Fox Grove Farm is a beautiful facility conveniently located in the heart of Ocala, FL’s horse country. The Farm boasts a 2.5 acre enclosed natural obstacle course, grand prix grass dressage arena and 90’ x 210’ covered arena. It was home to the 2015-2018 series of Trail Challenges and Dressage Shows beginning in March and concluding in December with High Point Awards. After much success, the series will continue in 2019 with the addition of Ranch Riding Events and a Saddle for the Overall High Score Horse and Rider combination in all 3 events.
Trail Challenge competitions consist 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 and Leadline was added for the youngest riders. Dressage shows are qualified for Western Dressage Association of Florida Year End Awards and are recognized for WDAA Lifetime Awards Program. Each show offers tests from Introductory Level to Level 4 with a Traditional English Dressage Test of Choice. New in 2019, Ranch Riding will be added to the lineup in March.
Fantastic prizes including High Point and Reserve High Point Trophies, Molly’s Custom Silver Buckles, SmartPak gift certificates, monogrammed blankets and gear bags are presented during the series end awards dinner in December hosted by Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon. And 2019 will award its first ever saddle winner.
Like all Palm Equestrian Academy 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 on first come reservation basis. 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 prior to and during each of the events.
Details of the competition series can be found on the Calendar of Events at www.lynnpalm.com/calendar.htm. To join the 2019 sponsorship team alongside SmartPak, Three Does Ranch, Three Oaks Ranch, Springhill Equine, Palm Equestrian Academy and many others contact Marie-Frances Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark the calendars with 2019 competition dates: February 17, March 24, October TBD and December 7.
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 Equestrian Academy, 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