Pedigree profile of Bijou (Imp)
Balou du Rouet (Old) x Pikoer x Graveur
Bijou was bought in 2006 as a young mare in Germany. She was inseminated with semen from the stallion Chacco Blue before flying to RSA, and produced a filly, ‘Rivendell Blu’. Bijou competed in dressage up to elementary level, achieving an individual fourth place at the SA dressage championships in Port Elizabeth, before commencing her show-jumping career in 2012.
Bijou is by the well-known stallion Balou du Rouet, Oldenburg silver medalist of 2005, 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.
Bijou’s damsire Pikoeur is by the stallion Pilot. Pilot was the youngest showjumper millionaire that has ever existed among Germany’s stallions. By the end of 1999, Pilot progeny had earned a staggering DM 6,250,000.
Pilot’s breeding influence exceeds Westphalian borders. He is represented in almost all German breeds. In 2005, he was honored with a life-size monument in front of the Westphalian horse center in Münster-Handorf.
Pilot has had numerous international Grand Prix winners, in the 1988 Seoul Olympics Pedro with rider Wolfgang Brinkmann was on the gold medal winning German, Pirol / Lesley Mc Naught, P.S. Priamos / Ludger Beerbaum and Dirk Hafemeister, Prinzregent 7 / Norbert Koof and many more.
Pilot continues to have a very strong influence in today sport horse breeding his offspring proven themselves to be amazing jumpers, outstanding dressage horses and talented hunters.