Past Stars

  • 2011: Cypher

    2011: Cypher
    2011: Cypher
    2011: Cypher
    2011: Cypher

    Born in 2011, Cypher is by Cadiz (Chin Chin-Holland Rose/Quidam de Revel) and out of Vermont (Visage-Courchevel). He combines the very best of imported European showjumping bloodlines, and has excellent conformation and temperament. Cypher received very high scores in the AWHA classifications early in 2013 and we were advised to keep him entire. But we really do not need another stallion so, after much deliberation, he was gelded as a 2-year-old. He was started by Stephen Dingwall in 2015 and read more...

  • Aloha Serene

    Aloha Serene

    Owned by Amy Jackson, Serene was the longest-standing resident of Copabella until she passed away in May 2016. When we bought our first property in Arcadia in 1998, Serene was in situ as a boarder, and so she has remained, joining us on our move to a larger property in the area in 2002, and giving birth to Vail in our foaling paddock a few years later. Serene had a successful competition career as an Anglo show hack with Amy, bringing home big ribbons after every outing. She also had a read more...

  • APH Cienta

    APH Cienta

    This beautiful big mare has produced stunning foals without exception. She herself is an imposing 17.1 hands, bright bay with a blaze, 17 years old and beautifully put together. She was purpose-bred by APH and is an exciting combination of imported Trakhener and Spanish blood, which has produced amazing movement and suspension. Cienta performed successfully to Medium level dressage before being put to stud. Her first Visage foal, Vienna, was a solid-coloured filly and unquestionably the read more...

  • Bijou (NZ)

    Bijou (NZ)

    Bijou arrived in Australia in May 2009 after Amanda Young purchased the gelding in New Zealand. He is an accomplished 3* eventer with a 5th place in the World Cup Qualifier at Kihikihi in 2008. Aka Willy, he stands at a mighty 15.2hh. Willy settled in well at Copabella and commenced his Australian career with a bang. He notched up 73% in his first dressage start in June, and placed 8th in his first Pre-Novice start at SIEC in July. Willy has since had wins and places at 1* level read more...

  • Blue Crystal

    Blue Crystal

    Blue Crystal is the 15-year-old full sister to Warlord II who represented Australia at the 2007 World Cup finals in Las Vegas. She was an A Grade jumper herself and has produced several top youngsters already, including an outstanding Visage colt retained by previous owner, Melissa Froesch.  Blue Crystal's first foal for Copabella, born in January 2008, is an outstanding Visage colt we've called Valor. She has since produced a second knock-out Visage filly, Verve, who is a striking read more...

  • Blue Jay

    Blue Jay

    Julia found Jay for Suzannah Willis in June 09, with a view to getting her out and competitive in the bigger Junior classes. They had their first outing at the beginning of July when they competed in the Juniors at Gunnedah Showjumping Festival. The plan obviously worked, with the pair winning the Junior Grand Prix on the final day. They went on to place 2nd in the Juniors at the NSW State Championships, and then to win the Maiden D Grade at Showjumping over the Mountains. And the read more...

  • Cascade


    2009 gelding by Cadiz and out of Blue Crystal. This is the first-born Cadiz foal in Australia, and he's a great type. He's a good 17.1, steel grey and substantial. He's also a great mover with a really kind eye and an obliging nature. He has been brought on slowly due to his size and is now in full training with Keira Byrnes.

  • Cashmir


    Out of Holland Rose (Imp) and by Chequille Z. This mare is a stand-out on every level. She has a beautiful temperament, lovely ground-covering gaits and a very exciting jump under saddle. Cashmir is jointly owned by Copabella and Bangalow Equestrian. Cashmir went to stud after being lightly started and produced a gorgeous Visage filly, Verona, born in 2012. She is now back in work here at Copabella with Brooke Campbell, and is an outstanding jumper. She is already making D Grade look too read more...

