TBs dominate US eventing all-time leaderboard

Sinead Halpin and Manoir de Carneville.
Sinead Halpin and Manoir de Carneville, who is 32nd on the US Eventing Association’s all-time high point list. © Mike Bain

Six thoroughbreds are in the top 10 of eventing horses in the US, with Kim Severson’s Winsome Adante leading the historical high point leaderboard with 1355 points.

Irish sport horses also challenge at the sharp end of the leaderboard, with three making the top ten among the nine on the list, with the sole warmblood, Darren Chiaccia’s trakehner stallion Windfall II, making second place.

Some 35 horses listed as thoroughbreds make up the top 50 (actually, 51, as there are ties for 47th and 49th), including several New Zealand and Australian-bred thoroughbreds such as Phillip Dutton’s Woodburn (Hereward the Wake), Karen O’Connor’s Regal Scot (King Delamere), and Will Faudree’s Antigua (Match Winner).

Other than Windfall II (by Habicht) at number two, warmbloods do not appear to be a dominant force in the high levels of the sport. Of the other warmbloods, there is only Boyd Martin’s Remington XXV (Hanoverian by Rubenstein I) at 25th, the Selle Francais newcomers to the list Manoir de Carneville  (by Gaub, Sinead Halpin, 32nd)  and Fleeceworks Mystere du Val (by Veloce de Favi, Victoria New/Leslie Law, 37th), and the Swedish Warmblood Colombo (Selena O’Hanlon/Kyle Carter) in 45th.

The only other breed making the top 50 list is Nathalie Pollard’s West Farthing, who is listed as  British Sport Horse, but who is 7/8 thoroughbred and 1/8 Welsh Cob.

While Winsome Adante (84.5% thoroughbred, 9.5% arabian, and 6% Irish) holds onto the top spot from last year, there have been other movements in the list. Courageous Comet moved into the third spot – ousting recent Hall of Fame inductee Giltedge who had enjoyed the spot for several years. Ballynoe Castle RM also made a climb as he moved from 19th to 8th with over 200 points earned this year.

Arthur jumped up in the rankings as he wasn’t even in the top 50 last year and now sits in 20th with 754 points. Remington XXV rose from 40th to 25th, while Mandiba moved up 17 spots into 29th.


The list:

