Goodbye Codex One (photo: Lafrentz)



Codex One was retired from sport in Hamburg.

At the Hamburg Derby, Codex One by Contendro/Glückspilz (breeder: Wilhelm Berghorn, Stolzenau) was bid farewell to sport. With Germany's Christian Ahlmann, the bay stallion was one of the most successful show jumpers of recent years. "He is the most talented horse I have ever ridden. He is an absolutely exceptional horse", said his rider and saddled the stallion one last time in front of a large audience.


The career of the stallion, born in 2002, began at the Verden licensing. After his licensing he was sold to a breeding and training stable. In 2006, Codex One again entered the Verden auction stage and found a new owner at the elite auction for a top price. Karl Brocks climbed into Codex One's saddle and celebrated the silver medal at the Bundeschampionat of five-year-old show jumpers. At the age of six he came second in the Hannoveraner Championships and travelled again to Warendorf. In 2010, Codex One won his first Grand Prix in Spangenberg/GER, which was to be followed by so many great successes. In 2011 the stallion found his champion rider with Christian Ahlmann, in 2012 he already took part in the Olympic Games in London/GBR. In 2013, they won team silver at the European Championships in Herning/DEN. They celebrated their greatest successes with victories in the World Cup show jumping competition in Stuttgart/GER 2015 and the Grand Prix of Berlin/GER (2017), Neumünster/GER (2016), Basel/SUI (2016), Aachen/GER (2014), Valkenswaard/NED (2014) and Frankfurt/GER (2011). Codex One was also successful in Hamburg/GER, winning the highly endowed Grand Prix in the Derby Park six years ago. 


Codex One was not only top in sport, his semen was available at the Celle State Stud. His son Courious George matured to world class with Laura Kraut from the USA.