Rugged Painted Lark Officially Retires at Equitana USA October 1-3, 2021

Lynn Palm and her American Paint Horse, Rugged Painted Lark, will say farewell during their clinics and evening show, EQUUS Evolution, at Equitana USA.

Rugged Painted Lark is no stranger to the spotlight. Bruce, as he is affectionately known, is a 1997 son of the famed American Quarter Horse, Rugged Lark. His stellar lineage coupled with Palm’s careful training has earned Bruce a myriad of accolades. Some of those include entertaining at the 2007 BreyerFest, multiple magazine covers, coffee table books, television shows, bridleless performances at prestigious events and most notably, the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

Having followed in his father’s footsteps, Rugged Painted Lark performed at the FEI World Cup in 2017 and now Equitana USA. Rugged Lark performed at each of these prestigious events more than 20 years ago. Rugged Painted Lark was also fashioned into a Breyer model just as Rugged Lark. Appropriately, his last appearance will be at the Kentucky Horse Park where he starred as BreyerFest’s Celebration Horse in 2007 and performed at the 2010 WEG Equine Village.

So few of the collector’s edition Breyers remain, so make plans to meet Rugged Painted Lark and Lynn Palm during their clinics, take photos and to be one of the lucky ones to obtain an autographed limited edition Rugged Painted Lark Breyer.

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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 and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and 2010 World Equestrian Games. Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon are co-founders of three horse industry companies: Palm Equestrian Academy, 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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