1984 Holsteiner Stallion
Contender is proving to be one of the most influential sons of Calypso II . Calypso II was an advanced level show jumper with Michael Ruping before retiring to stud where he sired a number of quality show jumping horses. He also sired a number of top grade dressage competitors.
Contender was bred by Niko Detlef , Westfehmarn , Contender is out of Gofine who's grand sire was the late Ladykiller xx . Gofine produced several top show jumpers including the international performing horse Ulina.