Top event horse Revitavet Capato (Contendro x Annabelle), a 17.1 hand 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding, was euthanized on Thursday, October 18, 2018 after shattering his pastern bone in a pasture accident.
Revitavet Capato was imported to the United States from Germany as a 4-year-old in November of 2007 by Jordan Linstedt, who owned Capato jointly with her mother, Barbara. Capato competed in his first USEA recognized event in March of 2010 at the Novice level with Jordan in the tack. At the end of the following year, Capato completed his first FEI event at Galway Downs International.
In 29 international level career starts, Capato finished in the top 10 19 times, including wins in the Twin Rivers CIC3* in 2016 and Bromont CCI3* in 2017. In those 29 starts, Capato finished with cross-country jumping penalties only three times. He and Jordan completed the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event twice, in 2015 and 2016. The pair's last full event was at the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships where they earned the title of Adequan USEA Gold Cup Advanced Final Reserve Champions.
"Capato was a horse of a lifetime and I am grateful for everything he gave me, with him the biggest goals and dreams became achievable," Jordan shared. "We believed in each other and persevered when others doubted us, Capato will forever be with me."
The USEA would like to extend our heartfelt condolences for Jordan, Barbara, and all of Capato's connections and fans.
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