Registration is Open for Winning Ways with Western Dressage June 2023 Events

Palm Equestrian Academy’s latest venture combines 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.

The first of its kind competitive and educational weekend, begins with the Show, a Saturday AQHA Western Dressage Special Event with AQHA and WDAA Recognition judged by Palm. Sunday is an opportunity to Grow Your Scores with a Test Review, learning to ride with accuracy and Question and Answer Session after a Presentation of Getting Started in Western Dressage along with how to organize a Western Dressage special event by Palm and Davis. Monday and Tuesday is the Grow Your Skills Clinic with small groups of riders and their horses working with Palm to advance their training under saddle.

Registration is now open for the first 2023 events in Virginia and Pennsylvania. June 10-13 is the first stop at Mane Gait Equestrian Center in Natural Bridge, VA. A beautiful facility centrally located in Virginia’s horse country welcomes riders from the surrounding areas for the full four day show and clinics experience. June 17-19 is an abbreviated weekend with a show and 2-day clinic in the Philadelphia area at Blue Goose Stables in Cochranville, PA, the home of many USDF and GMO schooling shows offering Western Dressage.

The AQHA/WDAA shows and clinics are open to all breeds of horses and levels of riders.  Wonderful prizes have been sponsored by fantastic companies who support Winning Ways. For individual classes as well as High Scores for Youth, Amateur and Open, they range from Funky Unicorn Horse Treats, Treats with a Purpose and Hodges Badge Company medals compliments of Palm Equestrian Academy to SmartPak gift certificates and coupons for Premium Purina Feeds. The Grow Your Test Scores Test Review is open to 8 riders. The Grow Your Skills Clinic can hold a maximum of 10 riders.

All information including registration links for riders and auditors and details for spectators and volunteers can be found at or Facebook. For additional Winning Ways with Western Dressage locations, visit the calendar at

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 and Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage.

About Marie-Frances Davis
After completing her internship at the Royal Palm Ranch in 1996 and graduating Summa Cum Laude from Salem-Teikyo University in Equine Careers and Industry Management in 1997, Davis rejoined the Palm Equestrian Academy team in the fall of 1997. In the years since, she has done everything from managing show horses and breeding stallions to competing in hunter events and with quarter horses in dressage. Now, her focus is to manage daily operations of Palm Equestrian Academy including clinics, competitions and European Journeys.

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