Winsome Adante

Winsome Adante (Saunter—Juswith Genoa) (1993-2019), was owned by Ms. Linda Wachtmeister, was ridden by Kim Severson and was bred in England by Janet and Chris Gooch. Dan, as he is called at home, made his mark 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 CCI4* when it was still in the traditional long format. In 2004, he won the Chatsworth, Georgia CIC3* just two weeks before winning the second of his three Rolex Kentucky CCI4*championships. In August that same year, he and Kim took the individual silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games. He followed this up with his second Kentucky 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 by completing 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 ten years.

2015 – Inducted into the US Eventing Hall of Fame
2007 – Badminton Horse Trials CCI4* – 3rd
2007 – The Fork CIC3* – World Cup Qualifier – 1st
2006 – World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany – Team 4th
2006 – The Fork CIC3* – 2nd
2006 – Poplar Place CIC3* – 1st
2005 – Kentucky CCI4* – 1st
2004 – Athens Olympic Games – Individual Silver & Team Bronze Medals
2004 – Kentucky CCI4* – 1st
2002 – World Equestrian Games Jerez, Spain – Individual 6th place & Team Gold
2003 – North Georgia Beaulieu Classic CIC3* – 2nd
2002 – Kentucky CCI4* – 1st
2001 – Blenheim CCI3* – 1st
2001 – Foxhall CCI3* – 2nd
2000 – Radnor CCI2* – 1st