Wellington, FL - Top ranked Canadian dressage rider Karen Pavicic demonstrated her dressage artistry in both the Grand Prix and the training level classes during the last week of the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Pavicic took five-year-old Oldenburg mare Beaujolais (Bordeaux/Lalina/Londonderry) into the ring to dominate the competition in Training Level Test 3, finishing the ride with a 77.727 percent. The score was the highest score of the entire week at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in all classes, and earned Pavicic the season’s final Horse of Course High Score Award. This being her first show, Beaujolais - owned by Lynda Hol - took the test in stride and proved to be a horse with magnificent potential. Pavicic, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, began Beaujolais’ training as a three year old. Pavicic is currently best known for her success with her Grand Prix horse, Don Daiquiri (Don Cardinale/Nedstatte III).
“I was really happy with our stretch circle,” Pavicic explained after achieving the week’s highest score on Beaujolais. “Each day we did a harder test and each day she got better. I couldn’t be happier with her.” Even through unpleasant weather and distractions, Beaujolais kept her head in the ring, and won all three of her classes. As for future goals, Pavicic explains “It would be really nice to aim for the FEI 6-Year-Old class next year. That’s my goal; but it all depends on what happens for the remainder of this year for me and my Grand Prix horse.”
When not working with Beaujolais, Pavicic has been riding Don Daiquiri, owned by Jayne Essig. “His season has been fantastic. He’s a little bit tired at this horse show— it hasn’t been our best competition, but we just performed our Grand Prix Special and got a 68.5% with a few mistakes. In general, I was happy with him today,” Pavicic said. “But it’s been a long season and I think it’s time for a break for everyone.” Now that the Adequan Global Dressage Festival is over for another year, Pavicic’s sights are set on the Pan American Games in Toronto.
The Horse of Course, whose popular mobile tack shop was on-site at the Festival, awarded Pavicic with a Horse of Course High Score cooler and ribbon to congratulate her and Beaujolais for their impressive score.
The Horse of Course has the reputation of being one of the country’s most loved tack shops; specializing in dressage tack, clothing, and supplies. The company is proud to provide riders with the quality tack that they need to stay on top. Based out of Oklahoma, The Horse of Course also offers riders and competitors access to their quality tack online, and in their mobile store that travels the country to stop at the most prestigious show grounds. The Horse of Course supplies riders with popular brands such as König, Pikeur, Vespucci, Cavallo, Passler, and Sommer to equip both horse and human. “I bought a pair of the König boots here last year, and they are fantastic. The Horse of Course does a great job of having a lot of available sizes in stock,” Pavicic recalled. “It’s great to have them support this award, and sponsor this show.”
For more information about The Horse of Course, visit www.thehorseofcourse.com or call 888-494-6773.