Five Grants Awarded Annually from The Dressage Foundation’s Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund  

Lynn Palm and The Dressage Foundation (TDF) are pleased to announce that five grants for Western dressage riders will be awarded from TDF’s Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund this year. This Fund was established in 2019 to initially provide grants for Western dressage educational events and was expanded in 2021 to also provide $1,000 grants to riders for their Western dressage education.

Applicants can be professionals, amateurs, or youth.  The grant review committee will look for applicants who are eager to grow and improve, have shown a passion for the sport, have financial need, and who have demonstrated a commitment to learning. Grants must be used for Western dressage educational experiences that are not within the horse and rider’s typical training plan.  Examples include clinics, camps, more lessons than a rider normally receives, etc.

Palm said, “I am proud to see that each year the number and quality of applicants is growing for individual grants from the Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund.”. Diane Davitt from Osteen, FL, was a grant recipient in the first year. Since then, she has attended numerous clinics and competitions including the WDAA World Show. Diane said receiving the grant “changed the trajectory of her riding.” She continues to foster her new found passion for Western Dressage.

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. Applications for the Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund for Individuals are due July 20.

Visit for more information and to find the online application form. Contact Sara Weiss, Director of Grants and Programs, at (402) 434-8585 or with any questions.

Donations to the Fund are welcome and can be made online or by calling Jenny Johnson, Executive Director, at (402) 434-8585 or

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 and scholarships to dressage riders, judges, instructors, breeders, high performance teams, and nonprofit equestrian organizations. For more information, please visit

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 is co-founders of three horse industry companies: Palm Equestrian Academy, Women LUV Horses, and Winning Ways with western Dressage. Palm is the author of The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection and Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage.

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