It's my understanding that you can't get Baloubet du Rouet in North America for love or money (we're expecting a BdR x Darco foal in June this year, so I went thru the breeding hassle last year with PSI).
We're working on getting some QdR from Scanvet (Danish owners)- so far no joy.
Ilian de Taute is available and actively licensed.
Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
Has anyone bred to Frenchman? He's quite a looker with a spectacular pedigree and was also a performer. Very interesting horse.
Newsprint Farm was standing an American bred Olisco son out of Gem Twist's full sister who is supposed to be SF, but when he was brought back to America from New Zealand, SF was defunct. I doubt if he's been approved for breeding, but he's standing. I haven't heard a word about him in a couple of years, so he may not be active now.
Chatsworth Stud represents Querdolan Vitarel, but he's a French AA. Does the SF branch here also have "jurisdiction" over French AAs? Their page says he went through the young horse testing in France and passed with flying colors--was denominated "elite".
V'Tropez is also out of a Good Twist mare. He must be ancient.
"I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay." Thread killer Extraordinaire
I have a V'Tropez foal coming this year out of King of Diamonds/Spectacular Bid mare that qualified for the 6yo Young Jumper Championships. Due late May/eary June. I love V'Tropez.
I looked at your website and we have a lot of the same tastes (I'm thinking about mighty magic for a different mare). Can't wait to see your v'tropez foal. we've been discussing V'troz for a Darco/voltaire/JaliscoB full sister to world cup mare Oaks Altes but have to wait till June when her Baloubet du Rouet foal arrives. I was so smitten with V'tropez I considered getting India, the argus dam of V'tropez approved son Magnum & trying to do another (india's ancient too, but I quite fancied her bay filly by Capone 1).
V'Tropez is 25 now, but I bred my mare with fresh semen and I absolutely can't wait for this foal to arrive. I would be very surprised if this foal doesn't have jumping talent. Just think - Galoubet and Gem Twist on the top and King of Diamonds and Spectular Bid on the bottom. 1/4 SF, 1/2 TB, 1/4 RID - will have tremendous jumping ability and wonderful temperment. Good enough for a professional, rideable enough for an amateur.
Tranquility Farm - Proud breeder of Born in the USA Sport Horses, and Cob-sized Warmbloods
Now apparently completely invisible!
In the last WBFSH Jumpers ranking 16 of the first 39 horses are by a SF sire (41%) and 5 are by Baloubet du Rouet (13%)
An absolut record. http://www.wbfsh.org/files/Horses_ra...g_april_13.pdf
French breeders where the last one's to acknowledge the quality of Baloubet du Rouet, they were focusing on the "look" of the stallions they used instead of the athleticism and performance... KWPN have 2, Holstein 1, SBS 1 and BWP 1.
I just thought I would mention Far West again and that his stud fee is very reasonable. My imported French mare had two foals by him. One is doing very well as a hunter the other as a jumper. The mare was a jumper in France and a very good hunter here.
As is our confidence, so is our capacity. ~W. Hazlitt
I second, third(?) Equine reproductions(kathy), Edelweiss de Bonce, he is just gorgeous, and from what I have heard his get have great minds, which is so important for me, as my mare is VERY alpha and not always agreeable! Lol. I have a half selle mare(Roskoff) that I would love to putt her to, but I think she is just to 'old school style' and heavy. She has a fantastic walk and trot, but def needs improvement on the length of her canter stride, and from that as well, a longer neck.
Good luck in your search I just love the breed as well!
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I ride the stallion Krisproll One over at Winley farm in NY. Super easy to work with. Coming back from some injuries... Very free moving! We are schooling 3rd level now. He would make a nice cross with the right mare for eventing... www.Krisproll.com
For very rare foundation showjumping bloodlines (Laudanum x Night and Day), Kandi and Rusty Stewart stand Du Gateau an approved SF stallion who jumped internationally before competing in the Grand Prix here with Christy Tribble and then Kandi. He is available to limited mares and stands in Ca.