The Capitol son, Cento is one of the great competitor stallions – and the most successful competitor by Capitol.
Partnered with Otto Becker he took out the World Championship for Breeding Stallions in France, when only a young horse, before going on to win at most of the world’s major jumping contests. Cento won the World Cup Final at Leipzig in 2002, as well as the ‘big two’ Grand Prix – Aachen and Calgary. He won team gold at the Sydney Games, and bronze at Athens. During the 2006 WEG in Aachen, he was retired from the sport in front of 50,000 spectators. With winnings of over one million euros, he is the most successful Holsteiner jumping horse of all time.
His dam, Voila XI, from the famous line 2137 of the family Schoof, is by Caletto II. The grand-dam, Lady Legenede was an advanced showjumper. Bred to Lord she produced the stallion, Ligorett who was exported to Denmark. Her dam sire, Liguster was champion of his licensing. The great-grandam Legende, won the Grand Prix of Rome with Reiner Hedde in 1960.
Dobel's Cento earned millions in his international sporting career. He left his career in top shape after a long and hard career as team Olympic gold medalist and European champion. He won over a million euros under Otto Becker, making his top pedigree even more outstanding by his accomplishments. His sire, Capitoal I, is recognized as on the Holstein's best performance producers and continues to lie on in many top pedigrees. His damsire, Caletto II, prduced Classic Touch, Olympic gold medalist in Barcelona, and his great grandmother, Legende, won the Grand Prix in Rome when she was just seven years old. Cento's progeny are equally successful in sport and breeding; his progeny have already won over 600,000 euros. Many of them are owned by international riders, like Otto Becker. Over 30 are successful at 1.50 level. He has produced over 14 approved sons, among them is Centus, who was captivating at the Oldenburg approvals with his impressive jumping technique and is now an elite stallion in France. Cento's offspring are highly sought after all over Europe and are often highest priced at auctions.