Selle Français, chestnut
Year of Birth: 1989
Shoulder hight: 16.3 hands
|Ida de Bourgoin|
|Mesange du Rouet||Starter||Rantzau xx|
|Perle de Norval|
Comments on pedigree:
His sire Galoubet A, who was ranked 10th in the WBFSH top sires of jumping of the years 1992/2001, was a renowned French showjumper. He won the five year old Championship in France in 1977, The French Championships in 1979, the team World Championships in Dublin in 1982 and finishing either 1st. or 2nd. in 19 Grand Prix Championships. He has gone on to be a highly influential sire of sport horses with over 30 competing at international level. He is the sire of such as famous stallions as Touchdown, whose most prominent current competing mare is Liscalgot, member of Irish Nations Cup team, Quick Star, Skippy II and Caloubet du Rouet as well as Baloubet. His dam, Messange du Rouet, was jumped as a four year old winning eight times and as a five year old, winning five times. She went on to become a well known broodmare at the Du Rouet Stud, producing such as Unadore du Rouet. Baloubet's dam sire, Starter, stood at the French National Stud and sired 14 approved stallion sons and is a noted sire of broodmares His Granddam, Badine, has produced such notable offspring as Globule, Hardi du Rouet and Quick du Rouet. His Great Grand Dam Pearl du Norval has also produced Aurore du Rouet HN, Milady du Rouet, dam of Quatoubet du Rouet, Guadin du Rouet and Asdor du Rouet, dam of Caloubet du Rouet, to name but a few.
Suitable for: Jumping, eventing
One of the most famous show jumpers of all time, Baloubet is a classic French type, athletic, reactive, fast, respectful, powerful, flexible. And something not often talked about, is that he is still at the age of 18 competing at the highest level.
Breeders should note this, as longevity is incredibly important, but rarely discussed.
Performances and Results:
His rise to fame began early at the age of seven when he became French Champion. An incredible competition record followed under the rides of Nelson and Rodrigo Pessoa. Baloubet du Rouet is the only horse ever to win three World Cup finals in a row: Helsinki 1998, Gothenberg 1999 and Las Vegas 2000. In the World Cup final held at Gothenberg 2001, he was runner-up, having tied for first place after three days jumping with Tinka's Boy losing by just 4 faults in the jump off. No horse has achieved such a record in the World Cup series, 3 wins and two seconds in 5 consecutive years. To add to this magnificent record, he won team bronze medal at the 2001 Sydney Olympics and many Grand Prix and Nations Cups. In 2003 Baloubet won Grand Prix?s at Balve and S- Hertogenbosh . He was also successful in 1.50m and 1.55m classes at Verona, Bremen and Calgary.In 2004 Baloubet had another extremerly succesful year, winning Grand Prix's at Bordeaux, Geneva and Paris Bercy. He also had another 12 top 3 placings on the international circuit including the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games.
Respectful, flexible, powerful.
Comment on offspring:
Baloubet produces big, strong, athletic stock who inherit their sire's great jumping ability, together with his unique, bold outlook. He is sure to produce offspring of world class, being from such a strong stallion line. He is great demand worldwide by the top breeders and his offspings are achieving substantial prices at sales.
Two of his most famous sons are already His offspring have made him the world #2 jumping stallion.
Mares to use with this stallion:
This is one of the most expensive stallions in the world, so you need to get this right or you're wasting your money. The best results seem to have come from outcrossing to Dutch and German mares who are pretty, well made and have good movement. He will not give you a dressage horse, but if you're serious about jumper breeding, he should be in your plans.
Breeder: Louis Fardin
Breeding fee: on request
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