EM Christiahna

(Contendro x SPS Espri x SPS Arkansas x Woermann x SPS Wotan x SPS Femor III x Alfandus I x SPS Sportanz)


Brown Imported Hanoverian Mare


Elite Foal auction 2005

Mare Performance Test and free jumping

Ahna is by Contendro out of a full sister to the Hanoverian stallion of the year 2009 Escudo I.

She comes from a pedigree of Elite mares and talented Grand Prix horses in jumping as well as dressage
You have seen her many times in Hanoverian magazines and mare/stallion catalogs.

Shows 2008

  • MPT Test Champion
  • overall 7.55
  • Rideability 7.5
  • Canter 7.5
  • Jumping Technique 8 and ability 9
  • 2nd highest Mare performance test score of all 3 yr olds tested in 2008.
  • Hanoverian jumping horse program
  • Studbook inspection overall 7
  • Head 8
  • Saddle position 8
  • Frame 8
  • Typiness & femininity 8
  • Correctness of Gaits 8
  • Neck 7
  • Foreleg 7
  • Conformation 7
  • Overall impression and development 7

Shows 2005

  • Elite Foal auction Verden Germany
  • Foal show winner

Very smart and easy under saddle. Already jumped over 5’5\ with a 4\” spread in the jump shoot. Fantastic ground covering canter. She looks and jumps like her sire Contendro. She has many months of professional training by FEI rider.

Family Tree


2011 Hannoveraner Jahrbuch Hengste

Top jumping sires  with the number one spot Contendro with 168 pts

1700 offspring , 23 licensed stallions,85 elite daughters, offspring  competing at S level  jumping and dressage.

Stallion Performance Test Champion

  • Overall 144.70  1st out of 37
  • jumping 147.29 1st
  • dressage 131.09 4th

The career of the extraordinary sire Contendro I in key words: 1999 Holstein premium stallion, winner of the 2000 stallion performance test, placed in the 2001 Holstein Riding Horse Championships and nominated for the Bundeschampionat. His heavy breeding schedule only allowed sporadic appearances at shows but when he competed, he always took home a ribbon.


His sire, Contender, is one of the world’s leading jumper-makers. His dam Bravo is also the dam of the licensed stallion Caretano Z (by Caretino) who died much too early in 2001 after a brief but highly successful career as the 1997 Vice Bundeschampion, 1999 World champion of 7-year old show jumpers and placing in the World Cup Final of Gothenberg/SWE. She also gave birth to a full sister, BB Caretana/Niklaus Schurtenberger/SUI, a highly successful international show jumper mare. In 2003, Bravo gave birth to Contendro I’s full brother Contendro II, her third licensed son, and in 2008 her fourth, the Holstein Verband stallion Cassito (by Cassiano). The granddam, Ofarim, is the dam of a licensed stallion named Conteur (by Contender) who qualified for the Nürnberg Burg Pokal. Her daughter Evita XII (by Reichsgraf) is the dam of the licensed Caballo (by Coriano), who is successful in the US.
Contendro I is one of the best advertisements for the famous Holstein performance line 104 a.

Dam: SPS Erle (Espri x SPS Athene full sister to licensed stallions Escudo I (Hanoverian stallion of the year 2009) & Escudo II, advanced level jumper Erik) Erle earned  9’s on her strong jumping talent, above average score of 7 for movement and rideability earned her a final MPT score of 7.67.For her conformation she gathered 8’s for breed/sex type, head,neck, frame, general impression and development. She has placed first in many breed shows in Germany. Her high jumping scores landed her in “The Hanoverian Jumper breeding program”.

Grand Dam: SPS Athene has an average gait score of 8.33 with an 8 for walk/canter and a 9 for her walk, jumping score of 9 with a final mare score of 7.78.


  • 5x first place
  • 2x best of show
  • 2x best of class. When bred to Espri she had Escudo I & II as well as SPS Erle.

The breeding family of Escudo I have retained  EM Christiahna’s full sister Cordy for their breeding program.


Grand sire Espri in 1995 and great grand sire Eiger I in 1999 and uncle Escudo I in 2009 have held the honored title of “Hanoverian Stallion of the year”. In Germany this is a great honor designed for stallions who have had the  biggest impact on the Hanoverian breed.


  1. 2009 Streiff Lind April 4, 2009 Brown colt by Stalypso            Sold to Sweden as a Grand Prix jumping & Stallion prospect
  2. 2011 Boadicea Lind June 13, 2011 Brown Filly By Balou du Rouet (born from ET)    Sold to hunter/jumper rider Cara of California.
  3. 2011 Balencia Lind  Aug 24, 2011 Chestnut Filly By Balou du Rouet sold to jumper rider Dennise of California

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