About Diamante Farms
Diamante Farms is home base for USDF Gold Medalist and Grand Prix trainer Devon Kane and German gold medalist and master bereiter Kevin Kohmann. Diamante Farms is an official US Equestrian Elite Training Center, dedicated to providing top-quality training, coaching, clinics, boarding, and sales to the dressage community.
Diamante Farms is located on 10 pristine acres just minutes from the Adequan Global Dressage Festival and the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds in Wellington, Florida. The beautiful estate, owned by mother-daughter duo Terri and Devon Kane, boasts over 20 spacious stalls constructed in courtyard style, grass paddocks, and large covered and outdoor arenas with world class footing.
Diamante Farms and the Kane family actively support the equestrian community, and serve as the annual presenting sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s CDI 5* and weekly sponsor of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s Under 25 Division. They also support the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships, the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Robert Dover HorseMastership Clinic.
Meet Devon Kane
USDF Gold Medalist and Grand Prix trainer Devon Kane’s superb work ethic, friendly personality and love for dressage have helped her become an extremely successful international competitor and Head Trainer of Diamante Farms.
When Devon Kane took her first dressage lesson as a young child, she immediately knew that dressage would be a big part of the rest of her life. She was a junior-level rider when her parents Dick and Terri Kane bought Diamante Farms in Wellington, Florida, in 2002. In 2007, Devon gave the world a glimpse of what to expect from her in the future by becoming a NAJYRC Individual Gold Medalist and Team Bronze Medalist. Devon has been unstoppable in the show ring ever since.
This talented rider has spent well over a decade training with top Olympian professionals including United States Olympic Bronze Medalists Michelle Gibson and Debbie McDonald, and Olympic Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt of Germany. Devon has earned titles such as USDF Gold Medalist, USDF Silver Medalist, USDF Bronze Medalist, and Grand Prix Champion.
Devon has also been the Young Professionals Committee Chairperson for the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center’s annual auction and dinner for the past five years, and has helped in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit the special needs riders. In 2014 the event raised over $500,000 dollars in just one night.
With extraordinary patience and ambition, Devon has proved her ability to train horses to be as successful as she is in the show ring. She started her own horse Destiny as a four-year-old, and after almost seven years of hard work is now competing and winning with him at Grand Prix level. Devon rides up to 12 horses a day at Diamante Farms, pouring her talent into her mounts so that they can follow in Destiny’s hoof prints.
Devon and Destiny
Devon and Destiny have become a well-known duo in the dressage community. The Danish-bred gelding Destiny (by Diamond Hit, out of Midt-West Regina— Rubenstein) has been with Devon for nearly seven years. With Destiny, Devon has had incredible success in the show ring and in becoming a truly remarkable trainer. Even so, it’s not Destiny’s talent but his quirky, loving personality that Devon likes best about her equine partner.
“He likes people a lot more than horses… He’s not a horse fan. He would much rather go home with me and sit on my sofa than stay in the barn.” Devon laughs. “He doesn’t like turnout because he doesn’t like to be by himself. He’d much rather just walk around with his person.”
Destiny was referred to as “a dragon” when he first came to Diamante Farms as a hot-tempered four-year-old. Devon has transformed her fire-breathing beast into a Grand Prix champion since then, but he still has his “dragon” moments. He’s also extremely quirky. “He only goes into the washrack one way, and it’s different depending on which washrack you’re in. If you try to make him turn the way he doesn’t want to, he stops and stands there until you just let him go the opposite way.” Devon says. “Some of the quirks we give in to, but sometimes I say, ‘Okay that’s a little ridiculous… you have to be a horse.’” She jokes. “I love his personality. He’s just the sweetest. He can be a little bit of a challenge sometimes, but mostly he’s just a love. He always wants to cuddle and come hang out.”