Tuff Rider Official Horse Clothing Supplier of the USDF and the GAIG/USDF Regional Dressage Championships

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 2, 2008

          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 Horse Clothing Supplier of the federation and will supply the horse blankets for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships and Breeders' Championships Series Finals.

          "Tuff Rider is our championship jacket supplier as well so we are excited to add their horse clothing to the winner's circle," comments Linda Schultz, Director of Marketing.

          "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 DePetris, 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 Dover SaddleryThe Paddock Saddlery and The Horse of Course. 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.