The 13-year-old Balloon was before competed by Mexico's Eugenio Garza Perez. Perez recently bought Euro Horse's Victer Finn DH Z (by Va-Vite).
However the gelding booked his greates succes with Irish show jumping rider, Shane Breen. The combination won the international five-star 1.60m in Birmingham and the Six Bars in Falsterbo. In 2013 they also finished third in the World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix in Helsinki.