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Contango lg


Stud Fee 1,800.00 USD
  • Breed: Dutch Warmblood
  • Discipline: Dressage, Driving, Eventing, Hunter Jumper, Jumping
  • Registry: American Holsteiner Horse Association, International Sporthorse Registry, KWPN, NA/WPN, Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society, Oldenburg Verband
  • Export qualified: no
  • Available in: United States
  • Owner: Iron Spring Farm
  • Last Updated: Thu May 21, 2015


Foaled: April 30, 1988
Dark Bay, 17.2H
Registration #: 88.8571 - DeceasedKWPN-NAOldenburg Horse Breeder's Society
Approved by: KWPN-NA,International Sporthorse Registry,Oldenburg Horse Breeder's Society

You Will Be Remembered 1988 - 2007

Contango launched his outstanding career by being named Champion of his 100 Day Test in Germany with a score of 146 points. He earned 9's on temperament and trainability and was awarded top honors in both dressage and jumping.

During his years in competition, Contango earned over 33 first place wins at Grand Prix including Dressage at Devon CDI-W and multiple CBLM and ABIC/USDF Region 1 Championships. Contango retired from competition in 2003.

In 2006 Contango was awarded Preferent status by the KWPN stallion committee. Preferent is a predicate awarded to keur stallions that demonstrate outstanding individual qualities and exceptional offspring. They have achieved their own breeding line with approved sons. Contango was the only Preferent stallion in North America at the time of his death.

Throughout his amazing career, Contango consistently sired 1st Premium and Top Ten horses and remains one of the top dressage sires in the world. Each year we see the versatility of Contango's get in both the United States and Europe from International Grand Prix Jumpers Maverick and Nouvelle to FEI Dressage champions Ravel, Montango and Now I'm Here.

In 2007, Contango sons won Gold and Silver medals at the North American Jr. Young Riders Championship and 5 offspring placed in the KWPN-NA keuring top 5. In 2008, three Contango offspring were ranked #1 in the KWPN-NA Top 5.

He has sired 2 KWPN Approved sons, Citango and Maestro.

Contango is approved by the KWPN, the Oldenburg Verband, the American Holsteiner Horse Association and the International Sporthorse Registry and he is nominated to the International Jumper and Dressage Futurity.

Champion of Stallion Test    Stallion Test Scores  Medingen: W 7, T 8, G 8, RT 8, J 9, FJ 8, C 9  Total score 146


  • Sire of Ravel, 4th Place 2008 Olympic Games
  • Daytona ISF, #1KWPN-NA Dressage Foals, 2008
  • Contessa #1 KWPN-NA Dressage Yearlings, 2008
  • Avanti ISF, #1 KWPN-NA Dressage Geldings, 2008
  • 1991 Champion of 100 Day Test at Medigen, Germany
  • 2003 & 2004 Ranked 2nd USEF Dressage Sires, leading USA based.
  • 2006 Awarded Preferant Status by 2007 Ranked 11th Leading Dressage Sires by the USEF
  • 33 Wins at Grand Prix
  • 6 Grand Prix Championships
  • 2 Approved Sons, Citango and Maestro
  • Daughter Tahiti ISF #1 IBOP Jumper with NAWPN
  • Son Uriah ISF #1 Studbook Gelding - Jumper and Star NAWPN
  • Daughter Persimmon Awarded Sport Predicate by NAWPN
  • Grand Prix Champion ABIG/USDF Region I & CBLM Finals



  • 2013: Dressage at Devon Breed Show, 6th, 78.2, Get of Sire. 11th, score: 2957, USDF Leading Sires.
  • 2010- Ranked 14th in World for Tope Sires of Dressage Horses
  • 2009: Ranked 2nd in USEF Dressage Sires of 2009. Dressage at Devon Breed Show, 6th, Get of Sire, 78.2
  • 2007: Dressage at Devon Breed Show, 6th, Get of Sire, 71.4
  • 2005: 11th USEF Dressage Sires
  • 2004: 2nd USEF Dressage Sires
  • 2003:  Dressage at Devon Breed Show, 4th, 2nd, 10th Get of Sire
  • 1996 - 2000: Successful career at Grand Prix Dressage with 33 wins. Was the USDF/ABIG Region 1 Champion at GP, earned various USDF Year-End Sport Awards. 2003: Ranked 2nd USEF Dressage Sires, leading USA based



Offsprings’ Sport Results in Europe

  • 2013: Asther de Jeu Ridden by Edward Gal
    4th Place, 71.131, Prix St. Georges, CDI Drachten, 1st Place, 77.125, I-I Freestyle, CDI Drachten
  • 2012: Vontango Netherlands Indoor Dressage Championship, 1st Place, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle
  • 2009: Ravel  1st Place Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special, and Grand Prix Freestyle, CHIO Aachen.  Grand Prix dressage offspring include Nanou, Maverick, Madorijke, Maestro, Show Time, May Fair and Now I'm Here. Grand Prix show jumping offspring Maroon, Minneavera, Newton, Nada Penny, Nouvelle, Vereist Maranci, Mompty and Carousel.
  • 2007-2008: 3rd KWPN Dressage Index (stallions w/ offspr. 10&Oldr, 178 (90%). Jumping index 116 (87%).
  • 2006: 6th KWPN Dressage index 167 (89% rel), jumping index 123 (86%)
  • 2005: N.A. born son Citango approved KWPN and NRPS
  • 2004: Nouvelle and Lumin GP jumping
  • 2003: Nouvelle GP jumping. Madorijke, Maverick, Broere Maroon GP dressage, Nanou at I1.
  • 2002: Madorijke, Maverick and Maestro competing PSG. Verelst Maranci 4th Eurocommerce Derby.
  • Sons selected for Stallion Shows. Pavo Cup finals offspring include Maestro, Beekdals Maverick, New Tango, Nifango, Nanou.

