Feb 24, 2014

Leaderboard: The Highest Scoring Event Horses of All Time

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
Kim Severson and Winsome Adante on their way to winning Rolex Kentucky. StockImageServices.com Photo

Each year, the USEA runs a report of the highest scoring event horses of all time. For about eight years, Winsome Adante has sat on the top of the list with a whopping 1,355 points. Currently only one horse that is still competing at the upper levels is in the top 10: Ballynoe Castle RM has a lifetime 1181 points.

Check out the list of the top 50 horses in the historical USEA rankings and take a trip down memory lane with the best horses in eventing.

Historical High Score Horses Top 50 as of December 31, 2013

1.    Winsome Adante        1355
2.    Windfall II                   1281.5
3.    Ballynoe Castle RM     1181
4.    Courageous Comet     1164
5.    Giltedge                      1114
6.    McKinlaigh                  1085
7.    Hannigan                    1063
8.    The Foreman               1012
9.    Dobbin                         970
10.    Antigua                      957
11.    Custom Made             942
12.    Northern Spy              902
13.    My Beau                    886.5
14.    Carrick                        879
15.    Upstage                      865
16.    Biko                            860
17.    Connaught                 835
18.    Prince Panache           797
19.    Gin & Juice                 786
20.    Sloopy                       779
21.    Eagle Lion                  752
22.    Rainbow Magic          745 
23.    West Farthing            734
24.    Remington XXV          733
25.    Poggio II                    732
26.    Nova Top                   719
27.    Mandiba                   717.5
28.    On A Mission             710
29.    Arthur                        701
30.    Waterfront                690.5
31.    Brandenburg’s Joshua  680
32.    Welton Molecule         670
33.    Pawlow                       660
33.    Troy                            660
35.    Fleeceworks Mystere du Val 658
36.    Jenga                          657
37.    True Blue Girdwood    656
38.    House Doctor             643
39.    Manoir du Carneville   635
40.    Royal Venture             633
41.    Livingstone                 631
42.    Cambalda                    630
43.    Jumbo’s Jake               628
44.    Anthony Patch            627
45.    My Boy Bobby            624.5
46.    Woodburn                   612
47.    Wilton Fair                  609
48.    Regal Scot                   608
49.    Cayman Went              607
50.    Colombo                     603


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