SA Warmblood 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