Looking for Show Jumping Stallions? Balou Star is your man. This Grade A Oldenburg is jumping 1.50 with Millie Allen (AASE3 Haddon Training at Hartbury) on the GB British Juniors Show Jumping Squad.
Millie Allen believes her winning performance may have been down to the bird poo which landed on her in the warm up! Well, I suppose it is a possibility but there is no doubt at all that it was down to skill of the rider and the fantastic performance of the Show Jumping Stallion Balou Star living up to his name.
This stallion is the sire of approved AES Stallion Balou Blue Diamond. In 2014, the top scoring foal at the BEF Futurity was Jorvik Star, out of a Cruyff mare. He was awarded an elite premium with an outstanding score of 9.20 which was the highest score awarded to any foal in the entire 2014 UK Futurity circuit. The Judges (Lucinda Sims, Jennie Loriston Clarke and Bridget Parker) said, “Jorvik Star has super proportions and an active walk as well as a balanced and powerful canter.” “We spent many hours searching for a stallion to complement C Vera Z and having always admired the Quick Star and Balou de Rouet bloodlines, we found the young, little known German-based stallion Balou Star” said Kate.
Balou Star himself scored a perfect 10 for his jumping at his own licencing grading in Alsfeld in 2008. On the Balou Star website, there is a quote from F. Solle, breeding manager of the Hessian Association, “we had a special highlight in the loose jumping. Caution, overview, skill, reflexes and technique. Balou Star demonstrates almost perfectly how we wish the sequence at the jump out of a fluent, handy gallop.”
In 2008 at the 4-year-old stallions performance test in Erbach, he was reserve champion of the riding ponies. Also, against a field of 42 international top horses, he was awarded the maximum possible score of 10 twice for jumping manner and ability at the 30-days-test in Schlieckau. “The little fighter has a big heart and an enormous canter with large ground cover. Because of this as well as his enormous transmission, Balou Star is suitable for the higher level of show jumping”
The first breeding years already resulted in some prize-winning premium foals. In November 2012, Balou Star’s first son Butterfly Flip was licensed in Pferdestammbuch Weser-Ems.
His first foals are showing good jumping technique and conformation. Like their sire Balou Star, they “search” for the fence
His genetic line is full of proven jumping stars. His two grandsires Baloubet du Rouet and Quick Star are the top ranked WBFSH sires also sharing a common sire Galoubet A, descended from The Sire of the Century, Alme Z.
This lovely 15.74 cm Grade A Oldenburg stallion has frozen semen available in the UK.
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