Kimberly Severson

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Kimberly Severson
Medal record
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Individual Eventing
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Team Eventing
World Equestrian Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Jerez Team Eventing

Kimberly "Kim" Severson (née Vinoski) (born August 22, 1973 in Tucson, Arizona) is a highly successful international equestrian. She took several years of dressage lessons before training in eventing, and began with a background in Pony Club. One of her first upper level event horses was Jerry McGerry, whom she took intermediate.

Her most well known mount is the English Thoroughbred gelding Winsome Adante (aka "Dan") owned by Linda Wachtmeister and Plain Dealing Farm. The pair won the Rolex Kentucky Three Day three times, an unmatched feat. Dan was retired in a ceremony at Rolex in 2008.[1]

She currently lives in Keene, Virginia.


  • 1999 Rolex Kentucky CCI*** First Place with Over the Limit
  • USEA's Lady Rider of the Year 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain Team Gold with Winsome Adante
  • 2002 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** First Place with Winsome Adante
  • 2004 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** First Place (full format with steeplechase) with Winsome Adante
  • 2004 Athens Olympics Individual Silver Medal and Team Bronze with Winsome Adante
  • 2005 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** First Place with Winsome Adante
  • 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games 17th Individually with Winsome Adante - Team finished 4th
  • 2007 The Fork CICW-*** First Place with Winsome Adante
  • 2007 Badminton CCI**** Third Place with Winsome Adante

CCI 4* Results[edit]

Event Kentucky Badminton Luhmühlen Burghley Pau Adelaide
2002 1st, gold medalist(s) (Winsome Adante)
2004 1st, gold medalist(s) (Winsome Adante)
2005 1st, gold medalist(s) (Winsome Adante)

RET (Maguire)

4th (Royal Venture) EL (Winsome Adante)
2006 RET (Royal Venture)
2007 3rd, bronze medalist(s) (Winsome Adante)
2008 5th (Tipperary Liadhnan)
2010 24th (Tipperary Liadhnan)
2011 16th (Tipperary Liadhnan)
2014 11th (Fernhill Fearless)
2016 RET (Fernhill Fearless)
2017 RET (Cooley Cross Border)
2018 21st (Cooley Cross Border)
EL = Eliminated; RET = Retired; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2008-06-09., Horse & Hound website. 2007-11-12. Accessed 2008-06-09.