Goodbye Gribaldi

By: Horse Deals

Goodbye Gribaldi
Goodbye Gribaldi
The news of the sad death of the outstanding Trakhener dressage stallion Gribaldi, was announced on the site of his rider Edward Gal, with whom he shared numerous top level successes over the years.

At statement on read simply:
"With great pain and sadness in our hearts, we said goodbye to Gribaldi today.
A ruptured aorta proved fatal for him. His veterinarian was unable to save him.
"We can't believe that his happened to you. You'll be in our hearts forever. Rest peacefully, dear Gribaldi...."

The 17-year-old stallion officially retired from competition at the 2010 KWPN Stallion Licensing in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on 5 February

Gribaldi, who was by Kolostany, was the 1995 champion of the stallion selections and 1996 champion of his stallion performance test.

In 1997 he was the winner of the four-year-old stallion competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and was reserve champion in the Pavo-Cup.
In 2005, the black stallion was awarded keur status by the KWPN Verband.

Gribaldi produced 10 licensed sons including Edward Gal’s superstar partner Moorlands Totilas and Anky van Grunsven’s IPS Painted Black.