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Capi Rossi Frihave

Born: May 15, 2006         Deceased: September 16, 2013
Gender: Gelding 
Colour: Grey  
Height: 16.1&1/2hh
Breed: Danish Warmblood     
Licensed: CSHA, CWHBA when a stallion


Due to the success of Chianto, I began looking for another offspring by the stallion Carano.  Capi was the champion foal of his region and went on to be named the Reserve Champion Jumper Foal in all of Denmark for 2006!! Originally purchased at the Elite Foal Auction by Southlane Farm of Vankleek Hill (Ontario), Capi was still located in Denmark with his breeders when we purchased him late in the fall of 2006.


He arrived during a very cold stretch in January of 2007. Small in height and frame, the decision was made to hold off on gelding him at that time. 

His disposition for a young stallion was remarkable and he was developing so well during his yearling year that we decided to leave him entire and present him as a 3yo to the CWHBA and CSHA.


Capi spent his 2yo year slowly being introduced to wearing tack, lunging, etc. He even attend one breeders show where he was named Reserve Champion Stallion.

The year culminated with him being backed in October. The whole process was simple for him. He was happy to learn new things and retained his lessons well.

The reward was another winter off with plenty of grooming and daily turnout to keep him happy.


The year started out with a little playtime in the indoor arena. Capi's first attempt in the free jumping chute shows wonderful technique!!

The focus of 2009 was his stallion licencing along with introducing him to the show ring. I showed him on the line in the Open Division where he finished the year as the Overall High Point Champion 3 year old for the Eastern Ontario Open Line Horse Championship (EOOLHC)!!

He was successfully presented and licenced with both the CSHA (Over all score of 74) and CWHBA (Overall score of 8.21 - the highest licencing score of 2009)!

Results 2009

Swallow Creek Breeders Show (July 18): 1st - Open 3 year old; Open Senior Champion; Open Champion; Show Grand Champion; 1st - Hunter/Jumper Suitability
Summerfest Breeders Show (August 02): 3rd - Open 3 year old, 2nd Open Stallion; Reserve Champion Stallion
Eastern Ontario Breeders Show (Aug 22): 4th - Open 3 year old, 2nd Open Walk/Trot undersaddle, 1st Open Walk/Trot/Canter undersaddle
CWHBA Stallion Licencing (Sept 07): Licenced with an overall score of 8.21!! http://www.canadianwarmbloods.com/stalliondetail.php?horseid=1000232
Autumn at Ashland Breeders Show (Sept 27): 2nd - Open 3 year old, Open Reserve Champion, Show Reserve Champion *Overall High Point Champion 3 year old for the Eastern Ontario Open Line Horse Championship (EOOLHC) 
CSHA Stallion Licencing (Oct 04): Licenced with an overall score of 74. http://c-s-h-a.org/content/cshahorse/capi-rossi-frihave-2954.html


His 4yo year saw his debut on the 'A' circuit. From the start he has been all business in the show ring! Quickly settling to the job at hand, he placed 2nd in both of his 4yo Jumper Classes at Beaulieu Farm and was 5th amongst a strong field of competitors in Ottawa. He was even able to successfully switch to the Amateur-Owner hunter ring with a strong showing against his more seasoned competition.

Results 2010

  • Ashland at the Park (May 23): 1st and 4th - 2'3" Green Hunter o/f (only two classes entered that day).
  • Beaulieu Farms Week 1 (June 15-20): 2nd - 1.0m 4yo Young Jumper Class
  • Beaulieu Farms Week 2 (June 23 - 27): Clear - 1.0m Jumper; 2nd - 1.0m 4yo CJDS Young Jumper Class
  • National Open (August 11 - 15): 5th - 4yo JCDS Young Jumper Class
  • National Tournament (August 18 - 22): 4th, 1st, 6th and 8th in the Amateur-Owner Hunter over fences


His 5yo year started with the Phillipe Le Jeune Clinic held at Beaulieu Farm in April, before heading to the breeding shed for the first time. Again, Capi split his time successfully campaigning in both the hunter and jumper rings.

