Holsteiner Foundation Stallion "Capitol I" passed away
Capitol I, on of the most important producer of top Holsteiner Show Jumping Horses, has passed away. The 24 year old white stallion by Capitano out of Folia (by Maximus x Ramzes AA) was bred by Harm Thormählen from Kollmar, Germany, and died at Jochen Ahsbahs' stable where he was cared for after his retirement. Capitol was humanely put down after a straining illness.
Capitol descends from one of the best dam lines in Holstein. Licensed in 1977 in Neumunster, Capitol I began his breeding career in Ostholstein, later moving on to Dithmarschen. In 1978 the stallion, owned by the Holsteiner Verband, gathered a 82.56 point score in his stallion performance test in Medingen.
A large crop of his offspring became highly successful in sport and breeding. Famous names like Calato, Campesino, Carolus I and II, Nissan Carthago Z, Cassini, Colino, and Cento defended their sire's honour in show jumping. In Belgium the Capitol I descendant Canadian River is making headlines, while Indoctro is his most famous get in The Netherlands. His offspring produced a total income of 3 million Deutsch Marks.
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