The beautiful Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, FL, 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 September 28 and wrapping up December 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 US 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 September 28-29 while juniors, amateurs, professionals and judges alike are welcome as auditors each day.
Mark your calendars for October 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 3 AQHA Trail Challenges in the 2013 circuit on October 6.
One of the most popular and fun disciplines is obstacle training. After the open practice on Fox Grove’s natural obstacle training course October 22, riders can put their experience to use in the first of two Natural Obstacle Training Clinics November 1 and 2 followed by the second AQHA Trail Challenge on November 3. Jump ahead two weeks to November 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 November 17. With another open practice on the course November 19 and a second Natural Obstacles Training Clinic December 6-7, riders will certainly be prepared for the last 2013 AQHA Trail Challenge December 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. Logon to Facebook and Twitter to read what others are saying about Fox Grove Farm. To request more information about fall events at Fox Grove Farm, contact Marie-Frances at 352 629-3310 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the curriculum and costs for clinics and competitions visit www.lynnpalm.com.
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, 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. Being the first female with an equine educational TV show, Palm’s training show airs on HRTV Dish 404 Tuesday evenings with additional airings throughout the week and on demand at HRTVlive.com.
About Cyril Pittion-Rossillon
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: 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