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The only palomino in the world by the 2 times Olympian Big Star..!

This colt is sensation in all aspects….colour, temperament and pedigree.

Bullet is by the sensational 2 times Olympic champion Big Star who was owned and ridden by Nick Skelton.

Big Star is one of the best showjumping horses in the world, with numerous high profile wins including two Olympic Gold titles under the renowned rider, Nick Skelton. Nick himself has referred to Big Star as “the best horse I have ever ridden”. It is also notable that this exceptional stallion is passing his athleticism and incredible temperament onto his progeny, making him a top choice for any jumping mare.


He was ranked number three in the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire rankings in 2013. Quick Star launched Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s career with wins at the Grand Prix of Maastricht and Munich being particular highlights. Quick Star’s sire, Galoubet A; the leading sire of the French Studbook, was also a performer, winning an incredible 19 Grand Prix titles in his career. Galoubet is also the father of the number five breeding sire on the WBFSH Baloubet Du Rouet. On his dam’s side, Quick Star was again bred to perform. His dam, Stella, a 7/8th Anglo-Arab, jumped internationally with Nelson Pessoa.


Big Star’s dam, Jolanda, was a successful competitor and earned the sport(jump) predicate and competed in ZZ-level show jumping. Jolanda is the half-sister to the KWPN Stallion Matterhorn. Her sire Nimmerdor is known to be the foundation sire of the VDL Stud and gained the accolade The Stallion Of The Century in 2000. He was ridden by Albert Vroom, and successfully competed in many World Cups and International Competitions, including the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Nimmerdor has 50 approved sons including    Ahorn, Daimler, N-Aldato, DBH Heartbreaker, Zadock, Nandor Fortuna and Coronel, all of which have proven themselves in the international arena.

Big Star’s granddam Elysette is a Keur Preferent daughter of G.Ramiro Z, and her dam Paerel is a Keur Preferent daughter of the Thoroughbred Erdball xx as well as a half-sister to the KWPN stallion Amethist.

The combination of Big Star’s top quality and well thought out bloodlines has helped make him the exceptional competitor he is today.

Big Star is very much the stallion of the moment after his Individual Gold Medal win at the Rio Olympics in 2016 under rider Nick Skelton, four years after winning Team Gold at the London Olympics. He wowed audiences across the globe with his effortless performance, jumping clear in all individual rounds. Big Star was named the KWPN Horse of the Year in 2012 following his victories in CSI4* Antwerpen, CSI5* Aachen and Hamburg and Team Gold in the London Olympics. In 2013 the stallion once again proved that he’s one of the world’s best show jumpers, winning the 2013 Rolex Grand Prix at Aachen and the CSI5* Piazza di Roma Grand Prix. His sire, Quick Star, also needs no introduction. 


Bullet’s dam line is no slouch either. His dam sire is JC Solomon who is by the top German sire, Espri. Espri produced Olympic competitors in show jumping including Hugo Simon’s E.T. (earnings of €979,900) and Carsten-Otto Nagel’s Elwood (€122,716) – nine other jumpers earned more than €15,000: Explosiv 2 (€97,995), Eddie (€59,216) Edgar (€24,546), That’s me €21,339), Ernie (€19,996), Escologne (€17,359), Eschley 2 (€16,879), Enrico (€16,394) and Erik (€15,832). In the dressage ring Nadine Capellmann’s Elvis VA was his most successful dressage offspring with winnings of €285,241, followed by the Finnish team horse, Sini Spirit (€22,742) and the Danish team horse, Esprit d’Valdemar (€18,289).

In the 2015 Hanoverian stallion book, Espri has 507 offspring currently competing between M and S-level in dressage and showjumping with earnings of €2,417,040 won by 422 showjumpers and 153 dressage horses.

Bullet’s dam’s dam sire is the legendary and colourful Highrail Roll the Dice (photo courtesy of Yvonne Brown)


Highrail Roll the Dice was by the also colourful and aptly named Colourful Gambler. (photo courtesy of Yvonne Brown)

Highrail Colourful Gambler (thoroughbred)

Bullet will mature approximately 16.1hh.

He is available to selected mares for frozen semen only.  His semen is of excellent quality. 

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