Wellington, FL – “A fantastic show weekend! Fabulous job ladies!” Devon Kane enthusiastically congratulated her students after the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Week 9 National Show. Two of Kane’s students, Sarah Chatfield and Joanne Stoudenmier, earned high rankings in the show ring and high praise from Kane. Devon Kane trains and teaches lessons at her family’s farm, Diamante Farms in Wellington, Florida. She is well-qualified to pass on her dressage skills to her students, which she loves to do. Twenty-eight year old Kane spent over a decade training with Olympian Michelle Gibson, and now trains with Olympian Hubertus Schmidt of Germany. Her impressive list of accomplishments includes winning the USDF Gold Medal in 2012 and the USDF Silver Medal in 2010, as well as successfully training her own horses to win first place at Grand Prix level.
This past weekend brought victories across the board for Kane. On Friday March 7, Kane’s team at the Challenge of the Americas (Team International) took home the win. On Saturday March 8 and Sunday March 9, Kane coached her students to excel at the 2014 Adequan GDF 9 National Show.
The 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Week 9 National Show, a two-day event held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida, featured a range of classes for dressage riders from pony level to Grand Prix. On Saturday March 8, Kane’s student Joanne “Jody” Stoudenmier showed her own Come On III, a Dutch Warmblood. “Jody rode beautifully for TWO scores of 68%+ in PSG! Could not be more excited or happier to see her back in the show ring and smiling so big!” Kane beamed. Stoudenmier and the 17.2-hand bay gelding earned a 68.816% in FEI Prix St. Georges- Adult Amateur, putting them in third place for the class.
That same day, Kane’s student Sarah Chatfield showed Chatfield’s KWPN bay gelding, Pattent. The pair earned fifth place in the Open FEI Grand Prix division. Chatfield and Pattent’s real victory came the next day, March 9, when they won the FEI Freestyle Grand Prix- Open division. “Sarah Chatfield had a super weekend and finished it off with a fantastic 68%+ in the GP freestyle today for first place!” Kane said after the show.
Stoudenmier and Come On III were also back on Sunday, earning a 68.158% in Adult Amateur FEI Prix St. Georges. They finished in fourth place. Kane, Stoudenmier, and Chatfield were proud of the weekend’s results and can’t wait to show again. To learn more about Devon Kane and her training and lessons operation at Diamante Farms in Wellington, visit DiamanteFarms.com or call 210-240-1614.