Charming HW, what a boy! He is by Collin L who 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 Rastede.
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.
Charming HW's dam line goes back to Caruso. In 2002 Caruso was stallion champion as well as mature horse and reserve grand champion at the two USDF breed shows he competed in, with scores up to 82%. Caruso born April 19, 2005. Caruso was born in 1998 in Telgte, (Westfalia) and was approved by the German Westfalian Verband in 2000. He is black and stands 16.3 HH and was in training with Nicole Uphoff in Germany. He completed his 100-day testing in Ohio in August 2002.
Caruso's pedigree is an interesting combination of Holstein, Selle Francais and Westfalian bloodlines. His grandsire Calypso I, full brother to Calypso II, has more than 15 approved sons and over a 120 offspring registered as sport horses, both in dressage and jumping. So far he has a total earnings of well over 20 million Deutsch Marks. Calypso I is regarded as one of the top sires in Holstein who, as almost no other in that region, produces horses that are successful both in dressage and jumping. Campari (Dr. R. Klimke) and Champus (Alexandra Simmons-de Ridder) were both trained to Grand Prix, and Champus has over 70 wins and placings to his name in national and international competitions.
Charming HW is a sensational mover in a super fancy package, he leaves no wishes open. He is a very reliable gentleman. His airtime is spectacular and so are his extensions. His canter is very uphill, round and so much fun to sit and ride. He has a clear beat to his walk. Collection does come easy to this compact little horse. He is at 3rd level with flying changes, piaffe and passage will be his second nature. He already shows successfully at 2nd level. He is one for the big ring and international competitions, your FEI horse par excellence, the gaits, looks and brain to match for all the way up. He has an impressive free shoulder, a good motor, active hindleg and three very good and clean gaits.
Charming HW will mesmerize the judges and draw the attention to him at the show grounds and clinics, he is just really one of a kind and a true ladies horse. This young man has the looks of the cutest pony, but is definitely horse size and suitable for everybody alike. He is well behaved and fun to ride. He does not mind big machines being moved around him while he is ridden and pays only attention to his rider. In addition to being sensational all around, he is a real partner, sweet and cuddly and thrives for attention. He loads, washes and stands quiet to get tacked up. He is in daily training and learning really fast, the way he gets all in his head and can remember and show it off, he will be at the highest levels in a short time.
He works as well inside the covered arena as he does in the outside arena. After his workout, he gets to go with long reins around the barn and loves it. Charming HW is used to go in the hot walker, loves his solarium time and grooming is his favorite! He stands for the farrier, loads and bathing is fun for him too. Super uncomplicated.
This is a special horse for a special person - searching the one in a million. He is the ideal horse, good size, color and best gaits and attitude.
Buy him now and show him yourself in the Young Horse Championships, or take him to the Bundes Championships.
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