|Baloubet du Rouet||Galoubet A|
|Mesange du Rouet|
|Zancara (Keur, Preferent, Prestatie)||Nimmerdor (Preferent)|
|Shoraya (Keur, Preferent, Prestatie)|
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 Results 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.
Some succesful offsprings:
Son Inspiration VDL - approved for KWPN and placed 4th in the Championsround of the KWPN stallion show. Impian D - approved for Zangersheide.
Daughter Huwerna - honored as National Foal Champion in Ermelo in 2012 and became Champion of the Central Mare Show in Zeeland as a 3-year-old.
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.
Heibe - 82 points for her IBOP-test
Kassidy - Irish National Foal Champion.
Bubalu: Olympic Silver and World Champion
|Baloubet du Rouet||Galoubet A||H. Alme Z||Ibrahim|
|Ida de Bourgoin|
|Mesange du Rouet||Starter||Rantzau xx|
|Perle de Norval|
|Zancara (Keur, Preferent, Prestatie)||Nimmerdor (Preferent)||Farn (Preferent)||Fax I|
|Ramonaa (Ster)||Koridon xx|
|Shoraya (Keur, Preferent, Prestatie)||Ladykiller||Sailing Light xx|
|Lone Beech xx|
SHARJAH - The CSI4*-W Nations Cup in Sharjah (UAE) delivered victory to the British team, with Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) under Joe Whitaker (GBR) and Imperial HBF (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest) ridden by Tim Gredley (GBR).
ABU DHABI - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) won the CSI4*-W World Cup competition over 1.55m in Abu Dhabi.
Our horses were in shape during CSI Exloo, Jourdain VDL (by Zapatero) jumps to a 2nd place in the 1.45m Grand Prix and Louay Fortuna wins the 1.35m Grand Prix of Exloo. VDL Kelton (by Bubalu) won a 1.40m class.
Alex Gill qualifies with Lightfeet VDL, Kelton VDL and Midnight Express for the finals of the World Championship for young show jumpers in Lanaken coming Sunday.
The final of the Dutch Championship for 7-year-olds was won by Keep it Cool SSS (Zirocco Blue x Corland) and his rider Michael Greeve
DUBLIN - Icoon VDL (Bubalu x Cardento) and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) achieved a great result in their first ever Nations Cup competition at the CSIO5*-NC EUD1 in Dublin. The very talented combination finished fourth.
KRONENBERG - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) won the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Kronenberg.
Rotterdam -Icoon VDL (Bubalu x Cardento) and Hessel Hoekstra (Ned) have achieved a beautiful ninth place in the CSIO 5* 1.60m -Grand Prix of Rotterdam (Ned).
GORLA MINORE - Ireland VDL (Zapatero VDL x Indorado), the nine-year-old gelding bred by the VDL Stud out of the mare Anolivia VDL (Indorado x Nimmerdor), became 5th with Massimo Grossato (ITA) in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Gorla Minore.
MAUBEUGE - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) finished sixth in the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix of Maubeuge (FRA).
LIER - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) achieved a fine sixth place in the 1.45m Grand Prix in Lier (BEL).
Our horses achieved top results in the Mediterranean Equestrian Spring Tour 3 of Oliva in Spain.
Our stallion Comthago VDL became 2nd in the Silver Tour Grand Prix at 1.40m level. Our own bred Icoon VDL, which we own together with Stal...
OCALA - Hudson (Arezzo VDL x Contender) took fourth place under Amanda Flint in the 1.40m Grand Prix in Ocala (USA). Jaws de Longchamps (Zirocco Blue x Chin Chin) and Kathie Leverick (USA) finished second in the 1.30m class.
KEYSOE - Icaterina (Durango VDL x Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) have won the CSI2* Grand Prix in Keysoe over 1.45m.
MARBACH - Beau Balou (Bubalu VDL x Contender) obtained the predicate Premium Stallion during the DSP Inspection in Marbach.
MICHALOWICE, POLAND - Goldcoast VDL (Zirocco Blue x Chin Chin) has claimed victory in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Michalowice. The 1.35m was won by Secret Weapon L (Bubalu VDL). Ligeunerin (Corporal VDL) won the Youngster Tour Final.
TOLBERT - Sisi (Baltic VDL x Cantos) and Wesley de Boer have convincingly won the 1.40m Grand Prix of Outdoor Tolbert. The ZZ final was won by Impian D (Bubalu VDL) and Henk Frederiks.
BONHEIDEN - Icoon VDL (Bubalu x Cardento) and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) finished in eighth place in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix of Bonheiden (BEL). No less than three classes were won by descendants of Zirocco Blue.
