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G & C Farms owner Gustavo Mirabal has joined the Gene Mische American Invitational as the presenting sponsor.

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G & C Farm Joins $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational as Presenting Sponsor

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: American Invitational http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2010-03-16

Tampa, FL – March 16, 2010 - Stadium Jumping, Inc., announced today that G & C Farm has joined this year’s edition of the $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm in Tampa, Florida, as the presenting sponsor. The American Invitational, known throughout the equestrian world as the “Super Bowl of Show Jumping,” will take place on April 10th, under the lights, at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.

Last month, the FEI, the governing body for world equestrian sports designated this year’s $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational as a qualifying event for the World Equestrian Games 2010 and for the European Championships in 2011.

“We are thrilled to have G & C Farm step forward to help preserve this great event,” said Stadium Jumping’s Michael Morrissey. “Gustavo and Caroline Mirabal have been tremendous supporters of show jumping, and once again they have stepped up to the plate to help our sport.”

Morrissey added, “I also want to thank Leopoldo Palacios who made this deal come together.” Palacios was the Course Designer, along with Palmetto, Florida’s Steve Stephens, at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong.

Gene Mische, the founder of Stadium Jumping, and the creator of the American Invitational was delighted with news that the Gustavo and Caroline Mirabal and G & C Farm had come forwarding support of this American show jumping tradition. “I am very anxious to be in Tampa this year to see the class,” said Mische, who has been waging a valiant war with cancer for the past three years. “To have Gustavo step up to help keep the American Invitational alive is heartwarming. I am anxious to meet with him in Tampa this year to express my sincere gratitude.”

A number of other riders and trainers have also joined in the push to keep the American Invitational alive. “I grateful to those that have contacted me in support of this great class,” Morrissey said.

Tickets for the $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm are now on sale.

This exciting event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-237-8924, or through Ticketmaster.

For more information on the 2010 Tampa Equestrian Festival, please visit the Stadium Jumping website at: www.stadiumjumping.com

PHOTO CREDIT: G & C Farm’s owner Gustavo Mirabal has joined the Gene Mische American Invitational as the presenting sponsor. ©2010 Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com Photo may only be used in relation to this press release

FAST FACTS

The Tampa Equestrian Festival and the 38th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm

EVENT: Tampa Equestrian Festival presented by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and 38th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm, which features the world’s best equestrian athletes.

WHAT: Two-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. The 38th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm 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

38th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm:
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 31- April 4, 2009
Tournament of Champions, CSI – April 6 -10, 2009
38th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm CSI 3* - April 10, 2009, 8 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Thursday, April 1, 1:00 pm, $30,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake
Saturday, April 3, 6:00 p.m., $5,000 WCHR Handy Hunter Classic
Sunday, April, 4, 2:00 p.m. - $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 2*-W Grand Prix of Tampa
Wednesday, April 7, 1:00 pm, $30,000 Grand Prix of Florida CSI
Saturday, April 10, 7 p.m. - 38th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm 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):
Hilton Garden Inn
TEF rate of $89.00 per night
10309 Highland Manor Drive
Tampa, FL
(813) 626-6700

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

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa
5223 North Orient Road (next to showgrounds)
Tampa, FL
(813) 627-7625

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

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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