Olympic participant London 2012 and World Equestrian Games 2015
Is a son of the preferent top-producer Gribaldi. Has an incredibly long sportive and successful career behind him, with tremendous success in the stallion competitions and young horse competitions under Hans Peter Minderhoud. As a 6-year-old, under Anky van Grunsven, he was reserve champion at the WC for Young Horses in Verden and won the Dutch Small Tour Championship in 2005. Continued his successful international career with the Dutch Big Tour Championship in 2008 and a 3rd place in the World Cup Final in Las Vegas (2009). Since 2010 has been exceptionally successful in the U25 competitions with Morgan Barbançon Mestre.
Continued with a successful transition to Grand Prix with highlights including his participation in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and participation in the 2015 World Championships in Caen where Painted Black – Morgan Barbançon Mestre was the best Spanish combination.
In 2016, at the age of 19, Painted Black retired from the sport.
As a result of the KWPN-conferment of the “Preferent” predicate, Painted Black joined the elite group of top-producers. With an index of 173 and a reliability of 91%, Painted Black is highly-ranked on the KWPN-index of proven producers.
Has numerous offspring competing in the sport, a considerable number of which are already competing at the highest level such as Zenith, Zircoon Spring Flower, Zingaro-Apple, Wervelwind, Black Painted, Black Pearl, Blacktime, Binky, Baccara van Weltevreden, Chacha Time, Detroit etc.
Has a number of approved sons such as: Bon Bravour, Enzo Ferrari, Ebony, Dynamo PB.
Most remarkable offspring 2018
- EDS foal auction star Nostradamus (ds.Chippendale) €21.000,-
- Equine Elite auction star Centurion (ds.Donnerwind) €175.000,-
- High percentage of Sub-top horses
- Upcoming Grand Prix horses Ebony (ds.Jazz), Charming Lady (ds.Krack C), Black Panter (ds.Landeur), Black Pearl (ds.Negro), Don Dynamo (ds.Jazz) and Don Bravour (ds.Chronos)