Aug. 5, 2013 — The beautiful Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, Florida, has been home to Lynn Palm’s and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon’s Palm Partnership Training for 15 years. Set on 38 acres engulfed with live oaks and lush green pastures in the heart of horse country, the farm boasts two training barns, a 210 x 90 covered arena with adjacent stabling and a 2.5-acre natural obstacle training course, and that’s just for the horses! Guests at Fox Grove lodge in one of the four guest homes and socialize at the farm’s own English Pub, The Red Fox Inn or relax poolside at the Main Lodge after an educational filled day horseback.
With such a fantastic multi-discipline training facility to call home for the past 15 years, Lynn and Cyril invite everyone to share in celebrating with them over 15 special days this fall including an open house, clinics and competitions. Beginning Sept. 28 and wrapping up Dec. 8, there is something for everyone.
With the foundation of training in dressage principles, it is no wonder that the opening event at Fox Grove Farm this fall is a dressage clinic with International FEI 5* judge Gary Rockwell. Having represented the U.S. Team in international competition as well as officiating at the Beijing and London Olympic Games, Rockwell brings a unique perspective to teaching riders of all levels on all breeds of horses. A limited number of riders will benefit from his vast knowledge Sept. 28-29 while juniors, amateurs, professionals and judges alike are welcome as auditors each day.
Mark your calendars for Oct. 5 for the Open House at Fox Grove Farm. Take the time to meet Lynn and Cyril, their impressive horses Rugged Painted Lark and Larks Home Run and tour the facility that could be your home away from home during your horsey educational vacation. Plan to stay the night and join the first of three AQHA Trail Challenges in the 2013 circuit on Oct. 6.
One of the most popular and fun disciplines is obstacle training. After the open practice on Fox Grove’s natural obstacle training course Oct. 22, riders can put their experience to use in the first of two Natural Obstacle Training Clinics Nov. 1 and 2 followed by the second AQHA Trail Challenge on Nov.r 3. Jump ahead two weeks to Nov. 15-16 for more dressage training, this time for western horses and riders. Cap off the weekend with a dressage competition for western riders officiated by USDF judge Karen Abbattista Nov. 17. With another open practice on the course Nov. 19 and a second Natural Obstacles Training Clinic Dec. 6-7, riders will certainly be prepared for the last 2013 AQHA Trail Challenge Dec. 8 where Circuit Champions will be crowned.
Palm and Pittion-Rossillon know that to ride well, riders and their horses need to feel welcome, be comfortable and be rewarded for their efforts. That is the reason that the two, along with clinic coordinator Marie-Frances Davis, roll out the red carpet for each horse and rider at Fox Grove Farm. In addition to the fantastic instruction and outstanding facilities, riders have access to safe, experienced school horses if needed and support from Palm Partnership Training sponsors like SmartPak, Troxel, Purina Mills, Kerrits and ThinLine in the form of prizes, awards and discounts.
Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon deliver quality education for a great value in a fabulous setting. To request more information about fall events at Fox Grove Farm, contact Marie-Frances at 352-629-3310 or [email protected]. To learn more about the curriculum and costs for clinics and competitions visit www.lynnpalm.com.