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Baloubet du Rouet

Olympic medal record

Gold 2004 Athens Individual Jumping
Bronze 2000 Sydney Team Jumping

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

  • Markings: Stripe, sock on off fore, half-cannon near hind
  • Approved For: Holstein, Belgian, Oldenburg, and Hanoverian studbooks
  • Breeder: Louis Fardin (France)
  • Height: 16.3 hh (170 cm)
  • Owner: Diogo Pereira Coutinho

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.

Baloubet du Rouet is currently also used as a breeding stallion, as well as an active competitor in the show arena. Having been at stud since 1993, he 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.

Breeding of Baloubet du Rouet

His 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.

Baloubet's dam, Mesange du Rouet, was out of the mare Bardine 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


  • As a six-year-old, was a finalist, and as a 7-year-old, the champion of France
  • 1st place in World Cup Final 1998 (Helsinki), 1999 (Gothenburg) and 2000 (Las Vegas)
  • Team Bronze Medal 2000 Olympics in Sydney
  • 2nd place in 2001 World Cup Final (Gothenburg)
  • 1st place in the Paris-Bercy Grand Prix
  • 3rd place Geneva Grand Prix
  • Individual Gold medal 2004 Olympics in Athens
  • 2004 Elected Best Horse in the World
  • 2005 Winner of the Las Vegas World Invitational Grand Prix
  • 2006 1st Place Winner of the Budweiser Invitational, Tampa, Florida

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