Palm Partnership Training Celebrates Success at the 2014 WDAA World Show

PPT Est 1970Two days of competition in Tulsa, OK on November 1-2 welcomed horses and riders from various states and Canadian provinces for the Western Dressage Association of America World Championship Show. More than 20 breeds were represented in five different levels of tests for youth, amateur and open riders.

The Palm Partnership Training team of Lynn Palm, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon and Marie-Frances Davis made the journey from Ocala, FL to Tulsa, OK to showcase their training of dressage principles at the second annual WDAA World Championship Show. With Larks Home Run, My Royal Legacy and Blazin Yellow Hot Rod in tow, the trip began.

Palm piloted Larks Home Run, the last own son of famed Quarter Horse stallion, Rugged Lark, to a Reserve World Championship in Level 2. Owner, Dr. Elizabeth Stauber-Johnson, proudly accepted the red ribbon and looks forward to her future competing with Homer in amateur events. Palm also had a great showing on Blazin Yellow Hot Rod for owner Christine Barsema in Introductory and Basic Level classes. With this being the three year old horse’s first competition, Palm and Barsema could not have been more proud of his 3 top ten finishes and two scores over 70%.

Marie-Frances Davis, Palm Partnership Training manager and Western Dressage Association of Florida’s Vice-President, was aboard My Royal Legacy, an American Warmblood gelding owned by Palm and Pittion-Rossillon in partnership with Patricia Crang of Ontario, Canada. My Royal Legacy was entered in Introductory and Basic Level classes where he earned 2 World Championships, 1 Reserve World Championship and 1 third place finish. That earned the pair the Open High Point Belt Buckles for both Introductory and Basic Levels.

Both Palm and Pittion-Rossillon are known for using dressage principles as the foundation of their riding, training and instruction. And so it was recognized by the USEF dressage judges officiating at the WDAA World Show. With impressive placings by Palm and Davis as well as other competitors expertly coached by Pittion-Rossillon, including top five placing amateur competitors Charlinda Schabinger from Minnesota and Adelaide Pickett from Florida, the weekend turned out to be a success for all.

For those competitors who like patterns and appreciate a progressive training scale to develop a happy balanced horse, stepping into the dressage ring and mastering a pattern-like test will have riders hooked on dressage.  Like horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, trail and western riding riders can execute a test with finesse, accuracy and fluidity. The partnerships and progression of training in dressage is priceless to correct riding and training!

To see winning tests online, visit the Palm Partnership Training YouTube channel.  To learn more about training with Lynn and Cyril in western dressage or other disciplines, please visit


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