Camelita

Camelita

Discipline: 1.60 m Jumper

YOB: 1998

Height: 17.3 hh

Color: Bay

Breed: Holsteiner

Breed Approvals: Holsteiner, Dutch Warmblood

Genetic Testing: WFFS N/N, D-OC results pending

Camelita (Cambridge/Lacapo/Calypso II) is a broodmare that competed as a 1.60 m jumper in sport, and has a half-brother out of the same dam that jumped to 1.40 m. Camelita herself is extremely tall with excellent length of leg, length of back and is generally speaking proportional in a modern type. She displays large, elastic movement and a big jump – she is more than sufficient in scope and power, and should cross well with a little refinement as she is 18 hh! In terms of disposition, she is kind and hardworking, and actually did a stint teaching students how to jump in her retirement.

Her pedigree is stacked with jumper sires such as Cambridge, who has sired so many Grand Prix jumpers that 2/3 of his offspring on HorseTelex are in sport! Cambridge then sired a son with an even more remarkable strike rate – 1.60 m jumper Catoki. Almost 25% of Catoki’s offspring listed on HorseTelex are jumping at 1.40 m or greater, and that’s with 32% of his total listed offspring being 7 years old or younger! And yet damsire Lacapo sired the dressage sireline of Flemmingh and Krack C – this makes her a particularly fun broodmare to cross, as her pedigree has both 1.60 m jumper and hunter derby written all over it!

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Cambridge
Caletto I
Cor de la Bryere
Deka
Hilgunde
Marlon xx
Dietlinde
Fanny IV
Lacapo Landgraf I
Larsa
Zita XV
Calypso II
Stern

2003

Hamburg-Hummelsbuttel, SPF M-Level (1.25 m), 2nd earning 37 points

Hamburg-Hummelsbuttel, SPF M-Level (1.25 m), 5th earning 25 points

2004

Hamburg-Neuenfelde, SPR M-Level (1.25 m), 7th earning 35 points

2007

Los Angeles International Jumping Festival, 1.40 m, 3rd out of 22

Del Mar International, 1.40 m, 3rd out of 14 and 7th out of 44

Del Mar International – $5000 West Coast Active Riders Prix de Nations

Del Mar Fall Festival I – $25,000 Del Mar Fall Festival I Grand Prix

Los Angeles National, 1.40 m, 5th out of 65

2008

Desert Circuit I, L8 (1.40 m), 2nd out of 7

Desert Circuit I, IHP $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix*

Desert Circuit II, IHP $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix, 7th out of 44

Desert Circuit II, IHP $125,000 Grand Prix

Desert Circuit III, IHP $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix, 8th out of 38

Desert Circuit III, FEI IHP $50,000 Grand Prix

Pickwick Spring, L8 (1.40 m), 1st and 1st and L8 Division Champion

Pickwick Spring, $20,000 Prix d’Pickwick Spring

Golden State Horse Show, L8 (1.40 m), 1st out of 9

Golden State Horse Show, $30,000 Jennifer Marlborough Memorial Grand Prix, 4th out of 28

Pickwick Summer Classic, $20,000 Summer Prix d’Pickwick, 4th out of 36

Pebble Beach Equestrian Classic, IHP $30,000 Pebble Beach Grand Prix 2.2A, 11th out of 31

