Contenda HanoverianContenda – The Ultimate Dual Purpose Sire

Contenda was purchased as an unbroken 2 year old in Germany from the highly respected breeder Heinrich Tamm by Justine Donohoe of Wimborne Park Stud.

Contenda is from the first foal crop of the 2001 Adelheidsdorf Stallion Performance Test winner, Contendro 1. Contendro 1 is by one of the worlds leading showjump makers, Contender. Contendro 1 is a highly sort after sire who is known to reliably produce very versatile progeny of the highest quality. His progeny can be found competing successfully at the highest levels in showjumping, eventing and dressage. So far Contendro 1 has over 30 licensed sons. Both Contendro 1 and his sire Contender are ranked in the best 1 % of breeding stallions by the German FN.

Contenda’s dam line caries the respected dressage blood of Bolero. Bolero has sired upper level dressage horses with 3 of his offspring currently in the World Breeding Federation of Sport horses Top 25. He has also sired 51 approved stallions including Brentano I and II, Beltain (sire of Bellissimo)and Buenos Aires. Bolero is 3/4 thoroughbred, presenting a refined modern riding horse influence whilst maintaining the movement of his Hanoverian ancestors. Contenda’s damline also carries the thoroughbred blood of Der Lowe, a stallion known to produce offspring with great heart and courage, who excelled in eventing and dressage.

True to his pedigree, Contenda has proven himself to be a highly versatile stallion with wins in official dressage, eventing and showjumping competition. As a result of this versatility Contenda has campaigned with great success to 2* level eventing with firstly Chris Burton and then Shane Rose. According to Shane Rose, Contenda has “the ability to go for 4* level and beyond”. Due to injury Contenda was forced to retire in 2015 just as he was ready to embark on 3* competition.

As a sire, Contenda is a highly fertile and prepotent stallion who offers breeders the rare combination of 3 excellent dressage quality paces as well as outstanding jumping ability and scope plus the athleticism and bravery needed for cross country. He passes on his quiet trainable temperament as well as show horse conformation and good looks.

Contenda’s progeny are proving to be highly versatile with progeny being found competing successfully in all of the Olympic disciplines as well as winning in the show and hack ring. Contenda progeny have won and placed in Young Horse competitions plus open official classes in showjumping, eventing and dressage. Contenda progeny have won at Melbourne and Sydney Royals as well as placing in top 10 at Grand National Hack shows. World Class Eventers Shane Rose. Heath Ryan and Jock Paget all have Contenda offspring in their stables that they express high opinions of as they aim them for the elite levels of their sport.

Contenda crosses equally well with thoroughbred mares as he does with warmblood mares to produce a modern, athletic and versatile riding horse.

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Contendro 1 St. Pr. H. Contender Calypso II Cor De La Bryere
Gofine Ramiro Z
Bravo Reichsgraf Rinaldo
Ofarim Rasputin
Ballerina Bolero Black Sky XX Blast XX
Baronesse Bleep XX
St. Pr. Lexa Lugano I Der Loewe XX
St. Pr.Fliegerpost Freischaerler

Justine Donohoe


Wimborne Park Stud 8 Peebles Road, Arcadia NSW 2159
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