Devon Kane and Destiny (Photo courtesy of Susan J Stickle)
Wellington, FL (January 26, 2017) – After spending last winter show season focusing predominantly on training her young horses and giving clinics, Devon Kane of Diamante Farms is back to head down centerline in the CDI ring at the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Kane’s first appearance in the CDI ring in Wellington, Florida this year was this past weekend in the Gold Coast Dressage Association’s Opener for the 2017 season, held at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival show grounds as part of the 12-week series. Diamante Farms was certainly not disappointed with the results.
The 2017 Gold Coast Opener CDI was particularly exciting for Kane, as she was reunited in the show ring with her longtime partner Destiny (the 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding with whom she earned the title of 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals Grand Prix Champion) after over a year. Kane had spent the previous week training with her mentor, Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt, whom she routinely spends her summers training with in Germany.
Kane and Destiny brought home the blue ribbon in the CDI Grand Prix, and their closest competitor was Kane herself with another horse – Sir Galanto, who earned second place. Sir Galanto is a more recent addition to Diamante Farms’ powerful string of horses. The 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion (Stedinger x Die Galanto, De Niro) received top placings in the Small Tour in major shows along the eastern U.S. coast with Kane throughout 2016.
Devon Kane is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist who has trained under three Olympic athletes and earned impressive titles all before the age of 30. She won the Individual Gold and Team Bronze medals at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in 2007, and has been unstoppable ever since. She has gone on to represent the U.S.A. in international competition in Europe.
At her home base in Wellington, Florida, Devon Kane owns Diamante Farms alongside her mother, Terri Kane. Diamante Farms, a US Equestrian Elite Training Center, is a world-class dressage facility known for producing top-notch horses and riders. Trainers Devon Kane and Kevin Kohmann – German international rider and trainer, master bereiter, and German gold medalist – lead the charge in developing excellence at Diamante Farms. Both Kohmann and Kane can be seen in the CDI ring at this year’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival, of which Diamante Farms is a founding sponsor. Diamante Farms is also the presenting sponsor of the prestigious Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5*, which will take place on February 8-12, 2017. The event attracts top riders from across the Americas and Europe, and is the flagship show of the winter dressage series every year. Diamante Farms is also the weekly sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival U25 Division. In addition to these sponsorships, Diamante Farms actively supports the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Robert Dover HorseMastership Clinic.
Diamante Farms is located just minutes from the Adequan Global Dressage Festival show grounds and offers top-quality training, clinics, and sales to the dressage community. The lush estate boasts more than 20 courtyard-style stalls, grass paddocks, and large covered and outdoor arenas. Learn more about Diamante Farms at DiamanteFarms.com or call 561-307-2831.
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