Support the USEA by Supporting Our Advertisers
Tue, 2015-01-27 12:48

Ballynoe Castle RM Surpasses Winsome Adante as the Highest Scoring Event Horse in the U.S.

Ballynoe Castle RM. USEA photo.

For nearly a decade, Winsome Adante was the highest scoring event horse of all time in the United States with a whopping 1,355 points. Piloted by Kim Severson and owned by Linda Wachtmeister of Plain Dealing Farm, the Thoroughbred gelding (Saunter - Juswith Genoa) enjoyed an eight-year tenure at the top of the High Point Horse leaderboard after officially retiring in 2007. His illustrious career included three Rolex Kentucky CCI4* wins, a gold medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, and team bronze and individual silver medals at the 2004 Olympics. 

However, Winsome Adante was surpassed last year by Carl and Cassie Segal's Ballynoe Castle RM, who is still actively competing and has amassed 1,377 points, making him the Highest Scoring Event Horse in the U.S. "Reggie," an Irish Sport Horse gelding (Ramiro B - Ballyvaldon Natalie), has been ridden by Buck Davidson throughout his career from the Preliminary level onward. He completed his first 3* competition in 2008 and has had top placings at numerous national and international competitions including Rolex Kentucky CCI4* (4th in 2013 and 3rd in 2014) and Burghley.

Top 50 Historical High Point Horses as of December 2014 (Horse - Points - Owner)

  1. Ballynoe Castle RM - 1377 - Cassie and Carl Segal (NJ) 
  2. Winsome Adante - 1355 - Plain Dealing Farm (VA)
  3. Windfall II - 1281.5 - Timothy Holekamp M.D. (MO)
  4. Courageous Comet - 1164 - Tom Holder (GA)
  5. Giltedge - 1114 - Jacqueline B. Mars (VA)
  6. McKinlaigh - 1085 - Thom Schulz (CA), Gina O. Miles (CA)
  7. Hannigan - 1063 - R. Bruce Duchossois (SC)
  8. The Foreman - 1012 - Ann L. Jones (PA)
  9. Dobbin - 970 - Corinne Ashton (MA)
  10. Antigua - 957 - Will Faudree (NC), Matt Faudree (TX)
  11. Custom Made - 942 - Joseph P. Zada (MI)
  12. Northern Spy - 902 - Heidi J. White (SC)
  13. My Beau - 886.5 - Leigh Mesher (WA)
  14. Carrick - 879 - John L. Williams (NY), Elise De Papp (CT), De Papp/ T. Williams (VA), Ann D. Williams (NY), Diane G. Tichell (NY)
  15. Gin & Juice - 873 - Terrel Paine (CA)
  16. Upstage - 865 - Richard H. Thompson (PA)
  17. Biko - 860 - Vita C. Thompson (PA), Richard H. Thompson (PA)
  18. Connaught - 835 - R. Bruce Duchossois (SC),  Phillip Dutton (PA)
  19. Prince Panache - 797 - Jacqueline B. Mars (VA)
  20. Cambalda - 784 - Nina H. Gardner (PA)
  21. Sloopy - 779 - Boeckman/ D. Williams (VA)
  22. Manoir de Carneville - 766 - Sinead Halpin (NJ)
  23. Eagle Lion - 752 - George Strawbridge (IL)
  24. Rainbow Magic  - 745 - J. C. Lilly (KY)
  25. Anthony Patch - 743 - Laine E. Ashker (VA)
  26. West Farthing - 734 - Nathalie B. Pollard (GA)
  27. Remington XXV - 733 - Densey Juvonen (PA)
  28. Poggio II - 732 - Amy E. Tryon (WA)
  29. Arthur - 723 - Allison C. Springer (VA)
  30. Nova Top - 719 - Shannon Stimson (VA)
  31. Mandiba - 717.5 - Karen L. O'Connor (VA), Joan Goswell (PA)
  32. On A Mission - 710 - Beth Lendrum (UT), Lynnleigh Farm (UT)
  33. Tsunami III - 704 - Sarah H. Cousins (PA)
  34. Waterfront - 690.5 - Jan M. Byyny (VA)
  35. Pawlow - 688 - Jennifer Mosing (LA)
  36. Brandenburg's Joshua - 680 - William Lowe (VA), Stephen S. Bradley (VA), Southern Edition Farm, LLC. (VA)
  37. Welton Molecule - 670 - Carl M. Bouckaert (GA)
  38. Fleeceworks Mystere du Val - 663 - Patricia New (TX)
  39. Troy - 660 - Penny Wilson (PA)
  40. Jenga - 657 - Bonnie Mosser (NC)
  41. True Blue Girdwood - 656 - Bronwen C. Dutton (PA), Ann L. Jones (PA)
  42. House Doctor - 643 - Nina H. Gardner (PA)
  43. Mensa G - 636 - Andrea N. Davidson (FL), Jeannine Gingras (SC), Nelson Leatherman (SC)
  44. Royal Venture - 633 - Sarah Kamensky (SC)
  45. Livingstone - 631 - Hawley Bennett-Awad (CA)
  46. Jumbo's Jake - 628 - Mary B. Erickson (CA)
  47. Inmidair - 627 - Jo E. Byyny (CO), Jan M. Byyny (VA), Richard Byyny MD (CO)
  48. My Boy Bobby - 624.5 - Carl Segal (NJ)
  49. R-Star - 616 - Kristi M. Nunnink (CA)
  50. Eveready II - 614 - Barbara Crabo (AZ)
Tags:

USEA Official Corporate Sponsors