|Ottawa, Ont. Mar. 9, 2015 — Diane Creech of Caistor Centre, Ont. has been awarded the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month for February, based on her impressive results in Wellington, Fla. aboard three mounts.
Creech, a dressage veteran who was named to the Dressage Canada ‘B’ short list for 2015, has been a mainstay in both the Small and Big Tour classes during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Fla.
To start the season, Creech and Devon L (De Niro X Wolkenstein II), a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding, co-owned by Douglas Leatherdale and Leatherdale Farms, earned great scores at the AGDF CDI-W, held Jan. 22-25. They earned 67.540% for 13th place in the FEI Grand Prix and 68.257% for 12th place in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle.
In the Small Tour, Creech had multiple top 10 finishes on two additional mounts. With Douglas Leatherdale’s 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding Robbie W, sired by Rubin Royal, she finished third in the FEI Prix St. Georges (71.526%) and second in the FEI Intermediate I (73.368%). Riding Hallmark (His Highness X Lancier), an 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding also owned by Leatherdale, Creech earned a score of 69.632% in the FEI Prix St. Georges for seventh place, as well as 63.763% for eighth place in the FEI Intermediate I.
“I am so honoured to be selected as the Athlete of the Month for February,” commented Creech, who was a member of the 2007 Pan American Games silver medalist team.
“I am so fortunate to have Mr. and Mrs. Doug Leatherdale supporting me and giving me the opportunity to be working with such wonderful horses,” Creech continued. “For this reason, I would like to accept this nomination and forward it to the wonderful Mr. and Mrs. Leatherdale, to my very hard working teammate, Christine Bacher, to my loving family back home, and to all my friends cheering us on from home and in Wellington. Last but not least, a huge thank you to our precious four legged partners, that I will forever be so grateful to, for always trying so hard in the show ring.”
Diane Creech was awarded the Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month Award for February after achieving impressive results at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Florida aboard three mounts, including Robbie W.
Photo Credit: Susan J. Stickle Photography
The Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athlete of the Month is a recognition program that celebrates the achievements of Canadian dressage riders who represent Canada in international competition in the FEI Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced, Grand Prix and Young Horse classes.
Red Scarf Equestrianis the generous sponsor of Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month. Red Scarf Equestrian will be providing Diane Creech with a generous gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of elegant equestrian luggage, travel bags and accessories that are all made in Canada.
For more information about Red Scarf Equestrian, please visitwww.RedScarfEquestrian.ca.