  • Cassius


    Full brother to Cyrano, born in 1996, Cassius was living in Tasmania when we discovered him in 2004. He had already displayed the family talent by being State Champion at both Preliminary and Novice in 2003, and he also had a serious jump.After reaching Medium level dressage with Julia some years back, Cass moved south to Elmare Warmbloods for a few seasons. After returning to Copabella earlier in 2011, he was quickly snapped up by Amanda Davis. He now lives happily in the Southern read more...

  • China Doll

    China Doll

    Dolly was foaled in 2001 and is Toddingham's first-born, now owned by Michael Zavattaro. Michael has chosen to concentrate on dressage, and he has already achieved a score in the 70s at his first outing.But Dolly could also jump. When she went to her first jump club on the Central Coast a few years back, there was immediate interest from observers like Rod Brown. Dolly went on shortly afterwards to place 4th overall in the final for 4-year-olds in the CDI*** Young Horse classes.

  • Conspiring


    Owned by Kate Harris, Spring is by Cooperit and he is Toddingham's second born. Bred to jump, he also has super movement and a wonderful trainable nature like all Toddy's offspring. Born in December 2002, Spring is currently training Medium level at home and boasts a long list of scores in the 60s and 70s at Elementary, as well as an array of ribbons, from DC, Hawkesbury Dressage Association, Hawkesbury Riding Club, Warringah, Northside, Illawarra Dressage and the Copabella read more...

  • Cool Magic

    Cool Magic

    This Celerity Park mare came to us from Bec Seckold as a green D Grader with lots of scope and a bit of a feisty attitude. The attitude softened over time, and the scope remained.Possum and Julia placed regularly in huge D Grade classes, and they won the D Grade at the State Championships in 2005 with a scorching time in the jump-off.Phill Dodd then won the Young Rider Championship riding Possum at Bega later that year, a fitting end to his Young Rider career.Possum went to a young rider in read more...

  • Copabella Cadiz

    Copabella Cadiz

    Sadly Cadiz was gelded in 2013 due to ongoing mysterious health ailments in Germany. He has since returned home and is well and back in work with Brooke at Copabella. We are fortunate to have several progeny on the ground. This Chin-Chin/Quidam de Revel stallion carries outstanding jumping bloodlines which translate into very impressive talent. Cadiz was the Premium Colt and at the AWHA colt slassifications in 2009, receiving particular praise for his temperament and jumping ability. read more...

  • Coppelia


    By Victorieux (Imp) Honey is cousin to other Copabella residents Cyrano and Rhodes. Like them she is bay, beautiful, talented and thinks these attributes really should be enough to keep her well-housed and loved. In other words, kind of lazy. Honey is owned by Sophie Corker who had a lot of fun as well as success training and competing in dressage here before taking Honey home with her to England.

  • Courchevel


    We imported Courchevel in 2005, after Julia spent a season in Europe with Vicki Roycroft on the lookout for a competition mare to bring home. By Cascavelle, Courchevel is Holsteiner on the sire side and Trakhener on the dam side. Julia was Young Rider Champion with Corey at ISS-Tempo in late 2006, won and placed in every Young Rider class at Sydney Royal in 2007, and was Young Rider Champion at Elysian in 2007. This turned out to be Julia's last Young Rider outing due to EI. But the pair read more...

  • Cryptic


    Cryptic joined Copabella as a sacked 3-year-old racehorse, with just one start to his name. Very well bred, by Danzero, sadly for his racing career, Cryptic travels more like a warmblood than a Thoroughbred. But he can gallop, as we discovered when Gab Biland took him to an eventing clinic at SIEC last year, which he loved. So he now moves onto a career as an up and coming eventer.

  • Cyrano


    Kate Overton in Queensland kindly sold us Cyrano back in 2000, as she needed to concentrate on her young horses. By Victorieux(Imp), Sigh so impressed us that we started collecting family members, including full sister Avalonn who joined our broodmare herd, as well as full brothers Rhodes and Cassius.  Highlights of Sigh's career with us have included helping Julia win Advanced Champion at NSW Young Rider Championships, and many wins and places elsewhere up to Intermediate 1 as well. read more...

