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            Stallion :  Contender





Contender is proving to be one of the most influential sons of Calypso II . Calypso II was an advanced level show jumper with Michael Ruping before retiring to stud where he sired a number of quality show jumping horses. He also sired a number of top grade dressage competitors.

Contender was bred by Niko Detlef , Westfehmarn , Contender is out of Gofine who's grand sire was the late Ladykiller xx .  Gofine produced several top show jumpers including the international performing horse Ulina .


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    Contender like many other class stallions before him  won  the Adelheidsdorf Stallion Performance Test in 1987. He went on to become the 1 - b main premium vice - champion in Oldenburg on the basis of his first crop of foals, before moving to Holstein after 3 years. At this point his first foals were starting their International Careers.

Contender is the sire of over 40 approved stallions and equally 40 national premium mares. He has dominated German Breeding values for many years now and continues to produce exciting young stallions from which our own gelding Greenacres Captain Z is descended.

Contender's influence spreads through Germany mainly through his two sons Cordobes I and II . They were aquired by the Westphalian stud at Warendorf.

Cordobes I was the winner of his performance test in 1998 . His jumping score of 142.29 nearly matched that of his famous sire Contender which stood at 146.62 !




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