Latest News

  • Vivid and Vigor

    18th January 2017

    Kaden Weaver visited Copabella this week to return Vivid to Brooke for further training and competition, and also to show us how well young Vigor is progressing.Vivid, born in 2011, is full sister to Vegas. She also has a younger sister Valencia (2012) in training with Dave Cameron and a younger brother Ace Ventura (2015) at Redleaf.Vigor, born in 2013, is full brother to Vermont, owned by Abby West, and Victoria, owned by Amanda Lupton. All are out of Courchevel and by Visage. Kaden and read more...

  • Ace Ventura

    10th January 2017

    Possibly our biggest yearling ever is none other than Vegas's full brother Ace, out of Royal Native, who is resident at Redleaf being raised by Dave and Tal. He's a very leggy elegant bay gelding, younger brother not only to Vegas but Vivid (2011) and Valencia (2012) as well. All his siblings are Pinto like their father, and not quite as tall!

  • Valencia

    10th January 2017

    Now four years old, Valencia (known at home as Violet) has been having a short Christmas break but is due to start back in training for a year of young horse competition with Dave. She's a great type with the same can-do attitude as her brother Vegas and sister Vivid.

  • Semen for Europe

    9th January 2017

    Visage entered quarantine on Saturday 7th January, at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital in Victoria. He will be in residence there for approximately six weeks while being collected for the European market. He is still available to Australian breeders as well during this period, so just get in touch to arrange collection and transport. Semen is scheduled for export to be available before the end of March in France. Please get in touch with Herica Ravell at Elevage Morinda for more details.

  • Visage to be Collected Again for Europe

    27th December 2016

    Supplies of Visage's frozen semen ran out of stock in France last season, and the ongoing demand from breeders across Europe has prompted us to go into action once again. Visage will go into the required quarantine beginning the first week in January, and additional supplies will be sent across before the end of March, in time for the 2017 breeding season. Here are a few shots of Visage with his team of elite riders over the many years of his successful career.

  • New Arrival

    12th December 2016

    Brooke is very excited with the new addition to her talented team. Imported mare Uklarina has given birth to a beautiful Visage filly.

  • Young Horses at SIEC

    8th December 2016

    Visage was well represented by both children and grandchildren at the young horse classes. Our own team included grandson Camouflage (Cadiz-Venice) in the 4-year-old class with Brooke, and Valencia (Visage-Royal Native) with Dave Cameron in the same class. Both had just the one green rail down to be out of the ribbons, but both also showed great technique and wonderful attitudes for their first time out in a big environment.

  • Squiggle Ridgway

    28th November 2016

    Sharon has just sent in a few more shots of her knock-out colt, full brother to Puzzle.

  • Puzzle's Brother

    23rd November 2016

    Sharon Ridgway has been in touch with news of a full brother to her successful eventer Puzzle, by Visage and out of Minnie. Squiggle is a lovely type with striking markings who looks set to follow in his big brother's footsteps.

  • Peelbergen

    24th October 2016

    Vegas was in the money again last weekend, this time in the 1.30 classes. Julia is pretty happy to have him back on the team. Georgie is also getting to know her two new rides, completing lovely rounds in the 1.35 classes on Vedor and in the 1.20 classes on Blinky. They will be more than ready to step up next time they have the chance. There is a lull in the show schedule now, however, which picks up again late November for Madrid, Paris and La Coruna.

  • Vegas is Back!

    17th October 2016

    After a very extended time out due to major damage which meant he had to grow an entire new hoof, Vegas is finally back! He was pretty excited to be boarding the truck again, and his first show was also the team's first show of the indoor season, at Lier in Belgium. For his return to competition Julia started modestly in the 1.20 speed class on the first day, finishing on a clear round and even a respectable time which had them in the prize-giving ceremony. Well they should have been, but read more...

  • Voltage Stars Again

    17th October 2016

    Brooke was not supposed to be riding at all after a recent injury, but she just couldn't resist the allure of the Showcase of Showjumping. She only took the one horse, and what a sensible choice that turned out to be, with Voltage winning the prestigious final of the Super 7 & 8 Year Olds. What a star.