Collin L, dark brown Holsteiner
Stallion, by (Contender/
Dramaturg) born in 1997, standing
Although Collin L was not shown often in 2005, he took home
top ribbons in one- star advanced level jumping after winning series of
elementary and medium level (including category A) jumping tests the two
preceding years. In 2002 he completed the requirements for his own performance
record by qualifying for the Bundeschampionat.
In 2003 he had show jumping successes up to intermediate A class.
He absolved an outstanding 30 Day Test in 2000 with a final score of 8.23
points, with equally good scores in the basic gaits, receiving the highest score
of all his fellow contestants, “9.5” for showjumping.
Four sons were Approved from his first two foal crops, including Gestüt Ligges'
own Camirez L (2004 Performance Test Winner, Winner of the 2005 Westphalian
Championships in the class for 4yo jumpers) and in Münster-Handorf, Contract,
who will be stationed at the State Stud in Moritzburg. Collin L has also sired
State Premium mares and high priced auction horses. His off-spring, who have
proven to be extremely rideable and willing to perform, have won and placed in
tests for young jumpers and riding horses.
The Sire, Contender, won the 1987 Stallion Performance Test at Adelheidsdorf
with the jumping score of 146.62. He was later named Reserve Champion Main
Premium Stallion of Oldenburg based on the extremely high quality of his first
crop of foals. Contender stood at stud in Oldenburg for 3 years, and thereafter
stood in Holstein. Contender is one of the most sought after jumping sires in
Germany, having, in Hannover, Oldenburg, and Rheinland alone, produced 498
successful registered performance horses, nearly 80 Licensed sons, and 782
registered daughters, almost 60 have been State Premium mares, including the
great mare Riconda, who, in 1993, was awarded Champion of the Elite Mare Show at
From Contender's first foal crop came the international jumping horses Maria
Callas (Ben Schröder), Niko (Geoff Billington), and Copa D’oro (Yves
Houtackers), as well as the eventer Chicoletto (Herbert Blöcker). Marco
Kutscher is currently riding 3 Licensed Contender sons in international
showjumping, these being Contreo, Conterno Grande and Montender, who was a
Bronze Medallist at the Athens Olympic Games, German Champion in 2003, and
European Champion in 2005. Checkmate competed at the European Championships
under Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, and the pair also won on the Rider's Tour.
Collin L, won the German Showjumping Derby ridden by Toni Hassmann. And, Controe
(Contender X Aloube Z) has on two occasions taken 2ndplace in Major classes at
CSI’s at Amsterdam and Stockholm.
The 2004 World Champion Sire, Con Spirito R (Contender x Caletto I) has competed
successfully under Theo Muff, and is now standing at the Ruetimann Stud in
Switzerland. Other successful Contender sons include, as well as Contendro I,
Camiros (1994 Licensing Champion), Contango (Performance Test Champion at
Oldenburg, later exported to the US), Cantos (Contender x Goodtimes), Chellano Z
(Contender x Cor De La Bryere), Koriander (Contender x moltke I), Canabis Z
(Contender x Silvester), Clinton (Contender x Maikoenig), Continue, Concetto,
Caius, Coleo, Calvador, Concerto I and II, and Cordobes I and II, who were
purchased by Warendorf, the State Stud of Westphalia. Cordobes I was Winner of
the 1998 Stallion Performance Test with an overall score of 146.29. In 2004,
Contender was ranked 3rd in the World Showjumping Sire Rankings.
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