About Karen

Karen Pavicic and Don DaiquiriKaren Pavicic is a NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Level III Dressage Coach/High Performance 1 Dressage Coach. She has successfully trained numerous horses to the esteemed, FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) level – and her exemplary record of successes in the National and International arenas confirms her talent as a gifted rider and competitor.  A superb coach and role model, Karen enjoys the enthusiastic support of the many loyal and dedicated students who have achieved success under her guidance. Since 1988, Karen has proudly represented Canada many times as a  listed athlete on the Canadian Equestrian Team. Highlights of her career to date include being a member of the Canadian Silver Medal team at the 2007 Pan Am Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a member of the 2014 Canadian World Equestrian Games Team in Normandy, France. In 2008 she won the Foreign Rider award at the Sydney, Australia CDI securing Team Gold for Canada. Karen continues to train with national and international clinicians. She has also trained and competed in Europe to gain valuable experience and exposure to international judges essential to future successes. Karen is a well recognized athlete with an unwavering desire to continue to represent Canada at prestigious, international levels – including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Bromont, Quebec.

Karen has volunteered on a variety of committees over the years in an effort to give back to the sport of Dressage. Her most recent contributions have been as a member of the Dressage Canada Board as Co Chair of the Athlete Council. She is particularly proud of this role, as the High Performance Dressage riders in Canada have now become a more cohesive group.