Sire: Quite Capitol - This is a real Franco/German accord, the best of the French, Quidam de Revel over the full-sister to one of the all time great German jumping sires, Capitol. Quite Capitol’s dam, U-Capitola is also the dam of the licensed stallions, Cevin, Landcapitol and Lord Capitol, as well as the mare, Birte II (by Landgraf) who is the dam of Quite Easy I and II. Quite Capitol was the Reserve Champion of the Holsteiner Licensing in 2001. In his performance test at Adelheidsdorf, he scored well in jumping, and qualified for the 2004 Bundeschampionate, where, ridden by Torben Köhlbrandt, he won both qualifiers, before finishing 8th in the final. The next year he did the same – winning both qualifiers before coming 6th in the final. As a 7 year old, he was successful on the International Young Horse Tour.He has bred a number of Premium foals – including a daughter from his first crop who went on to be the winning mare in the district of Dithmarschen in 2006. In 2007, his son, Question d’Honneur was licensed in Munich-Riem, and later auctioned for the top price of €155,000. Four Quite Capitol sons qualified for the German Holsteiner stallion approvals from his first two foal crops. Two sons were approved from his first foal crop. He stamps his foals with his beautiful color, breathtaking bascule, three outstanding gaits with exceptional balance and ability.Harm Thormählen says, “Quidam has quite a lot of blood, but they are hard hard fighters – sometimes fighting against the rider! Capitol needs blood, so Quidam makes a good mix. We have the problem to find good Thoroughbreds, that’s the problem all over the world for jumping breeders. So it is easier to try with Quidam – he had good results in the sport himself and he breeds good horses. Our task is to make modern horses for the sport for the next ten, twenty years. We must think about it because what we do now, the result will be the horses that go in the sport in ten years time, even twenty years. For modern sport we need horses that are clever enough, with blood.”
Quite Capitol is 56.26% xx/ox blood so he brings a great deal of thoroughbred blood to the breeding. However, his offspring in Holstein were originally not liked very much because they tended to be thick and older fashioned. They have gone on to become excellent jumping horses and he now has seven or more approved stallion sons, including Quite Capitano, Quax, Quincerot van T and L, Questikon D’Honneur, Quite Acobat, Quite Calido and Quite Zero. Quite Capitol is the 3/4 brother of Quite Easy standing at Hilltop farm. One must breed Quite Capitol to mares that are modern, light and elegant.
Grandsire: Cardino - Cardino caught everybody’s eyes when he jumped at his stallion test, where received 9.0 more than once. Six year old jumper finals at the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf, he was placed sixth under Bo Kristoffersen and since 2000 as a seven tear old under Lars Bak Andersen, Cardino tookj several victories in S-classes. Cardino’s Sire, CARTHAGO Z has a breeding index in jumping of 160 which ranks him the sixthof the jumping sires. Carthago’s career not only includes several placings and victories in International jumping but also includes riding in the Olympics twice. Atlanta 1996 and Sidney 2000.