Palm Equestrian Academy Bids a Fond Farewell to Fox Grove Farm

In 1997, Cyril and Lynn Pittion-Rossillon along with Walter and Heidi Burkhalter had a vision for the future development of Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, FL. Fast forward 25 years and every dream, wish, goal and then some, has been realized. Fox Grove Farm became a place where passions for horses and riding were ignited, lifelong relationships flourished and charmed visits were forever embossed on hearts. For this, Cyril, Lynn and Marie-Frances will be forever grateful to all who contributed to the appreciable success of Fox Grove.

With the sale of Fox Grove Farm, Palm Equestrian Academy embarks on its next chapter. Cyril, Lynn and Marie-Frances look ahead as they combine their interests in teaching, coaching, judging, writing, event production and travel. With their current as well as future projects, they will continue to make their mark on the equestrian world with clinics, teaching tours, European Journeys and Winning Ways with Western Dressage.

By streamlining business plans, the trio is allowed flexibility to travel for new ventures. This year alone Lynn will judge in VA, PA, FL, WI and WA plus conduct clinics in FL, CO, OH, WI, TX and Italy. Cyril’s teaching tours will take him throughout FL, PA, NJ, WI, MI, MN and NE. European Journeys will land them in Ireland and two locations in France this fall. Marie-Frances and Lynn will produce Winning Ways with Western Dressage in FL, WI and Italy in addition to Dressage and Western Dressage competitions in Oklahoma.

Palm Equestrian Academy headquarters will remain in Ocala with a satellite location in Sarasota, FL. Updated information on events will be shared at as well as through social outlets. If you wish to add an event location to the calendar or to participate in Palm Equestrian Academy adventures, contact Marie-Frances Davis at 352 362-7847 or Also visit the calendar at for the latest events.

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 World Cup. 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.

About Cyril Pittion-Rossillon
Pittion-Rossillon hails from Paris, France, where he earned his Riding Master Degree from the French National Equestrian School. With his extensive equine background and thirty years of experience, Cyril brings an ideal background to his instructor duties. His credentials include: Trained under members of French Olympic Team • French Junior Jumper Circuit • French Open Jumper Circuit (Levels 5 and 6) • Eventing Preliminary Division • AQHA & USEF Hunter Division • USEF Competition Youth & Amateur Coach• USDF Coach from Training Level to FEI Grand Prix • WDAA World and Reserve World Champion Coach • Co-Director and Instructor Palm Equestrian Academy

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