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KWPN Approved, Preferent

Registered Name Contango
Registration # 88.8571 Stb
Birthdate April 30, 1988
Color and Markings Brown; star, snip, socks LF and both hind
Height 17h, 173cm
Breeding Fee $500 per breeding dose
Specific Terms, Fees, and Conditions Frozen semen sold by the dose only, no contract. Discounts available for multiple dose purchases.
Semen Available Fresh: No; Frozen: Yes
Semen Quality
Excellent quality frozen semen- all PTM is 30% or greater
EVA Test Sero-positive, semen positive
WFFS Tested 2018 N/N (non-carrier)
Breeder E. Wichmann, Germany

Profile Updated: 2024


Iron Spring Farm, Inc.



Iron Spring Farm, Inc. 75 Old Stottsville Road Coatesville, PA 19320 610-383-4717 (8AM-5PM EST 610-857-9106 Fax Contango Profile

KWPN Breeding Designation

Approved, Preferent

  • 2007: Deceased
  • 2006: Preferent
  • 2002: Keur
  • 1991: Winner Stallion Performance Test Medingen with top positions in both jumping and dressage: W 7, T 8, G 8, RT 8, J 9, FJ 8, C 9

Sports Results


  • 2018 and 2019 2nd place USEF Leading Sire of Dressage Horses
  • 2009: Ranked 2nd in USEF Dressage Sires of 2009
  • 2005: 11th USEF Dressage Sires
  • 2004: 2nd USEF Dressage Sires
  • 2003: Ranked 2nd USEF Dressage Sires, leading USA based
  • 1996 – 2000: Successful career at Grand Prix Dressage with 29 wins. Was the USDF/ABIG Region 1 Champion at GP, earned various USDF Year-End Sport Awards.
  • 1991: Successfully competed Prix St. Georges.

No Results.

