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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 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!

Carthago Z (1989 Capitol I x Calando I, 17hh Grey Stallion)

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Breeding Stallions

High Offley Stud has a selection of top quality breeding stallions to choose from Froufrou D’anchin, Sunnora's Sun, Arturo 9 and Crocodile Dundy Z. All High Offley Stud stallions have excellent breeding and characteristics to excel as a sports horse in a variety of different spheres whether it be show jumping, dressage or eventing. Using our stallions could help you produce quality young stock for the future.