“From the first course I knew ‘Cody’ would be the horse of a lifetime for me.”
Capital Colnardo’s pedigree includes the lines of Cor de la Bryere, Capitol I and Ladykiller xx. He really does showcase the best Holsteiner blood, including the influential Carthago (featured in many of the Tokyo Olympic bloodlines), Lord (also featured in many Olympic bloodlines), and Corrado I.
Date of birth: 01-03-2005
Height: 170cm 16.3hh
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Capital Colnardo’s pedigree includes the lines of Cor de la Bryere, Capitol I and Ladykiller xx. He really does showcase the best Holsteiner blood, including the influential Carthago (featured in many of the Tokyo Olympic bloodlines), Lord (also featured in many Olympic bloodlines), and Corrado I. Perhaps most significantly of all, however, his bloodlines feature the stallion Marlon xx who is one of the most influential Thoroughbred stallions and is found in many successful jumping pedigrees.
Colnardo’s sire, Colman has produced over 40 approved stallions and 150 of his offspring have been successful in the 1.40 to 1.60m classes. His offspring, between them, have won over 2.7 million Euros in prize money. Significantly, Colman sired LB Conval who won the 2016 Aachen Grand Prix and the Spruce Meadows Masters 2017. Carthago, Colman’s sire, competed in almost every major showjumping competition and was extremely successful under Jos Lansink.
After Colnardo’s achievements in South Africa with Nicole Horwood, he moved to the USA, where he jumped in the American 5-star team with Audrey Coulter. Capital Colnardo is one of the best showjumpers in the USA with outstanding achievements in the 1.60m CSI5* classes at Cascais (Estoril), Paris, Cannes, Madrid, Miami Beach and Hamburg. One of his greatest achievements is winning the world cup qualifier in Sacramento.
Capital Colnardo remains in the limelight on the international stage, having achieved a podium finish in the CSI5* 1.60m Rolex Grand Prix under Jennifer Gates at Spruce Meadows, in July 2019. He continues to place in CSI5* competitions, finishing in second place as recently as March 2021, demonstrating his remarkable longevity and sheer consistency.
Colnardo’s exciting offspring in South Africa are exclusively available at the Capital Stud auction represented this year by Capital Creighton, Capital Colnardo and Capital Coretta. All three are incredibly athletic and show great scope, making them series contenders for the future. (2021)