Successful European Debut for C-DAAP Grant Recipient Karen Pavicic
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Posted by Jennifer Ward
Having already competed at two International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-sanctioned events in Compiegne, France, and now Achleiten, Pavicic and Don Daiquiri plan to enter a third European competition in Germany in early August.
“I strongly feel that European competition experience is necessary to prepare for any major games, and particularly for WEG 2014, as it is being held in France,” said Pavicic. “The C-DAAP grant could not have come at a more perfect time for me. I had been planning to travel to Europe to prepare for WEG for well over a year. The funding has allowed me to take advantage of so many incredible experiences here in Europe. I’m definitely making the most of it!”
Pavicic is thankful for the funding she has received from the C-DAAP grant.
“The grant program is definitely a step in the right direction and I am extremely grateful for this support,” she said. “I sincerely hope that it continues in the future. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful supporter in Deborah Kinzinger.”
The four other Canadian athletes to receive C-DAAP High Performance European Training and Competition Grants this year are Brittany Fraser of New Glasgow, NS, and All In, her nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; Megan Lane of Loretto, ON, and Caravella, her 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare; Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, and Anton, a 14-year-old German-bred gelding owned by Robyn Eames; and Chris Von Martels of Ridgetown, ON, and Zilverstar, his 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
About the Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program (C-DAAP)
The Canadian Dressage Athlete Assistance Program (C-DAAP) is a donor-driven program dedicated to supporting and advancing Canada’s junior, young rider and high performance riders. The program solicits contributions and awards grants to eligible Canadian dressage riders. C-DAAP’s goal is to provide supplemental funding to Canadian dressage athletes to off-set training, competitive and educational expenses incurred during their quest for excellence, thus creating a bridge to high level national and international competition.
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