The Star at the Show Jumping Sky with a unique pedigree
Outstanding in scope with a perfect technique, descending from a performance pedigree of absolute worldwide recognition – that´s how to describe Balou Star in a few words. In type, this uniquely twice Almé Z bred stallion is a noble and blood-marked athlete with a big heart, quick reflexes and a huge canter with very large ground coverage.
Entirely in the style of his two world-class grandfathers Baloubet du Rouet and Quick Star, Balou Star always performs exemplary when under pressure. He masters even the most difficult and biggest fences in demanding, against the clock jumping competitions faultlessly, as he has proven many times under Millie Allen in up to international 1.60m classes.
Due to his excellent technique, the high elasticity combined with being extremely careful and showing lots of scope, the stallion leaves a lasting impression when jumping like a cat.
Because of his movement and his extraordinary jumping ability, Balou Star was licensed in Alsfeld in March 2008, receiving the maximum possible score of 10,0 for jumping. Thereafter, and in a field of 42 international top horses, he twice achieved the maximum possible score of 10,0 for jumping style and ability at the 30-days-test in Schlieckau.
In the 2013 season, Balou Star was successfully introduced by Hans-Dieter Dreher at International Youngster tours, including the Youngster Cup at the 2013 Global Champions Tour in Wiesbaden. In the final, he achieved the respectable 8th place as the second best German horse. Under Angelique Ruesen and Hartwig Rohde he reached several remarkable 1.45 to 1.50 m results. Because of these sporting achievements Balou Star received the full recognition as a stallion by the Oldenburg International Breeding Association (OS). Hannover and Selle Francais (SF) followed thereafter.
Balou Star is in great demand throughout Europe and especially in the French warmblood breeding. Since 2018, his semen has been successfully distributed nationwide through the FRANCE-ETALONS-Group and HARAS-NUMENOR.