- An athletic and attractive stallion to refine a wide variety of mares
Typey, sympathetic and alert, expressive, light of foot and balanced;
elegant and compact from his graceful top-line and desirable uphill
- A pedigree bursting with quality and performance on both sides
Performance Tested at Class 1 Elite, he qualified for the 4, 5, 6yo and
Novice eventing Championships and qualified CCI2* (now CCI3*).
career change saw him qualifying in just a handful of outings for both
Elementary and Medium Regional Finals in competitive Open dressage
classes in his first season, and now winning at Advanced.
2018 in recognition of his achievemments in sport, he gained worldwide
breeding approval from the Trakehner Verband.
His first foal crops excelled, attracting widespread acclaim and
filling three out of four Championship slots at the Annual Trakehner
only eligible filly from his first crop achieved Premium level at her
grading in 2011, and his three year old colt Godington Utah was
approved for breeding at his stallion grading in 2012.
Contis' sire is the Premium stallion Interconti, an exceptional mover with clear influence as a refiner, who has enjoyed remarkable success with his early foal crops. Interconti's
breeding contains an extraordinary concentration of the important
performance-oriented bloodlines of the modern Trakehner breed and
represents a potent addition to any pedigree. Interconti is the last son of the great Consul,
a sire of great influence through his sons as well as his daughters,
and in both the Trakehner and the Hanoverian breeds in Germany and
internationally. Interconti's dam sire is Mahagoni, the most important Trakehner dressage sire of the last 60 years, and his dam line also produced the Bundeschampion Induc among many others.
Contis' dam, the double Premium mare Contessa, is by the elite stallion and 2006 Trakehner stallion of the year Michelangelo,
a highly significant sire graded for the Trakehner, Hanoverian,
Oldenburger, KWPN, Danish and Swedish studbooks, with progeny at
advanced level in dressage, eventing, show jumping and driving. Michelangelo
is the top Trakehner mare sire by grading marks for the fourth year
running; he produces highly rideable and elegant horses with good
temperament and outstanding paces.
Contis has proven himself to be reliable in passing on his
temperament, athleticism and elegance. Youngstock from a wide variety of mares
have had success in the showring, including a Premium-graded mare from
his first crop, Reserve Champion Part-bred 2011, and a graded
stallion, Godington Utah, who was approved for
breeding in 2012 nd completed his Performance Test with record marks in
2013. Progeny from Contis’ first crop began competing in 2012, showing
precocious talent; in 2013, a five-year-old filly had already amassed 9
eventing points in her first half-season at Novice, going on in Autumn
2014 to an impressive debut at Intermediate and CCI1* (now CCI2*). In 2015 a series
of scorching runs at Intermediate and CIC2* (now CCI3*S) saw her qualify for CCI2* (now CCI3*),
while in 2016 she was only baulked of an Intermediate win by a rider
selected for Rio.
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