© Bob Langrish MBE
Coppice Fanfare ex Craven Coletta (Knock Fanfare ex Gatebeck Colanna)
Skewbald 40”, born 2002
Stallion no: AN1296 S05 67
Many thanks to Peter and Leonie for letting us have Carrick here at
Coppice. Fanfare is still going strong but we couldn't miss the
opportunity to have one of his sons to carry on the good work.
Carrick is a lovely boy, very nice nature, masses of chunk and hair like
his dad, lovely limbs and big body. Has produced a smashing big bay
colt in 2015 to Coppice Dolly Dinah.
Pictured June 2013.
ABBOTSFORD ICE CUBE (Lolly)
ex Southley Pipit
Bred by Adrian and Carolyn Dipaola
Grey stallion 42”, born 25 February 2004
Stallion no: AQ1075/S12
Lolly is typical of the Southley breeding, beautiful head, masses of
hair and well up to height, with a kind and trainable nature. His foals are big and well boned
with his lovely head and will help to keep the Southley line going.
Professionally broken to ride, Lolly came out under saddle in 2010 but has been busy
making beautiful babies since then.
August 2011, after a nice roll in the dust!
Coppice Bobby Blue
ex Coppice Eloise (Coppice Bandsman ex Lockinge Elspeth)
Chestnut 37.5”, born April 2003
Stallion no: AP2028/S13
An absolutely cracking little bloke, very typey, with a lovely short
head, stocky limbs and bone, lots of hair and bags of character.
Plus a very active way of going, as you can see from the photo –
wouldn’t he look great in harness? He was shown as a yearling with
great success but we have not had time to show him since.
‘Little Ginger’ is homebred from our chunky Clothie/Kinlet line and
has thrown some good four square stock up to 39.5” from bigger mares.
He passed his Voluntary Vetting Examination (VVE) in spring 2013.
June 2012 and August 2009.
Bob Langrish MBE.
Firebird of Spring Cottage ex Cwmhen Beauty (Kinlet Firelight ex Begum of
Checkley) Chestnut 38”, born 1990
Stallion no: 4351
A super, well boned stallion with a lot of quality and character. He throws stock in the 39”
to 40" height range, with good bodies and plenty of bone and hair. Bandsman’s children are typically good driving
and in-hand types.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
1992 to 2017
Coppice Bugle ex Sapphire Faith (Lockinge Giles ex Clothie Fran)
Skewbald 40.5”, born 1992
Stallion no: AB 0564
We were lucky enough to buy Fanfare back in 2002 following the sad loss
of his father, Bugle. Fanfare is a good natured, very smart, well marked stallion, dark bay and white, looking almost piebald. He has loads of bone and the most amazing,
elevated way of moving, with plenty of hock action. He has had a big influence on our black and coloured stock.
Produced under saddle by Natalie Greasley in 2007 and 2008, turning heads
everywhere he went.
Pictured April 2007 with Nat after winning a huge in-hand
coloured class at Rugby...
...and with Tabs at Showlands Elite Evening Performance, September
(photo by Photo-Kinesis)
COPPICE BOBBY BLUE S0122
1996 to 2013
Firebird of Spring Cottage 3273 ex Cwmhen Beauty 11753 (Kinlet Firelight ex Begum of
Blue roan 37.5”, born 1996, licensed 2001
A real chip off the old block. Same lovely blue colour as his dad, 'Blue', same powerful compactness, same funny little mannerisms. Bobby
had a very pretty head, lots of bone and
feather and was a real gentleman to handle. He was gelded in autumn
2012 so that he could run out with the colts and have some company, rather
than live a solitary life. He enjoyed his new social circle and had
a good winter with hay ad lib and getting the lion's share while the colts
deferred to 'Uncle Bobby'.
He came in from the field on 3rd June 2013
with what was clearly a twisted gut and complications so severe that we
were helpless to treat it. He was skipping round the field a few
hours earlier, playing with the colts. Ponies break your heart every
time, but you can't be without them...
A dear, sweet little chap, he
left us with Coppice Everyman 'Little Ginger', a stonking little stallion
himself. A very sad loss of a gorgeous little pony.
Pictured in April 2011.
FIREBIRD OF SPRING COTTAGE
1979 to 2007
Kinlet Happy ex Clothie Fran
Bred by Mary Vaughan
Blue roan 36”, born 1979
‘Blue’ was a prolific breeder of chunky, well boned coloured foals in the height range 36” to 38”,
with feisty but steady temperaments. He gave us Coppice Bandsman and Coppice Bobby Blue, and the retained
daughter Coppice Belle Blue and his grandson Coppice Everyman is now
producing another generation of chunky little 'Blues'.
Many years ago Blue handed over stud duties to his sons and retired to the Costa Del Coppice, to enjoy the fruits of his long and illustrious career.
On 4 October 2007 he decided it was time to say goodbye.
Throughout his long and happy life Blue was never one to be messed with
or 'made to do' and so it was at the end - he decided for us that it was
time to move on.
Pictured in the early 90's.
A TRIBUTE TO COPPICE BUGLE
1988 - 2002
Seva Little Lord ex Cwmhen Beauty
In June 2002 we were devastated by the loss of our beloved Bugle. He was a truly sweet stallion, kind and patient with his mares, easy to handle and outstandingly handsome. Beauty was carrying him when she came to us from Kathy Clark in 1987, and we couldn’t believe our luck when this chunky, well marked skewbald colt was born the following year.
|Over the years, Boogie sired many well made, coloured foals with super temperaments, and although he was only 38”, some of his children have matured at nearly 42”. He was only shown once as a youngster, then came out again at 13 years of age to win the stallion class at the Midlands In Hand Show 2001.
We didn’t keep a lot of his stock because they sold so well as foals, but we have been lucky enough to buy back his skewbald son, Coppice Fanfare, and also have his daughters Coppice Posy and Coppice Ballerina, as well as his gelding son Coppice Topper.
In the field that he used to share with his mares, which will always be called Bugle’s Field, wild bugle flowers nod in the summer breeze….