The year 2008 was a remarkable one for Laura Kraut and Cedric. The pair competed in the US Olympic trials held in Wellington, Florida. As Cedric was only ten years old at the time, Laura entered him in the trials for the experience, but they went on to win and earned a place on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team. In August, the pair traveled to Hong Kong where Cedric helped the USA to win the Team Gold medal. Cedric has also won four Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix, a remarkable achievement in the words of his rider Laura Kraut who believes he is one of the "best athletes in the world".
Cedric is owned by Cherry Knoll Farm of West Grove, Pennsylvania.