Throughout his eight years competing for the United States, Giltedge appeared on the international team five times and earned five medals. Owned by Mrs. Jacqueline Mars, Giltedge was sired by the Irish Sport Horse Glenbar and out of Kitty by Awkward Brief (XX).
Over the course of his career, Giltedge collected 21 first-place finished at the three- and four-star level, 28 top-three finishes, and rarely finished out of the top five. Giltedge earned1,114 lifetime points over the course of his career, and in 2018, 16 years after his retirement, sits sixth on the list of all-time highest scoring eventing horses.
Of particular note is the fact that all of Giltedge’s major achievements were before the switch to the short format, a testament to his endurance, his stamina, his brilliance, and most of all his immense strength of heart.
Giltedge lived out his retirement alongside his teammates – Biko (who passed away in 2011), Prince Panache, and Custom Made – at Stonehall Farm in The Plains, Virginia. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 29.