Contender  is one of the most sought after Holsteiner stallions in Germany.  He has produced no less than 80 approved sons.  Many of his offspring are competing or have competed in the highest jumping levels. 

Contender was born in 1984 and passed away in 2014; his description in The Holsteiner Horse  reads:

“An important stud stallion with fantastic lines, great expression and charm. All in all a stud stallion of exceptional class: first class conformation with very well balanced paces and good rhythm, whereby he could have had a more ground covering walk and a more pronounced flank. Outstanding jumping ability, as could be expected, considering his genes, very good style and technique.”

Contender was by Calypso II, out of Gofine by Ramiro Z. 

Contender mares are rare in North America,  but KVS Sport Horses has an imported Holsteiner mare, Nastasia, by Contender. 

 Contender

Contender

Contender descendants bred at KVS out of Nastasia include:

 
 
 Contender, photo credit Horse Magazine

Contender, photo credit Horse Magazine

 Contender, photo credit Horse Magazine

Contender, photo credit Horse Magazine