Chase Hickok, based out of Diamante Farms in Wellington, started the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival strong by winning both the FEI Young Rider Grand Prix 16-25 and the FEI Intermediare II 16-25 classes.
The wins were made extra-special as Diamante Farms is the title sponsor of the U25 classes throughout the show series, which runs through March 29. In addition to two blue ribbons, Hickok’s impressive performances on KWPN gelding Sagacious HF earned her a prize of a Diamante Farms duffle bag.
The Diamante Farms team, including head trainer Devon Kane and Hickok’s fiancé and trainer Kevin Kohmann, look forward to continued success. “Chase is the exact example of the type of rider and person we are hoping to promote and encourage by sponsoring these classes,” Kane said. “Chase has successfully come through the Young Rider ranks, and she continues to work hard, train hard and seek out opportunities to learn.”
Kane, and her mother Terri Kane, an owner of Diamante Farms, were thrilled to watch Hickok achieve first places in both of the Diamante sponsored classes.
“Diamante Farms is extremely proud to have been an inaugural part of the Global Dressage Festival and plans to be a part of it for many years to come,” Terri Kane said.
For more information, visit www.diamantefarms.com or call (561) 307-2831.
ABOVE: Chase Hickok on Sagacious HF, Terri Kane of Diamante Farms, judge Gary Rockwell and Devon Kane of Diamante Farms.