Line 173 (Vase)

The story took its course on March 27, 1968 when Rheder Thormählen brought his Ramzes AA daughter named  Vase to the Wilster stallion station where she was to be bred by Maximus, a son of the Thoroughbred sire Manometer xx. With success. Eleven months later a bay filly was born that they named Folia: there was nothing particular about her appearance but her hereditary powers brought a breath of fresh air to Holstein breeding. 

Folia's granddam Rappel had already been a well-known character – simply because she would not stay on any pasture. With seemingly no effort, she could easily sail over fences and ditches. Her ability was nearly a disaster for her colt born in 1953 – poor little Romanus ended up in various ditches and was often only saved at the last minute. Later, Romanus became one of the best show jumpers of his day. Under Hans Günter Winkler, the gray gelding won bronze and silver at the European Championships in 1961 and 1962 and team silver in 1963 in Rome/ITA. Rheder Thormählen was offered a lot of money for Romanus's full sister, Vase, who he had also bred – but he always refused. One of the probably most significant mare lines in Holstein breeding was founded through Vase.

Romanus with Hans Günter Winkler

Vase reached the ripe old age of 27 and gave birth to 14 foals. Everyone of them an absolute hit. Along with her licensed show jumper sons Grand Vikar, Maurus, Montreal and Robinson, an advanced (S) level show jumper named Lagrain, who competed for Italy, is especially worth mentioning.  Vase's last daughter named Vaseline, who was born when she was 25, won many Grand Prix and was a member of the successful Italian Nations Cup team in 1996 at the CHIO Aachen.

Because of her extraordinary talent for jumping, a Vase daughter named Folia was sold as a three-year old to the stables of the World Champion, Hartwig Steenken. But as it turned out, the bay mare was already in foal – and therefore returned to Harm Thormählen, who had taken over Hof Thormählen from his father Rheder in 1973.

U-Capitola with her colt Landcapitol

Folia was absolutely an exceptional mare. With Capitol I, Capitol II, Capitol III, Latus I, Latus II and Cellebrio, she gave birth to six sons that were licensed. Her State Premium daughters, Kausa and U-Capitola, also produced sons that were licensed. Kausa, who competed in show jumping in France first, produced a licensed stallion named Cadillac. U-Capitola, a full sister of the trio of Capitol brothers, produced four licensed sons: Lord Capitol, Cevin, Landcapitol and Quite Capitol. A Folia daughter named Lektion won silver under Imke Dehn at the German Championships and team bronze at the European Championships for young eventing riders.

Capitol I-Bronce with Ingela Thormählen
Quite Capitol

Another successful chapter closes with a U-Capitola daughter named Birte II. She is the dam of the full brothers Quite Easy I, II and III as well as Casir Ask, stationed in Denmark. Her daughter Pretty Easy is the dam of the licensed For Europe.

At the moment there are several mares from line 173 at Hof Thormählen in breeding, including the above mentioned Pretty Easy and Z-Capitola.

Take a look at the line 173

Pretty Easy, Birte II and U-Capitola
Quite Easy I with Peter Eriksson/SWE