  • Dark Ages

    Dark Ages

    Leo, a Percheron cross, came to us so chubby that we feared founder was imminent. After getting him fit (losing that first hundred kilos was critical), we were still worried about the way the ground trembled as he walked by, but he was showing some real talent in the dressage arena. And he was just the kindest fellow.Bec Tomsic, now resident in Italy, then leased him from us and kept him in training here at Copabella. The pair went on to several impressive placings, the most memorable read more...

  • Glenorchy Hope

    Glenorchy Hope

    Woogsie's successes with Georgie Harvey are legendary. He blitzed 2010 Sydney Royal, finishing Reserve Champion in the Young Rider section. The pair had their first outing and win in Young Riders at Gunnedah Showjumping Festival in July 09. And they followed this up with creat results at the Youth Championships, the States and the Nationals.This talented chestnut Thoroughbred gelding moved to Copabella at the beginning of April 2008. He and his new partner Georgie Harvey clicked read more...

  • Haymen


    Haymen's new owner in 2011 is Suzannah Willis, and the pair look set to take on the Junior and Young Rider scene in style.Julia went to Europe with George Sanna to find her first experienced Grand Prix horse in late 2006. He is an experienced campaigner with near perfect technique. By Arpege Pierreville, he was foaled in 1995 and stands at almost 16.3 hands. Haymen's successes have included winning the World Cup at Gawler, placing 5th in the World Cup at Sydney Royal 2008, and giving read more...

  • Holland Rose

    Holland Rose

    Rose arrived from France early 2005, in foal to Belgian sensation, Chin Chin. Typically French - self-assured, stylish, quite demanding, hates the colonial climate, kind of arrogant, but in an endearing way. By top broodmare sire in France, Quidam de Revel, and from one of the best dam lines in Europe, Rose is destined to become an important foundation mare in this country. Her firstborn is already a licensed stallion in Europe, and the two fillies who followed are also spectacular types. read more...

  • Impreza


    Narelle Stillman took over the ownership of our very successful racing Thoroughbred Impreza a few years ago now, and has been having a great time learning the ropes with him. Now they are showing their stuff at SSJC in the novice ring, and look set for a long and happy career together.

  • Jive Talkin'

    Jive Talkin'

    Julia had her first big Young Rider win on Nutmeg at Elysian in 2006. We had bought the little chestnut from good friend Brooke Campbell, who had had huge success with him in her Young Rider years.When Julia started training with George Sanna, it was decided that she would learn more on an established Grand Prix mount, and Nutty was quickly snaffled up by Belinda Howard.

  • KS Bonne Feleis

    KS Bonne Feleis

    Louise Sonnino purchased this talented Victorieux mare from the Walshes in 2007, not long before EI shut eveything down. The mare was, in fact, the first to show mild symptoms here at Copabella, and also the first to recover and get back into light work. Louise has been  making progress in leaps and bounds ever since. The pair went to their first dressage competition together in August 2008, competing at Northside Dressage and placing 3rd with a score of 66.19%. They then came home from read more...

  • Lavender Blue

    Lavender Blue

    We purchased Blue from Alyssa Mathers a few years ago for client Jen Andersen. Julia had fallen in love with the mare during the Vic run, when Alyssa and Blue narrowly beat Julia's D Grader into the winning position in a class of 110.She had great technique and a very competitive attitude, so when Jen decided to sell the mare, and concentrate on the HSC, we bought her. Blue continued to show great form, placing in the ISS Tempo Young Rider Final in 2006, then wowing everyone at Sydney Royal read more...

  • Luchia


    Born on 30th October 2009, Lucie is by Lux Z and out of Holland Rose. We are so pleased with thsi mating that we are repeating it this season. Lucie is an absolute knock-out, with extravagant movement and a beautiful nature. She has joined the team at Elmare in Victoria.

  • Miss Electra

    Miss Electra

    This sweet Thoroughbred mare is 15 years old and she has helped teach quite a few young people to ride in her lengthy career. She came to Copabella in May 2011 with Nicholas Peters, and now belongs to Tamaryn Clarke.Missy jumped 1.20m courses in her time with Tim Bowman in Queensland, and she continued her jumping career at Oakville, but Tamaryn is more interested in dressage, which suits Missy just fine.