It was an incredibly hard decision to make, but Capi was gelded in November 2011. His focus will now be on a competition career; however, there will be two offspring sired by Capi - both are due in May 2012.

Results 2011

Beaulieu Farm:Week 1 (June 22-26): Clear - 1.0m Jumper; 2nd - 5yo Young Jumper Class
Beaulieu Farm Week 2 (June 29-July03): 4th, 1st, 2nd and 4th in the A/O Hunters; 2nd - 5yo CJDS Young Jumper Class
Blainville Week 1 (July 08): 7th - 5yo JCDS Young Jumper Class
Blainville Week 2 (July 15-17): 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 6th and 6th in the A/O Hunters; 4th - Hunter Classic
National Open (August 10-14th): 4th - 5yo JCDS Young Jumper Class


As a 6yo, Capi was successfully campaigned in both the the Amateur-Owner and Combined Working Hunter Divisions this season. He also competed in a couple of Hunter Derbies at various events.
I am pleased to report that Capi is the proud father to a colt named Cobalt Blue (out of the mare Besstrasnov, owned by Frank Wyatt) and a filly (photo below) named Haven (out of my own mare Cornetta).

Results 2012

  • St. Lazare: 6th - 1.10m Jr/Am, 7th - 1.10m Jr/Am Mini-Prix
  • Blainville : 8th, 3rd, 4th, 7th in the A/O hunter
  • Blainville International Week II: 3rd, 3rd, 6th in the A/O hunter
  • Orangeville: 5th, 4th, 6th, 6th in the Combined Working Hunter (Kelly Soleau)
  • Angelstone Week I: 3rd, 4th in the Combined Working Hunter (Kelly Soleau)
  • Angelstone Week II: 1st - Schooling hunter,  4th, 9th, 7th, 6th in the Combined Working Hunter (Kelly Soleau)
  • Angelstone Week III: 4th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 5th in the Combined Working Hunter (Kelly Soleau)
  • Angelstone International: 3rd, 8th, 6th, 5th in the Combined Working Hunter (Kelly Soleau)


Capi started the season off in Florida.

Now competing as a 7yo, Capi is leased and being shown by Cathy Inch in the Hunter ring. We wish them much success this season!!

Capi will be enjoying some time off to end the year. Look for him back in the show rings in 2014!!

Results 2013

HITS Ocala: Champion of the Adequan Hunter Division (Kelly Soleau)
Classic @ Palgrave Phase I: 5th, 5th in the Open Performance Hunter (Cathy Inch); 1st, 6th in the Junior Working Hunter; 4th, 5th in the A Equitation; 2nd in the Riders Habit/Grand Prix Junior Medal (Leah Blanchette)
Caledon National: 2nd, 3rd in the Open Performance Hunter (Cathy Inch); 6th, 8th, 10th in the Junior Working Hunter; 5ht, 9th in the A Equitation; 9th in the Jump Canada Medal (Leah Blanchette)
Classic @ Palgrave Phase II: 6th in the Low Hunter; 4th, 5th, 5th, 6th and 8th in the Open Performance Hunter (Cathy Inch)
Summer Classic: 2nd and 5th in the Hi Hunter o/f; 7th, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd and 7th in the Open Performance hunter (Cathy Inch)
Caledon Premier 1: 3rd in the Ultimate Hunter Challenge (UHC) Schooling o/f; 4th in the OHJA UHC 6 & 7 Year Old Model; 4th in the OHJA UHC 6 & 7 Year Old Over Fences and 5th overall in the OHJA UHC 6 & 7 Year Old.

Died September 16 2013 - Colic

September 16, 2013: It is with great sadness that I must say that we lost Capi to colic today... Gone too soon.

Last Updated: September 16, 2013