Los Angeles National, $5,000 P.C.H.A./Jimmy Wiliams Classic, 6th out of 26

Los Angeles National, 1.40 m, 4th out of 29

2009

Desert Circuit I, $50,000 EMO Grand Prix, 5th out of 28

Desert Circuit II, $25,000 Grand Prix, 4th out of 41

Plain Brown Wrapper H/J, $5,000 Welcome Stake Gambler’s Choice, 1st out of 10

Plain Brown Wrapper H/J, $25,000 + Grand Prix, 4th out of 20

Fox Lea Farm November, $25,000 + Grand Prix, 7th out of 22

Wellington 11/25/2009 CSI** 1.50 m Holiday and Horses Opener

Wellington 11/25/2009 CSI** 1.50 m World Cup

2010

Wellington 01/20/2010 CSI** 1.50 m WEF Challenge Cup

Sires of Note

Her sire Cambridge (Caletto I/Marlon) jumped to 1.40 m and almost 2/3 of his offspring on Horsetelex are in sport with the vast majority showing at 1.50 m or greater. These are stunning numbers among stallions today, especially given the number of horses who are sold and their records lost! Cambridge also produced the illustrious Catoki, who is still showing in the 1.60 m jumpers and has gained popularity through the success of not only his offspring in the show jumpers, but also those in the upper level hunters. Going by HorseTelex numbers, Catoki also has more than 2/3 of his offspring in sport with the vast majority showing at 1.50 m or greater! He is currently ranked at #47 on the WBFSH Show Jumping Sires list. Son Chambertin sired Chacco Blue, who has jumped to International Grand Prix Level (1.60 m) and more importantly has proven to an excellent sire. “He has given to the next generation a wonderful technique, front leg technique, and the most obvious thing is the positive attitude to the sport” – Alois Pollmann-Schweckhorst, Chacco Blue’s rider. Also sired by Cambridge are Cacique and Caligula II, the former a successful dressage competitor and sire, and the latter equally so with jumpers.

I don’t believe Caletto I or Marlon need much of an introduction – Caletto I is not only a Cor de la Byrere son, but one that has established himself as a fantastic producer many generations removed – Caletto I and II both are common in the pedigrees of both top competitors and top producers. Marlon represents the M-line for Holsteiners, as he was among the blooded additions to the warmblood studbooks in the 1950’s and 60’s. He is old blood, and his presence brings the spice of blood to the equation.

Lacapo (Landgraf I/Capitano) in an interesting addition, especially for a mare that jumped to 1.60 m – he was a dressage sire legend, top-level jumping bloodlines or not. In fact, in the Netherlands Lacapo founded a dressage dynasty through his son, Flemmingh, and his grandson, Krack C. Landgraf I is along the vein of Caletto I/II – he can be found in many of the top performers today; off the top of my head, Lordan and Verdi NOP come to mind – both international competitors in the top 200 of the rankings at FEI level Grand Prix competitions (1.60 m).

Mareline

Camelita’s damline is marked not just by the profound success of its members, but also the intriguing diversity of the sports they are successful in. Great Great Granddam Elita (Fax I/Fandango), despite being by Fax I and bearing three offspring out of show jumping stallions, bore offpsring that showed success up to S Level in Show Jumping and M Level in Dressage! It is also worth noting that despite the relatively small size of this mareline, almost to a member these horses had success in sport.

  • Elita (Fax I) – Great Great Granddam
    • Cobra I (Calypso II) – S Level Show Jumping (1.40 – 1.55 m)
      • Roy Andiamo (Rio Negro) – A Level Dressage
    • Lead On (Levantus) – M Level Dressage, L Level Jumping
    • Leo Classico (Leandro) – L Level Dressage
    • Stern (Frederik) – Great Granddam
      • Aviatk (Aktionar) – S Level Jumping (1.40 – 1.55 m)
        • Collja (Cor de la Bryere) – M Level Jumping (1.25 – 1.35 m)
      • Leandra 46 (Leandro) – M Level Jumping (1.25 – 1.35 m)
      • Zita XV (Calypso II) – Granddam
        • Lalique 27 (Lacapo) – M Level Jumping (1.25 – 1.35 m)
        • Fanny V (Lacapo) – Dam
          • Camelita (Cambridge) – 1.60 m – This Mare
          • Lord Helmchen (Lord Byron) – 1.40 m

  *This data was acquired from the German FN, HorseTelex, USEF, and Hippomundo. No horses in this mareline on record were left out, to the 4th Generation back. 

  • 1.60 m
  • 1.25 m - 1.55 m
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