Rolando

2017 Oldenburg Gelding

Quick Details

Price Range:    Mid 5s

Breed:    Oldenburg

Sex:  Gelding

Height:   ~16.3h

DOB:   2017

Sire: Revolution (Rocky Lee x Rouletto)

Dam Sire: Contango

Training: First/Second Level

Rolando has the looks, temperament and ability we all crave in an up and coming prospect. This gelding has been started and trained carefully and been exposed to variety of environments with a focus on cross training. Rolando is schooling first and second level movements, has cross country schooled, breezed in large fields, trail ridden, exposed to cattle, and so much more. His three correct and powerful gaits will carry you up the levels in Dressage or make you a competitive eventer/jumper. His canter has suspension and shoulder freedom to remind you of his superstar sire, Revolution. Rolando's dam line is nothing short of successful and undoubtedly proven in Grand Prix Dressage and Jumping. This young gelding is ready to reach for the stars. Suitable for a Jr or AA looking for an athletic young horse or a professional wanting their next promising mount. 4 shoes, no vices, good for travel/vet/farrier. Full set of xrays available. 

About Revolution:

True to his name, Revolution is a revolution in modern dressage horse breeding. He simply transmits everything to his offspring. The best example: our Oldenburg and Danish Premium stallion, stallion performance test second Reserve Champion, Vice Regional and Hanoverian Champion, Rockabye S. From the first two crops, ten sons of Revolution were approved for breeding, including the Hanoverian Premium stallion Rom as well as our stallions Radius and Straight Hors Ramses, licensed in Denmark. Revolution's daughter Hann.Pr.A. Romy was named Champion Mare of the Herwart von der Decken show in Verden. In Denmark, Blaze von Rosing won the silver medal and Terpling's Ravena took bronze. Revoluna/Leonie Bramall/CAN, Romy, Renaissance and Roxane have performed brilliantly in young horse competitions.

In 2020, as a seven-year-old, Revolution made his debut with a win and over 77% at Prix St. Georges level. However, he was not able to expand his collection of World Championships gold and silver medals with his trainer Andreas Helgstrand/DEN as a result of the cancellation of the championships due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

A rock star. A power house”, the judges introduced their enthusiastic commentary on Revolution's performance in the final of the World Championships for five-year-old dressage horses. “For the ground-covering and powerful trot, 9.8, for the rhythmic, over-tracking and relaxed walk, 9.0, for the balanced, clearly uphill canter, 10, for the constant submission, 9.3, and for the perspective,10.0.” With a total score of 9.62, the premium stallion of the Hanoverian licensing and Champion stallion of the Danish licensing, Stallion Market top price, winner of the stallion performance test (seven times the maximum score of 10) and Danish Dressage Horse Champion (four times the maximum score of 10.0) could not be denied the 2018 World Championship crown. In 2019, Revolution again received dream scores in the World Championships final for six-year-old dressage horses (trot 10, canter 9.6, walk 9.0, rideability 8.8, perspective 9.8, total 9.44) and ceded victory by a hair's breadth. At the subsequent Danish Championships, Revolution was awarded 10 for all three paces. He won the gold medal with an overall score of 9.6.

About Contango:

Contango was a legend in his own time, both as a sire and a performance horse. Contango had a successful career as a Grand Prix show jumper in the Netherlands before switching to dressage. As a dressage horse, he won 33 Grand Prix classes, including six championships. His legacy as a sire cannot be overstated. He is the sire of dozens of grand prix jumpers and dressage horses, including Ravel, Alcazar and Caravella, along with seven Approved stallions.  

At the time of Contango’s passing, he was the only Preferent stallion in North America. This honor is awarded to the few stallions who demonstrate outstanding individual qualities and who produce exceptional get. His sons and daughters inherit their sire’s athletic ability, movement and versatility.

Son Ravel represented the U.S.A. in two Olympics, and made history with his clean sweep at CHIO Aachen in 2009, his victory in the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Dressage Finals and two medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in 2010. Son Alcazar won numerous CDI Grand Prix and represented the U.S.A. on various European tours. Daughter Caravella won a team silver medal at the Pan American Games, numerous CDI Grand Prix and represented Canada in both the WEG and the Olympics. Son Sjapoer won numerous medals at the North American Junior and Young Riders Championships.
Contango’s legacy continues. He was the # 4 USEF Dressage Sire in 2017 with 44 offspring earning USEF points, including 17 horses competing at the FEI level. Contango was ranked #3 USEF Dressage Sire in 2015 and 2016.