Stunning black *2014 gelding by Bon Bravour – Painted Black.
Training level: recently backed
Vet-check: passed and x-rays available
What kind of rider does Bacardi need
Bacardi is a tall, but surprisingly sensitive and quick to react to his rider. He is a clever horse who wants to learn and please his rider. An experienced rider, with fine aids and bit of time and patience to invest in Bacardi's training would be a perfect match.
In return, Bacardi will make an amazing, loyal and keen sports and for pleasure partner - and no doubt, with his tall size, his elegance and the stunning black coat he will be an eye-catcher and one to remember in the dressage arena.
The sire Bon Bravour had an amazing start into his career. At the age of five, he came fith in the Yound Dressage Horses World Championships, KWPN first reserve and winner at the Belgian Championships. His sire, Painted Black is a Grand Prix winner with Anky van Grunsven. He is now in ownership with a Spanish rider, Morgan Barbancon and continuing his career as an internationally successful dressage stallion.
Painted Black is by the Trakehner Champion and Grand Prix stallion Gribalid, ridden by Edward Gal. One of his half-brothers is Totilas. Bon Bravour's dam won her Mare licensing and has been successful up to Advanced level. She is also dam to numerous other sport horses, such as the international Grand Prix horse Joy and some international show-jumpers, including Valent, Viking and Ralarnike. Her sire Chrouns is also a Grand Prix stallion, with Anne von Olst.
Bacardi's dam is of old and well-established Hanoverian bloodlines. Her sire is Andiamo by Absatz x Furioso II.