Karen Pavicic Rides to Victory in FEI Intermediaire II CDI3* to Complete AGDF 10

Sunday, March 21, 2021
Posted by Kim Beaudoin for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc



Week ten of the 2021 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) concluded on Sunday, March 21, with top honors for Karen Pavicic (CRO) and Totem after earning a 69.206% in the FEI Intermediaire II CDI3*. The circuit hosts 10 weeks of international and national dressage competition until April 4. Free live streaming and on-demand of select classes are available to view at

Photo - Karen Pavicic and Totem (©SusanJStickle)

Pavicic has had the 2012 Hanoverian gelding by Totilas that she co-owns with Thomas Baur since he was a foal. “He’s nine years old now,” she began, “so it’s been a nine-year journey with him to this point. He’s had a lot of success here at Global, starting in the FEI four-year-old on the national side of competition and then went up through the FEI five-, six-, and seven-year old classes here, and last year we did the small tour. We moved up to the medium tour this season, so he’s been very promising so far.”

Though her plans are still tentative based on the gelding’s progression, Pavicic noted: “I’m hoping to ride a national grand prix with him by the end of our competition season, and possibly do a CDI if we can, but it will really depend on him and how he’s doing. He still needs a little more confidence, particularly in his changes, but as soon as he’s ready I’d love to jump into that.”

Once the AGDF schedule comes to a close, Pavicic will head back to Vancouver, Canada, and hopes to get to a few more shows before 2022 arrives. “There aren’t many shows in Canada this year, but I’m hoping to take in some CDIs there when he’s ready,” she concluded. “There are a few CDIs in California that I’d like to get to in October and November, and then we’ll head back to Florida.”

Second place in the FEI Intermediaire II CDI3* went to Pia Fortmuller (CAN) on Frieda, Lars Busch and Pia Fortmueller’s 2011 Hanoverian mare by Furstenball OLD, with 68.824%. Third was rounded out by Nicole Levy (USA) on Imposant MC, her own 2013 KWPN gelding by Bretton Woods, riding to a 61.735%.

Competition at AGDF will resume with the final week of AGDF on March 31- April 4. Competition highlights will include Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI4*, presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI4*, presented by Adequan®, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3*, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI3*, presented by Southgate Farm, Small Tour CDI 3*, and Small Tour CDI 1*, as well as national competition. For more information and to see a full list of results, visit

Final Results FEI Intermediaire II CDI3*:
Place, rider, nationality, horse, horse information: judge E%, judge H%, judge C%, judge M%, judge B%; final score

E, Janet Foy (USA); H, Thomas Kessler (GER), C, Stephen Clarke (GBR); M, Carlos Lopes (POR); B, Christoph Umbach (LUX)

1. Karen Pavicic (CRO) on Totem, Karen Pavicic and Thomas Baur’s 2012 Hanoverian gelding by Totilas: 69.706, 68.529, 69.118, 68.971, 69.706; 69.206%

2. Pia Fortmueller (CAN) on Frieda, Lars Busch and Pia Fortmueller’s 2011 Hannoverian mare by Furstenball OLD: 70.147, 68.235, 67.059, 66.471, 72.206; 68.824%

3. Nicole Levy (USA) on Imposant MC, her own 2013 KWPN gelding by Bretton Woods: 63.529, 60.882, 60.882, 62.206, 61.176; 61.735%