Laurin is out of the maternal line 104a, one of the most prominent lines in the world. Laurin's sister, Landliebe placed in GP showjumping with Karsten Huck.The grand mother of Laurin, Retina was one of the best horses ever competing at international level. She won the Derby in Hamburg twice, first time as a 7 year-old. Retina is the mother of: Capitano (father of Capitol, one of the world's leading stallions), Marathon (Maximus) GP showjumper and Germania II. Germania is the mother of the international showjumper and breeding stallion Landego (Landgraf).Offspring of Laurins sisters and their daughters has so far given 11 GP horses (2004). The following have been competing international: Sir-S (dressage), Corlanda (showjumping), Corland (showjumping) and Landetto (showjumping).Laurin has one approved son: Sandstone Laurin (Holland & USA) and has a promising 2006 grey colt WSF Oslo (Watefall Stud Farm, Ireland), and another 2005 grey colt Nureyev (Bollerod Stutteri, Norway).
Contender is proving to be one of the most influential sons of Calypso II. Contender is out of the Ramiro daughter, Gofine who was in turn by the great Thoroughbred sire, Ladykiller.Contender won the 1987 Adelheidsdorf stallion performance test with a jumping index of 146.62. He went on to be the 1-b main premium vice-champion in Oldenburg on the basis of his excellent first foal crop. Contender has dominated German breeding values for many years & continues to produce exciting young stallions. As of 2006, in Holstein, Oldenburg, Hannover and Rhineland, Contender has produced 782 registered mares, 498 successful offspring in the sport. He is now one of the most sought after stallions in Germany today. Contender was ranked third in the list of the world's best show jumping sires in 2004.