Tampa, FL - March 3, 2009 - Stadium Jumping Inc., one of the nation\'s
leading horse show production companies, announces that the closing date
for entries for the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival has been extended to
Friday, March 13, 2009.
The 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival will host three weeks of equestrian
competition with the world\'s best riders, horses and Olympians. The show
will run from March 18 to April 4 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at
the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL.
The competition is divided into three weeks, with the Suncoast
Internationale, March 18-22, the Tampa Classic CSI 3*-W March 25-29, and
the Tournament of Champions CSI, as the concluding week of competition,
March 31-April 4.
The 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, one of the
premier show jumping events in the United States, will be the feature
event on the final day of competition, April 4, at the Raymond James
Stadium in Tampa.
Other feature classes, which will be held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian
Center, will include the $35,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake to kick off the
first week of competition on Thursday, March 26, the $75,000 FEI World Cup
Qualifier Grand Prix of Tampa on Sunday, March 29, and the final
qualifying event for the American Invitational, a $35,000 Grand Prix of
Florida CSI on Wednesday, April 1.
The show will also feature three weeks of \'AA\' rated hunter competition
with some of the top hunter horses and riders in the nation. A full lineup
of hunter divisions is scheduled, including the addition of Hunter
Breeding classes, as well as an expanded schedule of non-rated hunter
For more information, entry forms, and the Tampa Equestrian Festival prize
list, please visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
The Tampa Equestrian Festival and the 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser
American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and
37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features the
world\'s best Olympic athletes.
WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium
Jumping, Inc. The 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational is
one of the premier show jumping events in the United States.
Tampa Equestrian Festival:
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33680
37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational:
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607
WHEN: Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Suncoast Internationale - March 18-22, 2009
Tampa Classic CSI 3*-W - March 25-29, 2009
Tournament of Champions, CSI - March 31-April 4, 2009
37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational CSI 3* - April 4,
2009, 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, 1:00 pm,$35,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake
Sunday, March 29,2 p.m. - $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 3*-W Grand
Prix of Tampa
Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 pm, $35,000 Grand Prix of Florida, Final Qualifier for American Invitational
Saturday, April 4: 6:00-6:45 p.m. - Open Course Walk
7 p.m. - 37th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational CSI 3*
From Tampa or St. Pete/Clearwater via I-275 to I-4 Eastbound
Orient Rd. Entrance Gate: From I-4 Eastbound only, take Exit #6 for
Orient Rd. and turn right off the ramp. There will be a sign for the
Fairgrounds entrance immediately on the left-hand side. Check in at the
Security Guard gate for entry.
From Lakeland/Orlando area via I-4 Westbound
Orient Rd. Entrance Gate: Travel on I-4 West toward Tampa to Exit #7
toward US-92 W / HILLSBOROUGH AVE and merge onto E. HILLSBOROUGH AVE.
Proceed to the light at Orient Road and turn left. There will be a sign
for the Fairgrounds entrance on the left-hand side. Check in at the
Security Guard gate for entry.
Traveling from I-75 North/South (from Ocala/Sarasota area)
Orient Rd. Entrance Gate: Traveling north on I-75, take Exit #260 (B) and
merge LEFT onto DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD (aka SR-574 West).
Traveling south on I-75, take Exit #260 and merge RIGHT onto DR MARTIN
LUTHER KING JR BLVD. Go west for 2.5 miles and pass the light at U.S.
Hwy. 301. Keep proceeding on MLK, Jr. Blvd. to the next light which is
ORIENT RD. Make a right at Orient Road. There will be a sign for the
Fairgrounds entrance on the right-hand side. Check in at the Security
Guard gate for entry.
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa, FL
All arenas have a separate warm-up area with all-weather footing
Grand Prix Field 250\' x 350\' all weather footing
Covered Ring 165\' x 300\' clay/sand mixture
Annex Ring 150\' x 275\' all weather footing
Indoor Ring 130\' x 250\' clay/sand mixture
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Outdoor Stadium Arena 150\' x 360\' bermuda sod grass
HOTELS (in Tampa, more listed in prize list):
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa
5223 North Orient Road (next to showgrounds)
La Quinta Inn East Fairgrounds
4811 U.S. 301 North
4835 W. Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
STADIUM JUMPING INC.: Corporate Office
1301 Sixth Ave. West, Suite 406
Bradenton, FL 34205
Web site: http://www.stadiumjumping.com
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
Interessante Links zur Meldung:
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