Elo Movers & Shakers: Big Boosts in the USA & Changes in the Top 10

Callie Schott's Garant & Laura Kraut's Baloutinue are the biggest Elo climbers of the week, while Martin Fuchs' Leone Jei enters the Top 10.

By Charlotte Smet /

March 27, 2024

The Five Biggest Elo Climbers

Callie Schott’s Garant is the biggest Elo mover of the weekend. After a Top 10 finish in the Grand Prix Qualifier on Wednesday, the pair managed to finish 3rd in the five-star Grand Prix at the Longines League of Nations in Ocala. This boosted Garant’s Elo by 18 points and sees him on an all-time high of 725.

Another big boost for a US horse. Laura Kraut and Baloutinue had a great weekend in Ocala where they finished 6th in the Grand Prix and produced the only double clear for Team USA in the League of Nations. A 12 point boost sees Baloutinue enter the Top 15 Elo-rated horses in the world.

Steve Guerdat’s Is-Minka produced a crucial double clear to help the Swiss team claim silver in the Longines League of Nations in Ocala. A performance that boosted Is-Minka’s Elo by 12 points. 

Shane Sweetnam’s RR Combella is the youngest Elo climber of the week. A double clear and 4th place finish in the 5* Grand Prix boosted their Elo by 11 points.

Bardolina 2 finished 8th in the WEF11 Challenge Cup, followed by a 2nd place finish in the 4* Grand Prix in Wellington which resulted in a 10 point Elo boost which has allowed Bardolina to re-enter the Top 100 Elo-rated horses.

6 F Way Garant S Performances at the Lln of Ocala Gave Them the Biggest Elo Boost of the Weekend

Changes in the Top 10

Beauville Z N.O.P. produced a lovely double clear in the League of Nations for the Dutch team that unfortunately finished just beside the podium in fourth place. This gave Beauville an Elo boost of 5 points, which was enough to put him in in the Top 3 highest-rated horses in the world, taking over that title from Peder Fredricson’s Hansson & Steve Guerdat’s Dynamix de Belheme.

The star of the weekend and a newcomer to the Top 10 highest-rated horses in the world is Martin Fuchs’ Leone Jei. After winning the Grand Prix on Thursday, Leone Jei produced a crucial double clear for the Swiss team that helped them secure the second place. 


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