In 2022, the long-time team of Lynn Palm and Marie-Frances Davis joined forces to promote the growth of Western Dressage among American Quarter Horse enthusiasts by providing a welcoming environment through competition and education for newcomers as well as current participants.
With the expertise of Lynn Palm as an AQHA Judge, USEF Western Dressage R Judge, World Champion Competitor and international clinician and Marie-Frances Davis, AQHA Show Manager, WDAA World Champion and Horse of the Year Champion, the two bring a unique set of skills to the Winning Ways Showing and Growing experience.
Each Showing and Growing Winning Ways weekend consists of a Saturday AQHA/WDAA Western Dressage Show judged by Palm followed by 2 or 3 days of instruction for riders, instructors and coaches seeking to improve their western dressage skills. The events are open to all breeds and levels of riders new to the sport or currently training and competing.
After two successful events in its inaugural year, the team has taken on an ambitious lineup of six events in five different states and Italy. Beginning in Natural Bridge, VA, in June and finishing in Burleson, TX, in September, the Winning Ways events will be in Cochranville, PA, Siena, Italy, New Richmond, WI, and Ostrader, OH in between those dates.
June 10-13 Mane Gait Equestrian Center, VA
June 17-19 Blue Goose Stables, OH
June 22-25 ALBA Quarter Horses 3.0 Siena, Italy
July 22-25 Claddagh Farm, WI
August 26-29 Four Star Quarter Horses, OH
September 2-4 KSM Bear Creek Farms, TX
To participate in Winning Ways with Western Dressage in your area, visit the calendar at www.lynnpalm.com/calendar.htm or www.facebook.com/winningwayswithwesterndressage.
For additional details contact Marie-Frances Davis at 352 362-7847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is an AQHA All Around and Versatility Ranch Judge as well as USEF R Western Dressage Judge. She is currently judging and teaching at her Winning Ways with Western Dressage events and clinics throughout the country and abroad. Palm is the author of The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection and Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage.
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