DAM: Jer’s Princess
(by Killer Jer)
Stony Brook Farm
PLACE OF BIRTH: NH, USA
Cortez is a 7-year-old American-bred Sport Horse who was bred specifically for Eventing. His sire, Contango, an Oldenburg Stallion by Contender, has produced dozens of Grand Prix horses for dressage and show jumping including 2 time Olympic dressage horse Ravel. His dam, Jer’s Princess, descends from Princequillo who is known as the best long distance runner in American Thoroughbred racing history.
Cortez is 73% Thoroughbred giving him the stamina and speed for cross country and 27% Warmblood giving him extremely nice movement in the dressage. He is moving up the levels quickly and is proving to be quite competitive at his young age.
At the 2014 Millbrook Horse Trials, he won the dressage with a score of 24.6 finishing 2nd overall in his Open Intermediate division. At his first CCI2* in the fall of 2014 at Fair Hill International he was 3rd after dressage with a score of 43 in a division of 111 horse and rider combinations finishing 8th overall.
During the fall of 2015 Cortez successfully moved up to Advanced at the Five Points Horse Trials and then did his second Advanced at Plantation Field International. This horse has an exciting and promising future ahead of him!
Photo credits from 2014 Fair Hill International
Shannon Brinkman, Amy Dragoo and Anthony Trollop
Plantation Field International 2015
Photo Credits Cindy Lawler