Introducing the exciting new stallion Tulara Colmine, owned by Bangalow Equestrian and standing at Copabella. Go to the Stallions file for more information.
19th May 2015
We are pleased to report that Cascade (Cadiz-Blue Crystal) is now in training with Keira. Cascade, born in 2009, was the first Cadiz foal on the ground in Australia. He is now a handsome big grey gelding standing 17.1 hands. X
9th May 2015
Thanks to the organisers for a great show today. Competition was strong, with many very exciting young horses showing huge promise. We've had an excellent outing, beginning with Tulara Coalmine, the exciting young stallion owned by Bangalow, winning the 4-Year-Old class and finishing Overall Champion for the series. Atom, as he is known at home, also recently won his classes at the Oaks Young Horse show as well as the Greater Sydney World Cup Weekend. Not to be overshadowed, Voltage read more...
6th May 2015
We have made the hard decision to retire Visage from showjumping competition after recent injury added to old ones has made his jumping future precarious. He is not retiring completely however, and Brooke is keen to get him out to a few dressage outings if we can ever find some space in her already crammed schedule. Meanwhile it was two semi-retirees having a light flatwork session to celebrate at Copabella this afternoon, carefully supervised and photographed by Brooke.
4th May 2015
Brooke was pretty happy with the team over the weekend, with both Voltage and Cashmir jumping clear rounds in the 1.25 class on Saturday. Voltage's brother Verdi also finished 6th in the 1.35 class with Tallara Barwick yesterday. Meanwhile Cadiz was much more comfortable with his surroundings in the indoor at SIEC yesterday afternoon, to finish 11th in the tough World Cup class. (Photo courtesy of Jill Waddy.)
4th May 2015
When Georgie was in Sydney for a brief visit in March, she rode Verve at Redleaf and liked her a lot. Verve is a grey Tobiano by Visage, who was born Pinto then proceeded to fade. She is out of Blue Crystal who is full sister to Warlord, and with those bloodlines she is a powerful, scopy big mare who will no doubt fit in over in Europe very well. She goes into quarantine this week and will land in Germany early June.
1st May 2015
Voltage, jointly owned by Copabella and Bangalow, an outstanding young competitor who is rarely out of the placings, has had another convincing win today in the 6-year-old class at Weekend of World Cups. Stablemate Tulara Coalmine, the stunning young stallion owned by Bangalow, also won the 4-year-old class, following up his win in the same class at Oaks a few weeks back. Voltage only came 2nd that time. Meanwhile Abby West and Vermont had their first win as a new combinations at Oaks, in the read more...
12th April 2015
Copabella has had a successful few days at SIEC once again, with ribbons being collected by several of Visage's kids. Jill Waddy and Adonis finished 2nd in the 1.05, while Valor finished 4th with his new owner Bradley Arnold-Crooks in his Open division. Vermont also went clear in the 1.05 then had an unlucky one down in the jump-off with her new owner, Abby West. The pair followed that up with a great double-clear in the 85cm Open class to finish 2nd. Brooke and Voltage finished 3rd in the 1. read more...
14th March 2015
Elayne has reported in from the National Connnemara Show in Wagga today, and Paddy has outdone himself. First he was named 'Best in Show' in the Connemara Parade, and he followed this up with convincing wins in both his dressage tests, including one score comfortably over 70%!! No doubt photos will follow, but for now the ones displayed are from last weekend when he competed successfully at Castle Hill Dressage, to finish 2nd in the Official Novice 2.1. Well done Elayne!
3rd March 2015
Jane Robinson reported in after finishing 2nd with Valdeze. What a wonderful partnership! "I think I got my first real feel of what it is to ride serious genes over the weekend Lesley! He made the tricky & technical showjump track look like an equitation round while there was carnage throughout prelim.... and then at the 3rd last fence on XC which had a bullfinch at about 1.30m he just popped his little head up and jumped extra high - felt amazing.... One special little horse!! I promise read more...
3rd March 2015
It was their first Royal for our still green team of horses and they all struggled a little with the atmosphere, particularly Voltage and Cadiz who did not enjoy contending with the carriages barreling around right beside the ring. Voltage still managed a 5th in the Part 3 on Saturday while Cashmir just had a distracted rail. Both jumped great in the final class on Sunday but the speed demon took over in the jump-off, resulting in a rail or two. Cadiz jumped great in the final Part 1 class, but read more...
26th February 2015
It was speed classes today in all parts of competition, and Brooke kept her speed demon side in check, to show the team the ring and have a good experience. And they all did. Cashmir, Voltage and Oaks Costanza cruised around Part 3, Sue Middleton's Vouloir had a great clear round in Part 2, and Cadiz was clear and cruisy in Part 1.
23rd February 2015
Elayne Verner has finally provided photographic evidence of her latest success with Glenormiston Paddy Caton who was crowned Supreme Champion Connemara at the 2015 Castle hill Show. The pair have already come home with ribbons after a recent dressage outing at SIEC this year. And Julia loved campaigning Paddy on the jumping circuit very successfully a few years back, while Elayne was recovering from an injury. A true all-rounder!!