Capitol I

Capitol I

Capitol I

Capitol I

Capitol I

Capitol I is a real rarity in the ranks of Holsteiner stallions - a showjumping sire, whose name begins with ‘C’ who is not related to Cor de la Bryère! Nor for that matter, is he related to that other pillar of Holsteiner breeding, Landgraf. Indeed, there is quite some speculation as to whether his pedigree is an accurate reflection of reality!!

There is no doubt on his matrilineal line for he is the product of one of those legendary mares on which studs are built. In 1960, a wayward mare, Rappel was saved from the knackery by Rheder Thormählen, a breeder from a family which had lived on the Kollmaran marsh for 500 years, where they had been involved in the breeding, riding and selling of horses throughout that time. Rappel who was by Heinzelmann, had made herself unpopular by jumping out of paddocks, and was still jumping at the age of 23 when she won an elementary showjumping class! Her Thormählen did not know it at the time but Rappel had an earlier foal, by the influential Arabian bred, Ramzes, who as Romanus had won the Grand Prix of Rome with Hans Günter Winkler.

Ten years later, Rappel presented Thormählen with another Ramzes foal, this time a filly, Vase - who went on to be champion mare of Holstein. Vase’s full-brother, Roman topped the German showjumping standings for two years running with Hans-Gunter Winkler. Vase’s daughter, Folia, by Maximus {himself an Advanced showjumper}, foaled five stallions: Latus I and II (both by Landgraf}, and then Capitol - who was by Capitano out of Retina (also by Ramzes} who had won the Hamburg Derby with Fritz Thiedemann in the saddle.

The query as to Capitol’s antecedents has been raised in an article by Gabrielle Mohmann-Pochhammer (the editor of the German magazine, St Georg} in an article in Horse International (No 5, 2001} According to Ms Pochhammer while it is recorded that Capitol’s sire Capitano, is out of Retina, and by Corporal, this may not be the case. "On paper the bay Corporal was the sire of Capitano, but even when the stallion was still alive, doubts about the pedigree kept surfacing. This was because Capitano was a grey who dominantly passed on his colour, and is said to have produced only a few chestnut foals. But homozygous greys usually have two greys as parents. At the time in question, a young grey stallion, Vase’s son, Grand Vicar, a brother of Folia, had been frolicking with Retina in the paddock. If the suspicions, which were never substantiated by appropriate genetic tests, are true, then Capitol would be the product of intensive in-breeding, and Ramzes’ blood would be in his genes via Retina and Vase, and a third time via his grand-sire. But we will never be sure about that…"

The yearling Capitol I was bought by the Holsteiner Verband, and he soon established himself as one of the great showjumping sires, represented internationally by jumpers such as Corso (ridden by the Swiss, Willi Meliger}, JR Number One (exported to the United States}, Caruso Rex, Calle, and most notably of recent times, Cento, a team gold medallist at the Sydney Games, and who missed out of an individual medal by just one rail!

Capitol I’s full-brother, Capitol II was initially rejected by the licensing commission but was approved on the basis of his performance as a showjumper. In 1993 he presented his first crop of foals, and most of them were bay - which perhaps adds strength to the argument about his older brother’s sire not being Capitano! If further proof was needed, Capitol II is not listed at all in the WBFSH standing for 2000/2001 (nor for that matter in the standings for the past 10 years}, while his ‘brother’ has pride of place - number one in the standings with 38 progeny gaining points!!!



Venus I5
Venus183
Vera Ii
Von Capitol I
Vorr55
Ynt
Verelst Goliath
Colorado D
Carolus II
Cassini II
Cantaro II
Forania
Fortuna Xii
Fortuna164
Germanie
Geste2
Giannina4
APITA
Arina
AUHR
BENTE I
CANTATE TOUCH
CARINO SUN
CAROLUS I
CONRAD V/H GEHUCHT Z
FAIRE LADY
GINO
GOOD LUCK I
I.EVETTE
CANADIAN RIVER
CAP CALANDO
CAPILANO
CARLUSSIO
CENTURION MONTFOORT
CHLOE
CLASSIK LADY
CLEARWAY
COLDIKA
CONSENS
CUI ABA
ELITE I
GALINA V
GILA II
GINELLA I
GLENMORE
HERA XVIII
IRINA B
JENNIFER
SALLY
SOLEIL
ULARA
ULTIMO ROUGE
ULORA
UNDINE XIII
VERA II