International Offspring Sport Results

  • Ravel  Represented Team USA at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
  • 2010: Individual Bronze GP Special and Freestyle, World Equestrian Games.
  • 2009: Ravel Champ GP, Special & Freestyle, CHIO Aachen; Champ GP Special & Freestyle, World Cup. Ranked fifth on the WBFSH Rankings for Dressage.
  • 2001: Broere Newton and Maroon placed at Young Jumper Championships in Lanaken (BEL)

Offsprings’ Sport Results in North America

  • 2013: Ravel Inducted into the Roemer USDF Hall of Fame. Don Tango 1st Place, 84 points, 4th round KWPN Stallion Competition, 5-Year-Old division.
  • 2011: Ravel  Adequan/USDF Horse of the Year Grand Prix.Oslo 1st Place, Intermediare 1 CDI, 70.66%, Citation ISF KWPN-NA Top 5, DG Bar Cup for 4 Year Olds, North American Champion, KWPN-NA Keuring 1st Place, DG Bar Cup for 4 Year Old Dressage Horses,
    Dressage at Devon Breed Show 1st Place, USEF 4 year olds
  • 2010Ravel World Equestrian Games Bronze medals Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle.  New Tango 1st Place, 2 wins at Grand Prix. Caravella Bronze Medal NAJYC, Young Rider Freestyle, Silver Medal NAJYRC, Young Rider Individual
  • 2009Ravel Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Finals Champion. Showing Grand Prix dressage New Tango, Octango and Royal Tango. Montango 1st Place Intermediaire I, Festival of the Horse, 1st Place Intermediaire I, Del Mar National Dressage, 1st Place, Intermediaire I, Dressage at Flintridge. Caravella Bronze and Silver Medal NAJYRC and Gold Medal Team NAJYRC.Additional dressage competitors are Aewen-Evenstar, Caballero 37, Nautica, Navarone, Nils,  Olivia Can Tango, Opus, Irisis, Paris, Rapidan, Rapture, Resolution, Rhumba, Royal Tango, Samson, Savoirfaire, Shamrock Farms Montango, Tennyson-ISF, Unika, Windsor, Winston ISF, Zephyr-ISF and Zivona-ISF.
  • 2008: KWPN-NA Top Fives: Daytona ISF 1st Dressage Foals; Contessa 1st Dressage Yearlings; Avanti ISF 1st Dressage Geldings, 4th DG Bar Cup for 3-Yr Olds; Apalto 4th Dressage Geldings; Ambrosia ISF 3rd Dressage Mares. Wencenza: 9th 2008 Young Horse Dressage Champs. Ravel: winner 2008 Olympic Dressage Trials with all scores over 75%, 4th 2008 Individual Dressage. Montango: winner PSG and I1 with scores above 70%, Res Ch USEF Nat’l Int-1 Champ. Oslo: Dressage Canada 2008 Nat’l Youth Champ and FEI YR Champ.
  • 2007: Apalto # 2 two-yr-old Dressage. Zingarella # 3 & Zivona ISF # 3 tie Jumper mares. Wencenza # 3 Dressage IBOP and DG Bar 4-yr- olds. Vivacious # 4 ISF Cup 5-yr-olds. Winston ISF 1st Tr2, 4th Tr4,USDF/GAIG Reg 1 Finals; 1st Tr2, Tr3, Tr5 GSC-BLM Champ. Zivona ISF 4th Tr3 & Tr4 USDF/GAIG Reg 1 Finals; 1st Tr2, 6th Tr4 GSC-BLM Champ.
  • 2006: KWPN Top Ten - Borsalino tied 10th foals; Allie tied 3rd Yearlings; Zabaco & Zipcode AF tied 4th 2-Yr old Colts; Wencenza tied 2nd Mares/Conf, 4th Mares/Move, 2nd DGB Cup 3-yr Olds.
  • 2004: WPN 7-1st prem foals, ster gelding & mare, keur mare. Uriah ISF 1st jumping Geld/Stal. Tahiti 1st IBOP-jumping, 6th DGB Cup 3/4 Yr Olds; 6th L4 jumpers HITS. Tibet 7th L3 jumpers HITS on Hudson.
  • 2003: Persimmon-ISF USDF L3 HOY, Res Ch FEI 6 Yr Old Nat’l Champs, selected for FEI Yng Horse Ch.
  • 2002: Carousel won $65,000 Spruce Meadows Sun Life Financial GP. WPN Top Ten Foals: Varsity ISF, Vitamorkus, Mares/Geldings: Santini. Persimmon ISF Res Ch Mares DAD; Res Ch Mares USDF East Coast Breeding Ch. Premier Ch Tr Dressage in the Park and ESDCTA, Res Ch Tr DVDTA at Fair Hill, 1st L1 BFK Fall. Nanette 1st 4-and Older Mares, Ch Mare, Ch Mature, Gr Ch and Ch U/S PVDA Sport Horse Show. 

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