- Is a son of the great Gribaldi who is declared “Preferent”.
- Has a long and succesfull career in sports, which started with numerous victories in Stallioncompetitions and Young Horse Classes with rider Hans Peter Minderhoud.
- Ridden by Anky van Grunsven he was a.o. Reserve World Champion at the World Championship for 6 year old dressage horses in Verden and Dutch Champion in the Prix st. Georges in 2005.
- After his debut in the international dressage arenas he continued his victories with the Dutch Championships in Grand Prix in 2008 and a 3rd place in the World Cup Finals in Las Vegas in 2009.
- Since 2010 very succesfull in the U25 competitions ridden by Morgan Barbançon Mestre.
- Starting competing Grand Prix with Morgan Barbançon Mestre who competed at the Olympics of London in 2012 and the World Championships in Caen in 2015, being the highest placed Spanish combination.
- In 2016 Painted Black retired at the age of 19.
- Being declared ‘’Keur’’ by the KWPN studbook, Painted Black entered the small group of top producing stallions.
- With an index off 169 and an accuracy of 90%, Painted Black achieved a very respectful 3rd place at the KWPN-index.
- Has numerous offspring competing in sport up to Grand Prix: Zircoon Spring Flower, Wervelwind, Don Bravour, Black Painted, Black Pearl, Blacktime, Binky, Baccara van Weltevreden, Chacha Time, Detroit etc.
- Has numerous approved sons a.o.:
Approved for KWPN, OL, Hann, DV, SWE, NRPS, SF, AES