Tickets on Sale Now! American Invitational at Sun Life Stadium on April 5th

Two-time Olympic Gold medalist McLain Ward and Rothchild will try and defend their title on Saturday April 5th at Sun Life Stadium.

Miami, FL – March 19, 2014 – Tickets for this year’s $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, are on sale now! With the event rapidly approaching, now is the time to order your tickets for the best seating as one of the world’s most exciting and challenging show jumping event comes to Miami, Florida for the first time. The American Invitational makes it South Florida debut at Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Tickets are on sale now!

You can avoid online ticket fees by calling the stadium box office now at (305) 943-6311.

The elite of the equestrian sport will go head to head in vying for the 2014 title, including numerous Olympic Gold medalists from the United States and around the world. See them on Saturday night April 5th as they compete over huge jumps, in what is, year in and year out, one of the toughest and most testing courses anywhere in the world, designed by Olympic Course Designer, Steve Stephens.

“Miami is going to be a great home for this event,” said defending champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward.

Presenting sponsor, Gustavo Mirabal of G & C Farm, a top equestrian himself, is thrilled the American Invitational is coming to Miami. “It is the most important classic in America! I have always thought, since the first Invitational that I sponsored, that it would be a great move to bring the event to South Florida so we can get more people to the stadium and so we can better promote our sport.”

Michael Morrissey, President of Stadium Jumping, Inc., the organizers of the American Invitational, noted, “South Florida is really the hotbed of show jumping in America at this time of year, so moving the Invitational closer to the action is something all of us are very excited about.”

The gorgeous backdrop of Miami’s Sun Life Stadium will provide the perfect new venue for one of America’s great show jumping classics. “We are pleased to add another world-class event to our calendar of great events at Sun Life Stadium.  The American Invitational is the premier show jumping event in the U.S. so it’s a perfect fit,” said Todd Boyan, Sr. Vice President of Operations for Sun Life Stadium.

To assure yourself of the best seats available, buy your tickets now. You can avoid online ticket fee by calling the stadium box office at (305) 943-6311.

The prize list for the American Invitational can be found here: http://www.stadiumjumping.com/#!athlete-information/cr6r.

Ringside VIP tables are available at Sun Life Stadium.  Please email: Matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com for more information.

For Sponsorship information please contact:

Connie Sawyer 518-461-6288 or sawyer.equestrianevents.@gmail.com
April Wehle 561-459-9259 or aprilw@stadiumjumping.com

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

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 Western 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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