------------------------------------------------------ Bebop Balou
Hanoverian Jumper Breeder Program
Sire: Balou du Rouet (Baloubet du Rouet/Continue)
Dam: EM Favre (Walldorf/Gesandt)
Birthdate: May 2010
Bebop Balou was born May 24th. Chestnut colt with lots of white! Big blaze, 3 high stockings, and
a sock with a special splash on his hock just for show. Super type, very leggy. Lots of movement and boy is he handsome! He's already
practicing his dressage moves. Bebop is scheduled to be inspected in July. Stay tuned for more updates!
Bebop is a full sibling to Bada Bling that was top filly at her inspection
in 2008. Dr. Ludwig Christmann who has been the managing breeding
director in Germany thought that Bling was the "perfect package". He was impressed with her movement for a jumper foal
and had this to say about Bling:
"So this is the type of movement you get nowadays when you breed jumpers. This is a top filly. You all saw her. Very good
conformation, really good type, she has presence, beautiful head and neck, excellent topline, correct in her legs and excellent
in her movement. So what else do you want? ... Best foal so far. This is a Jumper breeding program and Balou du Rouet is a son
of Baloubet who is of course also in the Jumper breeder program. Well, it was a very good match."
Balou du Roet is already a successful competition horse at 1.50 m level who is now busy building a reputation as an outstanding
breeding stallion. Although his oldest offspring were only six in 2009, they have already chalked up more than EUR 56,000
in competition winnings. Matched only by Cornet Obolenski, Balou du Rouet was the stallion with the most offspring
competing at the Bundeschampionat in 2008 and, in 2009, three of the Bundeschampionat for Six Year-Old Show Jumping
Horses competitors were Balou du Rouet progeny. Another of his offspring, Bacara, qualified for the World Championship in
Lanaken and was subsequently sold at auction for EUR 140,000. Two of Balou du Rouet's sons were approved at the Southern
German licensing, another top stallion sold at auction in Hanover for EUR 85,000 and another approved son and he now
counts over 30 approved stallions among his offspring. Balous Bellini was champion stallion at the Munich 30-day test in
2009 with a score of 9.27 and a final jumping score of 9.54, and Bobby Brown was runner-up at his performance test in
Adelsheidsdorf with an index of 143.23 points. There's no ignoring the popularity of Balou du Rouet's progeny. Baranus
sold at auction for EUR 120,000 after winning a class at the World Championship in Zangersheide and, in 2007, Be Bravo
sold for the record price of EUR 350,000 at the AOS Auction. His FN breeding index score of 141 puts him among the leading
breeding stallions, despite his young age.
Balou du Rouet's sire is three-times World Cup winner and individual Olympic gold medal winner in 2004, Baloubet du Rouet.
This Selle Francais stallion is one of the most successful show jumping stallions of all time and he consistently passes
on his performance genes to his offspring. Baloubet du Rouet's sire, Galoubet, was competing at international level at the
age of seven and won team gold at the World Championship in 1982. Balou du Rouet's maternal grandsire, Continue, collected
lifetime earnings of over EUR 310,000 and his dam line has produced several approved stallions.