Approved: MSB mare Hanoverian Verband reg.
Breeder: Christine Stec, Ontario
Sire: Contucci (Caprimond/Lungau)
Dam: EM Werra (World Cup IV/Matcho AA)
Barn Name: Starfish
Sold to: Lauren Schwartzenberger, Virginia
Starfish arrived at Star Gazer Farm in August 2014. Jackie has always been a fan of Contucci so was excited to see what beautiful and talented foals this mare will produce, and she did not disappoint; Her first foal, Bellamy, was the reserve champion foal out of 12 foals at the 2016 Hanoverian inspection.
Starfish is a large framed mare with a strong broad loin and back. She is a very sweet horse who is easy to work with. Starfish and her full sister were both ridden as fox hunters by her previous owner.
Her dam, EM Werra, was by World Cup IV out of a Matcho AA mare. She was an elite mare which is the Canadian equivalent to an SPS mare in Germany. She had 12 foals, many of whom have gone on to be successful hunters and dressage horses.
World Cup IV
Starfish's sire is the famous Contucci of Hilltop Farm. Contucci won the dressage portion of his 100-Day Test with an impressive 147.11 points, earning six 9’s and overall Class I status. He then successfully showed in Germany, winning a Bundeschampionate qualifier with 9.2 out of 10 possible points. He has sired over 80 Premium offspring, annual Inspection Site Champions, numerous Elite and Premium mares, and four Licensed sons. The show ring results of Contucci’s offspring have been even more impressive. Rideability and trainability are qualities all riders appreciate. Contucci offspring have shown great success in dressage, eventing, and show hunter.
Contucci's sire was the illustrious Caprimond, who was named elite stallion in 1995 and Trakehner Stallion of the Year 1998. His most famous offspring include the late Hohenstein, the Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2002, French Grand Prix team horse Noble Dream (Marc Boblet), and double European Young Riders Champion horse Atterupgaards Cassidy (Cathrine Dufour). As of the 2016 Hanoverian Stallion Yearbook, Caprimond produced 375 competitors with winnings of €345,183. 316 dressage competitors, 35 at S level or above. His FN dressage rating is 124 (0.98) as against a jumping index of 51 (0.94). His Hanoverian dressage value is 141 and 79 for jumping, and once again, a massive 175 for type, including 198 for the head.
Starfish's damsire was World Cup IV who was full brother to the very influential World Cup I who produced 16 licensed stallions, five of whom stood at Celle: Weltmeyer, Walt Disney, Warkant, Wogenspieler and Woodstock. The sire of World Cup IV and his famous brothers was Woermann.
Starfish's 2nd damsire was Matcho AA, who was an approved Hanoverian Anglo-Arab stallion purchased by the German State Stud. He won his performance test against Hanoverian stallions. He is important as a refinement stallion, with larger-framed mares. His offspring well know for their very good temperaments and rideability, with good gaits, as well as show-jumping talent.