Contento’s grandfather, Casall, a Caretino-Lavall stallion, was a member of the 2012 Swedish Olympic team in London. He finished in the top 25 at the European Championships in 2013 and at the World Equestrian Games in 2014, and has won numerous Longines GCT Grand Prix. With more than 40 sons licensed for breeding and at least 44 state premium daughters, Casall is unquestionably one of the top jumper producers in the world today. His son, Connor – Contento’s sire — is a big-framed stallion with a particularly powerful back, long legs and correct feet. Known for his scopey, careful jump, Connor chalked up numerous wins in young jumper classes and won the first ever 7-year-old Jumper Championship at Elmshorn in 2013. Connor’s early crops have already yielded several state premium mares and four licensed Holsteiner sons.
Contento’s dam, Ocora, contributes the Cor de la Bryere and Capitol lines through her sire, Corrado I. At 30 years old, Corrado is the oldest active Holsteiner Verband stallion and already is considered the founder of a Holsteiner sire line of his own. He is favored for passing on his tremendous jumping ability and great sport mentality to his offspring. Contento was AHHA-approved in 2016.
Before retiring, Acorina was a tremendously successful show jumper. Coming up through the young jumper ranks with Rich Fellers, Acorina was ridden to numerous Grand Prix victories by Will Simpson. Her record is not surprising given that Acorina was sired by Acorado. Acorado scored perfect “10’s” in jumping at his initial approvals where he was Champion. He then won his 100-day test in Germany with an astonishing 149 in jumping and 127 in dressage, ranking him among the world’s best. The following year, Acorado went on to win the Bundeschampionade as a five year old and later placed in the top five in the 6-Year-Old Championship. Although he died unexpectedly at the age of seven, Acorado remains one of the best jumper producers in the history of the sport.