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Gribaldi (Archived)

Gribaldi was the 1995 champion of the stallion selections and 1996 champion of his stallion performance test and has been proclaimed a Keur stallion. In 1997 he was the winner of the four year old stallion competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and according to jury member Albert Voorn, “a horse that gives you a dream feeling as a rider”. He was Reserve Champion in the Pavo-Cup for four year old dressage horses. His sire, Kostolany, is the top Trakehner progenitor who also performed at Grand Prix level. In 1995 Kostolany made history by siring both the Sieger (Champion) stallion and the Sieger mare. Alongside Gribaldi, Kostolany is the sire of many approved stallion including; Bertone, Showmaster, Silvermoon, Tolstoi, Sans Souci and Polansky. The famous mare Kasette, from “Hauptgestüt Trakehnen” forms the basis of Kostolany’s dam line and products of this line include the Olympic Dressage Horse Immanuel (Munich 1972) as well as the Trakehner progenitors Kapitan and Kassius. In 1995, Gribaldi’s full sister Georgina was the best three year-old mare at the Central Mare Inspections in Hessen. Gribaldi’s dam, Gondola II became an Elite mare in 1995 on the basis of her offspring. Additionally Gondola II is the dam of the approved stallion Goldino who was performing at Prix St. George level at the age of seven years-old. The first crop from this stallion produced two approved sons (Trakehner Stallion Selections 1995/1996), Up to Date and Uljanoff who became Reserve Champions after Gribaldi! Gondola II is by the dressage progenitor Ibikus who was both ‘DLG-Sieger” (Champion) and four times “Championatssieger." The successes of Gribaldi progeny are almost too many to mention. Many mares are very highly placed at the Mare Selections, in the various performance tests in Deurne and Drachten and a great number are successful in their IBOP tests. A great many offspring of Gribaldi have participated in the PAVO CUP for four and five year-old Dressage Horses and many were selected for the Semi-Finals and the Finals. A few of his more notable offspring are: Zardin--Overall Champion of the Stallion Selections in Denmark. This 3 year-old stallion completed his Performance Test in Vilhelmsborg and was the winner with the highest points for his basic gaits. Distelzar--The most expensive Trakehner ever! This 3 year-old stallion changed hands at the Trakehner Elite Auction in Medingen for the astronomical sum of DM 600,000.-. Later he was very highly placed in the ‘Bundeschampionat in Warendorf’ and the World Championships for Young Horses in Verden.  Hofrat, Reserve Champion of the Trakehner Stallion Selections, was also  Reserve Champion of the Bundeschampionat for 3 year-old Trakehner offspring under the saddle. At the Bundeschampionat in August, which consisted of the best horses in Germany, he ended up in 11th place with his rider Hans Jürgen Armbrust.  Gribaldi is also the sire of Grand Prix standout Painted Black among many other international dressage stars.  At the 2006 Zwolle Stallion Show Gribaldi was Champion of the Grand Prix ‘Kur to Music’ scoring 75.35%, and placed second in the Grand Prix class scoring 69.96% under the careful hand of Edward Gal.  His noted son Painted Black was ridden by Anky Van Grunsven and placed 6th in the Grand Prix ‘Kur to Music’ class and 4th in the Grand Prix class scoring 67.88%.  At the 2006 PAVO Cup Finals Ucelli (Olivi x Gribaldi) earned the title of Champion of the 5 year old divison, and his son Game Boy (Gribaldi x Pion) placed 5th.
Kostolany Enrico Caruso Mahogoni
Kapstadt Flake
Gondola II Ibikus Hertilas
Gloria VI Flugsand

1993 black16.3-1/2-hand Trakehner
Approved for: Trakehner, Dutch, Oldenburg, Danish Warmblood, France LD
Performance Test, Neumuenster 1996