Alraune
Tscita
Caprice
Acarina S
Adana20
Alrarune
Alraune4
Andante I
Andante I2
Arabella Iv2
Arina3
Aster31
Astrid30
Casita
Auhr
B-Candia
B-Candida
Badita
Badita I
Baltic9
Baroness V
Bea Iv
Bente I
Berlinchen
Bianka68
Bon Carina
Bona49
Bonjour 2
Bonny Lady3
By Capitol I
C-Indoctro Ii
Cabana II
Caenette
Calata Z
Calida13
Calmar2
Camelot15
Camita
Campina7
Campsis
Candida23
Candyman5
Canela16
Cantaro4
Cantini
Cap Calando
Capan
Capilano2
Capilenz
Capira2
Capital10
Capital2
Capital4
Capitalist3
Capito-King
Capitol Dream
Capitol I Mare
Capitol Mare
Capitol Mare2
Capitol Tochter
Capitola8
Capitols Hero
Caplana
Capman
Capola
Gitania
Caprera 4
Caprice17
Caprice40
Capriece
Capriool2
Capuyere
Cara I
Carara
Carina I
Carmen (Brood Mare)
Carino Sun
Carlussio
Carmen217
Caroll5
Carolus G
Carolus7
Cartagene Z
Cartouche14
Casa6
Casino11
Cassandra82
Cathleen4
Centaur Z
Centurion Montfort
Centurion14
Centuryo
Certina17
Cesari
Cestion
Chablis Ch
Chameur2
Charleston5
Charlet3
Charlett3
Chianciano
Chiasso2
Chita3
Chloe14
Chopin27
Cildrenella
Cildrenella2
Cinderella170
Cinderella199
Cinico
Claire Bonheur
Cleopatra130
Cloude
Cobiere
Cocalina
Comtess2
Conny-Savannah
Consens
Cordano Z
Cordano3
Corrie-May
Corsina2
Cortina49
Courage Ii3
Creation B
Crosby3
Cui Aba
E-Dancgirl
Edelweiss Iii
Edelweiss35
Eibe Iii
Elite I
Elsa I
Elsa75
Eva V
F-Cecilia
F-Dur4
Fabienne I Hsp
Fair Lady Ii
Fair Lady36
Faletta I
Famouscampaya
Fanessa Vi
Fantasie Iv2
Feaer
Felicitas I
Finess27
Finesse I
Finja X
Fiona M
Fiona74
Gila Ii
ARABELLA IV
ARLITA
Capital W
BALISA
BELVITA
BIANKA
BOLINA
CALICE
CALIDA
CAMILLA I
CAMPA
CANELA
CAP CATALDO F
ANNCHEN
ARA DI SAN PATRIGNANO
ASTRID
BALTIC
BB CAPRERA
BIACH
BIG CAPITOL
BUSSEL
CAENETTE
CAMBA
CAMITA
CAMPERO
CAMPINA
CANDYMAN 17
CAP-CALANDO
CAPAN
CAPITAL L
CAPITALIA
CAPITOLA
CAPOLA
CAPUYERE
CARDINALE
CASHAREE
CASITA
CATANI
Soleil
CENTURYO
CESSY I
CHAMPION SHADOW
CAPITA
CAPITAL B
CAPITALA
CAPITOL G
CAPITOLO 3
CAPO EST
CAPRERA 4
CAPRIOOL W
Corso
CARDIFF
CAROLL
CARTAGENE
CARTIER II
CASCHO
CASTANIA
CATANIA 33 GG
CAVANO
CENTURION MONTFORT
CENVIK
CESTION
CHARLESTON ABC
CHIASSO
CHITA
CHRIST
CINICO
CLEAR ROUND
COCALINA
COLINO
COME BACK
COMTESS II
CORRIE-MAY-A
COSA NOSTRA
CREATION B
CROSBY
E-CAPITALE
E-DANC.GIRL
EIBE III
EVA V
F-DUR
FALETTA I
