Tampa, FL – March 25, 2013 – The $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G&C Farm, will make its 41st annual debut Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm in Tampa Bay, FL. Spectators will gather at Raymond James Stadium to witness the top riders in the industry compete in this respected class. Among the faces in the crowd will be the future generations of our sport, aspiring to one day sit in the saddle and tackle the course in the same way their idols will that fateful night. Their time may come even earlier then expected thanks to JustWorld International’s signature Horseless Horse Show.
The course will open at 3:30 pm on April 6, during the Mane Kick-off Event in Parking Lot 6 of the Raymond James Stadium. The class will feature three divisions, including the Low Jumper Speed Class, Medium Jumper Speed Class and the High Jump Puissance. The Horseless Horse Show is the perfect way to commence the evening. All ages are welcome to compete in the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show, with the low entry fee of $5 per class.
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. It 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 along with the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show will be the always popular public course walk, plus fabulous opening ceremonies. The day is filled with extraordinary entertainment and activities for the entire family to enjoy including face painting, games, as well as autograph and photo opportunities.
Radio Disney will also be present at the $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational. They will be part of the Horseless Horse Show where they will provide music, prizes and giveaways for participants. Radio Disney is the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. Kids help pick the music that is played and are encouraged to interact via a toll-free phone line to the Radio Disney studio. The network’s current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Mindless Behavior and Adele. The network is available on 31 owned terrestrial radio stations and is also available via RadioDisney.com, Sirius XM satellite radio on channel 79, iTunes Radio Tuner, mobile phones, the Radio Disney iPhone and Android Apps, and the Radio Disney Facebook page.
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.
Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization, which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala. There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have raised in excess of $6 million to date. For more information on JustWorld, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.
Photo Credit: $200,000 Gene Mische American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm Returns to Raymond James Stadium April 6, 2013 with the JustWorld International Horse Show kicking off the festivities. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photo may be used only in relation to this JustWorld International press release.