WIERDEN - Icoon VDL (Bubalu) and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) achieved a nice third place in the CSI2* Grand Prix of Wierden over 1.45m. Gweedore vd Grootekamps Z (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest) and Harrie Wiering (NED) came second.
WIERDEN - Icoon VDL and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) achieved a nice second place in the CSIOJ NC-Y Grand Prix of Wierden for Young Riders over 1.45m. The successful combination also finished in second place in the Nations Cup.
EXLOO - Harwich VDL (Arezzo VDL x Darco) and James Billington (GBR) finished fourth in the CSI2 * Grand Prix of Exloo. Kallmar and Inaico, both ridden by Jur Vrieling (NED), finished third resp. fourth in the 1.25m and 1.35m.
POZNAN - Once again the show in Poznan was the stage for successes for a large group of offspring of the VDL stallions. Leading roles included King Lepantino (v. Arezzo) and Daisy (v. Glasgow v.'t Merelsnest).
POZNAN - Zirocco Air (by Zirocco Blue) has achieved a fantastic second place with rider Mateusz Tyszko in the CSI2 * Grand Prix over 1.45m in Poznan. Goldcoast VDL (by Zirocco Blue) and Matas Petraitis (LTU) finished third.
SOPOT - In Sopot, Poland, Zirocco-Blue son Zirocco Air has won the CSI2 * Grand Prix. With his rider Mateusz Tyszko the nine-year-old gray remained clear and set the fastest time.
OPGLABBEEK - The six-year-old mare Jiwyrusa H (v. Baltic x Corland), together with rider Beau Schuttelaar, managed to claim the silver during the Youngster Tour at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium.
Zirocco Air (Zirocco Blue x Con Air) and Mateusz Tyszko became 5th in the Grand Prix of Wroclaw, Partynice in Poland.
Fantastic results during Outdoor Wierden. In the final of the 1.40m Medium Tour there was a 2nd place for Icoon VDL (Bubalu x Cardento), ridden by Hessel Hoekstra. Approved stallion Cohinoor VDL finished 3rd with James Billington.
SHARJAH (UAE) - Elucar V.E. (v. Cardento) and Jack Whitaker placed sixth in two clear rounds in the CSI5*-W World Cup over 1.60 m in Sharjah. Pogba (by Douglas) and Ali Hamad Al Kirbi (UAE) became second in the 1.40m.
Deep Blue Bridge S (s. Zirocco Blue x Ahorn) and Rupert Carl Winkelman became 9th in the 2* Grand Prix of Kronenberg, the Netherlands and Giwana (Baltic x Indoctro) and Lars Kersten placed 3rd in the 1* Grand Prix.
POZNAN (POL) - Dallas VDL and Jur Vrieling achieved an excellent third place during the CSI4*-W over 1.45m in Poznan, Poland.
In the Youngster Cup 2019 of CSI4* München it was Hulahupe JR (VDL Bubalu x Indoctro) with rider Ellen Whitaker that won the 7-year-olds 1.40m final. This fantastic mare is owned by Mrs. Jessica Crane.
GIJON - In the young horse class of the international equestrian competition in Gijon, northern Spain, the six-year-old Harley descendant I Mose VI became second. Kevin Gonzalez De Zarate Fdz rode the horse to this excellent classification.
WINSCHOTEN - the Groningen studbook inspection meant a great success for two offspring of Arezzo VDL and Dallas VDL. Both mares received 85 points for jumping and 80 points for the type.
Iramee (Bubalu x Indoctro) won the finals for 6-year old showjumpers during CSI3* Lillistrom in Norway. Iramee is ridden by Frederik B. Seim.
For Fun VT (Zirocco Blue x Indorado) en Gerfried Puck were placed as 10th in the Grand Prix of Sopot (Poland). The also won a 1.45m competition and were placed as 7th in a 1.40m competition.
Double Black (Chin Chin x Jimtown) and Michael Kölz won the Grand Prix of Biesiekierz Rudny in Poland. They also won a 1.40m class.
Larezzo (Arezzo x Esprilio) and Gustavo Ramos Leyva became 3rd in the finals of the 7-year old jumpers at the 3* jumping of Monterrey in Mexico.
Foot loose (Baltic VDL x Cavalier) and Charlotte McAuley became 5th in the Grand Prix of Chevenez, Switzerland.
Secret Weapon L (Bubalu x Acobat II) and Dawid Skiba placed 3rd in the Grand Prix of Michalowice. VDL Fakir (Indorado x Zadok), ridden by Ales Opatrny, placed 5th.
Honeypenny W (Bubalu x Montender) is doing well in her new place and placed 2nd in a young horses class in Amman. Honeypenny W was sold this year in the Wolden Summer Sale auction.