Baloubet du Rouet

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Baloubet du Rouet
Baloubet du Rouet and Rodrigo Pessoa
Breed Selle Français; also approved for Holstein, Belgian, Oldenburg, and Hanoverian studbooks
Sire Galoubet A
Grandsire Almé Z
Dam Mesange du Rouet
Maternal grandsire Starter
Sex 16.3 hh Stallion
Foaled 1989
Country Brazil
Colour Chestnut with a stripe, sock off fore, half-cannon near hind
Breeder Louis Fardin (France)
Owner Diogo Pereira Coutinho
Trainer Rodrigo Pessoa
Baloubet du Rouet
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Individual Jumping
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team Jumping

Baloubet du Rouet is a horse ridden by the Brazilian show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa. He has won many international titles.

Born in 1989, Baloubet du Rouet has won many of the greatest international show jumping competitions, including several world cup titles and two Olympic medals 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. He 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. 2004 he won the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Athens, 2003 and 2005 the Top Ten in Geneva. Baloubet has been retired from competition in 2006 and from breeding in 2010, and currently lives in Portugal.

Although his reproductive life had started in 1998, it was at age 17 that he came fully available for reproduction.[1] Baloubet is approved by all studbooks of warm-blooded sports horses and has sired several nice horses including Gitane du Brumans II, Gatsby Vandrin, Gonzague du Rouet, Gershwin de Reis, Balou Grande Z (winner of the 30-day stallion test in 2002 at Neustadt/Dosse) and Balou du Rouet. He is especially popular in Germany, Belgium, and Holland.In 2010 his son Balturo (Baloubet du Rouet x Canturo) has been licensed by the Oldenburg International Studbook.


His sire, Galoubet A, was also an impressive show jumper. Ridden by the French rider Gilles Bertran de Balanda, 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.

Baloubet's dam, Mesange du Rouet, was out of the mare Badine and by the well-known broodmare-sire Starter. She was therefore 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
Galoubet A
b. 1972
Almé Z
br. 1966
br. 1952
The Last Orange
br. 1950
Jvins Mars
ch. 1965
b. 1957
Ida de Bourgoin
ch. 1952
Boum II
Chouquette de Bourgoin
Mesange du Rouet
ch. 1978
ch. 1962
ch. 1946
ch. 1954
Jus de Pomme
ch. 1967
Bel Avenir
Perle de Norval
ch. 1959



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