aloubet Z (Galoubet A - Krista x Polydor) ridden by Christian Ahlmann (GER) PHOTO: FEI

Analysis by Adriana van Tilburg: The September issue of BN published an interview with Cees Klaver, who bred three of the horses competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One was the extraordinarily talented stallion Taloubet Z – registered with KWPN but approved by Holsteiner and Zangersheide. He is one of the top horses of Lanaken-based German international Christian Ahlmann.

Taloubet’s sire, Galoubet A (Almé - Viti x Nystag), had a short but explosive international career. Bred by Mlle. C. Ducornet, Galoubet A began his international career as a seven-year-old with Gilles-Bertran de Balanda. The pair took the French national title in 1979 and contributed to the team’s Nations’ Cup win in Rome 1982. Galoubet sired some of the world’s top sport horse stallions, such as Baloubet du Rouet, Quick Star and Qredo de Paulstra.

Motherline

Taloubet Z comes from a line that was built up in Westfalia with stallions from the State Stud in Waren- dorf. His dam, Krista (Poly- dor), the grandmother Paquita (Pakt) and Anthea (Argwohn I) were all bred by Heinz Trindeitmar. He had an idea, a vision. Un- fortunately the breeder of these mares died two years ago so it is hard to obtain in- formation. However, thanks to a popular website, I was able to call Dr. Gerd Lehmann. He was the head of the Westfalian State Stud for thirty years (1966-1995) during the time when the motherline of Taloubet Z was entering the Westfalian Studbook. He recalls with ease the horses from this line which that is, in my opinion, remarkable as he is 83 years of age: “The family of Taloubet Z has been for several generations with the Trindeitmar family. The stallions who are listed in the motherline behind the mother (Krista) by Polydor, are all State Stud stallions from Warendorf. Pakt, Arg- wohn I, Adlerfels and then comes Abhang I...

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