Photo courtesy of James Wooster.
Wellington, FL (November 18, 2016) – Diamante Farms, the home base of USDF Gold Medalist Devon Kane, has been designated as an official USEF Elite Training Center. This designation is given to first-class equestrian facilities that are instrumental in providing USEF high performance training sessions, which enable the top equestrian athletes in the United States to train in preparation of representing their country on the world stage.
Diamante Farms, owned by Devon Kane and her mother Terri Kane, was named a USEF Elite Training Center because of the Kane’s continuing efforts to host USEF training sessions, their focus on building high-performance dressage in the U.S., and their support of the sport of dressage in general.
“We started hosting Junior and Young Rider training sessions at Diamante Farms because it’s very important to our family and our facility to back the different youth programs that USEF offers. We enjoy welcoming the coaches and the kids to our facility,” Devon Kane said from her Wellington, Florida farm. “From there, we grew to hosting a couple of the Young Horse training sessions, as well.”
Kane herself started riding dressage as a junior rider, and in 2007, she became an NAJYRC Individual Gold Medalist and Team Bronze Medalist. She has been unstoppable in the show ring ever since and is now a talented international competitor, clinician, and the head trainer at Diamante Farms. The facility is set on 10 pristine acres located just minutes from the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds. The beautiful estate boasts more than 20 stalls constructed in courtyard style, with grass paddocks and large covered and outdoor arenas outfitted with world-class footing.
“Diamante Farms has been very gracious in opening their gates to USEF for both Youth Dressage and Young Horse Dressage Training Sessions,” said the USEF Managing Director of Dressage, Hallye Griffin. “The facility is beautifully maintained and continues to the meet the standards expected for our training sessions. These training sessions are essential to developing future team riders and horses and, through the designation of USEF Elite Training Center, we hope to recognize Diamante Farms’ contribution to our programs.”
The Kane family is dedicated to providing opportunities for youth riders and young horses as well as to supporting the equestrian community as a whole. Diamante Farms proudly acts as the annual presenting sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s CDI 5* during the winter show season. Diamante also supports the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, the Challenge of the Americas fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. Devon Kane has been the Young Professionals Committee Chairperson for the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center’s annual auction and dinner for the past six years to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit riders with disabilities.
As a USEF Elite Training Center, Diamante Farms will continue enriching its community and providing opportunities for top-quality dressage training, coaching, clinics, boarding, and sales. To read more about USEF Elite Training Centers, go to www.usef.org/_IFrames/EliteTraining/default.aspx. To learn more about Diamante Farms, go to www.diamantefarms.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/diamantefarms/.
Contact: Devon Kane