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Johnson Horse Transportation Partners with $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm

Written by: Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG)
Release Date: 2011-03-15

Tampa, FL – March 15, 2011 – Stadium Jumping, Inc. announced today that Johnson Horse Transportation has been named the Official Horse Transportation company for this year’s $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, to be held at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

The company will be offering special transportation pricing for competitors traveling from Wellington to Tampa and back to Wellington.

Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc, an elite horse transportation company that has been in business for over 20 years, has built a lasting reputation with their customers based on dependability and their ability to take impeccable care of all the horses.

“Our purpose and motto is ‘Your horse’s safety and comfort are our number 1 priority!’” said D.J. Johnson. “We like what we do and we think it shows. Our drivers are not just drivers but true horsemen.”

Johnson Horse Transportation has 12 tractor trailers and 4 small trucks on the road and travel millions of miles in a year from their trips to Florida, to Texas, and to the horse shows across the United States. Johnson Horse Transportation, Inc is a member of the National Horse Carriers Association.

Regarding their special arrangement for transportation from Wellington to Tampa, Johnson said, “We also do something similar for the Washington International. We shuttle the horses from the Prince George Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD to the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The shuttle is efficient affordable, and it works,” he said.

The $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farms, at Raymond James Stadium, often called the "Super Bowl of Show Jumping," brings together a star studded international group of equestrians to compete for one of the greatest titles in all of show jumping.

The event takes place on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The gates at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium open at 6:30 p.m. Included will be the always popular public course walk, during which the award winning Glee Show Choir from Tampa’s King High School will perform.

Prior to the event, parking lot #6 will open at 3:30 pm for a special Mane Event Party, featuring a JustWorld Horseless Horse Show hosted by Q105 radio’s Nikki Cruz and the Q105 mobile station.

Also on the evening agenda will be the elegant Parade of Breeds, a Segway demonstration of the course walk will take place and the Tampa Police Mounted Patrol Color Guard will be on hand as well.

Just prior to the jump-off, there will be a special performance by Arabian Nights. Also featured that night will be the 2011 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and presentation of the USET Foundations Maxine Beard Award for Developing Riders in Grand Prix sports. Prizes will be awarded for the winning riders' cheering sections. Each section of the Stadium will be assigned a rider before the Parade of Riders, later, those sitting in winning section will receive a prize.

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For more information, call (800) 237-8924.

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