Creech rides away as equestrian athlete of the month


   Diane Creech aboard Hallmark at the Angelstone CDI3*  (Photo: Lone Oak Equine Photography/Mary White)


Diane Creech aboard Hallmark at the Angelstone CDI3* (Photo: Lone Oak Equine Photography/Mary White)

Creech is being recognized for performances at the CDI3* Angelstone International Dressage Tournament in Rockwood, ON, in June. In the FEI Prix St Georges class, Creech rode Hallmark, Douglas Leatherdale’s eight-year-old Hanoverian gelding sired by His Highness and Chrevi’s Christo, Leatherdale’s 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding sired by Chrevi’s Lavallo, to first and second place finishes. Creech earned 69.605% on Hallmark, then doubled back to ride Chrevri’s Christo finishing with a final score of 69.386%.

In the Intermediaire 1 class, Creech repeated her first place finish with Hallmark with a score of 71.491% then took third on Chrevi’s Christo earning 68.816%.

“I can’t express how proud and happy I am to have been named Athlete of the Month by Dressage Canada. It’s the second time I’ve been honoured this way and it’s no less exciting this time around,” said Creech.

“Angelstone was a very special weekend for me and was made even more so because the owner was able to come out to watch his horses. Thank you to Dressage Canada for selecting me and to the sponsor, Red Scarf Equestrian, for their generous support of Canadian Dressage athletes.”

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 national and international competition in the FEI Pony, Children, Junior, Young Rider, Advanced, Grand Prix and Young Horse classes.