Platinum Performance Signed as the USDF Junior/Young Rider Corporate Sponsor

For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 17, 2007

          Lexington, KY (May 17, 2007) - United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced today that Platinum Performance has been signed as the USDF Junior/Young Rider Corporate sponsor.  USDF offers a wide variety of programs to both juniors and young riders and through this sponsorship will be able to make these offerings even more beneficial.

          In addition to their sponsorship, Platinum Performance will be supplying product samples for various USDF events from their complete line of health support supplements aimed at prevention, intervention and health maintenance for both animals and humans. 

          "We are very happy to add Platinum Performance to our great list of sponsors," stated Linda Schultz, Director of Marketing. Because they develop products for both horses and humans, they add a new dimension to our sponsor list that will benefit our members."

          Platinum Performance, Inc. co-founder and President Mark Herthel enthusiastically supports his company's new partnership with USDF.  "The Junior/Young Rider programs are an excellent complement to our Feeding for the Future program," says Herthel.  "Like the USDF, Platinum Performance recognizes that young riders are the future of equestrian sports, and will play key roles in ensuring lifelong health for the horse.  This partnership helps us inform young riders about how their feeding choices today can influence the health and performance of their horses in the future."

          For more information on Platinum Performance, visit their web site at  Or, for information on sponsorship with USDF, contact the USDF marketing department, at (859) 971-2277 or via email at

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