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Winsome Adante

Winsome Adante (Saunter x Juswith Genoa) was owned by Ms. Linda Wachtmeister, ridden by Kim Severson, and bred in England by Janet and Chris Gooch. Dan, as he was called at home, made his mark on the sport of eventing from the beginning of his career. From 2000 to 2007 Dan competed in 47 competitions, placing in the top three in 39 of them.

He started his winning ways by placing first in the 2000 Radnor CCI2* and the next year traveled back to his birthplace to win the Blenheim Three-Day Event in England. In 2002 he laid claim to his first win in the Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI4* when it was still in the traditional long format. In 2004, he won the Chatsworth CIC3* just two weeks before winning the second of three times in the Kentucky CCI4*. In August that same year, he and Severson took the individual silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games.

He followed this up with his third Kentucky CCI4* win in 2005 and in 2006 was on the gold medal team at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen. His last competition was at the Badminton Horse Trials in 2007, and he did it in usual Dan style, capping his career by placing third in one of the world’s preeminent events.

Winsome Adante was the USEA Horse of the Year three times, was honored by the USEF as a Horse of Honor in 2005, and his illustrious career kept him at the top of the USEA’s Historic All Time High Point Horse Leaderboard for more than 10 years. He passed away in 2019 at the age of 26.

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