Brooke and Cadiz at Wodonga World Cup class 2014. (OzShotz)
24th January 2015
Brooke has just reported in with news that Vermont (Visage-Courchevel) and Cashmir (Chequille Z-Holland Rose) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the hotly contested 1.15 class today. Both mares had their careers interrupted by having foals, but are now back on track with big futures ahead. Deon Williams, Chris Chugg and James Arkins also featured in the final line-up today. (The photographer couldn't make it today, so these photos are of Vermont at SIEC and Cashmir at Gunnedah in 2014.)
20th January 2015
Late last year, owner Amy Jackson made the difficult decision that she just did not have the time required to keep her Visage gelding Valdeze (aka Vail) going in the manner he deserved. Good friend Jane Robinson stepped in to take him off her hands, and she has been smiling ever since. She's having a ball with Vail, having recently competed successfully at Jindabyne showjumping, and following that up with a very successful cross-country clinic at SIEC. Vail is one of the first crop of Visage read more...
6th January 2015
"Hi LeslieHappy new year! We have been at the Snowy Mts showjumping in Jindabyne,and our second Visage baby out of Tianna,Carnival was superb in the young rider over a really tough Jon Vallance track.It was Cocos first time stepping up and she placed in all three YR classes winning todays bigger class and taking out overall champion. Two newbys looking amazing, hes 6 and shes just turned 18,coached by James Mooney.It was fun seeing our baby placing in our sponsored classes on Friday and sat and read more...
22nd December 2014
Lily Ivancic obviously really likes her Visage competition team, Vertigo and Volcanic, and the family have nw produced their own outstanding Visage filly, Veritas. Her paddock name is Luna due to the moon-shaped marking on her rump.
22nd December 2014
The breeding herd is looking great, as are the paddocks thanks to recent rain. And Verve has come home for a brief spell before starting her competition career in 2015. There are more photos in the Babies and Youngsters file, as well as the Rising Stars file in the Gallery.
18th December 2014
Congratulations to the Reisners who have reported in with the arrival overnight of their long awaited Visage filly.
16th December 2014
The biggest news is from Europe where Georgie and Blue Rinse won the 2* Grand Prix at La Coruna, jumping faultless rounds and looking very flash. And what a great way to finish the competition year for Team Equest! Meanwhile back in Sydney the Summer Classic at SIEC provided four days of mixed weather and results. The young horse classes were held in pouring rain on the Thursday, and our youngsters were unimpressed with the difficult ground and conditions. Friday was clear enough, but cold and read more...
12th December 2014
Conditions were pretty appalling yesterday with regular downpours and occasional bursts of strong wind, so the going got worse as the day proceeded. Brooke still managed a scorching round with Uklarina in the main ring 1.20 class, to place in a field of well over 100 entries. Our careful young team struggled a bit on the grass footing late in the day, so sadly no ribbons there. X
29th November 2014
Jess Brown proved she has nerves of steel this afternoon. She was the only clear in the first round of the huge Gavin Chester-designed course which had several obstacles at the legal maximum height of 1.60m. There were nine four faulters who went into the second round, with Jess the last to go. Five of them went clear in very good times, so the pressure was well and truly on. And Casco completed a beautiful clear round to win the $10,000 in prize money for first place.Other place read more...
28th November 2014
Brooke continues to cement her relationship with Cadiz. The pair have gone double-clear yesterday in the 1.30 and again today in the 1.40-45 class, in preparation for the big Grand Prix tomorrow.(Their personal photographer continues slowly to cement her relationship with her new camera.)
24th November 2014
Karen Owen has sent us a couple of great shots of her talented 7-year-old Louage, by Visage and out of a Thoroughbred mare, who is competing successfully on the eventing scene.
22nd November 2014
Cadiz confirmed his credentials at this level last night by finishing 4th in a strong field. And the John Vallance-designed course was tough enough to have only one combination finish double-clear, but with a time fault. Only two were clear in the first round, and Cadiz was one of only six more on four faults.Twelve out of 22 went through to the second round, and once again the clears were few and far between. Jess Brown and Casco won the class with two textbook rounds that were a pleasure read more...