Baloubet du Rouet
The stallion of superlatives
Rarely has there been a stallion that was so dominant, not only in sport, but also in breeding. Together with his rider Rodrigo Pessoa, Baloubet du Rouet belongs to the very best combinations in the history of show jumping. During his best years Baloubet was unbeatable, resulting in individual Olympic gold in 2004 and three FEI World Cup final wins in a row. The stallion excelled with his scope, reflexes and energy. He was ahead of his time and ranked no. 1 in the world for several years.
Ten years later we saw Baloubet du Rouet again dominate a world ranking, this time that of the best jumping sires. And also as a sire he joined the legends of breeding. Already more than a decade, Baloubet du Rouet has been producing horses that are successful up to 1.60m level. Famous offspring are Chaman (Ludger Beerbaum), Bubalu VDL (Jur Vrieling), Palloubet d’Halong (among others Jessica Sprunger) and Sydney Une Prince (Roger Yves Bost).
Baloubet’s own sire Galoubet A belongs also to the big names in breeding and produced, next to his number 1 son, successful stallions such as Quick Star and Taloubet. Dam Mesange du Rouet was successful in the sport herself and produced also Unadore du Rouet (1.60m level). Baloubet’s full sister El Ira du Rouet produced no less than seven international horses, two of which are at 1.60m level.
Nowadays we see Baloubet not only at the basis of his own sire line, among others through his son Balou du Rouet, but he is also known as a producer of excellent broodmares. For example, Ben Maher’s top horse Explosion W, is out of a dam by Baloubet du Rouet.