Wellington, FL - Devon Kane and her self-trained Grand Prix gelding Destiny have made their presence known upon returning to Wellington, Florida, after a summer of unexpected events and learning experiences in Europe. At the 2014 GAIG/USDF Region 3 Championships and Wellington Classic Dressage Autumn Challenge on October 16-19, 2014, Kane and Destiny proved to be unbeatable in the Grand Prix. Kane recently returned from a summer of training with Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt in Germany in preparation for the winter dressage season in Florida. Kane and Destiny entered the Global Dressage Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center this past weekend looking better than ever.
Kane and the Danish Warmblood won the Grand Prix on Friday with a 72.450%, and went on to sweep the Grand Prix Regional Championship with a commanding lead on Sunday. They are now qualified to compete at the 2014 US Dressage Finals in Kentucky.
Kane feels that her time in training with Schmidt this summer and Destiny’s brief period of rest following a minor injury actually helped them to achieve the win at the show. “It wasn’t what we planned, but it worked out for our benefit. It’s like solving a Rubik’s cube. You get one side in line, then the other side’s messed up again and you have to go back and fix it,” the USDF Gold Medalist explains. Kane was thrilled with Destiny’s performance at the Championships. “It feels like it’s all coming together.”
With fresh spirits and a recent win under her belt, Kane is ready to ride into the competitive winter season. “My horse is feeling super right now,” she said. “He’s really fit and his muscles feel good. He’s training really hard and well. We have a couple more shows before season starts to fine-tune some things, and hopefully we can keep the momentum we have right now flowing.”
Kane and Destiny are based at Diamante Farms in Wellington, Florida, where Kane is the head trainer. For more information about Devon Kane, Destiny, and the top-quality training, clinics, boarding, and sales that Diamante Farms offers, visit www.DiamanteFarms.com or call 210-240-1614.