Copeland Stables – Charné Gerber The Friesian Horse Breeder

Copeland Stables – Charné Gerber The Friesian Horse Breeder


Vital Stats

  • Company: Copeland Stables
  • Player: Charné Gerber
  • What they do: Friesian horse breeder

Best of breed

From a young age, plaasmeisie Charné had a deep-seated love of horses. Copeland Stables is the culmination of her lifelong passion and an exciting challenge for this ambitious entrepreneur. From a single stallion, her herd has grown to seven majestic Friesians.

Whether she’s ferrying her kids to the family farm or towing a prize Friesian stallion to a show, Charné needs a vehicle that’s safe and dependable in all conditions. Since she bought her first C-Class in 2000, she has always been a devoted admirer of the Mercedes-Benz brand, and the Vito completely exceeded her expectations.

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Hoofing it

With a drive system that perfectly balances power and fuel economy, the Vito can handle any load, even prize Friesians like Jasper and Xerxes.

What do you love about the Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer?

“The big reason why I love the Vito is its premium styling; an elegant way to transport my prize horses.” – Charné


How do you benefit from using the Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer?

“I lead a multifaceted life. Whether I’m racing to the clinic, doing the school run or transporting my horses across the country, the Vito does it all in style and comfort.” – Charné

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Mercedes Benz Vito
The new Mercedes-Benz Vito covers an impressive scope of model variants, including the Panel Van, Mixto and the Tourer. With such a versatile offering, the Mercedes-Benz Vito can easily be customised for individual tasks, something that the vehicle was built for. Under the theme: ‘What you do with it is your business’, six entrepreneurs took up the call and made the Vito their personal business partners.