Aged 20-years-old, the black Gribaldi-son, Totilas, has passed away. In 2011 Totilas was world news when being sold to Paul Schockemöhle for 11,2 million Euros. In 2015 the sire retired from the sport.
Totilas wrote history with Dutch rider, Edward Gal. Gal and Totilas made their show debut at the national show in Schaijk, The Netherlands in July 2007, where they scored 73.3% in the Prix St Georges. Their first big bang at the 2008 CDIO Aachen where they won the small tour classes
In 2009 they won the Dutch Championships and went to the 2009 European Dressage Championships in Windsor, where they shattered World Records and heralded a new era in dressage sport (and judging). In 2010 they won the World Cup Finals and went to the 2010 World Equestrian Games, where they won triple gold. Edward Gal and Totilas were unbeatable and the black stallion was carried and beloved by the crowds like no other dressage horse has ever done before.
A severe colic attack ended the life of one of the most beautiful, memorable and celebrated dressage horses in the world.