Thanks to the continued generosity of Lynn Palm, grants for individual riders are now available through her Grant Fund at The Dressage Foundation (TDF). The Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund was established in 2019 to provide grants for Western Dressage educational events, and now individuals riders are also able to apply for financial help for their Western Dressage education.
Beginning this year, $1,000 grants will be available annually for riders who need financial help to continue their Western Dressage education. Applicants can be professionals, amateurs, or youth who are eager to grow and improve, have shown a passion for the sport, and have demonstrated a commitment to learning. Additional information and the online application can be found at www.dressagefoundation.org. Applications are due on or before July 20th.
Lynn believes that the classical training principles of dressage are applicable and beneficial to all levels of riders, breeds of horses and riding disciplines. She said, “I am very proud to offer individual grants for education to Western Dressage competitors. This is something I would have taken advantage of as a young rider and professional. This grant is for passionate and dedicated riders who represent the future of Western Dressage and I look forward to their success.”
Grants from the Lynn Palm Fund will continue to be available for Western Dressage clinics, camps, and symposia. Those applications are due at least 90 days prior to the event.
“We’re incredibly grateful to Lynn for her generous support of Western Dressage,” said Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director. “Western Dressage is a growing part of our sport and we look forward to helping riders with their continued education!”
For information about the new rider grants or the grants for group events, visit www.dressagefoundation.org>Grants and Programs>Western Dressage. Contact The Dressage Foundation at (402) 434-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
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 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.
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 www.dressagefoundation.org.
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