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Dam : Revanche 64
Sire : Contendro I
Qualified For Championship Foal Show 2009
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Sire : Contendro I
Contendro I was premium stallion at his approval in 1999 in Neumünster. In 2000 he won his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf, clearly victorious in the index for jumping with a score of 147.29. In the dressage index he ended on fourth place among the 39 stallions tested with a score of 131.09. In 2001 he placed with the best at the Holstein Riding Horse Championships and was nominated for the Bundeschampionat. Because he was so popular with mare owners, Contendro I had little time for competing but came home with a ribbon from every single show jumping test he entered. Contendro's quality as a sire brought him trademark status very early. More than 30 of his sons have been licensed so far. Captain Fire, from Contendro I's very first crop, won the 2006 Bundeschampionat in the class for five year old jumpers. Charming Boy, the 2005 Champion Stallion of the Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International (OS) approval, finished his performance test in 2006 in Neustadt/Dosse as Reserve Champion. Condiro also finished his performance test as Reserve Champion. Another son, Comte, ended on second place in the index for jumping at his test and Contendros Bube finished his test as Reserve Champion. Contendro's licensed son, Codex On, was knocked-down for 170,000 Euro – the highest price at the 114th Hanoverian Elite Auction. At the 2004 Holstein approval his son Colandro became the second Reserve Champion. A Contendro I daughter called Con Pleasure was the celebrated 2005 OS Champion Mare and in the following year, her foal by Solitair sold at the 5th OS Elite Foal Auction in Vechta for a top price of 40,000 Euro. In 2006, Contendro I's daughters dominated the free jumping competitions in Verden: Cascada, Catalina and Cortina all took first place in the classes for four year olds. A Contendro I-Silvio I son took third place. A Contendro I son had his nose up front in the class for three year olds as well. In 2005, a State Premium candidate mare named Corletta won the class for three year olds. Contendro I is present nationally and internationally through his foals. Just as an example: The Westphalian Foal Championships 2006 in Milte was won by a Contendro I colt and at the Elite Foal Auction in Brabant, the Netherlands, Brainpower was knocked down for a top price of 28.000 Euro.
The Swiss Foal Championships in Avenches ended with a Contendro I daughter on second place. Contendro I youngsters have also brought high prices at the Suisse Elite Foal Auction in Frauenfeld. According to their age, Contendro's offspring place in competitions from the bottom level to the very top. His children have spread throughout the world through the auctions in Verden, Vechta and Münster-Handorf, selling to customers from all of Europe and abroad. Contendro's sire, Contender, is one of the Holsteiner Verband's most outstanding sire personalities. The life-time earnings of his off-spring such as the double European Champion, Montender/Marco Kutscher, the two-time Riders Tour winner, Checkmate, and the three-time Derby winner, Collin/Toni Hassmann have run over 3.9 million by 2006. The dam, Bravo, produced another top sire called Caretano Z (by Caretino), who became the 1997 Vice Bundeschampion as well as 1999 World Champion and is meanwhile a successful international sport horse. In 2003 Bravo presented her third licensed son, Contendro II, who became Reserve Champion at his performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 2004 and qualified for the Bundeschampionat in 2006. The granddam, Ofarim, is also the dam of a licensed stallion named Conteur (by Contender), who took fifth place in 2001 and fourth place in 2002 at the Bundeschampionat for riding horses, as well as the sport horses Rainman (by Reichsgraf; Inter I) and Condor (by Campione, a one-star advanced level jumper). Her daughter, Evita XII (by Reichsgraf) is the dam of Caballo (by Coriano), a licensed stallion successful in the US. The Holstein performance line 104 is also known for sires such as Capitano, Carneval, Celano, Chico’s Boy, Corland, Landego and many others as well as the top international horses Retina/Fritz Thiedemann, Athlet and Corlanda/both Willi Melliger/SUI and Athletico/Ludger Beerbaum.
1997 bay 16.2-hand Hanoverian
Approved for: Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Westphalian, Oldenburg and Oldenburg International
Stallion Performance Test 2001
Overall score 144.70 / 1st
Dressage score 131.09 / 4th
Jumping score 147.29 / 1st
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