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Stadium Jumping Partners with Equestrian Connect for On-line Entries

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2014-03-04

 Bradenton, FL - March 4, 2014 - Stadium Jumping announced today that Equestrian Connect, the one minute entry service, is now its official entry partner for the Tampa Bay Classic, Tournament of Champions, the American Invitational, and the American Gold Cup Horse Shows.

Stadium Jumping Management encourages its exhibitors to submit their entries online through Equestrian Connect.  Michael Morrissey commented, "With Equestrian Connect as a partner, we offer our exhibitors the convenience of submitting their entries online. We have seen the demand for this convenience grow and are committed to offering the absolute best services to our exhibitors,"

Equestrian Connect is a web service for completing hunter/jumper entry forms online. The company posts entry forms for over 600 horse shows in North America, with over one third accepting entries submitted electronically.  The service is quickly becoming the best way for equestrians to submit their online entries. Top horsemen from around the country have been going to Equestrian Connect to save time and keep their information organized.

Don Stewart, of Don Stewart Stables, has used Equestrian Connect for over a year now.  "We count on the service for all our entries, either print and mail the old fashioned way, or online for the shows that accept entries electronically.  I'm thrilled that Stadium Jumping now accepts them online.  Last year, we brought 20 horses to the Tampa Bay Classic. It will save me a lot of time to submit those entries electronically," he said.

Barbara Phillips, co-founder or Equestrian Connect, commented, "We are delighted to be working closely with Stadium Jumping. Our goal is to partner with the best horse shows in the country to provide exhibitors the convenience of online entries."

Equestrian Connect has been offering hunter/jumper exhibitors a fast and convenient web service since the fall of 2009.   Exhibitors store their data once in Equestrian Connect and use it to automatically complete entry forms for over 600 USEF A/AA horse shows in North America.  The service is available for a free 45 day trial.  For more information go to equestrianconnect.com

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 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 42nd Annual $200,000 American Invitational:
Sun Life Stadium
347 Don Shula Drive
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
www.sunlifestadium.com
 
WHEN:
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.
 
Highlights:  
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.

TAMPA 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
 
Miami Directions
From Miami (ALL POINTS SOUTH)
   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
 
MIAMI HOTELS
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)

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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