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The second Women LUV Horses again proves to be an exciting success

OCALA, FLORIDA (December 15, 2008) – Lynn Palm’s Women LUV Horses Retreat December 5-7 in City of Industry, California, was a great success and strong foundation for upcoming events. The founder of Women LUV Horses, Palm stated that “I was so proud to have coordinated such an event and it was exceptionally well run. Although the attendance was disappointing, we only received positive feedback. It is tough with today’s economy, but that makes us work harder and I plan to keep the concept alive. Our sponsors and vendors were very pleased, the clinicians were awesome and the contests were just fun! The Fashion for Fillies Show and Cowgirl Party were all I expected-first class.”

The Cowgirl Party Charity Event provided attendees with a fabulous catered dinner and entertainment including bridleless exhibitions, vaulting, mustang exhibitions, great music and guest speakers. The silent auction showcasing 142 items raised more than $10,000 for several charities, including the AQHA America's Horse Cares, AQHA Professional Horsemen's Crisis Fund, American Paint Horse Association Foundation (APHA), and Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TEWP) for the Susan G. Komen for the cure.

A first of its kind, the Supreme HorseWoman Champion Corinne Elser of Burns, Oregon received nearly $5,000 in awards for accomplishments riding her mustang “Dolly”. Wylene Wilson of Queen Creek, Arizona rode her mustang “Filthy Rich” to qualify for the finals where she cinched the Reserve Championship. Top Six Finalist, Janet Titus said: “What a wonderful experience with truly amazing horsewomen. I'll cherish the memories from WLH for the rest of my life…and you put on a fantastic, organized show, with great prizes!”

New to the west coast, Women LUV Horses hosted the “All-Around Bridleless Championship” judged by Margo Ball of Fort Collins, CO and other lady clinicians. The All-Around Bridleless Champion was Madelyn Wagner of Valley Center, California. Linda Laird of Bishop, California showed her mule, Sweet Melissa to an impressive Reserve Champion finish. Youth competitor Alex Simpson said: “I was the only JR rider at Women LUV Horses…the staff and the other competitors made me feel very welcome! Everyone was very supportive…and I even learned some new things that I am now using when I work with my horse. I will definitely be back next year!!!!”

Women LUV Horses proudly announce the winners of the Women LUV Horses Photo Essay Contest sponsored by Palm Partnership Training and EquiMedic USA. Congratulations to our winners!

-Overall Grand Prize Winner: Erica Frederick, Northville, Michigan

-Overall Reserve Grand Prize Winner: Rachel Grabowski, Wolverine Lake, Michigan

-Overall Youth Division Winner: Cierra Tomaso, Pine Knolls Shores, North Carolina

Mary Watts, from Equine Network’s Horse & Rider enjoyed the Women LUV Horses weekend and said

“the facility was wonderful, the speakers informative and the best the industry has to offer, the

competitions exciting and all around entertaining and informative. All your hard work really did show.

I was thrilled to be able to meet and get to know so many of the guest speakers. They truly are the

WHOS WHO in our industry!” A special thank you to all the sponsors of Women LUV Horses: Adequan, Alliance Saddlery USA, Bay Area Equestrian Network, Dover Saddlery, EOUS/Equisupplies, EquiMedic USA, Farnam, Hobby Horse, Horseware Ireland, Horse & Rider, Kathy’s Show Equipment, Kerrits, MD Barns, Mercedes Boot Company, MyHorse.com, Oster Professional Products, Professional’s Choice, Purina Mills, Palm Partnership Training, Ramm Fence, Smart Pak Equine, Smith Brothers, SUCCEED, Threadneedle Embroidery, Whip Clip and Wrangler.

Join us in Ocala, April 3-5th 2009 at the Ocala Equestrian Complex for Women LUV Horses and the first ever Gatorland Extreme Mustang Makeover sponsored by the Mustang Heritage Foundation. For more information regarding the Women LUV Horses event please contact Marie-Frances Davis at generalinfo@lynnpalm.com or call (352) 629-3310. For more information regarding the Gatorland Extreme Mustang Makeover contact Randi Blasienz at rblasienz@gmail.com or (512) 358-6332.

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, Washington International Horse Show, and World Cup. Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon are co-founders of three horse industry companies: Palm Partnership Training, Women LUV Horses Retreat, and Alliance Saddlery USA.

 

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