Tampa, FL – March 7, 2012 – The world’s best equestrians are headed to the Tampa Bay area and vendors have two unique and exceptional opportunities to be a part of the excitement.
The 2012 Tampa Equestrian Series is pleased to announce that vendor space for the two-week horse show is now available. One of the country’s leading equestrian events, the Tampa Equestrian Series is scheduled for March 28 - April 7, 2012, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL.
The Tampa Equestrian Series has now made openings available for vendors hoping to showcase their wares to the equestrian community. Booths and trailer hook-ups are available for vendors wishing to sell merchandise or concessions to the equestrian exhibitors and spectators over the two weeks of the competition.
The second one of a kind chance comes at the Mane Event at this year’s Gene Mische American Invitational, scheduled for Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, April 7th.
It’s a great opportunity for local Tampa Bay businesses to showcase their products to the horse-crazy kids, families and friends in an unforgettable afternoon leading up to the greatest night in Grand Prix Jumping!
The Mane Event Tailgate Party in Parking Lot 6 runs from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. It features the JustWorld Horseless horse show, Noah’s Ark Petting Zoo, Face Painting & Balloon Artistry and a family picnic area. And for the first time, the Tampa Bay BUCKS Mechanical Bull-Riding Championship!
For more information about vendor spaces at the Tampa Equestrian Series please contact Stadium Jumping at 1-800-237-8924, or e-mail email@example.com. To download a copy of the vendor application please visit the Stadium Jumping website at www.StadiumJumping.com.
The Tampa Equestrian Series will kick-off its two weeks of competition with the Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W, which is scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012 and features the $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 2*-W Grand Prix of Tampa. It will be followed by the Tournament of Champions, which will be held April 3-7, 2012, and includes the $10,000 CWD American Invitational Stake Class.
The 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, will be the highlight event on the final day of competition, April 7, 2012 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The world's top horses and riders will gather to compete under the lights during one of the premier show jumping events in the United States.
For more information on Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 2012 Tampa Equestrian Series please call (941) 744-5465. To download a copy of the prize list, please visit www.stadiumjumping.com.
The Tampa Equestrian Series and the 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational Fast Facts
EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Series presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm, which features the world’s best equestrian athletes. Prize Lists available online at www.stadiumjumping.com
WHAT: Two-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. The 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm is one of the premier show jumping events in the United States.
Tampa Equestrian Series:
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33680
40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational:
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607
WHEN: Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tampa Classic CSI 2*-W - March 28- April 1, 2012
Tournament of Champions – April 3 -7, 2012
40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational CSI 3* - April 7, 2012, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 30: $32,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake CSI 2*
Sunday, April, 1: $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 2*-W Grand Prix of Tampa
Thursday, April 5: $10,000 CWD American Invitational Stake
Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m.: 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational CSI 3* presented by G&C Farm.
Tickets are on sale now at www.stadiumjumping.com.
Ticket prices $25, $20, $10 Group Discounts for 10 or more persons.
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