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The Latest Standings for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational

Written by: Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2008-02-18

Money Won List as of 2/17/08

Tampa, FL - February 18, 2008 - The city of Tampa, Florida, will once again play host to the Tampa Equestrian Festival, starting on March 19, 2008, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational CSI 4*, under the lights at Raymond James Stadium, on April 5, 2008, is again the grand finale to this year's festival.

Over the years, the American Invitational has been recognized as the crown jewel of American show jumping, and year in and year out, it has been one of its toughest tests.

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, at Raymond James Stadium, brings together a star studded international group of equestrians to compete for one of the richest purses in all of show jumping. The unique invitation-only format assures the best possible starting field.

Here, are the latest standings for this year's contest, based on money won in WEF qualifying events.



PLACE

TOTAL

RIDER

NAT

QUALIFIED AI 2007

25600

BEEZIE MADDEN

USA

2

20700

ERIC LAMAZE

CAN

3

20600

HILLARY DOBBS

USA

4

20400

RODRIGO PESSOA

BRA

5

18900

MAC CONE

CAN

6

15000

PETER CHARLES

GBR

7

13733.33

CHRIS KAPPLER

USA

8

12300

IAN MILLAR

CAN



12300

LAURA KRAUT

USA

10

12000

FRANCIS TRES ROIG

PUR

11

11600

PETER WYLDE

USA

12

11000

BRIANNE GOUTAL

USA

13

10600

KENT FARRINGTON

USA

14

9833.33

JEFFERY WELLES

USA

15

9775

MCLAIN WARD

USA

16

9000

CANDICE KING

USA

17

8400

JAMES BENEDETTO

USA

18

6000

NORMAN DELLO JOIO

USA

19

5900

AMY MILLAR

CAN

20

5800

DANIELLE TORANO

USA

21

4800

ANNE KURSINSKI

USA

22

4400

KAREN CUDMORE

CAN

23

4075

LOUIS JACOBS

USA

24

4000

LISA SILVERMAN

USA

25

3900

ANGELA MOORE

USA

26

3900

LAUREN HOUGH

USA

27

3600

SHANE SWEETNAM

IRL



3600

CHARLIE JAYNE

USA

29

3540

GEORGINA BLOOMBERG

USA

30

3533.33

DARRAGH KERINS

IRL

31

3500

KELLEY ROBINSON

CAN

32

3150

CARA RAETHER

USA

33

3000

SCHUYLER RILEY

USA

34

2800

LAURA BOWERY

USA



2800

MARIE HECART

FRA

36

2550

ADDISON PHILLIPS

USA

37

2400

ALI WOLFF

USA



2400

HENRI KOVAKS

HUN

39

2000

JOE FARGIS

USA

40

1950

JIMMY TORANO

USA

41

1800

EDUARDO SALAS

MEX



1800

NICOLE SIMPSON

USA

43

1700

CAROLYN KELLY

USA



1700

JUDY GAROFALO TORRES

USA

45

1200

PATTY STOVEL

USA

46

1000

ANDREW WELLES

USA

47

900

ELIZA SHUFORD

USA



900

MICHAEL WALTON

USA



900

MICHELLE SPADONE

USA

50

840

MARGIE ENGLE

USA



The Tampa Equestrian Festival and the 36th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Fast Facts

EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 36th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, which features more than 1,000 horses and the world's best riders and Olympians

WHAT: Three-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. The 36th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Tribune and Sweetbay Supermarket is one of the premier show jumping events in the United States and benefits the Tampa Police Mounted Patrol. The $20,000 ASG Software Solutions USHJA International Hunter Derby will be held at Wrenwood Farms in Naples, FL. It is a High Performance Hunter class and will benefit the Naples Equestrian Challenge Therapeutic Center.
WHERE:
Tampa Equestrian Festival:
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4880 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33610

36th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Tribune and Sweetbay Supermarket:
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607

$20,000 ASG Software Solutions USHJA International Hunter Derby:
Wrenwood Farms
715 10th St. South
Naples, FL 34102

WHEN: Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Suncoast Internationale - March 19-23, 2008
Tampa Classic CSI 3*-W - March 26-30, 2008
Tournament of Champions, CSI - April 1-6, 2008
36th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Tribune and Sweetbay Supermarket, CSI 3* - April 5, 2008, 7 p.m.
$20,000 ASG Software Solutions USHJA International Hunter Derby - April 6, 2008, 1 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m. - $75,000 Bob Thomas Grand Prix of Florida
Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m. - $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 3*-W Just World International Grand Prix of Tampa
Saturday, April 5:
6:00-6:45 p.m. - Open Course Walk
7 p.m. - 36th Annual $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Tribune and Sweetbay Supermarket, CSI 3*
Sunday, April 6, 1 p.m.:
ASG Software Solutions USHJA International Hunter Derby
"Tradition, Tailgate, Top Hat and Tails"
Wrenwood Farms, Naples, FL

ADMISSION:
For Tampa Equestrian Festival:
Wednesday: Free
Thursday and Friday: $5.00
Saturday: $10.00
Sunday: $15.00
Admission is free for children 12 and under, $5.00 for children ages 13 and over, and $5.00 for seniors age 65 and over

For $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational:
Advance ticket prices:
$25 in white section
$35 in blue section
$40 in red section
Advance Family 4-pack:
$70 in white section
$125 in blue section
(Prices higher day of show: $30, $40, $45, $85, $140)
Group prices (20 or more):
(Advance only)
$17 each in white section
$30 each in blue section
Tickets available through Ticketmaster 813-287-8844, 727-898-2100 or ticketmaster.com

DIRECTIONS:
The Tampa Competitions will be held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center (Florida State Fairgrounds) Tampa, Florida. Horse Van and exhibitor entrance is at Orient Road and I-4. Westbound I-4 traffic should exit at U.S. 301. Turn Right (west) on Martin Luther King and go to stop light turn right (north) on Orient Road follow to Fairgrounds entrance on right. From I-75 north or south use Exit 52B. Take Martin Luther King Blvd west to Orient Road, turn right, competition showgrounds are ½ mile on the right.

THE FACILITY:
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

Wrenwood Farm, Naples, FL
Outdoor Field 300' x 400' grass footing

HOTELS (in Tampa, more listed in prize list):
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa
5223 North Orient Road (next to showgrounds)
Tampa, FL
(813) 627-7625

La Quinta Inn East Fairgrounds
4811 U.S. 301 North
Tampa, FL
(813) 623-3321
(800) 642-4271

SpringHill Suites
4835 W. Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 639-9600
(888) 236-2427

STADIUM JUMPING INC.: Corporate Office
1301 Sixth Ave. West, Suite 406
Bradenton, FL 34205
Tel: 941-744-5465
Fax: 941-744-0874
Web site: www.stadiumjumping.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
13833 Wellington Trace
Unit E-4 #221
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

Hicks Advertising Group
Bob Hicks
10012 North Dale Mabry Highway Suite 213
Tampa, FL 33618
813-908-7722 (phone)
813-908-7708 (fax)
hicks@hicksadvertising.com

 

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