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Tickets for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Available Through Ticketmaster March 1

Tickets for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Available Through Ticketmaster March 1

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Tickets for the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational Available Through Ticketmaster March 1

Written by: Lauren Fisher
Client: American Invitational http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2009-02-23

Tampa, FL – February 23, 2009 – Stadium Jumping, Inc., the world’s leading horse show production company, is pleased to announce that tickets for this year’s $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational will go on sale through Ticketmaster starting March 1.

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational is one of the world's richest equestrian show jumping competitions. Annually, this showcase of sheer equestrian power, speed and excellence attracts the greatest riders and horses in the world, going head to head, in a battle for one of the most prestigious titles in the sport. Invitations are offered to the thirty-five top riders on the tour, and this year's line-up will be a star-studded array of some of the world's finest equestrians, jumping some of the most grueling and challenging courses in the world, in a test of both sheer power and outright speed.

The 37th Annual Tampa Equestrian Festival debuts at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairground in Tampa on March 18th, and continues for three exciting weeks of non-stop action. Olympic Individual Gold Medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada, United States Team Gold Medalists, Beezie Madden, McLain Ward, and Laura Kraut plus the most prolific Olympic athlete in any sport in history, eleven-time Olympian and Team Silver Medalist Ian Millar of Canada, make this one of the most exciting and competitive show jumping tours ever. The Tampa tour features the final qualifier for the Rolex/FEI World Cup Final and the down to the wire dash for the final spots in one of America's richest outdoor show jumping event, the $200,000 Budweiser American invitational. The excitement reaches its peak at Raymond James Stadium, under the lights on Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m.

Not only do spectators get to enjoy the amazing competition between the world’s best horses and riders, but they also have the chance to get up close and personal with each and every one of the riders, as all are invited to come early and join the traditional public course walk.

For more information please visit www.stadiumjumping.com

Photo Credit: Seating chart and ticket pricing for the 2009 Budweiser American Invitational at Raymond James Stadium. Photo courtesy of client. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

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.

WHERE:
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.

HIGHLIGHTS:
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*

Directions
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.

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

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: http://www.stadiumjumping.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com

 

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