Rivendell Black Pepper
Pedigree profile of Rivendell Black Pepper
Black Pepper, who has been registered with hannover due to his dam who is approved by hannover as well as KWPN, is one of the few dark bay offspring of the sire Balou du Rouet who produces mainly chestnuts. Black pepper is dark bay with a lot of white markings including a white patch under his stomach.
As mentioned, pepper is by Balou du Rouet, Oldenburg silver medalist of 2005, one of the best German horses of his age group. Already today at his young age Balou du Rouet is a trademark stallion of international esteem. 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.
Every year his offspring enriches the Bundeschampiont’s finals of five and six-year old show jumpers in Warendorf. Impressive 75 Balou descendants are already successful at advanced (S) level. So, Baloubetta du Soleil won already internationally in Rotterdam, the licensed stallion Horse Gym’s Balzaci/Felix Hassmann has won eleven times in advanced (S) classes and placed first in international competitions like Leipzig. PBM Best of Balou FBW/Uwe Carstensen won at Wiener Neustadt in 2011 and with Balounito, Lars Nieberg has a horse for future championships under the saddle. Balou du Rouet’s offspring almost doubled their lifetime competition winnings to 482,000 Euro within a year.
His offspring is every year eligible at foal and riding horse auctions in Germany and abroad.
40 Balou sons are meanwhile licensed.
This kind of success is exactly prescribed. His sire Baloubet du Rouet, three-time World Cup winner and Olympic individual winner, is placed first in the WBFSH ranking of jumper sires and leaves no doubt due to an armada of international sport horses. The dam Georgia produced Cornet’s Balou, the 2011′ Bundeschampion of the five-year old show jumpers and is related to the line which is known for Daddy Cool, Lord Sandro and Sandrissimo. Balou du Rouet won himself 19 tests for young show jumpers as well as the final qualifying at the Bundeschampionat with a top score of 9.2 and was several times successful at advanced (S) level.
Balou du Rouet: Established in breeding as best young stallion sired by the legendary Baloubet du Rouet
Black pepper’s dam is the mare Zivana, who is by the grey stallion Larino, a son of the sports horse producer of the 21st century, Olympic Concorde. Concorde already has a great number of children that perform at international level.
Larino has in his pedigree four famous and successful showjumper producers. Larino’s dam Erina is a daughter of the famous Ramiro offspring, Armstrong. In the report the KWPN judge made, she is described as a very nice mare with a lot of expression.
The stallion Larino is out of a lineage that produced many sports horses in the motherline. For example great grandmother Rosalinda (Cassy) got a 10 for jumping under the saddle at her IBOP in 1981. At an older age this mare won many 1.30 classes with Janny Horsey.
Grandmother Warina, by Ridder, is a ster-preferent-performance mare. She produced the international jumper Romulus, who was second in the Grand Prix of Gothenburg with Peter Geerink and the approved stallion Couperus. He is for example the sire of the famous stallion Mr. Blue, who jumps extraordinary well with Alice Haas.
At Ermelo during the 70 day Performance Test, Larino was described by the jury as a stallion who jumps with a very good fore-leg technique and a very good use of the back. Moreover Larino shows a lot of scope and a superb canter.
Larino was Reserve Champion of the IAN-competition for 4 year old horses in 1997 in the Netherlands and also at the Finals of the UTV jumping class for 4 year olds. At the first round of the Stallion Competition at Giesbeek Larino was awarded two times a nine for his jumping technique and scope.
In 1999 Larino and Peter Geerink started their international career by participating successfully in the Youngster Cup at Arnhem, The Hague and Mechelen and he was awarded the best young stallion. In 2001 Larino made his Grand Prix debut in style. He finished 2th in The Hague, 3th in Valkenswaard and he had a fantastic clear round in the nations cup in Rotterdam, as well as equal 6th in the Grand Prix. He was the youngest competitor at the Dutch Championships in Mierlo, where he finished 6th. His oldest offspring, Redefin and Siep, are making a big impact on the jumping scene by winning at the IAN-finals at Ermelo in 2002 and 2003. Larino¹s offspring now have international publicity. Redefin was sold to Canadian Olympic rider Ian Millar and Rivel C. went to Kris Kappler in the USA.
Zivana’s damsire Iroko is one of the most influential Sires to stand in Ireland today. His Keur Award has proved itself over and over as he is a leading sire of Stallion sons, brood mares, World Cup progeny in both Dressage & Showjumping, and now also eventing.
His sire Pilot is famously know as jumping progenitor of the nineties, claiming a top ranking in the german index with 193 points. Pilot alos produced Everest Showtime, Panama and Pinnochio, the latter who’s grand dam is a full sisiter to Irokos grand dam. Iroko is bred out of the State Premium Awarded Mare, Bianca, a daughter of the famous Sire Bengale. Bengals’s offspring won over half a million pounds in the showjumping sport. Biana relates back to the Stallion Remus, who is also sire of Renoir and Romandour II, both top dressage Sires.
Iroko proved himself over and over in the showjumping sport with winnings to numerous to mention, which included a 2nd in the Grand Prix in Zuidlaren, 1st in Grand Prix of Leeuwarden, and 4th in Verona. Iroko was leading the KWPN Index with 177 points in 2000 and 2001, and was leading sire of showjumpers in North America.
Iroko’s offspring as famous all over the world, The Fly with Todd Minikus win the overall championship for 6 year old horses before going on to become a World Cup winner. Closer to home, Irish rider Darragh Kerins, won the Grand Prix of New York with Nabucca (by Iroko) in 2004. Reo, and Michael Cave, won teh 6/7 year old Championships on Belfast 2004.
Zivana’s greatdamsire Burggraaf was very successful in the heavier classes of the National Stallion Competition, of which he won the finals and six of the seven rounds. Later he was an international showjumper with Roelof Bril; they cleared the 2.10 m during the puissance of Indoor Brabant in 1991 and in 1993 they were reserve champion of the 1.40 class for KWPN stallions. Burggraaf has a very high jumping index of 152 points.
Burggraaf’s sire is the top breeding stallion Landgraf I, who produced over 50 approved stallions and over 70 state premium mares just in Germany, and heads the German yearbook with the total winnings of his progeny of over 6 million D-Marks. Burggraaf’s dam’s sire is the famous sports horse producer Cor de la Bry who holds second place in the German yearbook with total winnings of around 2 million D-Marks.
Burggraaf has numerous approved sons and ster and keur daughters, and along with many offspring competing internationally in show jumping he also produces offspring with a lot of movement who are very successful in dressage.