Capitol unites in his pedigree two strong
performance breeding lines: On his mother's side the breeding
line stems from Breeding Line 173, the original mare being
Rappel. Among her offspring you will find many successful
international and national show jumpers. Capitol's father
Capitano was the only one who was chosen to carry on the
heritage of the Stallion Cottage Son xx to this present day.
The quality in this breeding line is upheld by Garant, however
it is because of his mother, the international exceptionally
successful Retina, who was ridden by Fritz Tiedemann, who's
wins include the German Derby in Hamburg. Up until now only
two horses have ever won both the two qualification rounds and
the Derby: Firstly Retina at seven years old, ridden by Fritz
Tiedemann in 1959 and her great grandson Capriol from Capitol
- Capitano - out of Retina, ridden by Holger Wulschner in
ridden by Hans Günter Winkler
His direct sister Vase (see picture) had 14 foals and
all them were hits. With Maurus and Montreal she
produced two top mark stallions. Famous offspring produced by
Vase include Maurus, Montreal, Grand Vikar
and Vaseline to name but a few. In 1969 Vase was
covered by Maximus and produced a brown foal named Folia.
Vaseline (last daughter of Vase when she was 25 years
old) won many Grand Prix and jumped the Nations Cup in Aachen
for Italy in 1996.
Folia gave life to five top mark stallions: Capitol
I, Capitol II, Latus I, Latus II as
well as Cellebrio and was mother to the following
premium mares Kausa, Lektion and U-Capitola.
Lektion's wins include European Eventing Championship ridden
by Imke Dehm. Kausa was covered by Caletto and produced the
top mark stallion Cadillac.
U-Capitola, a direct sister to Capitol, has produced
three top mark stallions: Lord Capitol (from Lord), Cevin
(from Calando I) as well as Landcapitol (from
Landadel). Her daughter Birte, from Landgraf, has
herself produced four stallions: Casir Ask who is very
successful on the international show jumping circuit, as well
as the top mark stallions Quite Easy I, II, III
(from Quidam de Revel) and the full siter Pretty Easy.
- Capitol statue
Within a wonderful celebration the statue of Capitol
was unveiled by president of the german federation Breido Graf
zu Rantzau at the studfarm of Harm and Ingela Thormählen in
During the years 2000 and 2001 Capitol I (Capitano-Folia,
1975-1999) was on the top of the WBFSH (World Breeding
Federation for Sporthorses) ranking lists. There are 25
approved stallions by Capitol in Holstein (for example Cento,
Cassini I und II, Carthago, Carolus I und II. Calato, Carano,
Clearway). All over the world there are 34 approved sons by
this stallion. In germany there are 564 registered sporthorses
(for example Capriol, Cardento, Carthago, Cento, Gitania).
- Quite Capitol
His in germany registered offsprings won about 5,3 Million
Euro. At the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 there were three
offsprings of Capitol: Carthago, Cento und Campari M. At the
Olympic Games in Athen 2004 there were thirteen offsprings of
Capitol: f. e. Cardento, Casita, Gitania und Cöster.
Quite Capitol, (Quidam de Revel – U-Capitola, born
1999) was second reserve champion of the Holstein stallion
approval in the year 2001. When he was five and six years old
he won both final qualifications at the german young horse
championships in Warendorf. He was placed on the 8. and on the
6. ranks in the finals.
- Quite Easy I
Quite Easy I (Quidam de Revel – Birte) is very
successful in sport and breeding. He covered many mares in
Sweden, while competing on international horse shows with
Peter Ericcson. His offspring are successful in Dressage and
Show Jumping. You will even find them in the ranking lists of
FEI World Dressage and Show Jumping Championships in Verden
and Lanaken. Since 2004 Quite Easy I covering mares in France
with great results. All his offspring get a nice ride ability
- Quite Easy III
Quite Easy II in covering in Denmark and Quite Easy
III lives in France as a sport stallion. He competed at
the World Breeding Show Jumping Championships in Lanaken 2009.