Fox Lair Sport Horses
Balou du Rouet x Razz and Jazz/Rio Grande
2006 Dark Bay Hanoverian Mare
Balouette du Rouet aka Bailey was born June 6, 2006 in Glyndon, MD. She is dark bay and stands at 16.2 hands. Bailey is by Balou du Rouet and out of Razz and Jazz who is by Rio Grande. As a foal she won her inspection at Hilltop Farm.
Bailey was presented to AHS and not only received an overall 7.33, which makes her a Premium mare, but was also the top mare! She is also approved with GOV and was accepted in their MMB with scores of 7 across the board. She has also produced several Premium GOV offspring.
Fox Lair purchased Bailey Spring 2015. It was her wonderful bloodlines that first drew us to her. She boasts the oustanding lines of Balou du Rouet/Baloubet du Rouet, Contender, Domino, and Rio Grande/Ramiro. Bailey was purchased specifically for our breeding program as we believe with her bloodlines and jumping ability she will produce exactly what we are striving to breed.
Bailey is in foal to Quidam Blue for a 2021 foal. We are very impatiently waiting for this cross!
Balouette du Rouet
Pics by Pics of You
Balou du Rouet:
Balou du Rouet, Oldenburg silver medalist of 2005, is one of the best German horses of his age group. Equipped with maximum elasticity in his gaits, he completed an excellent Stallion Performance Test awarded with the top marks of 9.5 and 10.0 for jumping by the ‘foreign’ judges. He has continued his sporting career in supreme style, winning several classes judged on style and ability up to “M level”. He won the final qualification at the German Young Horse Championships with the top score of 9.2 and in the final was one of the four best approved stallions in Germany. Sire Baloubet du Rouet, currently one of the most successful jumping stallions on the international stage (individual gold medallist at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, three-times World Cup Champion in a row, winner of many Grand Prix’s), has an exceptional pedigree. Grand sire Galoubet is son of the great stallion Almé. On the dam’s side, Balou du Rouet is directly related to the founder of the bloodline “Cor de la Bryere” from Holstein through Rantzau. The similarity can be seen in Balou du Rouet’s jumping style and ability. His stunning dam Georgia is by the increasingly popular Contender son, Continue. Once again, Balou du Rouet emphasises his dominant quality as a producer in type, elegance and movement with numerous foals at many different auctions. This year we look forward to seeing his offspring at their first approvals. His first crop of youngsters confirmed their quality at the approvals; one of his sons out of a Sandro mare was the most expensive premium stallion at the Oldenburg Approvals in Vechta.
Rio Grande - a performance stallion extraordinaire and arguably the most successful H/J sire in Canadian history. Rio Grande was the winner of his stallion performance test and an international show jumper, representing Team Canada on several occasions. In 2005, Rio Grande was the leading living sire of hunters as per USEF ranking. Rio Grande has been in the top eight of the USEF Hunter Sire Rankings every year for the past six years. Rio Grande's own versatility, athleticism and outstanding temperament are mirrored in his offspring's multifaceted success. Rio has produced numerous premium mares, approved breeding stallions, successful eventing and dressage horses. Most notably, Rio Grande is the sire of many of the top Hunters currently competing in the US, such as Rio Renoir, Eye Remember Rio, Rio's Splash, Valiant and 2002 AHSA Horse of the Year - Rio Bronco. Several of Rio's offspring have competed successfully at the Open level of Show Jumping. The Hanoverian mare Rio's Rhapsody has won major Grand Prix competitions in Florida and Canada. Catwalk was the winner of two World Cup Qualifiers in 2007 and represented Team Canada at the WC Finale. To quote the editorial of the February 2005 issue of Horse Sport: 'The success of his offspring have put Rio Grande at the forefront of Sport Horse Stallions in North America'. Rio Grande passed away in 2007.
As a young stallion Contender ended up being owned by the Holsteiner Verband. After his approval the son of Calypso II was leased to Werner Schockemöhle in Mühlen where he stood at stud for three years. In 1987 he won the 100 day test in Adelheidsdorf and that was the last time he had a saddle on his back.. Contender came back to Holstein, after Hans Jurgen Kohnke -also the breeder of Chin Chin- saw the offspring of the son of Calypso in Oldenburg. From then on the stallion stood at stud with the Kohnke family in Badendorf, where he was very successful. Out of that time stems, amongst others, the international show jumper Collin (ds. Landgraf). Ridden by Toni Hassmann he won the prestigious Hamburger Derby three times in a row (2004, 2005, 2006).