Available in New Zealand
Holsteiner, Dark Bay
$2750 / €1,650
Contendro I is a stallion who needs little introduction. Winner of his performance test in 2000, his demand in the breeding barn curtailed his appearances in the ring. This decision has been vindicated by the offspring he has produced. Not only is he a breeder of showjumpers, currently being 15th in the World Showjumping Breeding Rankings, he is actually number 1 in the World Eventing Rankings! In addition, Contendro I produces many talented dressage horses. It is not hard to see how he earned his place in the Groupe France Elevage breeding barn.
He offers an opportunity for breeders to improve the athleticism of their offspring whist breeding an attractive, commercial type of horse. His offspring have shown that he breeds athletes that can compete on the world stage in all disciplines.
Contendro I will suit the Australian breeders seeking to refine the heavier Warmblood mares in their broodmare band. Eventing breeders can also use this stallion to breed their next eventer.
Contendro I is a stallion that offers breeders the flexibility to market the offspring for use in different disciplines. This is a valuable attribute for the Australian market.
Dressage breeders wanting to improve the canter of their offspring should strongly consider this stallion as he will improve the uphill nature of their horses, bringing a good canter while also maintaining the big front end required for modern dressage horse.
He is the sire of the hugely successful horse Codex One ridden by Christian Ahlmann. Codex One represented Germany at 2012 Olympic Gams and won a European Team Silver Medal in 2013. In 2016 this super horse has won the Grand Prix in both Basel and Neumunster.