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Bubalu ‘Elite’


BORN: 28-06-2000
SEX: Stallion
HEIGHT: 1.70m
BREEDER: VDL Stud, Beers
WFFS: Non carrier

Sire Baloubet du Rouet was not only Olympic Champion and won the World Cup Finals three times but his offspring also perform easily at the Grand Prix level.

On Bubalu’s dam line we find a superlative mare family. His dam is the Nimmerdor-daughter Zancara who carries the highest designations ‘Keur, Preferent and Prestatie’. In addition to Bubalu she foaled the approved stallion Great Pleasure and the Grand Prix jumping approved stallions Pessoa and Montreal. Grand dam, Shoraya, is also ‘Keur, Preferent and Prestatie’ being mother of Aldato (approved stallion and Grand Prix jumper), Dehlia ‘Keur’ (1.50m jumper and National Champion herself and dam of the Grand Prix jumper Quality Boy), Collete ‘Keur’ (dam of the Grand Prix of Leeuwarden winner Edminton) and Wildroos (‘Keur, Preferent and Prestatie’, National Champion and mother of the Grand Prix horses Deka and Ishan). This mareline is number 474A.


Bubalu jumped for years at the highest level with Jur Vrieling. 2014 was his final international sport season with those results crowning his many achievements. With the Dutch squad Bubalu was World Champion in Normandy and Jur’s and Bubalu’s performance was decisive for the gold medal. Bubalu also won the Furusiyya Nations Cup Final in Barcelona with the Dutch team, jumping two exhilarating clear rounds. Bubalu has many highlights in his career, such as team silver at the Olympic Games in London 2012 and becoming Dutch Champion in 2012. With the Dutch show jumping team he won the Nations Cup in Aachen, Dublin and Sankt Gallen. Bubalu jumped 24 Nations Cups in his life with a total of 25 clear rounds. Individually he won the Grand Prix of Drammen and Treffen.

International Resultats Bubalu:

    • Teamgold WK Normandy 2014
    • Team Silver Olympic Games London 2012
    • 1st final Nations Cup Barcelona 2014
    • 1st Nations Cup Aachen 2011
    • 1st Nations Cup Dublin 2010
    • 1st Nations Cup St. Gallen 2011
    • 1st GP Treffen 2014
    • 1st GP Drammen 201
    • 1st 1.50m London 2013
    • 1st 1.50m Basel 2014
    • 2nd GP Frankfurt 2012
    • 2nd GP Braunschweig 2012
    • 2nd GP Vestfold 2012
    • 2nd GP Melsomvik 2011 + 2012
    • 2nd Nations Cup Falsterbo 2014
    • 2nd Nations Cup Hickstead 2014
    • 2nd Nations Cup Rome 2014
    • 2nd Los Angeles Masters 2014
    • 2nd 1.50m London 2013
    • 3rd GP Stockholm 2012 + 2014
    • 3rd Nations Cup Spruce Meadows 2013
    • 3rd Championat von Bremen 2013
    • 3rd GP Valkenswaard 2011
    • 3e GP Dinard 2011
    • 3rd GP Vestfold 2011
    • 4th Nations Cup Dublin 2012
    • 4th Nations Cup Drammen 2010
    • 4th Nations Cup Rotterdam 2011
    • 4th GP Rotterdam 2012
    • 4th Championat von Hamburg 2013
    • 5th Nations Cup Hickstead 2010
    • 5th Nations Cup La Baule 2011+ 2014
    • 5th Nations Cup Lummen 2014
    • 5th GP Treffen 2013
    • 5th GP London 2013
    • 6th GP Rome 2012
    • 6th Nations Cup Rome 2012
    • 6th GP Madrid 2011


The offspring of Bubalu have made an excellent impression already. Son Inspiration VDL became approved for KWPN and placed 4th in the Championsround of the KWPN stallion show. Impian D became approved for Zangersheide.

Daughter Huwerna was honored as National Foal Champion in Ermelo in 2012 and became Champion of the Central Mare Show in Zeeland as a 3-year-old. Daughter Honeypenny W, Champion of the Central Mare Show of Friesland, finished 3rd in the final of the National Mare Championships. Afterwards she scored 81.5 points in the IBOP-test. Bubalu daughter Heibe got 82 points for her IBOP-test, and in Ireland Kassidy became National Foal Champion.

Jumping index KWPN: 157.

Bubalu: Olympic Silver and World Champion.



Baloubet du Rouet Galoubet A
Mesange du Rouet
Zancara Nimmerdor