Palm Partners Western Dressage Clinic

I recently won an essay contest, for which I received a spot in the Western Dressage clinic with Palm Partnership Training on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. I’ve been a fan of Lynn Palm’s for many years. I was thrilled to watch her lectures and clinics at Southern Equine Expo a few year ago and was thoroughly impressed with the progress my horse and I made in a private clinic I was able to take with her over the summer.
Based on my experience with Lynn and what I heard about Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, I was beyond excited to be traveling to Florida for two days of riding at their farm. The trip far exceeded my very high expectations! I was half in tears as I drove away Saturday night, because I wanted one more opportunity to tell Lynn, Cyril, and Marie-Frances just how much I appreciated the experience. I sent a thank you note, but it feels woefully inadequate.
I arrived Thursday evening at Fox Grove Farm, where I was settled into a cozy room at the Fox Lodge near the covered arena by Marie-Frances Davis, but not before Lynn took the opportunity to say hello, show me the show barn, and ask about my progress with the mare I brought to the clinic over the summer. The house was ready to go for visitors with food in the fridge, fruit on the table, and more than enough clean towels for my housemate and me. Continue reading