|Sire:||Baloubet du Rouet|
|Mesange du Rouet||Starter|
Price Semen 3 inseminations $2295 & Agents Fee $374 & GST = Total $3105
Only stallion in the world in the Top Ten for both show-jumping and eventing
So far, in Germany alone, 200 of Balou´s progeny are successful at advanced level/S level: the lifetime earnings of his descendants have already reached 3,269,556 euros. Billy the Red achieved the sporting highlight in 2017, becoming Eventing Team European Champion in Strzegom (POL) with Kristina Cook (GBR). 55 of Balou’s sons have been licensed, including the internationally successful stallion Horse Gym’s Balzaci/Felix Haßmann (23 international victories, lifetime earnings over 430,000 euros), Bacardi OLD/Marc Bettinger (Sire of the World, Lanaken 2015), Burberry/Jan Sprehe and Balloon/Shane Breen (IRL). Balance/Felix Haßmann, First Class van Eeckelghem/Daniel Deußer, Baloubet 4 and Brooklyn 17/Mario Stevens (2015 winner of the Lanaken Grand Prix) are other examples of top horses by Balou. Year after year, Balou´s progeny enrich the finals of the five and six-year-old show jumpers at the German national championships with recognisable frequency. Balou du Rouet won the finals of the German national championships, achieving the highest mark of 9.2 and has been successful at advanced level/S level many times. 2017 breeding highlights were Benthen’s Balou, premium stallion at the OS licensing in Vechta, and Honey Star, vice-champion of the OS elite mare show in Rastede’s Schlosspark. Other successful progeny include Balou Fina/Volker and Petra Höltgen, Balouna Windana/Philipp Makowei, Balounito/Johannes Ehning, Barnebee/Holger Wulschner, Bijou de Balou/Michael Fritsch, Bond James Bond/Robert Bruhns, PBM Best of Balou FBW/Uwe Carstensen and Zalou du Rouet/Kathrin Müller. Balou’s progeny, foals and sport horses, are much sought after at auctions in Germany and abroad. With such a first-class pedigree, success is inevitable. His sire Baloubet du Rouet, currently in 8th place in the WBFSH world ranking, three times World Cup winner, winner of individual Olympic Gold with Rodrigo Pessoa and sire to a multitude of international sport horses, is an amazing producer beyond any doubt.
The dam Georgia also produced the licensed stallion Cornet’s Balou, winner of the German national championships of five-year-old show jumpers in 2011. Dam sire Continue combines two of the most appreciated Holstein performance genes of Contender and Tin Rocco. From his time at stud in Oldenburg comes, amongst others, the licensed stallion Cowondo Z (Ldb. Moritzburg). Grand-dam Georgette II bred to Sandro, produced the licensed and successful in sport, Sandrissimo (privately owned stallion Oldbg., Hess., Mecklbg.). The performance breeding stallions Domino, Gepard and Granit stand in the third to fifth generations, stallions that characterise the mare base of the Paul Schockemöhle stables. The Westphalian dam line stems from the mare Filmkunde (by Film-Hallo III). Coming from this very effective and prosperous line is Daddy Cool, licensed stallion, Le Sandro (privately owned stallion, Bad-Wttbg.) and Lord Sandro (privately owned stallion, NL).
Han Breeding Value Scores: Dressage Young horses (96) Competition (92) Jumping Young horse (142) Competiton (127) Riding type (94) Conformation (107) Dressage (73) Jumping (147)