- Sire: Contender,
- Dam: Adisa III,
- Dam Sire: Kronprinz,
- Foaled: April 30, 1988
- Color: Dark Bay
- Height: 17.2 H
- Reg #88.8571 - Deceased
- Approved by: KWPN, Oldenburg Horse Breeder's Society
You Will Be Remembered 1988-2007
Contango was a legend in his own time, both as a sire and a performance horse, and his legacy continues. He was #3 USEF Dressage Sire in 2015 and 2016 with 14 offspring competing at the FEI level in the United States.
He began his career as the champion of his 100-day test in Medingen in 1991 with a score of 146.89. He won both the dressage and jumping portions to claim the championship, and finished with one of the highest overall scores of all time.
Contango had a successful career as a show jumper in the Netherlands before switching to dressage. As a dressage horse, he won 33 Grand Prix classes, including six championships.
At the time of his passing, he was the only Preferent stallion in North America. This honor is awarded to the few stallions that demonstrate outstanding individual qualities and produce exceptional get. Contango has become well known for offspring competing both in Grand Prix dressage and show jumping.
His sons and daughters inherit their sire’s athletic ability, movement and versatility. Son Ravel made history with his clean sweep at CHIO Aachen and his victory in the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Finals.
Contango has produced dozens of Grand Prix horses for dressage and jumping. They are recognized for their exceptional character and work ethic. As athletes they have powerful movement and active hind ends—ideal for jumping and dressage.
- Dressage at Devon Winner Grand Prix
- ABIG/USDF Region I Finals Champion Grand Prix
- CBLM Finals Champion Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle
- 33 Grand Prix wins
- 6 Grand Prix Championships
- 1991 Champion of 100-Day Test at Medigen, Germany