Tuff Rider New Official Apparel of USDF and Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

          August 31, 2007 (Lexington, KY) - The United Stated Dressage Federation (USDF) announced that JPC Equestrian, Inc, manufacturer and distributor of Tuff Rider equestrian apparel, signed a four year contract as Official Apparel of the federation and will supply the championship jackets for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships.
          "Tuff Rider is a great, all-weather jacket and also has the quality we were looking for in a championship jacket," comments Linda Schultz, Director of Marketing.
          "We are pleased to be able to offer the jacket at the championships and look forward to expanding our relationship with JPC in the future," she adds.
          "JPC's association with the USDF gives new meaning to our motto "Let's Ride."  We look forward to working with the USDF and being able to share the many innovative designs and technical fabrics of our Tuff Rider riding apparel with dressage riders worldwide," stated Nina DePetredis, Vice President at JPC.
          The Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships are held in each of nine regions from Training Level through Grand Prix. The horse and rider pairs must meet a series of qualifications, including the acquisition of at least two qualifying scores from two different judges that meet nationally-standardized minimum percentage levels.
          Tuff Rider apparel can be found at equestrian retailers everywhere, including www.doversaddlery.com, www.paddocksaddlery.com and www.thehorseofcourse.com. Additional retailers in your area can be found at www.jpcequestrian.com.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.