CREDENTIALS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

PRE-ACCIDENT

·                     Nationally certified Level II Coach

·                     Achieved “A” level in Canadian Pony Club (highest level)

·                     Short-listed for Canadian Equestrian Team 1997 – 2000

·                     Long-listed for Canadian Equestrian Team 1995-1996

·                     Talent Squad for Canadian Equestrian Team 1988-90, 1993-94

·                     Represented Canada at the 1998 World Equestrian Games CCIO****, Rome, Italy –

40th out of 92 competitors (clear cross-country)

·                     Won Canadian Open Championships in 1998 with Double Take

·                     Qualified for 1999 Pan American Games CCI***, Winnipeg

·                     Short-listed for 2000 Olympic Games CCIO****, Sydney, Australia

·                     Won BC Premier’s Athlete of the Year Award in 1998

·                     Won Horse Trials Canada Scholarship in 1997

·                     Won Air Canada Scholarship in 1989 to train with Captain Mark Phillips in Scotland and England for three months with Alpine Renegade, receiving it from Princess Anne at the Royal Winter Fair

·                     Double Take & Karen on cover of “Horse & Country” magazine in 1998

·                     Double Take & Karen on cover of “Horse Sport” magazine in 1997

AFTER ACCIDENT

·              Karen represented Canada at the Dutch Open Championships for Riders with a Disability in the Netherlands, September 2005 winning two Silver Medals

·              Karen represented Canada at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games winning two Bronze Medals

·              Karen won the BC Premier’s Athlete of the Year Award in 2004

·              Karen gives many Motivational/Inspirational Speeches to various Organizations, Schools, Hospitals, etc.

·                     Karen represented Canada at the Open European Championships for Paralympic riders in Portugal and was the highest placed Canadian rider.

·                     Karen was honoured to receive the Ken Dobson Trophy at the Greater Victoria Sports Awards Dinner, “In Recognition of Outstanding Courage, Overcoming Adversity and returning to Competition”.  This Special Award is only given out in circumstances when there has been an extraordinary achievement in accomplishing this.  She was honoured with a standing ovation.

·                     Karen represented Paralympic riders at 3 day Dressage Symposium in Ontario given by renowned Dressage coach Conrad Schumacher from Germany.

·                     Karen made a speech about Paralympic riders at the Ontario Equestrian Federation Conference.  She received a standing ovation for speaking about the riders she saw compete at the Open European Championships for Paralympic riders held in Portugal in 2002.  Many people came up to her afterwards to tell her how inspiring her speech was, and how it affected them.

·                     Karen was honoured by the Ontario Equestrian Federation “A Night with the Stars” in recognition of International Achievements in both “The Canadian Equestrian Team” category and the “Paralympic equestrian Team” category.
 

RESULTS:

Oct/06        2nd  - 70.214%  Team Test, Moorsele, Belgium  -  Luciano
                  9th   - 66.476%  Ind. Championships, Belgium    -  Luciano
                  5th   - 70.543%  Freestyle to Music, Belgium      -  Luciano

Sept/06              - 65.643%  Team Test, PacRim, Canada     -   Checkmate
                  2nd  - 67.161%   Ind. Championships, Canada    -   Checkmate
                  2nd  - 75.4%       Freestyle to Music, Canada     -   Checkmate

July/06        1st     - 72.7%   Team Test, Hartpury, England  -  Absolut
                  2nd  - 68.4%   Championship Test, Hartpury, England   -  Absolut
                  7th   - 72.5%   Freestyle to Music, Hartpury, England  -  Absolut

Aug/05        1st   - 72.72%  Warm-Up Test, the Netherlands  -  Mozart
                  2nd  - 67.31%   Championship Test, the Netherlands  -  Mozart
                  2nd   - 74.02%   Freestyle to Music, the Netherlands  -  Mozart

Sept/04       3rd   - 69.677% Championship Test, Athens Paralympic Games – Dasskara
                  3rd     - 77.227% Freestyle to Music, Athens Paralympic Games – Dasskara

May/04               - 67.880%  Freestyle, Canadian Open, Ontario

May/04               - 64.194%  Championship, Canadian Open, Ontario

May/04               - 64.405%  Warm-up, Canadian Open, Ontario

Sept/02               - 5th   Open European Chmps, Portugal, Freestyle – Q-Karlos

Sept/02               - 6th   Open European Chmps, Portugal, Test 35(2002) – Q-Karlos

Sept/02               - 7th   Open European Chmps, Portugal, Derby Test – Q-Karlos

Sept/02               - 8th   Open European Chmps, Portugal, Test 36(2002) – Q-Karlos

Sept/01               - 2nd   Basic 3 at LDA Show  (62%)

