VIP Diane Kastama Rides Again & Helps Team USA Win Bronze

On a recent Friday at her home on the Nipomo Mesa, Grand Meadows Sponsored FEI World Carriage Driver, Diane Kastama, took her horse Rupert out for a drive.

Although she was in an automobile accident that left her paralyzed, Diane still drives carriages competitively. In late June, she helped Team USA take bronze at the 2014 FEI Para-Equestrian World Championship in Sandringham, England.

Recently Diane was featured in an article in the Santa Maria Times, highlighting her recent success, and inspiring story.

Grand Meadows has been sponsoring Diane and her team, Rupert and George for the last eight years, and are incredibly proud of their ongoing determination and success!

To learn more:

  • For more information about the U.S. Driving for the Disabled, visit http://usdfd.org.
  • For more information about the Brass Oak Driving Society of the Central Coast, visit www.brassoakdriving.com.

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Nick Hartog

by Nick Hartog

In 1994, Nick Hartog became an owner and President of Grand Meadows Equine Supplements bringing his talents and extensive background in domestic and international equine sales and manufacturing. He has a reputation for plain speaking of the truth. In 1997, when the US horse supplement market was something akin to the Wild West with a complete lack of standards, Nick personally tested 32 different horse joint supplements to see if they matched the label. Unsurprisingly, to him at least, only 2 products matched the label claim. Read more...