few months as well. A very talented family.
22nd March 2016
Jane and Vail completed their first Pre-Novice outing last weekend at Berrima. They didn't quite finish on their dressage score this time, having one rail in the showjumping phase and a few time faults cross-country, but Jane was thrilled with Vail's willingness to tackle the challenges. And the pair finished a very creditable 12th. Vail is out of Anglo mare Aloha Serene, owned by Amy Jackson.
11th March 2016
We are looking for a competent horse person to join the team at Copabella, working with Brooke Campbell and her clients. This is a great opportuntiy for a young person looking for a job in the horse industry which will include training and travel. Copabella is a friendly establishment which offers boarding and training in showjumping and dressage. Staff accommodation is available and conditions are excellent. Call Brooke on 0410 452 810 or Lesley on 0417 663 027 to arrange an interview. read more...
4th March 2016
The new kid on the block is settling in well and Brooke is very happy with him. Cam, born in 2012, is by Cadiz and out of Venice (Visage-Toddingham).
24th February 2016
Cam did not put a foot wrong this morning and Brooke is looking forward to working with him. He really is a handsome fellow with excellent Pinto markings, and he's a great mover too. A credit to his forebears.
23rd February 2016
Cam, who is a Pinto gelding by Cadiz, arrived at Copabella yesterday after being started by Stephen Dingwall in the Southern Highlands. The handsome 2012 foal is out of Venice (Visage-Toddingham) who had a season of breeding duties before being started up and then purchased by Grace Sattout.