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

Originally established for group grants in 2019, the Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund was expanded in 2021 to provide $1,000 grants to riders for their Western Dressage education. Applicants can be professional, amateur, or youth. The grant review committee looks 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, like clinics or camps.

Palm said, “Each year I see more individuals who have qualified for the WDAA World Show or started a clinic series in their region or continued the education needed to judge, all from the help of the individual grants. I am so proud!”. Grant recipient Valerie Stone from Texas wrote “…Because of the generosity of the Lynn Palm grant I was able to attend this amazing clinic! Three days is not enough when you love what you’re learning! I can’t say enough about how much I discovered about Dutch and me, and how much more I want to learn and grow in our relationship. Thank you…”.

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 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, Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage and Finding Your Super Horse.

Palm Equestrian Academy