Banderas is the first approved son of the sensational European stallion Balou du Rouet, to stand in North America. Banderas is a very typey athletic stallion, with a lovely expression, clearly stamped by in looks by his sire. Banderas has three very good athletic gaits, and shows a huge amount of jumping potential, he jumps in classic form, and show a lot of scope. He also has a very good temperament and good nature.
Sire Balou du Rouet is highly sought after as a breeding stallion, he is very known for producing type, elastic movers, and his oldest offspring are showing his prepotency for first class jumping ability.
Banderas comes from a very strong dam line through dam Grisette he combines some of the best bloodlines available. His dam sire is the legendary Grannus, one Germany's greatest sires with over five million DM in earnings, he is also the sire a multiple international and Olympic jumpers, including Top Gun La Silla(Jan Tops), Grand Plaisir(Ludger Beerbaum), Grannusch(John Witaker), Burmah Grand Slam (Nick Skelton) and Imperial to name a few. Grannus is also the sire of over 60 approved stallions.
Banderas successfully completed his 70 day test at Silver Creek Farm in 2010, with scores of: Character "10",Temperament "9" Willingness to work "9.50" constitution "9" ridability "8.5", Free Jumping "9", Stadium Jumping "9" cross country "8.5" "walk 9" trot "7.50" canter "8"
Bandares x Checkmate
May 9, 2021
Expected to mature 16.2hh
This baby will be super talented! He has the bloodlines to be a top sporthorse. He is built correctly and is as cute as a button with just the right amount of chrome. He is a good mover with three quality gaits.