La Bamba NZPH

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Vendor Information: New Zealand Performance Horses (NZPH) is based in Hawkes Bay, NZ and is owned by David & Bridget Kirk. The NZPH brand was established in 1995 and has grown to be one of the countries most successful and prominent sport horse studs.


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Item condition: New

Auction expired without reaching reserve price

Product Description

D.O.B: 2020

EMH: 16.3hh

Sire: Contendro I

Dam: High Tune NZPH

Gender: Colt

Colour: Light Bay


La Bamba NZPH is a lovely foal full of spunk and presence.

Featuring absolute world-class bloodlines, suitable for both showjumping and eventing La Bamba has a promising future ahead. This upstanding foal shows elevated movement, a great mind and is a beautiful type. He has correct conformation and a beautiful head, La Bamba will undoubtably develop into a stunning young horse.



Contendro I needs no introduction. He is the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 World #1 Eventing Sire and World #25 Jumping Sire! He is also the only sire in the world in the top 20 of the CSO and Eventing rankings, with also some international winners in Dressage.

Contendro I’s sire, the legendary Contender, is one of the world’s leading jumping sires. His notable offspring include the likes of Montender (Marco Kucher), individual European gold medalist 2005; Checkmate (Meredith Michaels Beerbaum), team gold WEG Kentucky 2010; and Carlo (Nick Skelton), individual European bronze medalist 2010. He can also be found in the pedigrees of the top stallions Chellano Z and Balou du Rouet.

Contendro’s first dam, Bravo, is also the dam of the licensed stallions, Caretano Z (by Caretino), 1997 Reserve Bundeschampion, 1999 World Champion of 7-year old show jumpers, and a World Cup Finalist in Gothenburg, Sweden, and of Contendro I’s full brothers Contendro II and Cassito (by Cassiano). She also gave birth to Contendro’s full sister, BB Caretana, ridden by Niklaus Schurtenberger of Switzerland, a highly successful international show jumping mare.


CLICK HERE to learn more about Contendro.


Dam Lines:

La Bamba’s dam line is a who’s who of international showjumping super sires. His dam High Tune NZPH is sire by the legendary Kannan –

“The real quality resists at time: Kannan is the only stallion in the world to be among the top 20 winners in the WBFSH rankings without interruption in ten years. The strength, respect and mind that he transmits explain the global reputation of his products and always make him one of the most requested sire in the world.”

His dam’s dam, Tune to Blues NZPH is by Mr Blue, a legacy in sport horse breeding. Mr Blue enjoyed an extremely successful jumping career being a winning Nations Cup and World Cup mount and was also selected for the Atlanta Olympic Games. However his real success began when he was purchased by GFE and began his stud career. His offspring have proven to be remarkable, producing a range of top level show jumper’s and Grand Prix winner; Plot Blue who carried Marcus Ehning to victory in the 2010 World Cup final in Geneva is perhaps the most successful. His breeding legacy is also being continued through his offspring, such as Zirocco Blue VDL who is following in his father’s footsteps as a world class show jumper and sire.


CLICK HERE to view a full five generation pedigree.

A basic examination of all 12 horses in the NZPH Auction was conducted by Vet Services Hawkes Bay on the 6th January, 2021.

All 12 horses passed a basic clinical examination and were in good general health. X-rays of the two & three year olds were taken, this included front feet, front fetlocks, hind fetlocks, and hocks, which are available on request.

When a request for x-rays has been received by Equus Auctions it will be passed on to Vet Services Hawkes Bay who will then send the x-rays directly onto the prospective bidders chosen veterinarian. This information is confidential and will only be sent to a qualified veterinarian for examination.

Please note this does not constitute a pre-purchase examination and New Zealand Performance Horses, Equus Auctions and Vet Services Hawkes Bay take no legal responsibility. If you wish to conduct a pre-purchase examination you are able to do so at your own expense from the 18th January 2021 – 14th February 2021. The sale of the horse is unconditional from the close of the online auction and pre-purchase examinations cannot be done retrospectively.

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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
turbo 16-02-2021 16:02:32 $11,000.00
Red901 16-02-2021 16:00:46 $10,000.00
turbo 16-02-2021 15:57:10 $9,000.00
Red901 16-02-2021 13:02:27 $8,000.00
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