Corto is a modern horse jumper combine to a really good genetic
Corto has a very good canter, a powerful hindquarters, and a jumping style inherited from his father, casall. A very flexible back and a very good mind allow this little horse to perform as well in show jumping as in eventing, thanks to the blood of Contendro II. Corto performed in the CSI7yrs at Villamoura in 2019. With his lack of experience at the time, he quickly rose through the ranks, which showed the quality of this stallion. Corto is regularly ranked in 130/135 trials and will start bigger trials with his new rider. On the production side, corto has a very young production, he only starts covering at 6 years old or he has a very good product, Corto n has no influence on the color, it brings modernity and chic to all its products, good shoulder radius, a very good back attachment and improves technique. He does not pass on more blood to his foals, which is why we recommend crossing him with mares that have it.
Under Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Casall was one of the highest-achieving horses on the international show jumping circuit. During the past years, he reached the top 25 at all major championships, the 2012 London Olympics, the 2013 Herning Europeans, and the 2014 Caen World Equestrian Games. Herning saw him win team bronze with the Swedish team and placing 4th individually. At Caen, he took 4th place again following a more than convincing performance throughout the championship week. Since 2011, he won 10 legs of the Global Champions Tour. In 2014, he placed 2nd in the GCT’s overall standing, tied with the winner, Scott Brash, and he finished on 3rd place overall in 2015. In 2016, at 17, Casall won the Valkenswaard, Paris, and Doha legs as well as the overall standing of the Global Champions Tour.
At 18, Casall was retired from competition fit as a fiddle. And this top athlete ended his career with a bang as his farewell involved winning a Global Champions Tour leg in front of a home crowd, all his fans and the Holsteiner breeders – an amazing feat! The expert audience agreed that this could not have been scripted any better. The farewell ceremony directly after the win in front of a teary-eyed audience was again very emotional. Casall – a living legend!
Contendro II stood out at the 2003 Holsteiner licensing. Contendro II is a full sibling of the promising breeding stallion Contendro I, who made quite an impression at the stallion performance test in 2001 in Adelheidsdorf. Both are progeny of the famous stallion Contender (who also sired the famous Dutch stallion Contango), and the mare, Bravo, from the Holstein line 104a.
The genetic power of dam Bravo is underlined by her oldest approved son Caretano Z. This stallion, who died too early, won with Jos Lansink the World Championship for young horses at Lanaken at the age of 7. In the maternal line, Contendro II carries four times the blood of the highly appreciated producer of sporthorses Ramzes x.
Capability for jumping is very strong in the lines of Contendro II. This is confirmed by the series of international sporthorses from this line, among which Lemur (Peter Weinberg),Fresko (Gerd Wiltfang),Freeman (Hauke Schmidt), Lorent II (Kurt Jarasinki),Nicolette (Robert Whitaker),Corlanda (Willi Melliger),Lapaz (Emile Hendrix),Athletico (Ludger Beerbaum),Corland (Wout Jan v.d.Schans),Cajano (Hauke Luther),Celano (Rob Ehrens) en Athlet (Willi Melliger).
In 2004, Contendro II successfully completed the performance test at Adelheidsdorf. Of the 32 participants of this test, Contendro II was first in the jumping category with an index of 142.77, and he was second in the total batch with an index of 132.06.
Contendro II is currently competing successfully in the 1.45 meter classes in Russia and Eastern Europe.