Canadian dressage rider Diane Creech and the Hanoverian gelding Devon L will represent Canada at the World Championships for Young Horses being held August 3-6, 2006 in Verden, Germany.
Creech will be competing in the six-year-old division with the 16.3hh Hanoverian gelding Devon L, owned by Doug and Louise Leatherdale. Bred at Leatherdale Farms, Devon L is by De Niro out of Elite Mare Wibranda (Wolkenstein II x Maurice x Pik König).
In 2005, Creech and Devon L rode to the 2005 Canadian FEI Five-Year-Old Championship title. Their 2006 competition season include wins in the FEI Six-Year-Old Division in Florida with scores above 80%. A flashy horse in appearance, Devon L is regularly rewarded for his three solid gaits which are highlighted by a phenomenal canter.
Creech herself has demonstrated much success in the FEI Young Horse classes, having expertly guided a number of horses from these classes onto successful careers in the Advanced division.
To prepare for the Championships, Creech & Devon L will be travelling early to Germany in order to work with Canadian international team coach Norbert van Laak.
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