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April 4, 2014

Free Family Fun Takes Center Stage at American Invitational

Miami, FL - April 4, 2014 - Families looking for all kinds of fun activities, all for free, and all happening on the Miami Dolphin's field at Sun Life Stadium need not look any further than the American Invitational. Tomorrow night, from 5-7 pm, before some of the greatest show jumping horses and riders in the world take to the field, families and kids of all ages will be welcomed to the stadium to participate in a number of fun events.

Wells Fargo Private Bank will offer free rides around Sun Life Stadium in their iconic horse drawn stagecoach. Kids will also get a chance to interact with horses first hand, as there will be free pony rides offered for all. For the football enthusiast, there will be a Miami Dolphins football toss and prize give away, as well as a face painting station. Miami 93.9 Radio Remote will also be on hand to entertain all in attendance, and once the free fun wraps up at 7 pm, families are invited to buy tickets at the door for the show jumping event, which will begin at 8 pm. Once tickets are purchased, spectators will be able to participate in the public course walk.

This unique experience allows the public to walk the course like a rider, and experience how huge the jumps are.

4:45 pm: General Admission Gate Opens (Gate C, Gate D)
5:00 pm: Family Fun Starts
6:30 - 7:15 pm: Public Course Walk
7:30 pm: Parade of American Invitational Riders on Horseback
7:45 pm: Show Jumping Hall of Fame Induction
7:47 pm: Maxine Beard Award
7:58 pm: National Anthem - Sung by Savanna Madison
8:00 pm: First Horse on Course - Round 1 - $200,000 American Invitational

JustWorld International will host a stadium-wide benefit drawing where participants will have the chance to win a Meet n' Greet with Miami Dolphins Legend, Bob Griese, along with Griese's Autographed Miami Dolphins Throwback Jersey or an Autographed Miami Dolphins Football. Tickets for the drawing will be sold at the main entrance, as well as during the public course walk. The drawing is set to happen at 9:20 pm, prior to the first horse entering for the jump off course.  JustWorld volunteers will also be onsite during the event to run the American Invitational Information Booth, located at the public entrance of Sun Life Stadium (Gate C).

Keep an eye out for JustWorld volunteers selling American Invitational programs and start lists for $5, with a portion of proceeds benefiting JustWorld's mission of funding life-changing nutrition, health, hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala and Colombia.

Tickets for tomorrow's $200,000 American Invitational, presented by G & C Farm, will be available at the Sun Life Stadium Box Office.

Don't miss the world's most exciting and challenging show jumping event, as the American Invitational makes it South Florida debut at Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins, tomorrow night!

Tickets are on sale now at the Sun Life Stadium Box office. Adult/Child only $34 or Senior 55 and older for just $29.

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

Ringside VIP tables available at Sun Life Stadium.  Please e-mail: Matt.morrissey@stadiumjumping.com for more information.