Diamante Farms, home base of U.S. Dressage Federation 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 to represent their country on the world stage.
Diamante Farms, owned by Kane and her mother Terri Kane, was named a USEF Elite Training Center because of the Kanes’ continuing efforts to host USEF training sessions, focus on building high-performance dressage in the U.S., and 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 the USEF offers. We enjoy welcoming the coaches and the kids to our facility,” Devon Kane said from her Wellington farm. “From there, we grew to hosting a couple of the young horse training sessions, as well.”
She started riding dressage as a junior rider and she became a North American Junior and Young Rider Championship individual gold medalist and team bronze medalist in 2007. She has been unstoppable in the show ring ever since and is now an international competitor, clinician and head trainer at Diamante Farms.
The facility is set on 10 acres located just minutes from the Global Dressage Festival and the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds. The 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 the USEF for both youth dressage and young horse dressage training sessions,” USEF Managing Director of Dressage Hallye Griffin said. “The facility is beautifully maintained and continues to the meet the standards expected for our training sessions.”
The Kane family is dedicated to providing opportunities for youth riders and young horses, as well as supporting the equestrian community as a whole. Diamante Farms acts as the annual presenting sponsor of the 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 chair for the Vinceremos annual auction and dinner for the past six years, helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit riders with disabilities.
To learn more about Diamante Farms, visit www.diamantefarms.com.
ABOVE: Diamante Farms, the home base of USDF gold medalist Devon Kane, is a dressage facility in Wellington.