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Godrics Campeggio


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Sire: Caesar 171

Dam: Bernwode Mandy

Damsire: Apslau xx

Height: 143cm
Born: 2009
Stud Fee:

Please contact stud

Semen: Frozen only, available world-wide except South Africa)
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS
Breeder: Beverley Brown
Location: Near Durham

This young stallion is another exciting son of the German-bred SPSS Elite stallion, Caesar 171 out of a State Premium mare from notable jumping/eventing lines.


For further information, see below, FB: Godrics Stud; or contact Samantha Brown on 07791 056860 or Bev Brown on 07794 094011 or 





Caesar 171

(DRP/SPSS Elite)





Whatton Copper Beech
Meerpal Regina


Waldfee H


Weingau (Hannovarian)

Swetlana H (Hannovarian)





(Welsh B)

Arthur o Fon (Welsh B)

Bryncerrig Shan




Caid (AA)

Diplotina (DRP)


Bernwode Mandy


Apslau xx


Kaiseradler xx

Nebelwerfer xx

Kaiserwuerde xx


Allerleirauh xx

Espresso xx

Agnosie xx




Caid AA

Aviso x

Pepita x



(Welsh B)

Chaffinch (Welsh A)



Caesar 171 is graded Elite with the SPSS in recognition of his International competition record as a member of the GB Pony Team that won Silver at the European Championships in Germany in 2000 and the Bronze medal winning team in 2002. Despite his competition career taking precedence for many years, he is also a successful sire with graded sons and daughters in Germany and is damsire of the Reserve Bundeschampion in 2008 & 2009.  In the UK he has sired other SPSS graded sons, a SPSS graded daughter, 2 pony European Championship Team ponies (LE Chiffre (GB), Ella (IRL))and 2 further International Dressage ponies (Cruz & Rosewater I Claudius) and the 2013 Young Dressage Pony Champion and 2014 Novice Open National Champion & 2015 National Medium Champion (Cruz).



Bernwode Mandy was a State Premium mare who was the 1996 Weser-Ems Champion Mare qualifying for the Bundesstutenschau (Federal Mare Show) where she was the best in her class.  After having a foal (My Girl) at 4 years old, Mandy competed in both Dressage and Jumping competitions before being imported to the UK by Bernwode Stud.  Mandy's first UK foal, Bernwode Nairobi (by Nibelungenheld IV) is a successful Evening Pony. Mandy's 2005 & 2006 foals were both by Bernwode Brokat and have specialized in dressage with Bernwode Broadway being Champion Stallion at his SPSS Grading in 2010. Mandy moved to Godrics Stud in 2007 and had her first foal by Caesar 171 in 2008 followed by Campeggio in 2009 and her final foal, C'est La Vie in 2014. Mandy's German born daughter, My Girl, is the dam of the 2007 6 year old Bundeschampion jumping pony, Handsome Boy.  Mandy's dam, Melissa is by the famous Anglo Arab Caid who appears in the pedigree of many successful competition pones.



The German-bred Thoroughbred Apslau was one of the foundation sires of the German Riding Pony breed and his descendants have won over 40K Euros and include Bundeschampions, Stallion Grading Champions, a Pony Eventing Team Gold medallist and top priced auction ponies.


The 152cm German-bred Thoroughbred Apslau was one of the foundation sires of the German Riding Pony breed.  The son of the very successful Imperial Eagle and from one of the most established TB mare families, Apslau was a also a successful racehorse before he was licensed by the Weser-Ems, having passed his stallion test in 1988 at the age of 7.  Apslau's strength was in producing jumping ponies, particularly eventers, with his stallion son, Aircraft winning Pony European Eventing Championships Team Silver in 2007 and Team Gold in 2008

Photos by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography



Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

As a foal, Godrics Campeggio was Overall Champion at the 2009 SPSS In-Hand Show. He was backed as a 4 year old and then turned away until 6 weeks before the 2014 SPSS grading when he was brought back into work so he could be presented under saddle. Although he was green on the day, his ability still shone through and the judges particularly liked his conformation, canter and temperament.


After the grading, Campeggio started jumping with a 14 year old rider who developed a great partnership with him and in a year took him from his first unaffiliated rounds to confidently jumping in British Showjumping classes finishing 2015 by winning his first BS 1.10m Grand Prix class.


Assessed by a Leading International BS Coach as a potential FEI jumping pony, in 2016 Campeggio continued to compete, winning a “1.45m triple bar down and out” against top competition. He spent time Stallion AI services in 2017 for collection of frozen semen but will return to competition with a new pony rider following the 2018 stud season.



Offspring/Breeding Advice

2015 was Campeggio’s 1st season at stud & his first foals were born in 2016. One of the 2 foals (out of a Welsh Sec B mare) went for SPSS evaluation & was awarded a GOLD Premium.  In 2017, another foal gained an SPSS GOLD Premium as well as positive comments from the Oldenburg inspectors.


With proven dressage lines via his Elite European Dressage Medallist sire and strong eventing/jumping bloodlines from his dam, Campeggio is an idea choice for those looking to breed athletic and talented Sports Ponies or to "downsize" horse mares without compromising on quality. 


Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography




Wilf was bred, in 2020, by Clare Hoermann who bought his dam, Towerequine Mayqueen (Grafenstolz x Welton Crackerjack), as a foal with the aim of eventing her but sadly she was injured last year, so Clare put her in foal and chose Godrics Campeggio as she liked his athletic light frame and hoping to “downsize” a little. Photos: Clare Hoermann







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