Balou du Rouet
Balou du Rouet is by far the most successful son of his famous sire, the Olympic champion and three-time World Cup winner Baloubet du Rouet. Balou du Rouet, for the fourth time in a row, has placed in the top 15 and top 12 of both the WBFSH ranking of the world's best show jumping sire and the ranking for the world's best eventing sires.
Balou du Rouet is a sire of international standing at a relatively young age. 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 including 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. His daughter, Bianca, secured the bronze at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tyron, NC with two perfect rounds under Steve Guerdat (Sui). His 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.
Balou du Rouet owes this status of the most successful son of his famous sire, the Olympic and three-time World Cup winner Baloubet du Rouet, to the large number of successful offspring he has produced, led by the individual World Championship and European Championship team bronze medalist as well as World Cup eighth-placed show jumper Bianca/Steve Guerdat/SUI and the European Championship team gold and silver medalist and individual ninth-placed eventer Billy the Red/Kristina Cook/GBR. Further guarantors of success are: Saura de Fondcombe/Nadja Peter Steiner/SUI, European Championship team bronze winner, Brilliant du Rouet/Liubov Kochetova/RUS, World Championship participant, Babalou/Darragh Kenny/IRL, placed fourth in Aachen as well as Bantou Balou OLD/Laura Klaphake, Baloutinue/Adam Prudent/USA, Botakara OLD and Baloubet/both ridden by Mario Stevens, Balenciana K/Edouardo Schmitz/SUI, Tiger Lily/Jessica Springsteen/USA, Chaloubet/Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen/NOR, Balou’s Fly High/Isabella Russekoff/USA and Balou Rubin R/Pius Schwizer/SUI, Balance/Toni Haßmann, Botaro/Christian Kukuk, who were all successful in Grand Prix competitions and Nations Cups, and Balou’s Mascot M/Pia Münker, placed third in the eventing German Championships. For the athletes registered in Germany alone, the total prize money won is above 4.61 million Euros.
The winner of the Grand Prix of Munich, Balve and Spangenberg, Balzaci/Felix Haßmann, Baccord/Gerrit Nieberg and Balous Bellini/Lutz Gripshöver, stand out in sport among the 70 licensed sons of Balou du Rouet. From a breeding point of view, the premium stallion of the Holstein licensing Baloubetto, sold for 90,000 Euros, the OS Reserve Champion Mare Honey Star and the Champion Foal and Reserve Champion Colt of the Goldfever Ring at the German Foal Championships also deserve to be mentioned.
This Oldenburg silver medalist of 2005 is also the winner of 19 show jumping classes and the German National Championship Finals with a high score of 9.2. He is 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 scores 9.5 and 10.0 for jumping by the 'foreign' judges. He has won several classes up to "M level" and he won the final qualification at the German Young Horse Championships with the top score of 9.2 and was one of the four best approved stallions in Germany in the final.
Sire Baloubet du Rouet, is one of the most successful jumping stallions on the international stage (individual gold medalist 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.
Balou du Rouet emphasizes his dominant quality as a producer in type, elegance and movement. 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).
- 16.3 hands
- Approved For
- Brandenburg-Anhalt, Finland, France, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, IHB, Italy, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, OS-International, Poland, Rhinelander, Sweden, Southern Germany breeding associations, Westphalian and Zangersheide
- Eventer, Hunter, Jumper
- Ranked #7 in the world
Winner of 19 show jumping classes
Winner of Bundeschampionships
Sire to 176 offspring that are successful at advanced level/S
Over a million euros in lifetime earnings
WFFS Status: tested carrier (N/WFFS)
Schockemoehle Stud stallions require a contract
Balou du Rouet : PEDIGREE
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