CHARLY ABC
CHORDO II
CINCINATTI
CLIQUOT
COMTESS
COMTESSA
CORDANO
CORSO
COUNTESS
CRONIK DEL CHIRONE
CURTIS
E-CARISMA
EDELWEISS III
EILEEN II
ELSA I
F-CERTINA
FABIENNE I
FAMOUSCAMPAYA H
FELICITAS I
FETTANA
FINJA X
FLAER
GALINA I
GERMANIE
GINA XIX
GINIE I
GISELLE 3
GRACE 1
GRANDE NATION
HALESIA I
HALLA XXVLL
HANNAH II
Caruso Rex
HELI
HISKA I
HORTENSIE II
HOTLINE III
I-CIARA
ILMA
IMMORTELLE 1
INDOCTRO II
INVISIBLE TUSCH
IRMGARD I
ISAR III
Cromwell
IVETT
JADE V
FINESSE I
FIONA M
FOLIA I
GERIANCE
GESTE
GIMARA
GITANIA I
GOTANE
GRACIA II
JR Number One
HALINA II
HANNA MB
HEIDE I
HELIA 46
HERZBLATT II
HOLUNDER I
HOT LINE
I-CARINA I
I-CYNTHIA
ILKA G
ILONKA II
INVISIBLE TOUCH
ISABELL XX
ISIS VII
JACKY
JALTA
JASMIN X
KAPITALE
LADY KATHLEEN
MARCOLYN
MR. CARTANO
PICONA
RAPITA
RETTINA
ROTRADE
SCHWENTINE
T-CUI ABA
TINA
U-CHARMANTE
VARINIA
W-CATANA
L. CAPITOLA
MANNI
MARILYN
NATIONAL GUARD
R-CHANTAL
REINHILD
RIXA
S-CAPRICE
SAPITA
SERDE
T-CHAMPAGNER
TEISTRA
TSCHITA
UHR
UMELA
URFA II
ZIRZE
Carthagene
Indoctro
Cento
Cassini I
Campione
Chesapeak Blue
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Capitol`s Dream
Calato Z
Campione M
Carolus H
Carlucci
Carolus I
Corlette
Eyleen
Marimba La Silla
Crosby
Celio
Casino
Cathleen
Kausa
Gino III
Titus Van Euverbraeke
Capitalist
Carano
Capino
Concorde C
Captain Dino
Coldika
Rixa
Vera II
Tschita
Charly
Carthago Z
VDL Cardento
Charleston
BB Capera
Capriol
Dutch Capitol
Celano (Stallion)
Zirze
Chopin
Crassus 7
Clearway
Geste
Centauer Z
Chamor
G-Catania I
G-Crosbine
Gila10
Gina Vii
Gina Xix
Ginaxix
Ginie I
Ginie5
Gino Iii
Gipsi5
Gitania2
Gitania3
Glenmore4
Goldika7
Grace I
Grace117
Grande Nation
H-Caline
Halesia4
Hanna Mb
Hannah Ii
Happy Girl23
Haselau2
Havanna Vi
Carlucci 9
Heaven4
Heide I
Heila10
Helena36
Helia Ix
Hiska I
Hot Line8
Hsch Capital2
Hsch Cleopatra
Hy Fly
I Capitola
Ilka G
Ilonka Ii
Immaculada
In Spee
Irina B
Irina10
Isabell43
Isabell44
Isar Iii
Ivett
Ivett6
Ivett7
Jade V
Jalta14
Jule I
Julie I
Labionda
Laurelia2
Manni3
Marcolyn
Marilyn14
N-Cassina
Namless
Rapita
Rettina
Rixa2
Rotrade
Sally176
Sapita3
Schwentine
Serde
Sharano Gartagoh Z
Soleil V
Soleil4
Starlet Girl
Cap Cataldo F
Tchita4
Tschitta
Ulara
Ulora
Ultimo Van Der Moude
Ultimo Van Ter Moude
Undine Xiii
Urfa Ii
Urh
Utina9