Collin L




Collin L, dark brown Holsteiner Stallion, by (Contender/ Dramaturg) born in 1997, standing approximately 16.3 hands.

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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 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.

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Contender Calypso II Cor De La Bryere
Gofine G Ramiro Z
Donna Griseldo Dramaturg Debutant
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