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$200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm Returns to Raymond James Stadium April 6, 2013

RELEASE: February 28, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

Tampa, FL
- The 2013 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm returns to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30pm. This year marks the 41st anniversary of this enduring classic and as always, promises to be a magical night of show jumping as the world's greatest riders and horses gather in the Tampa Bay area to decide the American Invitational title.
G & C Farm returns again as this year's presenting sponsor. "We are so grateful to Gustavo Mirabal and the team at G & C Farm for their continued support of this great American show jumping event," said Michael Morrissey, the President of Stadium Jumping Inc, the organizers of the class. "Their participation has been vital to keeping this long standing tradition alive and they have willing and gladly stepped up to the plate year after year."

Over the years, the American Invitational has been recognized as the crown jewel of American show jumping, and year in and year out, has been one of its toughest tests. Often called the Super Bowl of Show Jumping, the event also offers one of the biggest purses in all of equestrian sport.

The $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational takes place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The gates at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium open at 5:30 p.m. Included will be the always popular public course walk, plus fabulous opening ceremonies.
The historic 41st $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, brings together the top horse and rider combinations in the world. Invitations for the event are extended to the top thirty equestrians on the USEF National Computer Ranking List, plus past and present Olympians and other top invitees.

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

For more information on Stadium Jumping, Inc. and the 2013 Tampa Equestrian Series please call (941) 744-5465 or please visit www.stadiumjumping.com.