(Bon Balou x Anastasia/Otschag)
Balou Du Rouge F5B or "Scarlett" is a beautiful 2016 filly by the late stallion Bon Balou out of our hunter mare Anastasia. Scarlett was our first foal at Flying 5B Sporthorses and she has not failed to impress us with her refined type, athleticism, and outgoing personality. Scarlett was lightly started the spring of her three year old year and was then allowed time off to finish growing. However before being turned back out Scarlett was shown in a AA 3 YO Freestyle class at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas and was 4th overall in a very tough group of competitors. Scarlett showed exceptional rideability and willingness to work and we were thoroughly impressed with her form over fences and composure in a very new environment. She is truly a very special filly and we believe she will make an exceptional small junior hunter for upper level competition. Scarlett will make her debut on the Florida show circuit as a four year old if not sold.
However, it is no surprise that Scarlett has shown such athleticism as her Sire Bon Balou was the 2012 70 Day Stallion Test Jumper Champion. He scored an impressive 125.04 (with a 5% deduction taken off for age) for 1st place. Bon Balou was also 3rd overall. Bon Balou's sire, Balou du Rouet, first showed his promise on his 30 day test where he gained a score of 9.2 for jumping. In 2005 scored the highest mark of 9.2 at the National Championships, making him one of Germany's top four licensed stallions. Balou du Rouet is a sire of international standing. In 2016 he once again occupied the seventh place in the WBFSH world show jumping ranking. By 2017, in Germany alone, 195 of his progeny are successful at advanced level/S and the lifetime earnings of his descendants have already reached 2.6 million euros. 51 of his sons have been licensed including the internationally successful stallion Horse Gym's Balzaci (23 international victories, lifetime earnings over 320,000 euros).
Balou du Rouet's sire Baloubet du Rouet wrote sporting history winning the World Cup finals three times in a row & was the individual Olympic Gold Medalist in 2004 as well as winning team Bronze in Sydney. Bon Balou's damsire is the legendary Argentinus (1980-2007), who was the youngest millionaire among Germany`s top sires and currently third ranked German stallion by the WBFSH. His progeny are successful in both jumping and dressage & incude Arko III, Air Jordan, Amsterdam, Armitage, August der Starke, A Jungle Prince, Albano, Anka & Aleppo. Bon Balou's grand dam, Larika, has also produced a full brother to La Belle, Air Force One (Argentinus), who is jumping 1.40m as a 7 yr old, as well as a licensed Oldenburg. as a licensed Oldenburg stallion Albatros (Acord II).
Scarlett's dam is Anastasia, a Russian WB/TB by the stallion Otschag. Anastasia is a treasured member of our broodmare herd and she has absolutely proven herself to be an "outproducer" who throws offspring that are exceptionally talented and correct. To learn more about Scarlett's dam, please visit the 'Our Mares' tab. We have been so pleased with Scarlett that we have rebred Anastasia to the great stallion Quarterback for 2020.