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SA Warmblood Stallion of the Year &
top performers


Stallion of
the Year



LISSABON Lordanos / Sion / Contender / Grannus. Born 1999 - Bay - 1,70m

Was imported to South Africa in 2007 by Ian Callendar Easby of Callaho stud.

Although already licensed in Oldenburg, in those days stallions had to represent to our inspection panel here. The licensing was held at Cellehof stud in 2010. He made a considerable impression on the Warmblood Inspectors and received the highest Premium status yet given to a stallion in South Africa.

What they saw was a horse that showed strong rideable. He had a willingness to perform. His technique at the jump displayed an eye catching bascule. His paces were very good with hind leg action that moved correctly under his body. Noble with respect to neck set and appearance, naturally uphill; he had a near faultless exterior.

At the same time that Lissabon was heading for South Africa, his similarly coloured son Lissaro (dams sire Macho AA), appeared at the Verden Licensing and was awarded “premium jumper stallion“. However the multi discipline inheritance that came from Lissabon saw Lissaro initially bought as a jumper by the Belgian based Van De Helle stud, later produced with great success, for dressage back in Germany. Lissabon’s talents were only just being rec-ognized as he reached South Africa. By 2010 the German FN standings, Lissabon made the top 1% of jumping stallions, in 23rd place with a breeding value of 154, which at that time, ranked him higher than such jumping greats as Galoubet, Caretino, Indoctro, Contender and For Pleasure.

In Germany he competed in jumping classes. Back here, he progressed to 1m50 jumping under Mandy Johnson and this included two Derby outings. Once retired he took a turn at showing. In 2017 he won the SAWHS Grand Champion Warmblood In Hand and we went on to take the overall Supreme Breed Horse title for that year.

Callaho stud have bred progeny now at the top of their respective careers showing that he produces ex-ceptionally well in both disciplines. Therefore we are happy to name him SAWHS Stallion of the Year 2021

Top performing Lissabon progeny for 2021

SHOWJUMPING: CALLAHO LE CADEAU ridden & owned by Desiree Davidson, Sponsor: Regensis Vet Sire: Lissabon Dam: Wellingan (Heartbreaker/ Indoctro/ Rami-ro

Bought on the Callaho Auction in 2014 without having ridden him, they have come up the ranks together to really hit the big time this year. Their first 1m50 competition was the at the Easter Festival Qualifier where they placed 4th. They had a 5th at the Stok-kiesdraai SA Championship in August. Derby loomed but they rose to the occasion and placed 2nd on their first outing around the demanding track on the final day. But that was not enough. They finished the year with a 1st place at the Reonet FEI World Cup Quali-fier at KPC in November

SHOWJUMPING: CALLAHO LEXINGTON ridden & owned by Jeanne Korber, Sponsor: Style Fragrances Sire: Lissabon Dam: Callaho Fiorella (For Joy/ Raphael/ Watzman)

This could not be a sweeter story. The dam Callaho Fiorella was produced by Jeanne all the way to 1m50 classes where her amazing jump and extrava-gant hind action garnered them many prizes. Today Jeanne is riding Fiorella’s son. They entered the 1m50 classes at the end of 2020 and are currently lying 12 in the SA Showjumping rankings. Lissabon is proving a versatile stallion with both successful dressage and show jumping progeny

DRESSAGE: CALLAHO LINCOLN ridden & owned by Dawn Newman, Sponsor: Kuda Insurance Sire: Lissabon Dam: Rosen girl (Rotspon/ Matcho aa/ World Cup)

Dawn Newman on her heart horse delivered a hat trick this year. Lincoln achieved a rare triple crown for dres-sage in the Western Cape. He started of by winning the Dressage SA Challenge. Then he won the Small Tour Individual Championship and completed an stellar year with the Small Tour Freestyle Championship with a score of 70%.

DRESSAGE: CALLAHO LIANDRO ridden & owned by Luzaan Slabbert Sponsor: Sire: Lissabon Dam: Sabrina (Sandreo/ Dageraad/ Epilot)

Another triple crown winner from the Western Cape was Callaho Llandro. He and Luzaan won 3 major titles, The WC DSA Challenge , WC Medium Champion-shipo and the WC Free Style Medium Championship. She says she is excited to upgrade him to Advanced next year and she is blessed to own a horse like him.

EVENTING: CALLAHO LISANDOR   owned & ridden by Claudia Cloete  3* Eventing
Sire: Lissabon   Dam: Loni Hann(Landor S/ Compliment/ Gluecksplit)  

Claudia says Lisandor is an all rounder, brave in the country, a careful jumper and very forgiving of his rider. She says it is this aspect of him that has allowed her to get to 3*. She does not consider herself the best rider and Callaho Lisandor has looked after her and given her the confidence to go up the grades. Quite new at 3*, they did very well in 2* in 2019. He won both the Gauteng and KZN Championships

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