Mare details

Name: HIGHLAND CONTESSA - Cavalier Royale x Clover Hill

Year: 2004

Color: Black

Height: 1.70


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HVL Kroona
HVL Symphony
HVL Shooting Star
HVL Top Gun


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HIGHLAND CONTESSA - Cavalier Royale x Clover Hill

Charming strong mare standing 170cm by top legends Cavalier Royale x Clover Hill.Highland Contessa's daughter HVL Symphony by Orestus won the loosejumping class at Dublin Horse Show in 2014. The same mare a year later also qualified for the 4 year old finals at Millstreet International CSI***!

“Tessa” offers yet another notable Continental/Irish pedigree as she is one of the last remaining Cavalier Royle daughters foaled in this century.What makes Contessa’s pedigree even more interesting is she is descended from Silver Sam. This Irish Draught sire was by Merrion, a former ID Stallion champion at the RDS, and his bloodlines offers an unique outcross.With a combination of Holstein, Thoroughbred and rare Irish Draught lines, Contessa is a valuable addition to the Highland View Lodge broodmare team.
Highland Contessa’s daughter HVL Symphony by Orestus won the loosejumping class at Dublin Horse Show in 2014. The same mare a year later also qualified for the 4 year old finals at Millstreet International CSI***.
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Sire: Cavalier Royale - whose most recent successful progeny include:
* Chippison - One of the top 25 combinations at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen; placed 3rd in the 2006 Dublin Grand Prix and a member of Irish Nation’s Cup teams from Barcelona to Lummen, (where Ireland were victorious). Chippson has also completed with distinction at such famous venues as Spruce Meadows, Hickstead, Falsterbo, Copenhagen, Gijon, Arrezo and Madrid.
* Cavalier Andy - finished fourth in the 7y.o Championships at Lanaken in September, the best placed of the Irish competitors. Other 2006 highlights include the 6/7y.o Championship at Balmoral Show; 6/7y.o IHB Grand Final at Iverk Show and placed second at Dublin, (ahead of the HOYS Foxhunter Championship runner-up - Jools).Contessa’s damsire - Clover Hill - was one of the most unique stallions in Irish Sport Horse history. Included within the top 15 sires in the WBFSH rankings in the 1990’s, he produced Olympic and Grand Prix calibre performers and is a highly infuential and a much sought after damsire. Several Clover Hill progeny are members of the Irish Army Equitation School team such as Nations Cup stalwart, Killossery, River Boyne and Killone Abbey. Another outstanding Clover Hill horse is Carling King ridden by Kevin Babington.
There are currently 17 Fully Approved Clover Hill sires in Ireland, including Clover Echo, (sire of Echo Beach) with more standing abroad from Switzerland to the United States.
Highland Contessa has had one beautiful filly foal so far by Kroongraaf and one by (VDL) Orestus. She is again in foal to (VDL) Orestus.