A Zangersgeide Stallion
Carthago Z (Sire)
Carthago Z by Capitol I out of a mare by the Cor de la Bryère son, Calando I
Carthago Z is the son of Capitol I, one of the great modern Holsteiner showjumping sires. He was richly endowed with the heritage of two great Thoroughbred descendants of the Bay Ronald line - Cottage Son xx and Manometer xx, he also carried a double cross of the inÀuential anglo-arab, Ramzes. Capitol I sired Cassini, Campione (and full brother, Cathleen, Calato Z, Curtis (Mändli), Cliquot (Kirchof). With an index of 182 he head the FN young jumping stallion ratings. Capitol’s grand dam Retina was a Hamburg Jumping Derby with Fritz Thiedemann. His dam, Folia, showed great jumping potential herself, and produced the licensed stallions Latus I and II, as well as the two Capitols, and famous daughters Kausa, Lektion (eventing) and U-Capitola (dam of Lord Capitol).Folia’s dam, Vase, was a full sister to Romanus who competed with success with Hans Günter Winkler, despite the horse’s aversion to water jumps.The dam sire, Calando I stood at several breeding stations in Holstein before pursuing a performance career that culminated in a German Championship with Karsten Huck. At his performance test, Carthago Z earned a 9.5 for free jumping and a 10 for jumping talent!!! Carthago Z finished in 11th place at the Atlanta Olympic Games with Jos Lanskink and the pair were members of the Dutch team at the Sydney Games. In all the combination competed in 15 Nations Cups. In 2001, the stallion, who had been leased to Leon Melchior since 1995, returned to his birthplace in Schleswig-Holstein and the Holsteiner Verband. Before his death in May 2013, he was retired on an island in the North Sea, with a couple of mares for company.