In partnership with Paula Schneider
Maternal half brother, Sandro Fidelis:
Damsire, Feiner Stern:
Dam: Elite/SPS Finastra
Damsire: Feiner Stern
Capriole is a 17.1 hand Hanoverian mare. She was the Site Champion at her GOV inspection scoring an overall 7.3 with 8's for her walk and saddle position. Capri has competed through 3rd level. She comes from a RARE 8 generations of Elite/States Premium Mares damline.
Her dam, Elite/ States Premium Finastra was the highest scoring mare (8.3) in her Mare Performance Tests across Germany for her testing year; she scored 9 for her trot and rideability and 8 for her walk and canter. She won 4 material classes and her 1A prize in Germany. After being imported, she received 2nd place at Dressage at Devon and was a Champion Qualifier for USDF breed finals. She produced a 2005 Oldenburg stallion, Sandro Fidelis(Sandro Hit).
Capri comes from the Clotilde mareline. The Clotilde mareline has produced Palados by Paladin DRE (Grand Prix) under Nadine Capellmann, Flavesco Tg by Fahnenträger II DRE S (Intermediaire I) and Autreceur by Accent I DRE (Intermediaire I), This damline has produced almost a dozen licensed/approved stallions.
Capriole's maternal half brother, Sandro Fidelis was approved and licensed at the 2011 North American 70 Day Stallion Test. He earned an impressive 10 for character, 9 for temperament, 9's for walk, trot and canter, 9 for willingness to work and 9.5 for constitution. Along with the stunning beauty and expressive gaits of his sire Sandro Hit, he exhibits the active hind leg, incredible power and tremendous elasticity of his dam sire, Feiner Stern.
Capriole's sire, Contucci won the dressage portion of his 100-Day test with an impressive 147.11, earning six 9’s. He successfully showed in Germany, including winning a Bundeschampion qualifier with a 9.2. After his importation Contucci was only lightly shown, but was trained through the FEI levels. Contucci was the 2005 USEF Dressage Breeding Sire of the Year, the 2009 USEF Dressage Sire of the Year, and has sired more USDFBC Grand Champion or Reserve Champions than any other stallion. Winners at the 2006-2009 USEF Young/Developing Horse National Championships were sired by Contucci, and his offspring are successfully competing from training through FEI Levels with amateur, junior, and professional riders.
Capriole's damsire, Feiner Stern. At the stallion performance test Feiner Stern achieved 9.0 4 times for his ability to perform, rideability, trot and gallop in training, and got more than 120 points in the final result. Due to this performance, in combination with a convincing first crop as well as his impressive appearance, he was awarded the title of main premium winning stallion in Oldenburg in 1987. His first batch of foals brought 4 approved sons, among them Feinbrand, the first reserve champion and Fair Play, the 2nd reserve champion of the 1989 stallion approvals in Oldenburg. Feiner Stern now stands in the USA and continues to produce superb all round sports horses.