Laura Kraut and Cedric, a 1998 Holsteiner gelding (Chambertin 3-Cortina, Carolus LL) were one of the most dynamic and successful show jumping combinations in American history. Cedric made his FEI debut in 2006 as an 8-year- old, and his partnership with Kraut was nothing short of incredible. Kraut and Cedric were key members of the United States show jumping team that claimed the gold medal in 2008 at the summer Olympics in Beijing.
He was also one of the nation’s leading money winners, amassed well over $2 million in prize money won and, in major competitions of $100,000 or more, produced 81 clear and 45 double-clear rounds. In 2010, Cedric was named The Chronicle of the Horse’s Show Jumping Horse of the Year.
Laura believes he was one of the "best athletes in the world and a horse of a lifetime". Cedric was retired from competition in March 2017.