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The Tampa Equestrian Series will be held March 28- April 7, 2012.

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2012 Tampa Equestrian Series Accepting Official Media Partners

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2012-02-21

Tampa, FL - February 21, 2012 – The 2012 Tampa Equestrian Series is pleased to announce official Media Partners for this year’s event are now being accepted. The Tampa Equestrian Series will be held from March 28 - April 7, 2012, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL. The show concludes on April 7 with the 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, held under the lights at Raymond James Stadium.

In exchange for advertising space, detailed editorial content and coverage, Official Media Partners of the 2012 Tampa Equestrian Series will receive a link on the Media Partners page on the Stadium Jumping website, recognition in the Official American Invitational Horse Show Program and exclusive rights to distribute magazines on the grounds during this year's show. Only officially recognized magazines will be available for distribution during the Tampa Equestrian Series.

For information regarding the Official Media Partnership, please contact Mason Phelps, Jr. or Rebecca Walton. Mason Phelps can be reached at mpjr@phelpsmediagroup.com. To get in touch with Rebecca, email rjw@phelpsmediagroup.com. Both can be reached by calling 561-753-3389.

The Tampa Equestrian Series will kick-off its two weeks of competition with the Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W, which is scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012. It will be followed by the Tournament of Champions CSI, which will be held April 3-7, 2012, and feature the $10,000 CWD American Invitational Stake Class.

The 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, will be the highlight event on the final day of competition, April 7, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The world's top horses and riders will gather to compete under the lights during one of the premier show jumping events in the United States.

For more information on Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 2012 Tampa Equestrian Series please call (941) 744-5465. To download a copy of the prize list, please visit www.stadiumjumping.com

WHAT: Two-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. The 40th 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 Series:
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33680
www.stadiumjumping.com

40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational:
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607
www.raymondjamesstadium.com

WHEN: Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tampa Classic CSI 2*-W - March 28- April 1, 2012
Tournament of Champions – April 3 -7, 2012
40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational CSI 3* - April 7, 2012, 8 p.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Friday, March 30: $32,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake CSI 2*
Sunday, April, 1: $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 2*-W Grand Prix of Tampa
Thursday, April 5: $10,000 CWD American Invitational Stake
Saturday, April 7, 8 p.m.: 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational CSI 3* presented by G&C Farm.
Tickets are on sale now at www.stadiumjumping.com.
Ticket prices $25, $20, $10 Group Discounts for 10 or more persons.

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:
Hilton Garden Inn
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

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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