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  • He's Home!

    11th March 2017

    It's been a long two months while Visage has been at Goulburn Valley Equine in Victoria being collected for Europe. But the stay was a successful one, and we now have a large store of frozen straws ready to be sent to France in good time for breeding season over there. We were able to have more collected and frozen for the Australian market while he was there, and are assured that his semen quality is still top-rank. His handlers were also very complimentary about his perfect manners read more...

  • Sharon Ridgway Reports In

    2nd March 2017

    Quick updated pics of Squiggle. He is such a divine colour, far more like Dad, a lovely chocolate brown and white. He is very tall, way bigger than Puzzle or Willow were at 15 weeks.

  • Visage's Grandsons

    30th January 2017

    The boys had a little pop over a few training fences today. It was their first time for Brooke and Cypher (Cadiz-Vermont), although he has already done all the basics with Tallara, and he did not disappoint. He has a great attitude and plenty of scope. Brooke has a more established relationship with Camouflage (Cadiz-Venice), who also looked very much the part. He's a confident and very capable 4-year-old, and a lot of fun to work with.

  • Youngsters at Work

    28th January 2017

    It was rewarding watching Brooke begin to work today with Charm, a stunning 2013 filly by Contendro and out of Victoria (Visage-Courchevel). Charm was started by Kaden Weaver last year then purchased by Brooke with a view to getting her in foal before starting her up again. But Charm had other ideas and Brooke is actually very happy now to have her in work. Next youngster into the arena was Camouflage, a handsome 2012 gelding by Cadiz and out of Venice (Visage-Toddingham). Contrary to what his read more...

  • Cypher Arrives

    28th January 2017

    Soon after posting the earlier young horse update, Cypher arrived from Redleaf. This 2011 gelding by Cadiz and out of Vermont (Visage-Courchevel) has been in light training with Tallara Barwick for the past year while he has continued to grow, and he now takes up the next leg of training with Brooke.Cypher received exceptional scores from visiting international young horse assessors a few years back during an AWHA assessment series. He still has some growing to do but Brooke is very pleased read more...

  • 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.