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.
Great Grand sire is the Elite international stallion Beach Boy. He has sired 8 graded sons who are already making a name for themselves and his own progeny includes the 1991 Oldenburg performance test champion Brandenburger, the international showjumper Beach Game and the international eventers Beach Star and Feldschwalbe.
His eight approved sons and 239 competitive offspring have earned him a BlUP score of 141 for both jumping and gaits.
Banderas successfully completed his 70 day test at Silver Creek Farm in 2010, Banderas finished 4th overall. Some of Banderas' scores from the 70 day test Test Director scores 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"
Banderas has now become the first fully approved son of Balou du Rouet standing in North America, with lifetime breeding approvals.