Sept/01               - 2nd   Pre- Tr Checkmate Horse Trials, Ont  -  Wink

Sept/00               - 1st   CCI* Glen Oro, Ontario  -  Ruba Z

Aug/00                - 4th  Preliminary at Equus 3D, Ontario  -  Ruba Z

July/00                - 4th  Preliminary at Dreamcrest HT, Ont  -  Ruba Z
                            (winning Dialadream Cup for Leading Mare)

July/00                - 3rd Preliminary at Headwaters HT, Ont. – Ruba Z

April/00               - 18th CIC*** at North Georgia Beaulieu – Double Take

April/00               - 4th Advanced at Southern Pines HT, North Carolina – Double Take

March/00             - 14th Intermediate at Pine Top HT, Thomson, Georgia – Double Take

Sept/99               - 1st Advanced/Intermediate at Glen Oro Horse Trials, Ontario – Mazerati

Sept/99               - 12th Advanced at Checkmate Horse Trials, Ontario – Mazerati

April/99               - 24th Advanced at North Georgia Beaulieu HT - Mazerati

March/99             - 11th Advanced at Southern Pines HT, North Carolina – Mazerati

Feb/99                 - 11th Advanced at Pine Top HT,  Georgia – Mazerati

Feb/99                 - 9th Open Intermediate at Sharpton  HT, Florida – Mazerati

Oct/98                 - 40th World Equestrian Games CCIO ****, Rome, Italy – Double          Take,                
     (highest level)  -  top 50%

Sept/98               - 1st Canadian Open Championships, Checkmate, Ontario – Double Take

Sept/98               - 5th Intermediate at Fairhill HT, Maryland – Mazerati

Aug/98                - 2nd Advanced at Millbrook, New York – Double Take
                          - 6th Intermediate at Millbrook, New York – Mazerati

May/98               - 20th Camino Real CCI **, Texas - Mazerati

March/98            - 6th Advanced at Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia – Double Take
                                    - 15th Intermediate at Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia – Mazerati

March/98            - 3rd Advanced at Southern Pines, North Carolina – Double Take
                                    - 8th Intermediate at Southern Pines, North Carolina – Mazerati  

Feb/98               - 4th Advanced/Intermediate at Sharpton, Florida – Double Take
                         - 3rd Intermediate at Sharpton, Florida - Mazerati

Oct/97               - 12th Fairhill CCI ***, Maryland – Double Take (top placing Canadian)

Oct/97               - 7th Radnor CCN*, Pennsylvania – Mazerati (top placing Canadian Div A)
                           Won Leading Mare Award Overall

Sept/97              - 1st Open Intermediate at Glen Oro, Ontario – Double Take

Sept/97              - 1st Preliminary – Checkmate, Ontario – Mazerati

Aug/97               - 3rd Preliminary – Abernant, Ontario – Mazerati
                         - 1st Preliminary – Grandview, Ontario - Mazerati

June/97              - 5th Advanced – at Groton House, Massachusettes – Double Take
                         - 2nd Preliminary – Killusty, Ontario – Mazerati

May/97              - 7th Preliminary – Checkmate, Ontario - Mazerati

April/97              - 27th Rolex Kentucky CCI *** - Double Take

March/97           - 8th Advanced at Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia – Double Take

March/97           - 6th Advanced at Southern Pines, North Carolina – Double Take

1996                 - 5th Intermediate at Swiftsure HT, Idaho – Double Take
                        - 1st Intermediate at South Okanagon HT, Osoyoos, B. C. – Double Take
                        - 1st Intermediate at Long House, Lumby, B. C. – Double Take
                        - 1st Training at Island 22 HT, Chilliwack, B. C. – Mazerati
                        - 1st Pre-Training B. C. Championships, B. C. – Mazerati

1995                 - 1st Intermediate Chase Creek HT, Chase Creek, B. C. – Double Take
                        - 1st Mini-Prix 4’3” Jumper, Thunderbird, Langley, B.C. – Double Take
                        - 3rd & 4th – 4’6” Jumper, Spruce Meadows, Alberta – Double Take
                        - 2nd Chase Creek CCI **, Chase Creek, B. C. – Double Take

1994                 - 1st – Intermediate at Long House, Lumby, B. C. – Double Take
                        - 1st – 4’6” Derby at Fort Victoria – Jumper, Victoria, B.C. – Double Take
                        - 1st – 4’3” Derby at Fort Victoria – Jumper, Victoria, B.C. – Double Take
                        - 1st – B.C. Horse Trials Intermediate High-Point Champion – Double Take

1993                 - 1st Preliminary Championships Area VII, Oregon – Double Take
                        - 1st Preliminary HT Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge, B. C. – Double Take

1989                 - Won Scholarship to train and compete in Scotland and England with Captain
                          Mark Phillips for three months with horse Alpine Renegade

 

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