About - Taloubet Z is one of the most successful jumping stallions available today, and he is the epitome of a modern jumping horse; light-footed, fast, and exceptionally powerful. Taloubet has a very neat, quick, style of jumping with a textbook technique and sharp reflexes. He is available chilled for the first time in 2018 following his retirement from sport.
Performance - Few horses can come close to Taloubet's record. €2million in prize-money, 105 starts in CSI5* competitions, 45 World Cup competitions, 26 international victories, 9 Championships and medals at Olympic, European and World Cup finals; Taloubet has proven himself time and time again as one of the best jumping horses in history. Not only has he been successful, but he has also been an exceptionally sound and tough horse; Taloubet never missed a season from 2008-2017, and nine of those ten seasons were spent jumping at CSI5* level. Taloubet won the World Cup Final on his first appearance in 2011, and qualified three more times in his career, finishing 6th in 2016. In the same season, Taloubet took home team and individual bronze from the Rio Olympics, after a stunning six-way jump-off performance including H&M All In and Big Star. In 2015, the German team won silver in Aachen at the European Championships and Taloubet finished 7th individually under his long-time partner Christian Ahlmann. Taloubet has won more than €400,000 on the Global Champions Tour alone with appearances at grand prix level far across the globe.
Sire - Galoubet A is widely considered a foundation jumping sire. His dam Viti produced four licensed stallions, including Galoubet's full brother, Unesco du Montois.Viti was a trotter mare who later turned her hoof to showjumping. Her dam's grandsire Obok was also the damsire of individual showjumping gold medallist at the 1964 Games, Lutteur B. Other exceptional jumpers out of trotter mares include Halla and Jappeloup. Galoubet himself jumped to international grand prix level, having already won the five-year-old championships at Fontainebleu. Galoubet won the Grand Prix at Wiesbaden, and placed 15th at the European Championships. The pair also took out the French national title in the same year. In 1980, Galoubet continued to win in the Nations Cups – in Aachen, Chaudefontaine, Longchamp and Toronto, plus second in New York. He was eighth at the World Cup final in Baltimore, and eighth at the Alternative Olympic Games in Rotterdam. The following season Galoubet won three World Cup qualifiers in a row at Antwerp, s’Hertogenbosch and Dortmund. Following a brilliant performance at the World Championships in Dublin in 1982 – where he was part of the gold medal winning team - he retired to stud sound at the young age of 10.
His two most famous sons are without doubt individual Olympic gold medallist and three-time World Cup champion, Baloubet du Rouet, and Quick Star, sire of Olympic gol medallist Big Star. The dynasty formed by these two stallions is one of the best in the world, with top stallions and horses such as Balou du Rouet, Stella, Quivient de Boisy, Touchdown, and Liscalgot all descending from these stallions.
His other stallions sons include Qredo de Paulstra (sire of Quattro B), Quiniou (sire of Olympic team horse Barbarian) and Skippy II, whose progeny are making their mark on the international stage. He has also proven a good sire of broodmares.
Damline - The dam has produced the grand prix jumper Obadja (by Ahorn), and licensed stallions Big Star JR KZ (1.50m jumper by Big Star) , Nadal Hero, Jaloubet K, and the sport horses Van Carnute K (1.40m jumper by Carnute), and Ramzes (1.50m jumper by Emilion. Grand prix jumpers Prime Time (by Polydor) and her son Wasabi (by Chronik Jmen) are also descended from the mare line, as are the dressage stallions Faveur (by Florestan) and Bvlgari (by Belissimo M).
Damsire Polydor has produced more than 30 grand prix jumping offspring and 40 licensed sons, including Poor Boy, Porter, Pamina, Two Steps, Pretty Woman, Positano, Potsdam, Opium, Pokemon, Montebello La Silla, Pionier, and Pontifex. He also had a licensed full brother, Polarstern.
Progeny - Despite limited availability until this season, Taloubet's offspring are already making their mark. At the Rio Olympics, Taloubet's daughter Taloubetdarco K Z jumped alongside him for Japan, while his licensed son Take a Chance Z won the bronze medal at the World Young Horse Championships. Aloubet Z is jumping at grand prix, while Skipio K, Taloudour KZ and Time For Fun Z are all jumping at 1.50m.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Chilled or frozen Stud Zangersheide WFFS status Clear (N/N) Studbook KWPN Approved for AES, Breeders Elite, Holsteiner, KWPN, Zangersheide Year of Birth 2000 Colour Bay Height 172cm