  • Monte Carlo

    Monte Carlo

    We went to Queensland to buy Monte for Julia when she was 14 years old, and decided she wanted to focus at least as much on showjumping as dressage. Monte was no dressage horse, but he certainly had a careful jump.The pair took time to establish a partnership up at NEGS in Armidale, where Julia was boarding, but ultimately they were successful not just in the jumping ring, but in the hack ring as well, with several blue ribbons and champion girl riders to their credit.Brazilian, Sandro Melo, read more...

  • Pacific Giselle

    Pacific Giselle

    The beautiful Giselle, by Argentille Gullit, was a mare Julia established a wonderful relationship with, while they were both quite young. Their first big outing was to the one-day event at Kibah in 2002, where Giselle was entered in the Futurity.The mare easily won that competitive class on her dressage score (72.4%), and never looked back from there. Julia entered Giselle in the inaugural Young Event Horse Challenge at Sydney Royal in 2003. The pair went up against a daunting array of read more...

  • Paddy Caton

    Paddy Caton
    Paddy Caton
    Paddy Caton
    Paddy Caton

    Although Paddy is amongst the smallest of our residents at Copabella, he appears entirely unaware of it. A Connemarra, he and his owner Elayne Verner regularly come home bearing ribbons after their dressage and show outings. In 2010, Paddy campaigned with Julia while Elayne recovered from a broken arm, and he fast became a crowd favourite, with wins at Maitland in the 80cm and 90cm classes. He then graduated to 1.05m classes and continued to rise effortlessly to the occasion. In May, he read more...

  • Rivoli Panther

    Rivoli Panther

    Panther was Julia's first serious showjumper, purchased from Janelle Waters in 2004. The talented and very careful A Grader taught Julia a great deal, and the pair became a very competitive force in the Young Rider rankings, as well as in Junior Equitation. It was a difficult decision for Julia when we were approached by the Meales to purchase Panther for their daughter Sarah, who was looking to move up from her gun pony to her first serious horse. But Julia had Courchevel rising fast through read more...

  • Salamanca


    Alice Cooper's young warmblood gelding just keeps getting better. After a few green mishaps in his first outing or two, Percy was a machine at Wallably Hills in January 2011, finishing 5th after going clear cross-country as well as showjumping. He has great technique over the jumps and is a lovely moving horse as well. Set to go far.

  • Star Prospect

    Star Prospect

    Owned by Amanda Young, Buzz began his eventing career with Simonne Kann and Sharmayne Spencer in Queensland, and was subsequently purchased by Hamish Cargill who took him to 2-Star and was listed with him on the Young Rider Squad in 2003.He moved onto easy street with Amanda in 2004, promptly going lame and requiring many months paddock rest, followed by many more months trail riding. But the pair are back. After moving into the training programme at Copabella earlier in 2008, they debuted in read more...

  • Sugar Baby

    Sugar Baby

    This Thoroughbred mare took teenage rider, Georgie Harvey, to several convincing wins and places during 2007, in dressage, eventing and showjumping. The pair qualified with one attempt for the prestigious Junior Equitation Final at Sydney Royal. Their results at the huge Interschools competition at SIEC earlier in the year had also been outstanding. Then they went on to place 2nd and 5th in open Novice competition at HDA in June. And they won the Equitation class at the National read more...

  • Tattiana CG

    Tattiana CG

    Recent Results: 3rd in Futurity at Caboolture World Cup show 2012. Janet Walk bred this beautiful big warmblood mare, born in 2004. She is by Topaz (Hol) whose breeding goes back to Lander and Falkland. Her dam, Enya, is by Dutchman (Imp). Tattiana is still a very large baby in many respects, but shows a huge amount of promise with her scopy jump, and regularly turns heads at jump club. At the Oaks Medallion Young Horse competition at ISS in 2009, Tattiana won the 5-year-old class against read more...

