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Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward, pictured here on last year's American Invitational champion, Rothchild, will try and become the first ever four-time winner when the event moves to Sun Life Stadium on April 5th

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Wells Fargo Private Bank Joins American Invitational as Hospitality Sponsor

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: American Invitational
Release Date: 2014-03-03

Miami, FL - March 3, 2014 - - Stadium Jumping Inc. announced today Wells Fargo Private Bank has agreed to join the 2014 American Invitational event as hospitality sponsor. Special VIP table seating will be available in the all new Wells Fargo Private Bank Club during the debut of the $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, at its new home at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

The Wells Fargo Private Bank Club will be located ringside at Sun Life Stadium, providing the perfect location to watch America's most challenging and exciting show jumping event. Tables in the club are available now. In addition to the great location, the club will feature sensational catering, your favorite beverages and first class service.

The Wells Fargo Private Bank Club will be available for use during both the Hollow Creek $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Amateur Classic, as well as the main event, the $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm.

For online reservations, click here.

"Wells Fargo Private Bank has long been the wealth management firm of choice for so many equestrians. We are thrilled that they've joined forces with us as we bring America's finest equestrian showcase to South Florida," said Michael Morrissey, the President of Stadium Jumping, Inc.

"We appreciate the entertainment value and prestige the American Invitational brings to the Miami region," said Jason Williams, regional managing director for Wells Fargo Private Bank in South Florida.  "Many of our clients are involved in equestrian show jumping, as both amateurs and professionals, and we are grateful for the opportunity to give back to our clients through our sponsorship of this event."

Wells Fargo Private Bank, the fourth largest wealth management provider in the United States (Barron's 2013), offers a full range of financial services and products to help individuals and families build, manage, preserve and transfer their wealth. The Private Bank services clients across North America and internationally, and oversees more than $169 billion in assets under management.

Tickets for this year's $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, are on sale now as well! Order tickets early for the best seating as one of the world's most exciting and challenging show jumping classic comes to Miami, Florida for the first time. You can avoid online ticket fees by calling the stadium box office now at (305) 943-6311.

The Tampa Equestrian Series and The 42nd Annual $200,000 American Invitational Fast Fact

WHAT: Two-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 42nd Annual $200,000 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 42nd Annual $200,000 American Invitational:
Sun Life Stadium

347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tampa Classic - March 26 - 30, 2014
Tournament of Champions - April 1 -5, 2014

The 42nd Annual $200,000 American Invitational CSI 3* - April 5, 2014, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 28: $25,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake
Friday March 28: $3,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Sunday, March, 30: $35,000 Grand Prix of Tampa
Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.: 42nd Annual $200,000 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 the athletes will navigate their horses over.
Sponsorship and Tickets:
Corporate and individual sponsors may participate at any level. Ticket are $24 - $29. 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.

Tampa 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.

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.

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


Miami Directions


   I-95 North, to Northbound on the Florida Turnpike, to Exit # 2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza), to Sun Life Stadium

   I-95 North to Ives Dairy Road, West on Ives Dairy Road for approximately 5 miles, Sun Life Stadium will be on your right.

   North on the Palmetto Expressway (Route 826) to NW 27th Avenue (Route 817), proceed North on NW 27th Avenue to NW 199th Street (Dan Marino Boulevard), turn right at NW 199th Street to Sun Life Stadium


From Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach (ALL POINTS NORTH)

   Florida Turnpike South to Exit # 2X (Sun Life Stadium Toll Plaza) to the east side of Sun Life Stadium

   Florida Turnpike South to Exit # 47 (27th Avenue/University Drive); south on 27th Avenue/University Drive to the west side of Sun Life Stadium

   I-95 South to Ives Dairy Road, head west (right) for 5 miles; Sun Life Stadium will be on your right hand side.


From Fort Myers/Naples (WEST COAST)

   I-75 East to I-595 East, to South on Florida Turnpike, to exit # 2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza), to the East side of Sun Life Stadium

   I-75 East to I-595 East, to South on Florida Turnpike, to exit # 47 (27th Avenue/University Drive), south on 27th Avenue/University Drive to the west side of the Stadium



Quality Inn & Suites Hollywood

4900 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, FLL 33021

(888) 946-6787

(4.7 miles Pet Friendly up to 50lbs)


Hampton Inn & Suites Miramar

10990 Marks Way

Miramar, FL

(888) 370-0981

(3.9 miles)


Best Westeern Hotel

101 Ansin Blvd I-95 Exit 18

Hallandale Beach, FL33009

(888) 945-3367

(4.9 miles)


Don Shula's Hotel & Golf Club

6842 Main Street

Miami Lakes, FL 33014

(305) 821-1150

(5.5 miles)


Courtyard By Marriott - Mall

2825 Northeast 191st

Aventura, FL 33180

(305) 937-0805

(5.7 miles)


Hotel Indigo

7601 Miami Lakes Dr

Miami Lakes, FL 33014

(305) 556-0100
(6.1 miles)

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