Offspring Sports Results

  • 2023- 25 offspring competing in USEF recognized dressage shows and 7 at FEI levels.
  • 2022: Faberge Blue GAIG Region 1 GP MFS Champion, Dontango winning 4th level, Walando winning Grand Prix, Victor DG winning Prix St. Georges, Imperiale winning Developing PSG.
  • 2020: FEI offspring Alcazar (GP), Aphrodite (I1) Diamond (PSG), Django (GP), Faberge Blue (GP), Fotogenic (PSG), Fyodor (PSG), Go Tango (I1), Walando (GP). Jumpers: Armando 1.30m, GQ 2nd place $30,000 Grand Prix of Princeton and 1st place Princeton Classic GP
  • 2013: Sjapoer Indiv Gold & Team Silver NAJYRC, winner Fiona Baan trophy, 1st YR team/ind Festival of Champions. Citation-ISF 1st FEI 6-YO Devon. Tennyson ISF & Unika winning GP. Many others showing dressage, hunters and jumpers.
  • 2012: Ravel in London Olympics, 1st GPS Del Mar. Citation 3rd DG Bar Cup Top Fives, ave % – 72.258 L1 & 73.6 Young Horse. Hyacinth ISF 1st prem.
  • 2011: Ravel 2011 Adequan/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year, winner World Masters Grand Prix and Freestyle, Del Mar National CDI*** Grand Prix. Casanova CF Champion 2011 IJF Midwest Regionals. Citation ISF # 1 DG Bar Cup 4-Yr Olds.
  • 2009:  Showing Grand Prix dressage New Tango, Octango and Royal Tango. Additional dressage competitors are Aewen-Evenstar, Caballero 37, Nautica, Navarone, Nils,  Olivia Can Tango, Opus, Irisis, Paris, Rapidan, Rapture, Resolution, Rhumba, Royal Tango, Samson, Savoirfaire, Shamrock Farms Montango, Tennyson-ISF, Unika, Windsor, Winston ISF, Zephyr-ISF and Zivona-ISF.
  • 2008: KWPN-NA Top Fives: Daytona ISF 1st Dressage Foals; Contessa 1st Dressage Yearlings; Avanti ISF 1st Dressage Geldings, 4th DG Bar Cup for 3-Yr Olds; Apalto 4th Dressage Geldings; Ambrosia ISF 3rd Dressage Mares. Wencenza: 9th 2008 Young Horse Dressage Champs. Ravel: winner 2008 Olympic Dressage Trials with all scores over 75%, 4th 2008 Individual Dressage. Montango: winner PSG and I1 with scores above 70%, Res Ch USEF Nat’l Int-1 Champ. Oslo: Dressage Canada 2008 Nat’l Youth Champ and FEI YR Champ.
  • 2007: Apalto # 2 two-yr-old Dressage. Zingarella # 3 & Zivona ISF # 3 tie Jumper mares. Wencenza # 3 Dressage IBOP and DG Bar 4-yr- olds. Vivacious # 4 ISF Cup 5-yr-olds. Winston ISF 1st Tr2, 4th Tr4,USDF/GAIG Reg 1 Finals; 1st Tr2, Tr3, Tr5 GSC-BLM Champ. Zivona ISF 4th Tr3 & Tr4 USDF/GAIG Reg 1 Finals; 1st Tr2, 6th Tr4 GSC-BLM Champ.
  • 2006: KWPN Top Ten – Borsalino tied 10th foals; Allie tied 3rd Yearlings; Zabaco & Zipcode AF tied 4th 2-Yr old Colts; Wencenza tied 2nd Mares/Conf, 4th Mares/Move, 2nd DGB Cup 3-yr Olds.
  • 2004: WPN 7-1st prem foals, ster gelding & mare, keur mare. Uriah ISF 1st jumping Geld/Stal. Tahiti 1st IBOP-jumping, 6th DGB Cup 3/4 Yr Olds; 6th L4 jumpers HITS. Tibet 7th L3 jumpers HITS on Hudson.
  • 2003: Persimmon-ISF USDF L3 HOY, Res Ch FEI 6 Yr Old Nat’l Champs, selected for FEI Yng Horse Ch.
  • 2002: Carousel won $65,000 Spruce Meadows Sun Life Financial GP. WPN Top Ten Foals: Varsity ISF, Vitamorkus, Mares/Geldings: Santini. Persimmon ISF Res Ch Mares DAD; Res Ch Mares USDF East Coast Breeding Ch. Premier Ch Tr Dressage in the Park and ESDCTA, Res Ch Tr DVDTA at Fair Hill, 1st L1 BFK Fall. Nanette 1st 4-and Older Mares, Ch Mare, Ch Mature, Gr Ch and Ch U/S PVDA Sport Horse Show.
  • Gathe’s Dowendy S and Camorkus competing Grand Prix
  • 2009: Grand Prix dressage offspring include Nanou, Maverick, Madorijke, Maestro, Show Time, May Fair and Now I’m Here. Grand Prix show jumping offspring Maroon, Minneavera, Newton, Nada Penny, Nouvelle, Vereist Maranci, Mompty and Carousel.
  • 2007-2008: 3rd KWPN Dressage Index (stallions w/ offspr. 10&Oldr, 178 (90%). Jumping index 116 (87%).
  • 2006: 6th KWPN Dressage index 167 (89% rel), jumping index 123 (86%)
  • 2005: N.A. born son Citango approved KWPN and NRPS
  • 2004: Nouvelle and Lumin GP jumping
  • 2003: Nouvelle GP jumping. Madorijke, Maverick, Broere Maroon GP dressage, Nanou at I1.
  • 2002: Madorijke, Maverick and Maestro competing PSG. Verelst Maranci 4th Eurocommerce Derby.
  • Sons selected for Stallion Shows. Pavo Cup finals offspring include Maestro, Beekdals Maverick, New Tango, Nifango, Nanou.
  • 2010: Ravel Individual Bronze GP Special and Freestyle, World Equestrian Games.
  • 2009: Ravel Champ GP, Special & Freestyle, CHIO Aachen; Champ GP Special & Freestyle, World Cup. Ranked fifth on the WBFSH Rankings for Dressage.
  • 2001: Broere Newton and Maroon placed at Young Jumper Championships in Lanaken (BEL)