Good works and great horsemanship are keeping Diamante Farms of Wellington busy this month. As the Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s CDI5* week, sponsored by Diamante Farms, is in full swing, owners Terri and Devon Kane still find time to make contributions to the dressage community and local charities.
Diamante Farms hosted the USEF Dressage Outreach “Strategic Test Riding” Clinic earlier this month, led by the USEF Dressage Assistant Youth Coach and FEI Dressage 4* Judge Charlotte Bredahl-Baker.
“I really enjoyed working with this very talented group of riders. Diamante Farms is an amazing place, and I really appreciated Terri and Devon Kane’s hospitality,” Bredahl-Baker said after a successful clinic.
Terri Kane said that her family is glad to help. “It’s very important to us to show our support for the up-and-coming in our sport,” she said.
Hannah Niebielski, USEF director of dressage and national programs such as the Strategic Test Riding Clinic at Diamante Farms, which targeted pony, junior and young riders, thanked the Kanes. “We were very grateful to Diamante Farms for hosting a wonderful event,” she said.
The Kanes and Diamante Farms were also corporate sponsors of the seventh annual Great Charity Challenge, presented by Fidelity Investments, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The show jumping team relay race, complete with elaborate costumes in the theme of fairy tales for horses and riders, awarded more than $1.65 million in 2016 to dozens of local charities.
Friends of Foster Children’s young beneficiaries were teamed with Diamante Farms and “Team Aladdin” riders Andre Mershad, Andy Kocher and Sheer Levitan during this year’s competition.
While serving as title sponsors of the CDI5* at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival, the Kanes and Diamante Farms are simultaneously preparing for another event near and dear to their hearts — the upcoming Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center auction and dinner. Anyone spending time in the Global Pavilion at the dressage festival could stop by the educational display Diamante Farms set up to promote the benefits of therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.
The CDI5* week also featured the second annual Salute to the Olympians, a tribute to dressage’s past international Olympians presented by Diamante Farms on Feb. 12.
Also during the dressage festival, Diamante Farms is the title sponsor of the under-25 division throughout the 12-week show series. Devon Kane will also be competing in the prestigious show rings with the promising horses she has coming up the ranks, including Sir Galanto, a Hanoverian stallion, and Winchester, an Oldenburg gelding.
Diamante Farms offers top-quality training, clinics, boarding and sales in dressage. The lush estate offers more than 20 courtyard-style stalls, grass paddocks, and large covered and outdoor arenas with world-class footing.
Learn more about Diamante Farms at www.diamantefarms.com or call (561) 307-2831.
ABOVE: The USEF Dressage Outreach ‘Strategic Test Riding’ clinician was USEF Dressage Assistant Youth Coach and FEI Dressage 4* Judge Charlotte Bredahl-Baker.