USDF and Platinum Performance Sponsor North American Junior and Young Riders' Dressage Championships

For Immediate Release
Monday, July 16, 2007

          Lexington, KY (July 16, 2007) - United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that in partnership with Platinum Performance it will sponsor the North American Junior and Young Riders' Dressage Championships (NAJYRDC). USDF is pleased to be able to provide support of this program and assist it in achieving success and maintaining its position as the most important international dressage competition for juniors and young riders in North America. 
          "We are happy to be able to help fund such a prominent program for juniors and young riders and could not have done so without the support provided to us by Platinum Performance," stated USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch. 
          Mark Herthel, co-founder and president of Platinum Performance, added "Platinum Performance was eager to become a supporting sponsor of the NAJYRDC to not only support dressage in the U.S., but also to support and promote the future of equestrian sports in the U.S."
          For more information on Platinum Performance or their products, please visit their Web site at  Or for more information on the NAJYRDC, the USDF, or USDF programs, visit the Web site at

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