Devon Kane’s Commitment to Quality Earned the Custom Saddlery MVR Award at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Wellington, FL (April 5, 2017) – Custom Saddlery recognizes excellence – in both the rider in the saddle and in the saddle itself. That’s why the Custom Saddlery MVR (Most Valuable Rider) Award presented at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival was given to Grand Prix dressage rider Devon Kane. Kane competed and trained several horses throughout the winter show series in Wellington, Florida this year, and she and her team at Diamante Farms are also founding sponsors of the series. Devon Kane received a Custom Saddlery saddle pad, tote bag, ribbon, and golf towel as the newest recipient of the Custom Saddlery MVR Award.
Custom Saddlery chose Kane for the award as she competed three of her horses at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival – Destiny, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding by Diamond Hit out of Midt-West Regina; Sir Galanto, a 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion by Stedinger out of a De Niro mare; and Jazz Diamante, a seven-year-old Oldenburg gelding. Kane showed Destiny and Sir Galanto in the Grand Prix and competed Jazz Diamante in the Developing Prix St. Georges. Devon Kane and her mother Terri Kane own Diamante Farms, a designated US Equestrian Elite Training Center located in Wellington, where Devon Kane and Kevin Kohmann are trainers.
Kane earned competitive scores this season in Wellington, including placing in the top five with Sir Galanto in the Grand Prix Special and placing in the top five with Destiny in the Grand Prix Freestyle. The striking Sir Galanto has quickly risen to a top position in Kane’s rank of talented horses. After breaking into the dressage scene with victories in the Intermediaire A and Intermediaire B last spring at major show venues along the eastern U.S. coast, the stallion held his own in the international Grand Prix competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
The Diamante Farms team strives to do their best in the show ring and to continue improving. Part of their commitment to excellence includes riding in Custom Saddlery saddles. Kane owns a variety of Custom Saddlery models, and Destiny is currently going in a new model – the Wolfgang Solo MKII – so that Kane can give Custom Saddlery feedback on how the Wolfgang Solo MKII feels in Grand Prix competition.
“I love it,” Kane said. “It’s cut back a little bit off his shoulder so it gives him a little bit more freedom, and I like the balance and the seat. The knee roll is a little higher like a thigh flap, but it’s a little more out of the way and smaller, so I’m really enjoying it.”
Devon Kane was particularly pleased with Destiny this show season. “He’s lost a lot of the anxiety he used to have. He seems happier and pleased to be at the shows. At our last show, he was really super in the Grand Prix. It’s so fun to show him,” she said. The two have a long history together, including earning the title of United States Grand Prix National Champion in 2014 and spending time in Europe showing and training with Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt of Germany.
Custom Saddlery is proud to be a part of helping Devon Kane and her horses be comfortable and effective in the show ring. For more information about Custom Saddlery and its popular saddle models and unparalleled customer service, visit www.mysaddle.com or call 1-800-235-3865.
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