Balou du Rouet is a sire of international standing at a relatively young age. In 2016 he once again occupied the seventh place in the WBFSH world show jumping ranking. By 2017, in Germany alone, 195 of his progeny are successful at advanced level/S and the lifetime earnings of his descendants have already reached 2.6 million euros. 51 of his sons have been licensed incuding the internationally successful stallion Horse Gym's Balzaci/Felix Haabmann (23 international victories, lifetime earnings over 320,000 euros, Bacardi OLD/Marc Bettinger (Sire of the World, Lanaken 2015), Burberry/Jan Sprehe, Balloon/Shane Breen and Balance/Felix Haabmann. First Class(Bronze at 2017 Rio Olympics), Baloubet 4, and Brooklyn 17(winner of 2015 Grand Prix in Lanachen) are other examples of his progeny doing well in the sport. Year after year, Balou's progeny enrich the finals of the five and six-year-old show jumpers at the German national championships frequently. His foals and sporthorses are highly sought after in Germany and are in high demand in the US as well.
Balou du Rouet son, First Class van Eeckelghem, was his highest ranking offspring in 2016. He competed at the Rio Olympics and helped the team jump for Bronze. First Class was also part of the German team's Nations Cup success in Barcelona, as well as, runner-up in the five-star Grand Prix competitions in Doha, Chantilly, and Treffen.
Just like his sire, this Oldenburg silver medalist of 2005, is the winner of 19 show jumping classes and the finals of the German National Championships by receiving the highest mark of 9,2 and has been successful in the advanced level many times. Balou du Rouet is a stunning powerhouse that has over one million euros in lifetime earnings and is one of the best German jumping horses of all time. Equipped with maximum elasticity in his gaits, he completed an excellent Stallion Performance Test and was awarded with the top marks of 9.5 and 10.0 for jumping by the 'foreign' judges.
Balou du Rouet has continued his sporting career in supreme style, winning several classes judged on style and ability up to "M level". He won the final qualification at the German Young Horse Championships with the top score of 9.2 and in the final was one of the four best approved stallions in Germany.
Sire Baloubet du Rouet, currently one of the most successful jumping stallions on the international stage (individual gold medallist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, three-times World Cup Champion in a row, winner of many Grand Prix's), has an exceptional pedigree. Grand sire Galoubet is son of the great stallion Almé. On the dam's side, Balou du Rouet is directly related to the founder of the bloodline "Cor de la Bryere" from Holstein through Rantzau. The similarity can be seen in Balou du Rouet's jumping style and ability. His stunning dam Georgia is by the increasingly popular Contender son, Continue.
Once again, Balou du Rouet emphasises his dominant quality as a producer in type, elegance and movement with numerous foals at many different auctions. His first crop of youngsters confirmed their quality at the approvals; one of his sons out of a Sandro mare was the most expensive premium stallion at the Oldenburg Approvals in Vechta.
So far, in Germany alone, 176 of Balou´s progeny are successful at advanced level/S level, and the lifetime earnings of his descendants have already reached 1.881.679 euros. 47 of Balou's sons have been licensed, including the internationally successful stallion Horse Gym's Balzaci/Felix Haßmann (21 international victories, lifetime earnings over 270.000 euros), Bacardi OLD/Marc Bettinger (Sire of the World Lanaken 2015), and Burberry/Jan Sprehe and Balloon/Shane Breen (IRL).