Painted Black Performance:
2000 Painted Black was 3-year during the 2nd final of the VSN-Troffee/dressuur.
2001 Painted Black was presented at the AES where he as the highest obtained status. 2001 Stallion Competition 2001/2002 under rider Hans Peter Minderhoud is Painted Black 3 x 3x started winning the nl in Weert, Zuidbroek and Goes. He thus became unofficially Stallion Competition winner.
2002 Painted Black selected to represent the Netherlands in the World Cup young horses in Verden
2003 Hans Peter Minderhout and Painted Black, Stallion Competition winner of the Class M in Zuidbroek.
2003 Painted Black again selected to represent the Netherlands in the World Cup young horses in Verden, and ridden by Anky , he was Reserve World Champion in the 6-year-old dressage horses just behind the amazing Poetin. ( see Quaterback damline)
2003 In the Stallion Competition 2003/2004 under Anky van Grunsven he wonall 4 victories in Hengelo, Weert, Zuidbroek and Goes. It was he again unofficially Stallion Competition winner.
2004 KWPN Approved!
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Comments from the KWPN selection committee on Painted Black foals:
Painted Black showed a uniform collection generously developed, riding type Yearlings with good rectangle model and look.
The head is very beautiful. The head-neck connection light. The neck has a length sufficient with good top line and is sufficiently well used. Occasionally, the neck-deep in the chest. The body is generously developed and is long enough in the back. The shoulder is generally well located and has a good length. The back and loins are well formed and well muscled. The croup has plenty of length and is well located. The leg has sufficient length and is built correctly. The step is clean, has ample space and great flexibility. The horse has a good space in its stride with excellent flexibility. The Yearlings walk uphill.
Lightness, elegance and elasticity! Painted Black, ridden by Anky van Grunsven, won the world cup qualifier at Amsterdam in 2009 with 81.25% and came 3rd in the finals, is now in the top ten on the world ranking list. In 2010 Painted Black was sold to Morgan Barbançon, a junior Spanish rider.
Painted Black has an amazing pedigree, is the son of chic black Trakehner stallion Gribaldi and brother to Totilas the 2009 European Freestyle Champion in setting a new world record of 90.75%. His Grandsire, Kostolany has been peen proclaimed Trakehner Stallion of the Year 2009 and was honoured for his achievements in the breeding world at the October 2009 Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumünster, Germany.
His mother is the Keur mare Litchy who competed at Z-class dressage. Lichty is a daughter of the Olympic dressage stallion Ferro. Grandmother Vrona was also successful in the dressage, and from this strain there are a number of Z; ZZ dressage horses.