From Hunters and Jumpers... to Dressage and Polo
Equestrian Marketing, Public Relations and Event Management

Facebook   Twitter   Pinterist
Equestrian Photography
Join our Mailing List
Email:  
Powered by ConstantContact

Phelps Media Group is a public relations and marketing firm dedicated to the promotion and success of the equestrian industry.

Press Release

ATTACHED PHOTOS

There are no photos attached
to this press release.
View PMG's other photos for
Morrissey Management Group (MMG).

Nine Qualifying Events Remain for 2008 $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational

Written by: Jennifer Wood
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2008-03-07

Tampa, FL - March 7, 2008 - Only nine events remain in the list of qualifiers for this year’s $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa Bay Tribune and Sweetbay Supermarket. The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational is the culminating event of the Tampa Equestrian Festival, which runs from March 19-April 6, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, FL.

The remaining qualifiers are:
March 6: $30,000 CN Jumper Stake at week eight of the CN Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL
March 7: $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 7 at week eight of the CN WEF
March 13: $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 8 at week nine of the CN WEF
March16: $200,000 CN Worldwide Grand Prix CSI-4* W at week nine of the CN WEF

March 20: $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup at week one of the Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 23: $75,000 Bob Thomas Grand Prix of Florida at week one of the Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 27: $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup at week two of the Tampa Equestrian Festival
March 30: $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier & the Just World Grand Prix of Tampa CSI 3* W at week two of the Tampa Equestrian Festival
April 2: $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup, CSI at week three of the Tampa Equestrian Festival

$200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Standings as of 3/5/08
PLACE, TOTAL, RIDER, NAT
QUALIFIED AI 2007, 34550, BEEZIE MADDEN, USA
2. 47500, ERIC LAMAZE, CAN
3. 37550, NICOLE SIMPSON, USA
4. 32500, HILLARY DOBBS, USA
5. 32393.33, JEFFERY WELLES, USA
6. 30000, WILLIAM SIMPSON, USA
7. 26160, LAURA KRAUT, USA
8. 21000, MAC CONE, CAN
9. 20400, RODRIGO PESSOA, BRA
10. 16500, IAN MILLAR, CAN
11. 15000, PETER CHARLES, GBR
12. 13733.33, CHRIS KAPPLER, USA
13. 13525, MCLAIN WARD, USA
14. 12900, LAUREN HOUGH, USA
15. 12000, FRANCIS TRES ROIG, PUR
16. 11600, PETER WYLDE, USA
17. 11560, BRIANNE GOUTAL, USA
18. 10600, KENT FARRINGTON, USA
19. 9750, DARRIN DLIN, CAN
20. 9000, CANDICE KING, USA
9000, TODD MINIKUS, USA
22. 8400, JAMES BENEDETTO, USA
23. 8000, KATE LEVY, USA
24. 7433.33, DARRAGH KERINS, IRL
25. 7000, LISA SILVERMAN, USA
26. 6960, DANIELLE TORANO, USA
27. 6750, ANNE KURSINSKI, USA
28. 6600, NORMAN DELLO JOIO, USA
6600, YANN CANDELE, FRA
30. 6150, CARA RAETHER, USA
31. 6000, MARILYN LITTLE, USA
32. 5900, AMY MILLAR, CAN
33. 5400, MARIO DESLAURIERS, CAN
34. 4400, KAREN CUDMORE, CAN
35. 4160, CHARLIE JAYNE, USA
36. 4075, LOUIS JACOBS, USA
37. 4000, ALI NILFORUSHAN, IRI
38. 3900, ANGELA MOORE, USA
39. 3600, SHANE SWEETNAM, IRL
40. 3540, GEORGINA BLOOMBERG, 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

 

Home | What We Do | Our Clients | Releases | Meet the PMG Staff | Contact Us
Photo Gallery | Featured Articles | RSS | PhelpsSports.com

© 2020 Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 201, Wellington, FL 33414
561.753.3389     info@phelpsmediagroup.com

All photography may only be used in conjunction with a related press release.

We do not sell our email lists or share our lists with other companies or individuals.