Cera I

Gray Holstein mare, born 1987, line 3615
Breeder: Harm Thormählen, Kollmar


Rheder Thormählen certainly had a hand for special horses. He discovered and purchased Gera, born in 1958, who won show jumping competitions starting at the age of six all the way up to Grand Prix with his son, Harm Thormählen. Under Kurt Jarasinski, the wiry bay who only measured 15.3 hands, became one of the most successful Holstein show jumpers of her day, including gold on the German team in the Nations Cup of Madrid/ESP.

When her career in sport was over, Gera returned to Hof Thormählen and gave birth to four foals under her broodmare name, Sarbit, of which three went on to compete in advanced (S) level show jumping classes. Sarbit's daughters Larsa and Mandalyn were both successful broodmares. Mandalyn is the dam of Cera I by Cor de la Bryère.

Cor de la Bryère
Rantzau xx
Quenotte B
Foxlight xx
Rancune xx
Lurioso
Vestale
Mandalayn
Capitano
Sarbit
Corporal
Retina
Galvani I
Stute

As was usual at Hof Thormählen, Cera I (broodmare name Bella Hopp) was bred first and gave birth to a foal at the age of four – Fein Cera. Her bay Landadel daughter was the best horse in the 2002 WC in Jerez/ESP and won team gold in 2004 at the Olympic Games in Athens/GRE.

With Karsten Huck
Fein Cera and Cera I

Cera I made her debut in sport under Harm Thormählen but placed later with Karsten Huck, Philipp Baumgart and Carsten-Otto Nagel. As of 1995 she started to win tests in international competitions with Paul Darragh/IRL, including Hamburg, Aachen, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. In 1998 Otto Becker won the German Championships in Gera and the Nations Cup in Aachen.

After she was retired from sport, Cera I also returned to Hof Thormählen, joining the broodmares.