Lynn Palm Establishes Western Dressage Grant Fund at The Dressage Foundation

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Dressage horse in action Bret Fisher

Newsdate: Tuesday 22 October 2019 – 9:30 am
Location: LINCOLN, Nebraska

The Dressage Foundation (TDF) is pleased to announce that Lynn Palm has established a new Grant Fund in celebration of her 50 years as a professional equestrian and to give back to the sport she loves. 

Beauty of the Arabian dressage horse.

Beauty of the Arabian dressage horse

I would like riders to receive quality instruction in Western Dressage and learn the biomechanics of the horse, how to develop him slowly and learn to ride 'back to front'.
© 2004 by Christiaan Kuun

Lynn believes that the classical training principles of dressage are applicable and beneficial to all levels of riders, breeds of horses and riding disciplines.

Grants from the Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund will provide financial support for equestrians and groups that are hosting educational events such as clinics, camps and symposia for Western Dressage riders.

“My goal for this Fund is for it to help grow the sport of Western Dressage,” Lynn shared. “I believe that education is how this can be accomplished!  My hope is that these grants will support events that include riders who might not yet be involved in Western Dressage but have an interest in learning about it. I would like for riders to receive quality instruction in Western Dressage and learn the biomechanics of the horse, how to develop him slowly and learn to ride ‘back to front.’”

Lynn continued, “If you are a Western rider and like to achieve harmony with a willing and confident horse, Western Dressage could be a perfect fit. The dressage principles will benefit you and your horse, no matter the discipline.  I also hope to bring the Ranch Riding enthusiasts together with Western Dressage through this Fund, as both disciplines focus on riding accurate and precise tests while emphasizing the horse’s natural self-carriage.”

Grants of up to $2,000 will be available for events that meet grant requirements and are selected by an independent review committee.  Further details about the Grant Fund are available at under “Grants and Programs>Educational Events.”

Contact Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director, at (402) 434-8585 or with questions or for more information.

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, 7 WDAA 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 Partnership Training, 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.

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