Santa Ynez Valley, CA – April 10, 2009 – Two Platinum Performance sponsored riders have been chosen to compete in the first-ever International Reining Celebrity Challenge to be held during the FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, NV, April 15-19. Charlotte Brehdahl-Baker, an Olympic medalist in Dressage, as well as Will Simpson, an Olympic gold medal winning Show Jumper, will compete against European riders in the team based competition.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) are co-sponsors of the International Reining Celebrity Challenge and are supplying an abundance of Reining expertise in the form of coaches, riders and, of course, horses. Each team will consist of the following riders with one dressage, one jumping and one reining competitor assigned to each team.
“It is always exciting to see how equestrian skills translate from one discipline to another”, says Mark Herthel, President of Platinum Performance.
Equestrian Will Simpson goes even farther and says “You never know, I might get hooked on Reining”.
About Platinum Performance Inc.
Platinum Performance products were originally developed at the world renowned Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, CA by Dr. Doug Herthel. Since 1996, Platinum Performance Inc has been manufacturing the highest quality and most effective supplements for horses, companion animals and people. Please refer to www.platinumperformance.com to view the science behind the supplements or call 1-800-553-2400 for more information.