After more than 20 years of support for Dressage from Lynn Palm and other owners, trainers and exhibitors of American Quarter Horses, Dressage and Western Dressage were featured as Stakes Classes at the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Show November 20-21 in Oklahoma City, OK.
To begin the Dressage events, AQHA Professional Horseman, Lynn Palm presented Ride the Pattern, a short demonstration clinic. A fundraiser for the Professional Horseman’s Crisis Fund and an opportunity for competitors to review competition patterns, the clinic was well attended in person as well as virtually. Palm simply explained the purpose of Dressage, the scoring and the components of a Training Level and Basic Level Test with rider Marie-Frances Davis and AQHA mare WTR Herestoyourhonor. The video is available to view at https://cutt.ly/phjEX8d.
Since Palm was the first competitor to earn the first AQHA point in Dressage in 2010 and followed suit with Western Dressage in 2020, it was fitting that she took top honors in both Stakes Classes. Aboard Adelaide Pickett’s WTR Herestoyourhonor, Palm was Champion in Dressage and Reserve Champion in Western Dressage. Additionally, Palm piloted Noel Anderson’s AQHA Champion mare, Madison Circle to a Top Five and Top Ten finish in each class.
Looking forward to Dressage and Western Dressage classes becoming more accessible to AQHA shows throughout the country in 2021, Lynn Palm and Palm Equestrian Academy co-founder, instructor, trainer and coach, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, will continue to foster relationships between riders and their horses. Using the training progression of the dressage levels is the basis of their teachings. With the principles of dressage, riders can follow any discipline or event, competitive or otherwise with great success.
To get started with Quarter Horses in Dressage visit quarterhorsesinderessage.com or lynnpalm.com. For more information about Dressage in AQHA go to aqha.com.
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, 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 Partnership Training, Women LUV Horses, and Alliance Saddlery USA. Palm is the author of the new release, The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection.
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 • Youth & Amateur Coach for USEF & AHSA competition • Co-Director and Instructor Palm Partnership Training Clinics • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Alliance Saddlery
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