Theo 160 is a winner.

At just 11 years of age, Conor Swail’s liver chestnut gelding has collected 34 podium finishes—half of them victories—and more in career earnings than most retired international horses with 351k euro and counting to his credit.

More impressive still are his Jumpr App stats. In 40 rounds at 1.50m, Theo 160 sports a phenomenal 71% top 10 finish rate and is clear 62% of the time at 1.45m and 1.50m. He’s the most consistent money earner in Swail’s string.

And that’s saying something because Swail, 51, is spectacularly consistent himself. The Irish rider has been a staple in the top five on the Longines World Rankings for a year now and earned 5.3 million euro and 315 podium finishes, including 127 wins, since 2015.

“I’ve been pretty consistent, I must say, since I’ve been up to the end of the top ten,” said Swail noting that his horses, Theo 160 among them, have been “absolutely awesome.”

“I do have a good group of horses and I think they’re very well managed. You know, I have a great team at the moment and we’re doing a lot of things right and I think that’s the reason for the continued success.”

This past week at Desert International Horse Park those successes with Theo 160 have included a second place finish in the $145,100 CSI4* Welcome and a win in the $38,700 CSI4* 1.45 Classic, both sponsored by Pomponio Ranch. The pair will aim to make it a third podium finish in Sunday’s $226,000 Adequan CSI4* Grand Prix.

Swail has also collected three podium finishes with Casturano Week VI of Desert Circuit, highlighted by a third place finish in Saturday night’s $50,000 Whittier Trust National Grand Prix, as well as a win by Ikonic PB in Friday’s Interactive Mortgage 10 & Under Futurity Series 1.35m.

Which is to say, he’s not likely to drop out of the world top five anytime soon.

Feature image: ©DIHP/Megan Giese Photography