Fox Grove Farm is a beautiful facility conveniently located in the heart of the Ocala, Florida, horse country. The Farm boasts a 2.5-acre enclosed natural obstacle course and grand prix grass dressage arena. It was home to the 2015 series of 4 Trail Challenges and 5 Dressage Shows beginning in March and concluding in December with High Point Awards. After such a success, the series will continue in 2016.
Trail Challenge competitions consisted of 4 levels including Training, Intermediate, Master and Elite. Those levels are for Youth and Adult with all breeds of horses. By popular demand, the Agility Class remained for those in hand participants. Dressage shows were qualified for Western Dressage Association of Florida Year End Awards. Each show offered tests from Introductory Level to Level 3 with a Traditional English Dressage Test of Choice.
Fantastic prizes including High Point and Reserve High Point Trophies, Gist Silversmith Buckles, SmartPak gift certificates, monogrammed blankets and gear bags were presented during the series end awards dinner hosted by Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon. Special guest Larks Home Run made an appearance to present the Grace in Competition Traveling Trophy to Patricia Stavley of Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Like all Palm Partnership Training clinics and events, the Trail Challenges and Western Dressage Shows are open to all breeds of horses and levels of riders. For participants, convenient, on-site lodging and stabling is available. Spectators are welcome to cheer on their favorites or just learn what the events are all about. Coaching by Palm and Pittion-Rossillon is available for a limited number of competitors.
Details of the competition series can be found on the Calendar of Events at www.lynnpalm.com/calendar.htm. To join the 2016 sponsorship team alongside SmartPak, Circle S Horse Transport, Three Does Ranch, Three Oaks Ranch, Springhill Equine, Alliance Saddlery and many others contact Marie-Frances Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to all of the Series End Winners.
Agility Champion and High Score Glenda Bradley and Iceman
Agility Reserve Champion and Reserve High Score Glenda Bradley and Golden Girl
Training Level Champion Lisa Easley and Havana Sparkles
Training Level Reserve Champion and Youth Champion Emily Cook and Scarlet
Youth Reserve Champion Mackensie Brown and Cricket
Intermediate Level Champion Meg Hickman and Docs Sconset Rose
Intermediate Level Reserve Champion Allie Bost and Love A Good Night
Master Level Champion Rosetta Johns and Love A Good Night
Master Level Reserve Champion Meg Hickman Docs Sconset Rose
Introductory Level and Basic Level Champion Tim Christensen and VP Keys to My Karma
Introductory Level Reserve Champion Laura Zalkin and Lopefully
Basic Level Reserve Champion Meg Hickman and Docs Sconset Rose
Level 1 Champion Andrea Browning and Dakotas Money
Level 1 Reserve Champion Andrea Browning and Docs Classic Prince
Level 2 Champion Adelaide Pickett and Riddle Me This
USDF Champion Polly Butterworth and Quintessenz
USDF Reserve Champion Erica Fisk and Novator’s Novatron
Lynn 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, 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.
Cyril Pittion-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: Certified to train, coach, compete through Prix Ste Georges by the French Equestrian Federation •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 • USEF Competition Youth & Amateur Coach • WDAA World and Reserve World Champion Coach • WDAFL Champion and High Point Winner Instructor and Coach • Co-Director and Instructor Palm Partnership Training Clinics • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Alliance Saddlery