In 2019 The Dressage Foundation became home to the Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund. The Fund awards educational grants to allow equestrian groups to host affordable, high-quality Western dressage educational events (clinics, camps, symposia, etc.) with a clinician of their choice. The amount of the grants varies depending on the need and request of the applicants but the maximum amount to be awarded is $2,000 per event.
From 2020-2022 the Fund has awarded 15 grants totaling $12,200. Covering more than 12 states from Maine to Washington, more than 120 riders have participated in these clinics and nearly 200 auditors have benefitted from the instruction as well.
Most recently, Nance McManus, Membership Chair of the Dressage Club of New Mexico shared, “…we are grateful to expose folks in Santa Fe to western dressage and how much fun we are to come show and learn with. Thank you very much for starting your grant with the TDF.”.
Lynn Palm is proud to offer support in growing the Western Dressage sport and community. Palm shared, “Without grant opportunities many may not otherwise have access to educational events and this is the best way to grow the discipline. I am proud to partner with The Dressage Foundation.”
Grants from the Lynn Palm Fund will continue to be available for Western dressage clinics, camps, and symposia. Those applications are due at least 90 days prior to the event. Visit www.dressagefoundation.org for more information and to find the online application form. Contact Sara Weiss, Director of Grants and Programs, at (402) 434-8585 or email@example.com with any questions.
Donations to the Fund are welcome and can be made online or by calling Jenny Johnson, Executive Director, at (402) 434-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, 14 WDAA World and Reserve World Championships and 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 is co-founder of three horse industry companies: Palm Equestrian Academy, Women LUV Horses, and Winning Ways with Western Dressage. Palm is the author of The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection and Your Complete Guide to Western Dressage.
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