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Since the early 1990's, Lynn Palm has been a major proponent for showing the American Quarter Horse in the dressage discipline. While riding
and showing 1991 AQHA Superhorse "The Lark Ascending," Lynn's main objective was to show that quarter horses are excellent competitors in
dressage and should be recognized for their accomplishments. After 20 years, on January 1, 2010 the AQHA agreed to recognize dressage as
an event in which points could be earned. Fast forward to 2020 and the AQHA has recognized Western Dressage as an event. The 2020 AQHA
World Championship Show will host Dressage and Western Dressage Stakes Classes to showcase the two events.
Dressage is simply the French word for "training" and training the correct way makes all the difference. By building a dressage foundation, a
horse can gain suppleness, flexibility and balance, all while strengthening the rider's partnership and bond with their horse. Through the
standardized progressive training methods of dressage, a horse's natural athletic ability and willingness to perform will be revealed and his
potential as a riding horse will be maximized. Horses trained correctly will be able perform various maneuvers while remaining relaxed and
giving the illusion of effortlessness.