Tampa, Fla. – Stadium Jumping, Inc., one of the nation’s leading horse show production companies, is pleased to announce the official dates of the 2012 Tampa Equestrian Festival and 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G & C Farm. The world’s top equestrians will come together for two weeks of competition, held from March 28 – April 7, 2012 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, FL.
The Tampa Equestrian Series will kick-off its two weeks of competition with the Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W, which is scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012. It will be followed by the Tournament of Champions CSI, which will be held April 3-7, 2012.
The 40th Annual $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, will be the highlight event on the final day of competition, April 7, at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The world’s top horses and riders will gather to compete under the lights during one of the premier show jumping events in the United States.
There will be numerous feature classes during the Tampa Equestrian Festival. The first week of competition, The Tampa Bay Classic, will include the $32,000 Tampa Bay Welcome Stake on Friday, March 30, and the $50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI 2*-W Grand Prix of Tampa on Sunday, April 1. This will be the final qualifying event for the 2012 World Cup Finals in Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.
During the final week, the Tournament of Champions, the $10,000 American Invitational Stake Class will be held on Thursday, April 5, in addition to the $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational presented by G&C Farm.
The show will also feature two weeks of ‘AA’ rated hunter competition with some of the top hunter horses and riders in the nation. .
For more information on Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 2012 Tampa Equestrian Series please call (941) 744-5465.