Barcley by Baloubet has doubtless been one of the most interesting stallions of the 2014 Neumünster grading.
He left the ring stalliongraded due to lots of quality traits despite his then still very youthful appearance. The Baloubet son gives the impression of an absolute performance horse. His conformation is characterised by long lines and a head in very good proportion to his body, a flexible poll and good-sized neck blending nicely into very well pronounced withers. His back is of adequate length, with good loin coupling and good croup structure. On the whole, the stallion displays good, clearly rectangular frame. Barcley has long legs with a correct structure. His hooves’ size and shape are in good proportion to his body. Following two months of training under saddle, Barcley displayed outstanding movement. Even though his bloodline – except for Alcatraz – does not indicate these qualities, the stallion’s performance speaks for itself. The walk is ground-covering and very regular, the trot always rhythmic and balanced, ground-covering and with good carriage, thus confirming the qualities indicated at liberty under saddle, as well. The canter is Barcley’s greatest strength with big, ground-covering strides, always uphill due to his ability to carry weight from behind. His very good jumping technique combining good foreleg and excellent hind leg technique is very useful, particularly in combination with his greatest assets: his strength and his performance attitude.
It is an important aspect of Barcley’s interesting breeding that he has only one cross (through his 4th sire Concerto II) to Cor de la Bryère, a stallion of great importance, but frequently found in many Holsteiner bloodlines. So Barcley is suitable for many Holsteiner mares. Moreover, he is an interesting option for many mares due to his performance attitude and TB blood, as well as his size and long legs.