Early 2014 Lynn Palm was invited to share her knowledge and experiences of western horses in dressage at Equitana in Melbourne, Australia for four days in November. Upon acceptance of her participation, Palm was designated as the Western Dressage Specialist being featured in a two-hour session during opening night where she worked with horses and riders who demonstrated a series of topics from rider’s form and aids communication to the proper level of training and balance for each level in western dressage competition.
In addition to her Specialist Clinic, Palm performed a western dressage musical freestyle during the Australian Open Reining Championship, officiated as a judge for The Way of the Horse and served on a panel of experts during a Question and Answer session accompanied by international presenters, Dressage’s Judy Harvey, Eventing’s Dirk Schrade and British dressage sensation Charlotte Dujardin.
Along with the educational events, Palm and husband, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, had the opportunity to meet attendees at their trade show booth. This allowed them to introduce their videos on Digital Download and make plans to organize a 2015 tour of Australia filled with clinics and judging. It was there that the pair met the officials of the Western Dressage Association of Australia, a new affiliate of WDAA, who were so hospitable to the visiting duo.
For four days, Lynn Palm reveled in the enthusiasm of the attendees at Equitana in Melbourne. “It was an educational event like no other that I have ever participated in!” said Palm. “It was the most professionally produced event with top notch presenters and crowds of horse lovers of all ages!”
It is with great pleasure and pride that Lynn Palm shares her knowledge and experience with many different levels of riders over various topics and horse events throughout the country and abroad. To inquire about having Lynn Palm or Cyril Pittion-Rossillon participate in your horse expo, fair or clinic in 2015-2016, please contact Marie-Frances Davis at [email protected].
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, 4 WDAA 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 and Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage. Being the first female with an equine educational TV show, Palm’s training show airs on HRTV Dish 404 and on demand at HRTVlive.com.