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CAPRIMOND

Sire: KARON  Dam: CAPRI VI

Ever since the first Hanoverian stallion yearbook appeared in 1999, one stallion has headed the rankings based on type, and that is the Trakehner stallion, Caprimond.
In the 2005 edition, once again, there is Caprimond with an index of181, a Trakehner heading up the Hanoverian standings yet again – and to underscore the point, his son, Hohenstein is fourth on the same rankings!
The tables are turned in the Hanoverian stallion dressage rankings, where Hohenstein ranks 7th, while his sire ranks 10th.
Caprimond’s sire, Karon initially stood at the Hämelschenburg stud farm. He covered in Oldenburg in 1989 and 1990, spreading his influence before he ceased breeding following a fractured pelvis.
In The Trakehner by Dr Eberhard von Velsen-Zerweck and Erhard Schulte, the authors remark that out of the 300 stallions at stud at the time of writing (1981), ‘three sires in particular stand out as having had the greatest influence on the breed: they are Impuls, Pregel and Maharadscha, the last-named through his son, Flaneur in particular’ Karon combined the influence of two of these stallions, Maharadscha and Impuls.
Arogno is by the Maharadscha stallion, Flaneur, foaled in 1965, and an important representative of the Arab stallion, Fetysz OX, one of three Arabians introduced to the breed in the early 1930. Impuls, the sire of Karon's grand -dam, Kaprice II, was foaled in 1953, and founded a flourishing sire line and producing over 100 registered broodmares and numerous successful competition horses. Impuls represents the dominant line of East Prussian breeding, that of the English Thoroughbred, Perfectionist xx.
Arogno also demonstrates the importance of the English Thoroughbred in the Trakehner breed on his dam line. He is out of the Thoroughbred mare, Articonius by Apollonius.
On Caprimond’s dam side, his grand-dam, Coeur-As , was a full-sister to the approved stallion, Chantilly, and Uwe Sauer’s Grand Prix horse, Caro Bube. Again, Caprimond’s dam, Capri VI shows in the influence of Flaneur (sire of Maharani II), through her sire Mackensen, who was an elite sire of the Trakehner Association.
Caprimond was the reserve champion of the Stallion licensing in Neumünster in 1987, and the following year he won his stallion performance test at Adelheidsdorf with a score of 135.35 – first in the dressage on 147.76, but 32nd in the jumping with 98.71. In 1988 he was the reserve-champion of the three year olds at the German Riding Horse Championships in Schenefeld. In 1989, he was awarded first prize at the DLG Exhibition in Frankfurt. He was a successful dressage competitor up to Grand Prix level while serving as ‘school master’ to young Theresa Wahler.
Caprimond has been part of the stallion roster at Klosterhof Medingen since 1988. To date he has produced 13 approved sons, including the brothers, Canaster I and II (private stallions in Oldenburg), Hohenstein I and II (the latter in Hungary, and the former stands alongside his sire at Medingen). Another son, Caprigold, who was raised in Brandenburg, won his licensing in 1996, while the approved Hanoverian stallion, Contucci won a number of riding horse classes before being sold to the United States. Caprimond was the sire of the best German three year old mare, Donaumärchen II at the Federal Mare show where she was also a member of the Federal Champion family. In 1995, Caprimond was declared ‘elite Trakehner stallion’ and in 1998 he was crowned, Trakehner Stallion of the Year.
He has so far produced 224 dressage competitors, 23 at S level or above, for winnings of 161,493 euros. His FN dressage rating is 137 as against a jumping index of 61.
Even at the age of 20, Caprimond is still looking great and last season, competed Grand Prix with his16 year old rider, Theresa Wahler.

Details

Registry:

TrakehnerDE 309090304085

Gender:

Stallion

Colour:

Bay

Height:

1.67m

Date of Birth:

April 14, 1985

Lineage

KARON
AROGNO
FLANEUR
ARCTICONIUS
KARBEN
IBIKUS
KAPRICE II
CAPRI VI
MACKENSEN
PATRON
MAHARANI II
COEUR-AS
HERZBUBE
CORA

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