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Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, Welcomes Derby Gold as the Official Equine Bedding Sponsor

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG)
Release Date: 2011-04-05

Tampa, FL – April 5, 2011 – Stadium Jumping, Inc. announced today that Derby Gold has been named as the Official Equine Bedding Sponsor for this year’s $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm.

Derby Gold produces premium equine bedding for high performance horses. All Derby Gold products are 100% pure pine, shipped from their Central Florida mill. Soft curls are shaved from select timber, harvested from pine lands owned or managed by company owners. This guarantees both excellent quality and continuous availability to America’s top farms, training facilities and world class events.

"When it comes to grand prix show jumping, it doesn't get any bigger than the Gene Mische American Invitational. As a sponsor and supplier of equine bedding to world-class events, Derby Gold is proud to be associated with the best of the best in this sport horse spectacular,” stated Eddie Hodge, the owner of Derby Gold Equine Bedding.

Each competitor at this year’s event will receive ten complimentary bags of Derby Gold upon arrival at Raymond James Stadium.

“We guarantee a good, tight bag of shavings, well screened and compressed so they have a large rate of expansion,” Hodge said.

Quality and service are winning traditions at Derby Gold, Florida’s oldest pine shavings and packing company. Call 877-528-9044 for delivery.

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 this Saturday night, 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.

Tickets on sale now at

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


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