Cougar's dam Cadence is by the famous dressage stallion Coriander and out of the State Premium Mare, Doreen I, by Lord. Cadence is a State Premium Mare and has three full sisters who are also State Premium mares. Cadence's sire Coriander is probably best known and respected for producing the quietest minds in Holstein. He ranked as the Leading Sire of Sport-horses for all of Germany in his age group three years in a row and is one of the cardinal sires in Holstein. His progeny have won advanced dressage and showjumping competitions. He is renowned for producing elastic movers with deep and effective shoulders. Coriander is included in this elite list of stallions for his consistent production of stallion sons and approved daughters. The famous Holsteiner Stamm 776 has produced sires such as Calvados I and II, Cortino I and II, Lord Incipit, Captain Incipit, Lauritz J, Rossini, Acorado, Lordanos, Ramirado Contiki, Toledo, and world-class sire Ramiro, who is present in many top showjumping horses and sires.