1999 Bay Oldenburg Stallion imported from Germany
Lissabon’s sire, Lordanos, has entrenched himself as one of the finest sires of showjumpers in Europe, having produced more than 23 licensed sons and scores of champions at all levels. Lissabon’s dam, Reinette, also produced Lissabon’s full brother Le Grand who was successful at International 1m60 level. Damsire Sion is a remarkable allrounder who passes on plenty of “blood” and excellent gaits. The granddam, Reinata (Contender), is full sister to the international competition mare Charisma (Markus Fuchs). This performance damline is further anchored by jumper breeding legends, Grannus and Siegesmund.
After his approval, Lissabon won both sections of his stallion performance test in Oldenburg. Trained by Heinrich Döwe, in 2003 he won 8 out of 9 classes for young riding horses, including the prestigious Damhus Cup. During his 5th and 6th year he was a serial winner up to M-level and at the Bundeschampionate Finals with Johannes Ehning he received dream scores of up to 9.3 for style. During 2006/2007 he continued his stellar career with Jens Baackmann, crowning 2007 with a victory in Vechta in the youngster tour at 1.5m.
Lissabon’s short breeding record in Germany is equally remarkable. In addition to multiple champion foals and state premium mares, he produced six licensed sons of which Lissacor (Westphalia) and Lissaro van der Helle (Hannover) were awarded Premium. Lissaro went on to win the German Championships for 3 year old Riding Horses in 2008 and the 4 year Dressage Championship a year later. In 2010 Lissaro rewrote history by winning his third consecutive gold medal at the Bundeschampionate as well as being runner-up at the World Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden. In August 2009, at the Hannoverian auction for riding horses in Verden, another son of Lissabon, Let’s Go HRH, was sold to Rolf Göran-Bengtsson for an auction record price of €130 000. Statistics of The German National Federation(FN), drawn from show and competition results during 2009 and again in 2010, perfectly illustrate Lissabon’s breeding prowess. Placed well within the top 1% of Jumper Sires and top 5% of Dressage Sires, he was rated as best dual-purpose sire of Warmblood Horses in all of Germany.
Here in South Africa, after having served his eleventh consecutive breeding season with scores of progeny now moving through the open jumping classes, this magnificent stallion has proven himself, beyond any shadow of a doubt, to be a sire of Warmblood sport-horses in a class of his very own.