Lynn Palm’s Rugged Painted Lark Honored in Celebrity Horse Showcase at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts

Lynn Palm is known for her 16 year partnership with the American Quarter Horse Stallion, Rugged Lark. After a successful show career and 10 years performing musical bridleless exhibitions, including the 1996 Olympic Games, Lynn and Lark built a bond that would stand the test of time. After Rugged Lark’s official retirement, Lynn cultivated a new partnership with one of his sons, Rugged Painted Lark.

Rugged Painted Lark (Paint Horse Journal photo)

As the only painted son of Rugged Lark, Rugged Painted Lark, known by his fans as Bruce, was destined for greatness. After beginning his all-around training with Lynn as a young horse, Bruce went on to roping, reining, driving and jumping as preparation in following in his father’s footsteps to become an entertainer.
Bruce’s first bridleless performance was in 2003 at the Ride the West Horse Expo. Since then he has graced the covers of many books and magazines and entertained countless audiences in venues on Lynn’s clinic tour, horse expos, fairs, at 2007 BreyerFest as the Celebration Horse and most prestigiously in the Equine Village at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.

Rugged Painted Lark’s most recent honor is that of the Celebrity Horse Showcase at Equine Affaire November 8-11 in West Springfield, MA.  There audiences can meet Lynn and Bruce at their Palm Partnership Training clinics on western dressage, where Bruce allows Lynn to demonstrate rider’s position, aids communication and natural balance or at his stall in the Youth Pavilion. Attendees can also get an autograph, take advantage of a photo op or be one of the few to acquire a 2007 limited edition Breyer of Rugged Painted Lark just in time for the holidays.

Lynn looks forward to returning to Equine Affaire, especially after being honored with the 2003 Exceptional Educator Award and welcomes everyone to visit with her at her booth or to learn more about her at

For tickets, schedules and other details about Equine Affaire go to

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, 1989 World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and World Cup.

Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon are co-founders of three horse industry companies: Palm Partnership Training, Women LUV Horses, and Alliance Saddlery USA. Palm is the author of the new release, The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection.  Being the first female with an equine educational  TV show,  Palm’s training show airs on HRTV Dish 404 Tuesday evenings with additional airings throughout the week and on demand at