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  • Youngster Update

    29th June 2016

    With Dave and Tal home from Europe, it was time for a Redleaf visit today, and the resident Copabella herd all looked great, albeit a bit woolly. Charm (Contendro-Victoria) and Vigor (Visage-Courchevel) are both now rising-3 and both strapping big youngsters who will go off to get started in a few weeks. Violet (Visage-Royal Native), our rising-4 full sister to Vegas and Vivid, has also grown and looks ready to start back in light work again very soon.Ace (Visage-Royal Native), rising-1 read more...

  • Monaco

    27th June 2016

    Julia and Camilla are back together and clearly clicking. The pair have had consecutive 6th placings in the 1.45 classes in Monaco, including a speed class!!!!! Go girls.

  • Rio Long List

    23rd June 2016

    Julia has been officially long-listed for Rio on both Vedor and Blinky Bill. Due to Blinky's inexperience at the level and Vedor's slow recovery from injury, she was forced to leave her run-up to the selection shows quite late, and there are several experienced combinations vieing for the four spots on the team that will travel to Rio. There will also be a reserve spot, but that combination will not travel unless required.

  • St Gallen CSIO 5*

    3rd June 2016

    There's snow on distant peaks here in Switzerland, but all we experienced at the show today was drizzle and a few heavy showers during the Nations Cup this afternoon. These conditions must suit the Irish, because their team won against stiff competition which resulted in the next four teams placing equal second. Team Equest coach Denis Lynch riding long-time partner All Star was first out for the team. The other members were Greg Broderick and Going Global, Bertram Allen and Molly Malone and read more...

  • Chantilly Final Day

    30th May 2016

    The final day at Chantilly was heavily overcast, with rain finally making conditions more difficult in the afternoon. But Georgie had both her starts in the morning, and she had a great day. Blue Rinse finished 2nd in the final of the 1.35 tour, with a classy double-clear, while Que Sera looked at ease and ready for bigger things in the 1.25 tour. Meanwhile Vedor continued fresh and happy in the 1.40 class with just one down. Camilla also looked confident and at ease in the 1.50 class with read more...

  • Chantilly GCT

    27th May 2016

    It's been a good start to the show here in Chantilly, with Georgie finishing double-clear and 3rd in the main ring on her first competitive outing riding Que Sera, a 10-year-old gelding owned by Team Equest. Georgie later rode Blue Rinse in the main ring as well, with an unlucky one down in the 1.35 class. Julia and Vedor are back in action again for the first time in several months, after time out due to injury. Predictably Vedor was pretty excited to be back on the scene, so Julia rode a read more...

  • Odense Nations' Cup

    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...

  • Odense

    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...

  • Recent Results

    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...

  • Valdez and Jane Report In

    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...

  • Carodale the Tzar

    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...

  • Vindication, Super-Hack

    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...