Sire: CONTIFAX had a long, successful show jumping career in Europe at the international level including a World Cup victory. In Europe, he was approved for breeding by the Oldenburg Verband and Westphalia. Contifax is by the famous CONTENDER and out of a dam by RITUAL. CONTENDER became completely convincing as a sire at the 2006 Holsteiner approvals with five approved sons. Ritual comes from the famous 776 mare line, with RAMIRO as Sire of the Century. Upon arrival in North America, Contifax proved his versatility and rideability, quickly taking top honours in the hunter ring. 2015 was a winning season for Contifax as Champion of multiple Canadian Hunter Derby Series events including the $15,000 RMSJ Hunter Derby. He finished as both Canadian Hunter Derby Series Western Canadian Champion, Canadian National Regular Season Champion, and Jump Alberta's Hunter Horse of the Year.
Dam: CORDARONE-HOUSSOIT Z (aka Talula) was a strong competitor in Europe and North America. She is of the Zangersheide registry with breeding approval prior to importation. Upon arrival from Europe, she went on to produce a sport record all over North America. Her bloodlines of CARTHAGO Z x DARCO make up the who’s who in show jumping sport history.
Notes: CATHAL descends from the most powerful performing lineage in the world. His parents both have excellent sport records in their own right, let alone the international sport results of grandparents CONTENDER, CARTHAGO, DARCO and RAMIRO. Cathal exudes athleticism. Just watch for his amazing over-track in all gaits, foreshadowing superior range and scope. Cathal is the perfect future partner for the ambitious competitor.