  • Toddingham


    Bred in the UK, sold to the States as a yearling, and finally residing in Australia, Toddy was a well-travelled competition mare whose career began with American international eventer, Marcia Kulak, back in 1987. Toddy excelled in all disciplines, was twice regional dressage champion in the States while in training with Lendon Gray, as well as that rarest of jumpers - scopy, careful and brave all in one. Toddy came home with us when we returned to Australia, to embark on yet another career, as read more...

  • Valentino Rossi

    Valentino Rossi

    Known better as Paris, this imported warmblood gelding is a powerhouse. He joined Georgie Harvey's team in July 2009, having been sourced by Julia in New Zealand while she was there earlier in the year for the Horse of the Year Show. Julia thought he was a stand-out. Paris is a Dutch Warmblood (Nimmerdor-Habitat/Avignon), originally imported by Claudia Hays and her family, who live on the South Island. He was jumping successfully at Grand Prix level with Claudia before moving to read more...

  • Valor


    This bay gelding's dam is Blue Crystal, full sister to Warlord II, and his dad is Visage. Born on 16th January 2008, Valor is 16.3. He was competed successfully by Dave Cameron, winning and placing in Young Horse and D Grade classes all over the country, until his sale in early 2015. He is full brother to Verve, born in 2010 and half brother to Cascade who is by Cadiz and born 2009. Valor now belongs to Bradley Crooks who is doing a great job of continuing his competitive career.

  • Vedor - The Olympian

    Vedor - The Olympian

    The superstar was an exciting 8-year-old Indoctro gelding out of a Darko mare when we imported him back in late-2009. Vedor was World Champion Six-Year-Old in Europe prior to being tried by Julia at Stal Tops, where the pair instantly clicked. A small syndicate was put together to buy the horse, with a view to aiming for London 2012. In 2010, Julia and Vedor were ready for competition, and demonstrated their metal by winning the Mini Prix at Castle Hill Show, the only horse to go double- read more...

  • Venice


    This is Toddingham(Imp)'s final foal, a special embryo-transfer filly by Visage born on 10th February 2008. After a light start when she was rising-three, we put Venice in foal to Cadiz and she produced Camouflage, a beautiful Pinto colt who has since been gelded, in 2012. Now back under saddle, she is in training with Brooke Campbell here at Copabella, and showing a lot of talent on the flat as well as over jumps. She is full sister to Vertigo, owned by the Sventeks in Victoria, and read more...

  • Vermont


    This mare was our first successful embryo-transfer baby. By Visage(Imp) and out of Courchevel(Imp), she's a superstar in the making. She was started lightly in 2010, then put in foal to Cadiz. An outstanding colt was the result and we've called him Cypher, born in 2011. Vermont started back under saddle with Brooke Campbell here at Copabella in 2012. Brooke has always loved this one and is confident she will go a very long way. She now belongs to Brooke's student Abby West who is read more...

  • Vertical Horizon

    Vertical Horizon

    Julia wonderful competition partner, Anar, is being retired to stud by owner Amelia Hawthorne. And what a great note she finished on at Adelaide Royal 2009, where she placed in all classes of the competitive Part 2 series.A talented and careful Thoroughbred mare by Pride of Kellina, Anar had World Cupped with Billy Raymont before retiring for a short time to breeding duties. Back on track with Julia after EI, the pair placed 4th in the Grand Prix at Gunnedah Showjumping Festival in June 2008.At read more...

  • Vertigo


    Born December 2004, out of Toddingham(Imp) and by Visage(Imp), Clover was started late February, 2008. She is a flash mover with a competitive edge, like her mum, and full sister to Vigil and Venice.Now owned by the Biland family, Clover is continuing in training at Copabella with Gab who notched up several successes in Interschools competition in dressage as well as showjumping in 2010. In 2011, Gab is spending her gap year as a working student at Copabella, enabling her to get Clover out read more...

