He broke all records and should be known by almost every German: Totilas, the most expensive horse in the world. But now the stallion died at the age of 20. He was fit.
The former wonder stallion Totilas has passed away, the most expensive dressage horse in the world was 20 years old and died late Monday evening from colic. “It happened last night, but we took the time today to process it,” his rider Matthias Rath told Eurodressage magazine on Tuesday, “he had an operation and even got up again, but didn’t make it then. super fit. “
The Gribaldi son broke all records in 2009 under the saddle of Edward Gal. Totilas was the first horse to receive more than 90 percentage points for a Grand Prix Freestyle. A year later Totilas set the record in London at 92.30 percent. The duo led the Dutch team to team gold at the World Cup in Kentucky and also triumphed individually.
Rappe came to Germany for 10 million euros
The following October Totilas changed hands. Paul Schockemöhle brought the black horse to Germany for an estimated ten million euros. German supremacy in dressage must be assured for many years.
Matthias Alexander Rath, the stepson of co-owner Ann-Kathrin Linsenhoff, was chosen as a rider. But otherwise there were no successes, Totilas had his last appearance in 2015 at the European Championship in Aachen.