Lot# 6 Bon Ami (Bon Balou x Spring Silk - Sempatico) Bay Tobiano Colt Born 4/27/2013 High Silver Premium of 7.8
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It's a great collection again and Bon Ami is just one of 23 top WB and German Riding Ponies, yearling through show-ready riding horses, available in this auction. Directly from breeders this collection offers a superb variety of types, talents, pedigrees, colors and price ranges! All horses have been pre-vetted - check out this auction for some GREAT prospects for sport!
Bon Ami is an excellent prospect for sport - this elastic-moving and flashy colt is absolutely unforgettable! Sired by Dreamscape Farm's Bon Balou and out of Spring Silk by Sempatico, this colt is a serious prospect for sport. Scoring a high Silver premium at his inspection, Bon Ami (meaning 'Good Friend') impressed the judges with his well-developed topline, his powerfully off-the-ground and uphill movement. This is a beautiful and talented prospect for sport that will not be overlooked.
Sired by the exciting young Balou du Rouet son Bon Balou. Bon Balou was licensed Hanoverian in Verden in 2008. In 2011 Bon Balou was showing in the 5 yr old jumper division in Germany, and has recently shown and placed at M level (1.35 meter). on Balou was named the Jumper Champion at the 2012 70 day stallion test at Silver Creek Farm in OK. He scored an impressive 125.04 (with a 5% deduction taken off) for 1st place. Bon Balou was also 3rd overall. Bon Balou was 8th in the dressage in a tightly bunched group. In the jumping he put up some amazing scores.
Bon Balou's sire, Balou du Rouet, first showed his promise on his 30 day test where he gained a score of 9.2 for jumping. In 2005 scored the highest mark of 9.2 at the National Championships, making him one of Germany's top four licensed stallions. He is now competing at 1.50m and is the sire 10 licensed sons to date.
Baloubet du Rouet wrote sporting history winning the World Cup finals three times in a row & was the individual Olympic Gold Medalist in 2004 as well as winning team Bronze in Sydney.
Bon Balou's damsire is the legendary Argentinus (1980-2007), who was the youngest millionaire among Germany`s top sires and currently third ranked German stallion by the WBFSH. His progeny are successful in both jumping and dressage & incude Arko III, Air Jordan, Amsterdam, Armitage, August der Starke, A Jungle Prince, Albano, Anka & Aleppo. Bon Balou's grand dam, Larika, has also produced a full brother to La Belle, Air Force One (Argentinus), who is jumping 1.40m as a 7 yr old, as well as a licensed Oldenburg. as a licensed Oldenburg stallion Albatros (Acord II).
His grandsire sire, Landadel, (1982-1996), is regarded as the most outstanding son of the legendary Landgraf I and carries a double dose of the great stallion Ladykiller. He is known as an outstanding producer of top performing offspring in dressage and jumping. In the 2001 World Cup, Landadel was unique in producing representatives in both the dressage and jumping finals, with the exquisite Leondardo da Vinci in the dressage (Gonnelien Rothenberger), and in the jumping, Little Gun (Helena Weinberg). He is the sire of over 66 licensed sons including Landor.
Bon Ami's dam Spring Silk was injured in a pasture accident thus is a broodmare only. She is by Sempatico M (by Semper - Sandro x Indian Dream - Ico), an outstanding approved young stallion who offers homozygous pinto coloring along with top talent and rideability. Sempatico completed both his 30 day test & 70 day test at Prussendorf in Germany finishing 5th out of 18, 3rd in dressage index and 8th in jumping index. Final score: 7.81 Also at the announcements of his scores Frank Bangert the head director of Prussendorf State Stud said "Sempatico is the best colored horse he has ever seen." In his 70 day testing, Sempatico finished 6th in dressage with a great score of 121.25 points! He placed 11th of all 30 stallions in this testing with a total score of 106.67.