At 29, Cento has left the stage forever.
The Capitol I-Caletto II-Liguster son bred by Heinrich Schoof, Büsum, used to be one of the most successful German jumping horses.
Ridden by Otto Becker, now Team Germany’s show jumping coach, Dobel’s Cento had flown the German flag at two Olympic Games: at the 2000 Sydney Olympics they were part of the gold winning German team, four years later they won team gold at Athens and just missed out on a medal individually by placing fourth. In 2003, they won the team Champion title at the Europeans. Otto Becker and Dobel’s Cento are among the very few combinations victorious in the grands prix of Aachen (2000) as well as Calgary (2003). At the 2006 Aachen World Equestrian Games, Dobel’s Cento was retired from competition in a grand ceremony having earned more than one million euros in price money.
Cento sired 37 stallion-graded sons and 289 registered mares across Germany. His sport horse offspring have earned more than one million euros so far. The grey stallion was not much used by Holsteiner breeders. His Holsteiner offspring includes a licensed son - Chepetto – and one state premium mare, 19 district premium mares, 20 studbook I (ZB I) mares and four main studbook (H) mares.