CONNOR x CONTENDER x LORD HOLSTEIN DE 421000160711, 1.69m, bay, 2011 Breeder: Christiane Mohr, Wöhrden
Connect was one of the most appealing stallions of the Holstein approvals 2013. With his elegant exterior marked by TB, he was one of the crowd’s favorites. This son of Connor was not only the best jumper of his year but showed thereby also very appealing movements. In particular, the balance and strength of the gallop is remarkable.
Sire Connor is like the well-known Chellano Z bred from the direct dam line of Corrado I. He is a son of the acclaimed Casall out of the regional priced mare by the legendary Cor de la Bryère. In the pedigree of Connect, we successively find the Holsteiner stallions Contender and Lord. Out of this famous dam line (stamm 2067) come many 1.60m successful international jumpers.
After his impressive performance at the Holsteiner stallion approvals, Connect has completed his performance test in Germany and Holland. Connect, a modern bloodtype stallion stood out in both of these ability tests, receiving high scores for his jumping and movement skills. At the ability test in Schlieckau (GER). Connect received a stunning 9,75 score for jumping talent, the highest score of all stallions that participated. His first foals show very appealing models combined with extraordinary movement skills. With rider Caroline Müller in the saddle Connect has already achieved his first international successes.
Ridden by Giampiero Garofalo the Dutch bred eight-year-old Festinov
(Ustinov x Hors La Loi II) achieved this weekend another good international
result. In the two-phase 1.40m class at CSI2* Opglabbeek they were the
second-best pair. In november they won at this level during CSI2* Lier.
Festinov was bred by the Vos family from Rouveen (the Netherlands).