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Alltech’s LIFEFORCE Named Official Supplement of 2013 Tampa Equestrian Series and Gene Mische American Invitational

Written by: Rebecca Walton
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG)
Release Date: 2013-04-01

Tampa, FL – April 1, 2013 –Stadium Jumping, Inc. is pleased to announce that Alltech’s LIFEFORCE Range has been named the official supplement of 2013 Tampa Equestrian Series and the $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm. LIFEFORCE Formula™ is an all-natural daily nutritional supplement that consists of more than 30 years of Alltech’s scientifically-proven, fully traceable technologies. The Tampa Equestrian Series began on Wednesday, March 27, and will continue through April 6, 2013, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL. The $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm will return to Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30pm.

The LIFEFORCE Range includes nutritional support for horses at every stage of life, whether they are breeding, pleasure, or performance animals. Each specialized supplement contains five cutting-edge ingredients that fully comply with competition standards, where consistency and safety are a top priority for equestrian athletes. Daily supplementation helps create an ideal digestive environment to promote overall nutrient absorption, support immune function, and optimize overall performance. It ensures healthy hindgut fermentation, enabling your horse to extract the maximum nutrients from all feed sources.

“Alltech’s LIFEFORCE Range of nutritional supplements - LIFEFORCE Focus™, LIFEFORCE Formula™ and LIFEFORCE Elite™ - are designed to benefit all horses, from the early development as a foal, through the demands of competition, and well into retirement. Our scientifically-proven, natural ingredients work to replenish vital nutrients for competitive sport horses, helping to ensure peak performance every time a horse enters the ring,” said Kevin Tuck, Alltech’s global manager of equine nutrition.  “As the official supplement of the Tampa Equestrian Series and the Gene Mische American Invitational, the LIFEFORCE Range represents Alltech’s continued support of the worldwide equestrian community.”

The Tampa Equestrian Series kicked off its two weeks of competition with the Tampa Bay Classic on Wednesday March 27, and it will run though Sunday, March 31. It included 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.

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: Ticket prices $30, $25, $15, Group Discounts for 10 or more persons.

The LIFEFORCE Range of supplements are available in 5 kg pails, which provide a 90-day supply, or a 1.7 kg pouch providing a 30-day supply. For more information and for purchase, please visit:

Formore information on Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 2013 Tampa Equestrian Series please call (941) 744-5465 or please visit

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

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

The 41st Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational:
Raymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33607


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.


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.

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.

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Outdoor Stadium Arena 150' x 360' Bermuda sod grass

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

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12230 Forest Hill Blvd.
Suite 214
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

April Wehle, Stadium Jumping, Inc.                          




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