Introducing the exciting new stallion Tulara Colmine, owned by Bangalow Equestrian and standing at Copabella. Go to the Stallions file for more information.
10th November 2015
Even the dressage just keeps getting better! Last weekend Jane competed Vail in the Novice 2.2 at Hawkesbury Dressage, to finish 7th on a very creditable score of 63%. Breeder and ex-owner Amy Jackson was there on the side-lines to cheer them on an take these lovely shots. XEven the dressage just keeps getting better! Last weekend Jane competed Vail in the Novice 2.2 at Hawkesbury Dressage, to finish 7th on a very creditable score of 63%. Breeder and ex-owner Amy Jackson was there on the side- read more...
9th November 2015
Sharon Ridgway has sent in a few more shots of her lovely filly, Willow by Visage, born last month. Willow is full sister to Puzzle and their dam is going back in foal to Visage this season.
28th October 2015
Royal Native finally gave birth yesterday to her first colt since Vegas was born early in 2006. She has produced a string of lovely Pinto fillies in the interim for both Tallara and Dave as well as Copabella, and now we have a gorgeous big bay colt. On this happy note, we will probably let Royal Native retire after a lengthy career of breeding duties.
28th October 2015
Julia has been hoping for a full brother to Vegas for years now, and finally we have one. We're calling him Ventura because it means 'Good Fortune', and he is already looking set to become a serious jumper. Seen in these photos at just 24 hours old today, he is a very leggy, big, elegant type and he even had his first jump - over the ground feeder. Unfortunately the battery in my camera had just died, so I had to use my phone and sort of botched the shot displaying perfect jumping technique.
24th October 2015
Julia is very excited to have Vegas back in full work after a lengthy rehab following an accident last year which cut one of his feet wide open. But he's now been given the go-ahead to start jumping again and will be off to his first competition soon. Meanwhile Georgie is thoroughly enjoying bringing Verve on and finding her quite grown up for a just-turned five-year-old. They will also be off to their first competition quite soon. Julia is very excited to have Vegas back in full work after a read more...
24th October 2015
Vivid, full sister to Vegas, is now four years old and really starting to blossom here at home with Brooke.
22nd October 2015
It wound up being a successful weekend for Brooke and Copabella, with Tulara Colmine, aka Atom, winning the 5-year-old final, and Voltage finishing a close 2nd in the final of the Bronze series. Big brother Verdi also looked great with Tallara in the Silver series final, but an unlucky rail had them out of the final line-up. Then it was Cadiz's turn in the World Cup qualifier and he looked pretty comfortable and confident navigating the very big tough course with a few green rails along the way. read more...
17th October 2015
It was a scorcher yesterday for the start of the show but the Copabella horses were on form and jumping well. Clem Smith led the way with a win on Tattiana in the 1.25 two-phase, ahead of 75 entries. Voltage was also doube-clear but slow, as was Colour Bond with Sarah MacMillan. Bangalow's exciting young stallion Tulara Colmine was also double-clear but with a time fault in the 5-year-old class. XX
5th October 2015
Yes, Jane Robinson and Valdeze have finished 5th, this time in Canberra, beginning with a lovely dressage test that scored 72% and had them running 3rd. They also had a faultless clear and straight run cross-country, then had an unlucky rail in the showjumping. What a team!
3rd October 2015
Sharon Ridgway has been in touch with news of the arrival of Willow, full sister to Collage (aka Puzzle). Amazingly the filly was born 10 years to the day after her brother. Puzzle has just had a successful run at the National Titles in Werribee, picking up ribbons each day and finisheing double-clear and 5th in the very competitive Amateur division on the last day. And Willow looks a lovely type, set to follow in her brother's talented footsteps.
22nd September 2015
It's official. Voltage is currently at the top of the list of future stars in Australia, after winning the Futurity at the National Titles. It was an incredibly challenging class which saw only three combinations out of 70+ manage double-clear rounds. There were, in fact, three Visage offspring in the final line-up, with Verdi and Tallara Barwick finishing 5th and Colourbond and Sarah-Louise MacMillan 7th. Both went clear in the first round, but Colourbond had a time fault. Verdi and read more...
18th September 2015
It's been a very positive start to the show in Werribee, with Voltage picking up a 3rd place in the huge Ruby Series on day one in cold damp conditions. The weather has been kinder today and the good resuts have just kept coming. Cadiz was listed as first out in the draw for the 1.35 class, meaning an early start to be there and ready for the 8am start. Then there were late entries etc etc, but he finally got his turn and he was amazing. A beautiful text-book clear round except for the read more...