During week seven of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, youth riders, trainers and parents enjoyed a dinner hosted at Diamante Farms by owners Terri and Devon Kane, and Michael and Sarah Davis, during the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, presented by Dressage4Kids. The dinner was hosted with support from Dressage Today magazine.
The Florida International Youth Dressage Championships was held concurrent with AGDF’s Stillpoint Farm CDIO Nations Cup and CDI 3* presented by Peacock Ridge, Feb. 19-23. Now in its second year, the YDC is open to all nationalities and riders under 25.
“Holding the Youth Dressage Championships during the Nations Cup exposes American-based youth riders to the international flavor of a large European show,” dressage trainer and rider Devon Kane said. “My family and I are even happier to see so many people come to the farm for a little ‘flavor’ of horse show hospitality.”
The close, familial atmosphere among dressage enthusiasts of all ages made for lively conversation and connections. The Davis family, who helped host the dinner, have watched their daughter Bebe blossom from pony rider to recent participant in the USEF Dressage Pipeline Clinic.
“We are always looking for ways to support dressage,” said Michael Davis, who along with his wife Sarah also own Van the Man, the international Grand Prix mount of Dr. Cesar Parra. “Young dressage riders are the future of our sport, and it is incredibly important that we nurture young talent.”
Diamante Farms is located on Indian Mount Road in Wellington and offers dressage training, board, sales and clinics for riders and horses of all levels. For more info., call (210) 240-1614.
ABOVE: (L-R) Terri Kane, Kim Boyer, Devon Kane, Michael Davis, Bebe Davis and Sarah Davis at the Youth Dressage Championship dinner held at Diamante Farms.