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2013 Gene Mische American Invitational Welcomes Derby Gold as Official Equine Bedding

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2013 Gene Mische American Invitational Welcomes Derby Gold as Official Equine Bedding

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2013-03-21

Tampa, FL – March 21, 2013 – Stadium Jumping, Inc. is pleased to announce that Derby Gold will be returning this year as the Official Equine Bedding Sponsor for 41st edition of the famed $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm when it returns to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30pm. Over the last decade, Derby Gold has become one of the largest and most highly regarded pine shavings and packaging companies in the U.S. The Tampa Equestrian Series is scheduled for March 27 - April 6, 2013, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL.

Derby Gold is a Florida, family owned manufacturer of first quality equine bedding. The Hodge family timber operations across Central Florida are key to the company’s ability to supply superior shavings in continuous supply. Direct attention to daily operations by the company’s owner, Eddie Hodge, personally assures excellence in production and product quality. “We produce premium equine bedding for high performance horses,” he commented. “Our Derby Gold products are soft, tightly compressed curls of 100% pure Florida pine. We guarantee both excellent quality and continuous availability to America's top farms, training facilities and world class events.”

Hodge continued, “Derby Gold is exceedingly proud to be a continuing sponsor of the Gene Mische American Invitational. It's always a spectacular and exciting event, showcasing many of the best riders and jumpers in the world. Our company is very happy to be involved at this level of the sport.”

The Tampa Equestrian Series will kick-off its two weeks of competition with the Tampa Bay Classic, which is scheduled for March 27-31, 2013. It will include the $25,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake on Friday, March 29, and the $35,000 Grand Prix of Tampa on Sunday, March 31. The ‘AA’-rated hunters will also be featured with divisions for professionals, juniors, and amateur-owners.

The Tournament of Champions is next, and will be held April 2-6, 2013. The $10,000 American Invitational Stake Class will be held on Thursday, April 5. The 41st $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, which will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. America’s “Super Bowl of Show Jumping,” is a historic event, which brings together the top horse and rider combinations in the world. 

Annually, this event showcases exhilarating equine power, amazing speed and agility, and equestrian excellence at the home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The day is filled with extraordinary entertainment and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

“We appreciate that Derby Gold Equine Bedding is now widely associated with the heritage and prestige of the Invitational,” concluded Hodge. “We strive daily for an excellence in equine bedding equal to the excellence in competition enjoyed at this important event.”

The Mane Event Kick-Off Party will start at 4:00pm in Lot 5 of Raymond James Stadium with great fun for kids of all ages. There will be face painting and a Horseless Horse Show presented by JustWorld International, Disney Radio on site as well as autograph and photo opportunities. The gates open at 6:00 pm. with a traditional course walk for the public. The Opening Ceremonies get underway at 7:00 p.m. with the Parade of Tampa Equestrian Festival Series Champions and a special tribute to "Our Heroes.” The first horse will show over the course beginning at 8:00 p.m. as they compete for the winning honors.

Tickets for the Saturday night spectacular are on sale now, online at: www.stadiumjumping.com. Ticket prices $30, $25, $15, Group Discounts for 10 or more persons.

Quality and service are winning traditions at Derby Gold, Florida’s oldest pine shavings and packaging company. Call 877-528-9044 for delivery or visit the website at: http://derbygoldshavings.com.

For more information on Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 2013 Tampa Equestrian Series please call (941) 744-5465 or please visit www.stadiumjumping.com.


The Tampa Equestrian Series and The 41st Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational Fast Facts

WHAT: Two-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 41st Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm, which features the world’s best equestrian athletes. Information is available online at www.stadiumjumping.com.


WHERE:
Tampa Equestrian Series:
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33680
www.stadiumjumping.com

The 41st 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 - March 27 - 31, 2013
Tournament of Champions – April 2 -6, 2013
The 41st Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational CSI 3* - April 6, 2013, 7 p.m.

Highlights:
Thursday, March 28: $25,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake
Sunday, March, 31: $35,000 Grand Prix of Tampa
Thursday, April 5: $10,000 American Invitational Stake
Saturday, April 6, 8 p.m.: 41st Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational CSI 3* presented by G&C Farm. 

American Invitational Highlights:
To kick off the evening activities, the public is invited to participate in the traditional American invitational course walk. This is an opportunity for spectators to marvel at the size and breadth of the jumps equestrians will navigate their horses over.

Sponsorship and Tickets:
Corporate and individual sponsors may participate at any level. Ticket are $15-$30. Senior citizens, active duty members, and group discounts are available. For more information on sponsorship levels or to purchase tickets, please call 1.800.237.8924.

About the American Invitational:
The 41st annual American Invitational, one of the world’s richest equestrian show jumping competitions, has been held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida since 1971.The Invitational is the only major equestrian competition to be held in a NFL football stadium.


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:
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
April Wehle, Stadium Jumping, Inc.                         
561.459.9259
email: aprilw@stadiumjumping.com

 

 

 

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