Approved for: all breeding associations
Baloubet du Rouet is a phenomenon in horse breeding. Whilst he never stood at stud in Germany, 300 of his progeny are registered in Germany with 130 successful up to advanced level/S level. Amongst his 25 licensed sons in Germany, the lifetime earnings millionaire Balou du Rouet is an absolute exception.
Baloubet du Rouet and Rodrigo Pessoa were seen as the dream combination in the international show jumping circuit: they won the World Cup three times, and in 2001, they narrowly missed what could have been their fourth victory and instead became vice-champions. The pair won several Grand Prix competitions, one of them in Geneva. In 2000, they won the Team Bronze Medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney and in 2004, the Individual Gold Medal in Athens. In 2012 and 2013, Baloubet du Rouet was the leading sire of the WBFSH show jumping world ranking list. Currently he holds fourth place. Many of his French, Belgian and Dutch bred progeny are internationally successful, with Paloubet d’Hallong leading the way as the most expensive show jumper in the world.
Other striking offspring of Baloubet du Rouet, this time of German descent include Aragon Rouet/Andre Thieme, the licensed Chaman/Ludger Beerbaum, Balance 26/Andreas Kreuzer, Balermo/Marco Kutscher and Baloupetra/Markus Merschformann.
His sire Galoubet A, ridden by Gilles Bertrand de Ballanda in the 1980´s, was one of the most successful horses in the international show jumping circuit at that time. He won, amongst other successes, 19 international Grand Prix, was placed fifth in the World Cup finals of 1981 and was a team member of the French Gold Medal team at the World Equestrian Games in Dublin 1982, where, in the individual round, he was placed fifth. Galoubet sired more than 30 licensed sons.
The dam, Mesange du Rouet also produced the internationally successful mare Linadore du Rouet. The grand dam produced Globule, who was dam to the known athletes Urtos du Rouet, Inadie du Rouet, Ondet du Rouet and Salsa du Rouet, as well as the stallion Quatoubet du Rouet. The dam sire Starter was a son of the internationally appraised thoroughbred Rantzau xx and through him was half- brother of the line foundation stallions Cor de la Bryère and Fier de Lui Z. In the fourth generation Baloubet is inbred again with Rantzau xx.