Grants for Western Dressage Riders
The Lynn Palm Western Dressage Fund was established in 2019 by Lynn in celebration of her 50 years as a professional equestrian and to give back to the sport she loves. Lynn believes that the classical training principles of dressage are applicable and beneficial to all levels of riders, breeds of horses, and riding disciplines. The goal of this Fund is to provide funding for equestrian groups to host affordable, high-quality Western dressage educational events (clinics, camps, symposia, etc.) with a clinician of your choice. The amount of the grants can vary depending on the need and request of the applicants but the maximum amount to be awarded is $2,000 per event.
In addition to providing funding for equestrian groups to host affordable, high-quality Western dressage educational events, grants are also available to individual riders for Western dressage education. Grants in the amount of $1,000 each are available for riders who need financial help to continue their Western dressage education.
$500 awards will be presented annually to the highest-scoring Junior rider (age 17 and under) at the WDAA World Championship Show in Intro, Basic, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 classes. The minimum score to qualify for the award is 65 percent. The Awards will be announced at the WDAA World Championship Show’s Awards Celebration.