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    Default Contendro

    Anyone used Contendro? Have any babies? Any showing? Know anything about his post thaw motility? So many questions! I have a Nebelhorn mare that is due Valentines Day and need to decide on a stallion, any suggestions? She is on the large side, I would say second generation refinment, and still some needed!



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    Contendro I or Contendro II?
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    Default You may want to call Jos Sevriens

    Jos Sevriens (Saumur trained, USDF certified dressage trainer, AHHA judge and former president) has represented Contendro for a while and had some fabulous babies by him. You may want to call him - I can give you his phone # and e-mail address if interested. Andras www.prairiepinesfarm.com



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    I'm using Contendro I in 2008 and I did a lot of research before making that choice. My understanding is that his post thaw motility is quite good and even more important is that he has foals here using his frozen semen.
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    My favorite subject and stallion! I have had three colts by Contendro and his semen is great, don't remember the numbers, but never had a problem with it. I had two in 2004 and one in 2006. The two 2004 colts are under saddle and both have great trainability and rideability. They are also very elastic and can jump.

    Here are a couple of pics

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...7/CASSIUS1.jpg
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ssius-9-07.jpg

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...sus10-07-4.jpg
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ensus_fix2.jpg



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    I LOVE my Contendro mare, but she was imported so I can't speak for the quality of the frozen, just the quality of the babies. She is smaller, 15.3h, and very very pretty. Also has a super jump- got 2 9's in her free jumping at her MPT in Germany. You can see her on my website under "Our Horses". Cotton Eye Jane (I know, I didn't pick the name).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyKb View Post
    My favorite subject and stallion! I have had three colts by Contendro and his semen is great, don't remember the numbers, but never had a problem with it. I had two in 2004 and one in 2006. The two 2004 colts are under saddle and both have great trainability and rideability. They are also very elastic and can jump.

    Here are a couple of pics

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...7/CASSIUS1.jpg
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ssius-9-07.jpg

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...sus10-07-4.jpg
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ensus_fix2.jpg
    Cassius is STUNNING... who is his dam? Are you still doing any breeding to Contendro I?



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    Quote Originally Posted by EquineLVR View Post
    Cassius is STUNNING... who is his dam? Are you still doing any breeding to Contendro I?
    Agreed! VERY nice boy. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buschkn View Post
    Agreed! VERY nice boy. Congrats!
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    Thanks guys!!! I had a full brother to Cassius in 2006, but loss him this year and broke my heart into a million pieces. The 2006 colt - Munchkin - was gorgeous not as much chrome as Cassius, but perfect in every way and soo athletic with outstanding gaits. I really want to breed back to him in 2008 and hopefully I can. Cassius's dam is a imported BWP mare that competed in GP jumping and has BWP, SF, and Anglo/Arab bloodlines. All I want is a filly, so hopefully the filly gods will bless me.



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    Contendro is such a beautiful stallion. I breed primarily for dressage, but when I see him and his offspring..I really think twice. There is a lady up here who breeds Hanoverians that has a LOVELY Contendro mare. I have seen a video of her after 9 days under saddle and she moves like a horse with three months under saddle. Very balanced, very smooth and a lovely mover (though I was told the dam was a good mover).

    How is the movement of his offspring in general?? Would one use him if looking to produce dressage horses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyKb View Post
    My favorite subject and stallion! I have had three colts by Contendro and his semen is great, don't remember the numbers, but never had a problem with it. I had two in 2004 and one in 2006. The two 2004 colts are under saddle and both have great trainability and rideability. They are also very elastic and can jump.

    Here are a couple of pics

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...7/CASSIUS1.jpg
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ssius-9-07.jpg

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...sus10-07-4.jpg
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ensus_fix2.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by CathyKb View Post
    Thanks guys!!! I had a full brother to Cassius in 2006, but loss him this year and broke my heart into a million pieces. The 2006 colt - Munchkin - was gorgeous not as much chrome as Cassius, but perfect in every way and soo athletic with outstanding gaits. I really want to breed back to him in 2008 and hopefully I can. Cassius's dam is a imported BWP mare that competed in GP jumping and has BWP, SF, and Anglo/Arab bloodlines. All I want is a filly, so hopefully the filly gods will bless me.
    Cathy,

    Since you are our resident expert - I have two questions - what type of mare does Contendro cross best with and what kind of temperment does he throw?



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    My colts have not had hunter movement, very nice gaits that could be dressage. I had dressage people drool over them. Needs to be bred to a big mare, Contendro seems to throw his size or smaller. My BWP mare is 16.3 and is big boned, and big bodied. Also he improved the head and bounce, elastic movement. They all had great toplines and wonderful shoulders and hips. Also the dams seem to throw their neck. The colts seem to be always so athletic and balanced and got their dam's bone size. As far as temperment, bold, curious, kind, and very smart. They were not spooky at all. I hope that helps. Again this is only my experiences with my foals.

    From what my 3 yr olds owner's say that their trainability and rideability is really special. When they are under saddle they are so focused on their job.
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    my contendro yearling is beautiful, athletic , extremely easy and WOW what a temperment... I cant what he turns into as he gets older..we are about to hit the terrible twos!!



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    The semen is very motile this year (again). I would definitely think of him for dressage, in fact, I will do an ET by him out of a Feiner Stern/Borneo mare.
    He needs longer legged, taller mares, as he doesnt add size.
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    I bred Contendroto my 17 hand Voltaire mare and then imported her. The result was "Contessa", the first foal that I have ever kept. She was inspected GOV, was premium and also the filly champion of her inspection. Her temperment is tops and she has chrome too. I just adore her - my only concern is size.....she is 16.1++ at 20 months.
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    Cathy, now I know why you love Contendro so much. Your gelding is absolutely stunning! Breeding to him again with be a sure thing, if I had a horse who looked like that guy in my barn.
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    My filly's inspection photos are on my "mares" page (since I am anxiously awaiting the day that she can be a broosmare for me!).

    LUV the Cassius photo - looks a LOT like my girl - I can only hope she turns out as pretty.
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    Every year I'm tempted to breed to Contendro... but I know one filly by him out of a Hanoverian mare that is a pony (14.2 at 4 or 5 years) and that does not give me warm and fuzzies.
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    My mare is 15.3h and definitely has, in my opinion, more of a hunter style movement than dressage, esp at the trot. She is a nice mover and very athletic with a lot of bounce in the step that you feel under saddle. Not sure what her dam was like. Super temperament and lovely head.
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