  • Verve


    Out of Blue Crystal and by Visage, Verve is the first of our Pinto foals who appears to be turning grey and white, which the AWHA has classified grey Tobiano. She is a delightful big filly with a lovely nature, like all of Blue Crystal's children. Blue Crystal was herself an A Grade jumper, and is full sister to Warlord, both by the great Daley K. Verve was lightly started in 2013 before going on for the next training phase with Stephen Dingwall. She then returned to Redleaf where Georgie read more...

  • Vienna


    Recent Results: 7th in Part 3 speed class at Brisbane Royal 2012. 1st in 7-Year-Olds at Grand National Showjumping.This is a lovely big, calm mare by Visage and out of the talented Trakhener/Spanish-cross mare, APH Cienta. Vienna is 17.2 hands and rising-7 years old. She is competing successfully at C & D Grade heights, and has had a rounded training with successful starts in official Novice dressage competition as well as Prelim eventing, as well as her showjumping starts. She is a read more...

  • Vigil


    Toddingham(Imp)'s 4th born, by Visage(Imp), full brother to Vertigo and Venice. Solid bay, beautiful and athletic, Vigil is easily 17.1 hands. He was started under saddle in November 2008, and is an elegant mover with an athletic jump. Gemma Kennedy purchased Vigil in April 2011.After a successful eventing start with Chris in Canberra in June 2009, Julia took over the ride and it did not long for the pair to start notching up a respectable list of successes, including wins and places read more...

  • Viva (aka Eve)

    Viva (aka Eve)

    Owned by Lesley Saxton, Eve is the first Visage foal born in Australia. She is out of Avalonn, full sister to Cyrano who is by Victorieux (Imp), and she has outstanding movement as well as a very flash jump. Lesley has concentrated on her dressage ability, however, and the mare was Preliminary Champion at the Copabella Classic 2010. She has also brought home ribbons from several other official shows. 

  • Vixen


    Bred by Anne and Jen Andersen and born on 29-08-07. Vixen is out of the competitive Stockhorse mare Wun Gum Sexy Legs, and by Visage. Vixen is an outstanding big type of filly who is showing huge promise. Recently turned two and already 16.1+ hands, this filly is amazing through the free-jump lane and an outstanding type who will shine in any discipline. She was purchased in October 2009 by Sue Ahlberg of South Australia.

  • Volcanic


    Rocky (Avalonn-Visage) is full brother to Viva, Pinto, 16.1+ hands and born in 2005. In his relatively short time under saddle, this talented gelding has completed a few Intro events with Aaron Moyes in the saddle, as well as placed in showjumping classes at Gunnedah Showjumping Festival, Northside and SSJC. After a short period in training with Jamie Winning, the Ansells saw him competing in Canberra at the State Championships, and took him home to Queensland for their daughter Kirsty to read more...

  • Vortex


    This 2006 gelding is full brother to Vienna, who is now owned by the Dingwalls. Vortex is a tall, athletic type who has been brought on slowly due to his size and regular growth spurts. He is a sensitive, intelligent fellow, with a huge future. Already 17.2 hands, he is elegant, with a beautiful head and a lovely soft eye, so much like his Dad. Vortex was started under saddle mid-2009 and has consistently showed outstanding ability as well as trainability. He is consistently doing clear read more...

  • Wing Commander

    Wing Commander

    Now retired, Alchemy, as he is better known, moved to Copabella in early 2010. Now 16, Al has had a long competitive career, first showjumping with Vicki Roycroft then eventing to 2* level with Jessie Curtis in Albury. Al was bred by Rona von Stein. He's by Voodoo out of Rona's old competition mare Madam. Sophie Corker has owned Al for almost two years now and has focused on his dressage training with considerable success at local shows.

  • Wynella Remus

    Wynella Remus

    Bert had a huge career as an eventer with Hamish Cargill, before converting to showjumping with Julia and completing his first World Cup at Sydney Royal in 2010. During the previous year, the pair debuted at Canberra Horse Trials, leading the Pre-Novice class after the dressage and showjumping, then dropping into 2nd place behind Chris Burton and Haruzac after notching up a few time faults cross-country. Berrima followed, and this time Bert was given his head cross-country, read more...