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)!
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.
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!!
Last Updated: September 16, 2013