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Winsome Andante

Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver 2004 Athens Individual eventing
Bronze 2004 Athens Team eventing
World Championships
Gold 2002 Jerez Team eventing

Winsome Adante is an English imported crossbred eventer (84.5% thoroughbred, 9.5% Arabian, and 6% Irish) who has competed successfully to the highest levels of the sport of eventing. His rider, Kimberly Severson, has taken him to many well-known events, and he has won the Rolex CCI**** a record three times. He has also competed at the Burghley Horse Trials, as well as in the Olympics and the World Equestrian Games.

"Dan" was strong in all three phases. He usually won or placed among the top horses in the dressage, followed by a fast, clean cross-country run and a good show jumping round.

In November 2006, Dan rose to the top of the USEA Leader Board, ahead of retired Giltedge, with a total of 1,184 career points.

Dan was retired in November 2007 due to a hind limb lameness.

  • Nickname: "Dan"
  • Foaled: 1993
  • Height: 16.1 hh (165 cm)
  • Markings: Star, white to coronet left-fore, to upper pastern both hind
  • Breeding: by Saunter TB, out of Juswith Genoa by Bohemond x Just Gingerbread, an anglo-Arab, TB, Irish cross mare
  • Breeder: Janet and Chris Gooch of Britain
  • Owner: Linda Wachtmeister and Plain Dealing Farm, Inc

Top Placings

  • Winner of Over the Walls Horse Trials in 2002
  • Individual 6th place and Team Gold at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain
  • Winner of the individual silver and team bronze medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004
  • Top of the USEA Leader Board (as of 2006)


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