Lacapo

August 18th, 2010 at 1:43 am

Lacapo
Born 1980 Colour Grey Height 168 cm Breeder Harm Thormählen
I guess when Harm Thormählen bred Lacapo, he didn’t have the future of Dutch dressage breeding on his mind, but he was to play a key role anyway…
Lacapo is by the great Landgraf but out of one of the Thormählen mares – Larsa, who is by Capitano who is out of one of their greatest foundation mares, Retina.
On his dam’s side, Lacapo traces to another of the foundation mares of the farm, Cera (also called Sarbit). Cera was a jumping star in her own right and is the great grand dam of Fein Cera who starred at the 2002 WEG.
Licensed in Holstein in 1982, Lacapo is warmly praised for his movement in the Stallion Book of the
Holsteiner Breed, by Dr Dietrich Rossow: “Medium sized stallion with good expression and beautiful neck carriage. The shoulder could be more sloping. Small dip in the back. Short hip. Adequate bone with faults in the hocks and pasterns behind. Very good mover. Good jumper despite some difficulties with use of the back. Produce: Offspring of medium frame with beautiful faces and lots of appeal. Very good movers.”
Lacapo stood at Siethwende in 1983, Sollwittfeld 1984-85 and Marne 1986. He produced three approved daughters but obviously did not set the world on fire… His most successful son was Lucky Luke, who was successful in Young Jumping Horse classes before going on to jump in international classes.
In The Netherlands Lacapo was to found a dressage dynasty through his son, Flemmingh and his grandson, Krack C.
At one stage it looked – briefly – as if the Dutch were about to grab the initiative from the Germans in the dressage breeding stakes. At the 1986 World Dressage Championships, the Germans won the team gold, but they were all riding Dutch horses: Gina Capellman on Ampère, Jo Hinnemann on Ideaal, Reiner Klimke on Pascal, and Herbert Krug on Dukat. However it should be said that this was not the best dressage team the Germans have ever fielded (bronze to Ideaal was the best they could do in the individual medals) and none of the horses was a particularly ‘modern’ type – nor did any of the sires of the threesome establish an ongoing line. Ideaal’s sire, Doruto at one stage boasted more FEI dressage competitors than any other stallion in the world, but he, and his influence, appears to have faded from view. Two years later, a refreshed German team, led by the epitome of a modern dressage horse, Rembrandt (Romadour II) took the gold at the Seoul Olympics, and German breeding pride was restored – although with the success of the KWPN in the 2009/10 dressage standings, they are again challenged..
The Dutch are very serious about their dressage breeding, and they were amongst the first to divide their stallion testing into two streams: jumping and dressage and Flemmingh has been one of the most important dressage sires.
LACAPO*
gr 1.68m 1980
HOLSTEINER
LANDGRAF I*
dkb/br 170 cm 1966
HOLSTEINER
LADYKILLER*
b 164 cm 1961
THOROUGHBRED
SAILING LIGHT
ch 164 cm 1949
THOROUGHBRED
BLUE PETER*
ch 1936
FAIRWAY br 1925
FANCY FREE b 1924
SOLAR CYGNET
b 1940
HYPERION* ch 15.1 1930
SWEET SWAN b 1927
LONE BEECH
b 1950
THOROUGHBRED
LOANINGDALE
b 1929
COLORADO* dkb/br 1923
PERFECTION ch 1918
FARTUCH
b 1932
APRON b 1920
BOIARINIA 1926
WARTHBURG*
b 167 cm 1962
HOLSTEINER
ALDATO*
blk/br 167 cm 1958
HOLSTEINER
ANBLICK*
dkb/br 161 cm 1938
FERRO* dkb/br 1923
ANTONIA b 1926
KRETA
b 1951
HEIDELBERG* b 164 cm 1941
CAJUZ ch 1944
SCHNEENELKE
b 163 cm 1958
HOLSTEINER
FANGBALL*
b 164 cm 1946
FANAL* b 166 cm 1934
OINA b 1937
BLUEMCHEN
b 1943
LORETTO* b 165 cm 1932
KASKADE
LARSA
gr 1974
HOLSTEINER
CAPITANO*
gr 162 cm 1968
HOLSTEINER
CORPORAL*
dkb/br 164 cm 1963
HOLSTEINER
COTTAGE SON*
blk/br 164 cm 1944
YOUNG LOVER b 1930
WAIT NOT b 1925
GIMARA
b 160 cm 1948
LUDWIG b 165 cm 1943
ORTHILDA
RETINA*
gr 175 cm 1952
HOLSTEINER
RAMZES*
gr 166 cm 1937
RITTERSPORN* gr 1917
JORDI gr 150 cm 1928
DOLLI
b 158 cm 1952
LOPSHORN* b 165 cm 1937
CLAERCHEN
SARBIT*
gr 160 cm 1960
HOLSTEINER
GALVANI I*
br 1.61m 1950
HOLSTEINER
GAUGRAF
br 16.1 1944
LOGARITHMUS b 165 cm 1940
OSTMARK br 1937
MOSEL
b ~1936
MEISTERSCHUSS b 16.1hh/ 165 cm 1920
EBRO br 1929
VORREGISTER
HOLSTEINER
HEIDENSTAMM
1936
HEINTZE b 16.2hh/ 169 cm 1925
KINZIG 1931
GALANTERIE FIRN 1924
WOLLUST

 

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  1. Petra Lawall says:

    What a beautiful write up about Lacapo and the significance to the Dressage History. I own the Holsteiner Stallion, Lacado, out of Lacapo and Volte-Corvado, who has won at Grand Prix Dressage, and if the cards had been played right might have competed at Grand Prix under German Olympic Rider Isabell Werth. She had him in her stable and we where there, at a time that this might have happened. Lacado has always won or placed high at all his competitions, wether at Jumping in Holland, as a youngster, or at FEI and Grand Prix Dressage in Germany and USA. Lacado is a wonderful soul, he passes his presence and passion on to his foals..and the bloodline and talent from Lacapo is clear to see.

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