Lynn Palm Western Dressage Grant Fund Established by The Dressage Foundation

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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. Photo Courtesy Palm Equestrian Academy

The Dressage Foundation (TDF) is pleased to announce that dressage clinician Lynn Palm has established a new grant fund—the Lynn Palm Western Dressage Grant Fund—in celebration of her 50 years as a professional equestrian and to give back to the sport she loves—western dressage. Palm believes that the classical training principles of dressage are applicable and beneficial to all levels of riders, breeds of horses and riding disciplines. Palm herself has earned seven Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) World Championships, won 34 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World and Reserve World Championships and been named 2007 AQHA Horsewoman of the Year. 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.

Lynn Palm Western Dressage Grant Fund

“My goal for this fund is for it to help grow the sport of western dressage,” Palm 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.’”

Palm 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 www.dressagefoundation.org under “Grants and Programs > Educational Events.”

Contact Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director, at (402) 434-8585 or jenny@dressagefoundation.org 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 www.dressagefoundation.org.

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