RankHorse NameBreedSire x DamOwnerRider(s)Points
1Winsome AdanteThoroughbred xSaunter x Juswith GenoaPlain Dealing FarmKim Severson1355
2Windfall IITrakehnerHabicht x WundermaedelTimothy HolekampDarren Chiaccia1281.5
3Courageous CometThoroughbredComet Shine x RosenelliTom and Becky HolderBecky Holder1164
4GiltedgeThoroughbredGlenbar x KittyJacqueline MarsDavid O’Connor1114
5McKinlaighIrish Sport HorseHighland King x Kilevmney HostessThom SchulzGina Miles1085
6HanniganIrish Sport HorseWestern Promise x Bleeker LadyR. Bruce DuchossoisAbigail Lufkin / Phillip Dutton1063
7The ForemanThoroughbredAcross the Field x Four FloraAnn L. JonesPhillip Dutton1012
8Ballynoe Castle RMIrish Sport HorseRamiro B x Ballyvaldon NatalieCarl and Cassie SegalBuck Davidson996
9DobbinThoroughbredLyphelius x Deal Debbie DealCorrine AshtonCorinne Ashton970
10AntiguaAustralian ThoroughbredMatch Winner x Great MistakeWill & Matt FaudreeWill Faudree957
11Custom MadeIrish Sport HorseBassompierre x Purple HeatherJoseph P. ZadaDavid O’Connor942
12Northern SpyEnglish ThoroughbredUnknownHeidi WhiteHeidi White902
13My BeauThoroughbredPrince Caspian x Melanie’s DreamLeigh MesherLeigh Mesher/Amy Tryon886.5
14CarrickThoroughbredCozy CommanderJohn Williams/ Elise De Papp/ Diane G. TichellJohn Williams879
15UpstageThoroughbredTouching Wood x Golly D’OreRichard ThompsonKaren O’Connor865
16BikoThoroughbredBeau Charmeur x My HanselRichard and Vita ThompsonKaren O’Connor860
17ConnaughtIrish Sport HorseBallysinern x UnknownR. Bruce DuchossoisPhillip Dutton835
18Prince PanacheThoroughbredNickel KingJacqueline MarsKaren O’Connor797
19SloopyThoroughbredTwo Davids x Nearly SloopyBoeckman/D. WilliamsJohn Williams / Lizzie Snow779
20ArthurIrish Sport HorseBrandenburg’s Windstar x KellyAllison SpringerAllison Springer754
21Eagle LionThoroughbredGipfel x Stream LionGeorge StrawbridgeBruce Davidson752
22Rainbow MagicThoroughbredRhett Butler x UnknownJ.C. LillyCathy Wieschoff745
23West FarthingSport HorseTriple Sweet x April FollyNathalie PollardNathalie Pollard734
24Poggio IIThoroughbredPolynesian Flyer x Waves ClubAmy & Greg Tryon / Mark HartAmy Tryon732
25Remington XXVHanoverianRubenstein I x WeserpaumeDensey JuvonenBoyd Martin723
26Nova TopThoroughbredRA Nova x Expo TopicShannon StimsonPhillip Dutton719
27On A MissionThoroughbredCovers x UnknownBeth Lendrum / Lynnleigh FarmDavid O’Connor710
28WaterfrontThoroughbredKuwait Beach x UnknownJan BynnyJan Byyny690.5
29MandibaIrish Sport HorseMaster Imp x High DollyJoan GoswellKaren O’Connor683.5
30Brandenburg’s JoshuaThoroughbredGilded Rooster x Josh’s DanceWilliam Lowe / Southern Edition FarmStephen Bradley680
31Welton MoleculeThoroughbredWelton Crackerjack x Molly MaloneCarl BouckaertCarl Bouckaert670
32Manoir de CarnevilleSelle FrancaisGaub x CarnevilleCarraig LLCSinead Halpin662
33TroyThoroughbredUnknownPenny WilsonSarah Cousins660
34JengaThoroughbredBrigadier Linden x Glebes Scallywag VIIBonnie MosserBonnier Mosser657
35True Blue GirdwoodThoroughbredLoosen Up x ParamelBronwen Dutton / Ann L. JonesPhillip Dutton656
36House DoctorThoroughbredInca Chief x Night House RockNina GardnerPhillip Dutton643
37Fleeceworks Mystere du ValSelle FrancaisVeloce de Favi x Inedite du ValPatricia NewVictoria New / Leslie Law635
38Royal VentureThoroughbredUnknownSarah KamenskySarah Kamensky / Kim Severson633
39LivingstoneThoroughbredWander Kind x Dancing ProudHawley Bennett-AwadHawley Bennett-Awad / Breann Hall631
40My Boy BobbyIrish Sport HorseTouchdown x UnknownCarl SegalJessica Kiener / Buck Davidson624.5
41WoodburnThoroughbredHerewood the Wake x Princess HeightsAnn Jones / Acorn Hill Farm / Mardie FaucettePhillip Dutton / Emily Beshear612
42Wilton FairThoroughbredWilton House x Kilclooney GreyWilton EnterpriseDavid O’Connor609
43Regal ScotThoroughbredKing Delamere x UnknownJacqueline Mars / Richard ThompsonKaren O’Connor608
44Cayman WentThoroughbredEasy Goer x Secret HoldingsAnn JonesPhillip Dutton607
45ColomboSwedish WBUnknownElaine DaviesSelena O’Hanlon / Kyle Carter603
46Grand Slam IIIThoroughbredUnknownLourdes PeraltaKaren O’Connor601
47tTru LuckThoroughbredMaha Baba x GrayfullyAnn Jones / Team RebeccaPhillip Dutton593
47tShow of HeartThoroughbredIt’s Freezing x Lovely DucklingHatrick Inc.Adrienne Iorio / Phillip Dutton593
49tHeydayThoroughbredBabamist x More MischiefElinor B. JennyBruce Davidson / Maisy Grassie592
49tThree Magic BeansThoroughbredHidden Capital x Express CardNina FoutNina Fout592
49tJumbo’s JakeIrish Sport HorseJumbo x Lakeland PrincessIndia McEvoyIndia McEvoy / James Alliston592


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