Baloubet du Rouet is ridden by the Brazilian
show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa. He has won many international titles.
Born in 1989, Baloubet
du Rouet was quite successful at a young age, when ridden by Nelson Pessoa on the French circuit, including winning the 7
year old stallion test at Fontainebleau. However, the stallion became most competitive when he became the mount of Nelson's
son, Rodrigo, as a nine-year-old. Baloubet du Rouet won many of the greatest international show jumping competitions, including three World Cup titles and two Olympic medals
(Individual Gold and Team Bronze) with the Brazilian team. In 1999, he won the World Cup Final in Gothenburg for the second time running, a feat that had only been done by 3 horses
since the start of the World Cup competitions. At the World Cup Finals in 2000, he won for a record third time. In 2001 he
narrowly missed winning a fourth World Cup title.
du Rouet is retired but is being used as a breeding stallion. Having been at stud since 1993, he has sired several nice horses
including Gitane du Brumans II, Gatsby Vandrin, Gonzague du Rouet, and Gershwin de Reis. Two of the best stallions were bred
by Paul Schockemöhle - Balou Grande Z and Balou du Rouet. Balou Grande Z was the winner of the 30-day stallion test at
Neustadt/Dosse in 2002. He is especially popular in Germany, Belgium, and Holland. Balou du Rouet's foals are breaking records
in amounts paid for them at auctions in Germany.
Breeding of Baloubet du Rouet
sire, Galoubet A, was also an impressive show jumper. Ridden by the French rider Gilles-Bertran
de Ballanda, he won 19 International Grand Prix's and was on the French Gold Medal winning team at the 1982 Show Jumping World Championships in Dublin, Ireland.
dam, Mesange du Rouet, was out of the mare Bardine and by the well-known broodmare-sire Starter. She was linebred to the great
Thoroughbred Rantzau. She won 8 of 13 competitions at age four, and 5 wins out of 12 at age
five, before becoming a broodmare and producing 5 foals. Mesange du Rouet was also the dam of the impressive Unadore de Rouet
(sired by J'T'Adore), who attained a jumping index of 171, and went on to compete under Jean-Marc Nicolas and Olivier Guillon.
Pedigree of Baloubet du Rouet
The Last Orange
Mesange du Rouet
Jus de Pomme
Perle de Norval