Palm Equestrian Academy Sponsors Inaugural Western Dressage Stakes at AQHA World Show
In 2010 the American Quarter Horse Association recognized Dressage as an event where horses could earn points for their permanent performance records. Fast forward to 2020 and Western Dressage is now a recognized event by the AQHA.
In order to promote Dressage and Western Dressage, the two events will be featured as Stakes Classes at the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Show in Oklahoma City, OK November 20-21. It is a natural fit for Palm Equestrian Academy, led by Lynn Palm, to sponsor one of the events. This year it will be the Western Dressage Stakes Class.
Lynn Palm was the first competitor to earn the first AQHA point in Dressage in 2010 and followed suit with Western Dressage in 2020. In the last decade, Palm has successfully shown 13 American Quarter Horses to high honors including USDF/Adequan All Breeds Champions, USDF Regional Championship Qualifiers, AQHA Registers of Merit, Superiors and High Point Year End Champions. Currently, Palm is the only AQHA Open Exhibitor in the top 20 point earners competing solely in Dressage events.
While the training, showing and accolades are remarkable, the mission of Lynn Palm and Palm Equestrian Academy co-founder, instructor, trainer and coach, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, is that of education. Leading riders and their horses through the training progression of the dressage levels is the basis of their teachings. Using the principles of dressage, riders can follow any discipline or event, competitive or otherwise with great success.
About 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, 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 new release, The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection.
About Cyril Pittion-RossillonPittion-Rossillon hails from Paris, France, where he earned his Riding Master Degree 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 • Youth & Amateur Coach for USEF & AHSA competition • Co-Director and Instructor Palm Partnership Training Clinics • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Alliance Saddlery