Camilla is a very flash 7-year-old owned by Team Equest.
16th April 2014
Visage has had another excellent campaign at the Royal, to finish 2nd overall in the particularly tough Part 2, just a whisker behind Dave Cameron's mare. Brooke reports he felt great throughout. Here is yet another great shot taken by Stephen Mowbray.
13th April 2014
Visage has continued to enjoy the Royal arena and Brooke says he is feeling amazing. He has again finished clear and 2nd in the Part 2, just behind Andrew Inglis and Twins Quantam. Photos to follow.
13th April 2014
Australia's strong presence has continued at Lanaken today, beginning with clear rounds posted by Julia on Que Sera and Jamie Winning on Zenzel in the 1.45 speed class. Neither was quite quick enough for a ribbon, but both looked very stylish. The challenging 1.50 class followed, and only a dozen out of a strog field of 90 combinations posted a clear round to go into the jump-off. Julia and Tresor had an unlucky two down, as did Hilary Scott on Impala and Phill Lever on Essini. Evie Buller and read more...
12th April 2014
Visage has once again done us proud at Sydney, finishing 2nd in the Part 2 today and in the top ten yesterday, despite serious issues with back boots and studs towards the end of his round. Today he was one of only two clear rounds, then had one down in slippery conditions in the jump-off.
12th April 2014
Competition has been very strong so far and courses have been challenging. It has been great to see so many Australians in all classes, and there have been ribbons and prize money at all levels. Vegas was the star today, producing a beautiful clear round in the 1.45 speed class, and making it look effortless in the process. Que Sera was also clear in the 1.40 as was Camilla in the 1.25, while Vedor looked very flash in the 1.50, with just one down in a vertical combination. There sre more read more...
5th April 2014
Tresor was a superstar in the 1.50 class. It was a tough course which saw only 13 out of 80 go clear into the jump-off. Tresor went clear but had the tiniest time fault, to finish 14th and in the prize money. Australia had an impressive six combinations compete in the class. David Goodwin and Jericho finished 13th just ahead of Julia. Others were: Amy Graham and Bella, Jamie Kermond and Colthaga, James Paterson-Robinson and Athene, and Evie Buller on Landor.
4th April 2014
There is an even larger Australian presence here in Lanaken for the second show, including Amy Graham, Evie Buller, James Paterson Robson and Phil Lever. All the horses did us proud today, including a lovely double-clear in the 1.45 for Vedor, except for those pesky time faults. Several of the Australian horses went clear in the big classes, and Tresor looked pretty amazing in the 1.50 speed class, then just touched the last rail. And Blue was in great form for the 1.35 two-phase, also barely read more...
3rd April 2014
Julia had one of those totally rare less than perfect days at Lanaken yesterday. It began with the queen of careful Camilla taking out a back rail on an oxer in the 1.40, but jumping an otherwise perfect round well within time. Next it was a big step up for Que Sera in his first 1.45 Grand Prix, and it was a challenging track. It looked like he had it in the bag until he stumbled landing after a big vertical, and then the pair could not regain balance and momentum in time to get through read more...
1st April 2014
It was day two at Lanaken today and the Australian contingent has done well. David Goodwin and Jericho finished double-clear and 4th in the tough 1.45 Ranking Class. Que Sera and Julia also jumped clear in the class but with a few time faults. Earlier in the day, Jamie Kermond and Colthaga finished 9th in the huge 1.40 class, while Vegas had a most uncharacteristic rail. Julia and Camila then had a good clear round in the 1.35 class. Yesterday saw Vegas clear in the 1.40, as were Que and read more...
26th March 2014
Our beautiful colt, born late last year, is thriving at Redleaf, and displaying perfect manners for the farrier as well. Brooke is looking forward to getting his mother back in work after weaning next month.
26th March 2014
Originally imported in utero, Cadiz is by Chin Chin and out of Holland Rose. He sired several promising youngsters for us before heading off to Europe where he suffered a series of health setbacks. Now back in Australia, Cadiz is going from strength to strength, starting with a very successful training session with Rod Brown. (Photos by Anna Dalton)
25th March 2014
Up-and-coming young artist Brittany Nash is exhibiting this stunning portrait at Sydney Royal this year. Brittany can be contacted via Facebook.