Palm Equestrian Academy’s Cyril Pittion-Rossillon Instructor and Coach Kicks Off 2024 Teaching Tours

Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, graduate of the French National Riding School in Saumur, brings a unique perspective to riding instruction and coaching. Having competed on the Open Jumper Circuit and through Preliminary Eventing in France, Cyril is no stranger to having learned, practiced then learned to teach French Classical Dressage Principles in his early education.

In 2024, Cyril’s teaching tours will take him from the Midwest including Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin in early June and again in August, to the Mid-Atlantic region, concentrated in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in June and September. Some locations are on the schedule every year and first-time venues are added annually. Tour locations may choose from a variety of group clinics with classroom/theory and Q & As on a variety of topics.

After more than 30 years in the United States, as well as abroad, teaching and coaching, Cyril has schooled riders at Grand Prix Dressage in National and CDI Levels as well as Amateurs through FEI and riders to improve their jumping for hunters, equitation and eventing. His concentration in dressage has taken new heights in recent years in working with riders at the FEI Levels through Grand Prix, including USDF National Qualifiers.

With teaching based on the French Classical riding tradition, everyone can benefit from sound, time tested and humane principles. Cyril has found a niche with the Dressage Principles Difference. His talent to assess a horse and rider, develop a plan to reach a specific goal and execute that goal is second to none.

Tara from Delaware was a new rider to Cyril’s clinics and she wrote, “It was a genuine honor to participate in your clinic today and I/we would certainly come again! I would like to express again how much I appreciate your time helping us. We aren’t anything special as yet, but opportunities like today are invaluable…. You left us better than you found us, and we aim to continue the work.”.

The Palm Equestrian Academy team seeks to expand Cyril’s teaching tours to new locations and first time riders. Contact Marie-Frances Davis at if you would like to host or join an educational event with Cyril. For photos and videos of tour locations, like and follow

Cyril Pittion-Rossillon
Pittion-Rossillon hails from Paris, France, where he graduated 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 • USEF Competition Youth & Amateur Coach• USDF Coach from Training Level to FEI Grand Prix • WDAA World and Reserve World Champion Coach • Co-Director and Instructor Palm Equestrian Academy

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