The Dressage Foundation’s Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund to Present New Junior Rider Award at WDAA World Championship Show

The Dressage Foundation (TDF) is pleased to announce that the “Lynn Palm Future Star Award” will be presented for the first time at the 2021 Western Dressage Association of America World Championship Show. The $1,500 Award will be given to the highest scoring Junior rider (age 17 and under) at the show, which will take place in Guthrie, Oklahoma, from September 29 – October 3.

The $1,500 Lynn Palm Future Star Award will enable a promising youth rider to continue their Western Dressage training and education. It will be given to the highest placing rider aged 17 and under who competes in Intro, Basic, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 classes. The Award will be announced at the WDAA World Championship Show’s Awards Celebration on Sunday evening.

Lynn said, “Today’s riders are fortunate to have access to ways to further their education and dedication to their sport through The Dressage Foundation. I am proud to support the future of Western Dressage with the ‘Lynn Palm Future Star Award’ at the WDAA World Show. Best of luck to all the competitors!”

TDF’s Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund, established by Lynn in 2019 to give back to the sport she loves, also provides grants to amateur, youth, and professional riders who need financial support for training, and to groups that are hosting Western Dressage educational events.

“We are grateful to Lynn Palm for her continued support of Western Dressage riders,” said Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director. “Her generosity will enable riders from across the country to learn more about Western Dressage and how it can help them become better partners with their horses.”

For information about the Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund, visit>Grants and Programs>Western Dressage.

Contact The Dressage Foundation at (402) 434-8585 or with questions or for more information.

About The Dressage Foundation
The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to educating, supporting, and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants to dressage riders, judges, instructors, breeders, high performance teams, and nonprofit equestrian organizations. For more information, please visit

 About Lynn Palm
Palm’s career highlights include 2007 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horsewoman of the Year, a record four AQHA Superhorse wins, AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women’s Athletic Association, named one of the top United States clinicians by Horse & Rider magazine, over 34 AQHA World and Reserve World Champions, 14 WDAA World and Reserve World Championships and over 50 bridleless dressage exhibitions at events including the National Horse Show, 1989 World Cup, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and World Cup. Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon are co-founders of three horse industry companies: Palm Partnership Training, Women LUV Horses, and Alliance Saddlery USA. Palm is the author of “The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection” and “Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage.”

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