Totilas, the dressage wonder horse, was widely regarded as the finest in the world while ridden by Edward Gal prior to the arrival of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro on the international scene. Born in 2000, and known as Toto, Totilas is a 17.1hh black KWPN stallion has a particularly impressive front leg action, which has helped him to acquire fans from around the world.
Formerly ridden by Dutch rider Edward Gal, the pair broke numerous world records and became triple gold medalists at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games. After this triumph, Toto’s owners Jan Schuil and Anna Schuil-Visser made the decision to sell the outstanding stallion. This lead to outrage from his fans who did not agree with breaking up Edward’s partnership with the black stallion.
Now owned by German sports horse breeder Paul Schockemohle, he is ridden by German rider Matthias Alexander Rath. Since changing ownership the horse’s career has been dogged with controversy. Horse and rider have suffered from injuries and illness, which has prevented them from representing their country at championship level until 2015. They attended the 2015 Europeans, but the horse appeared unlevel in the grand prix and was withdrawn before the grand prix special.