Tampa Equestrian Festival
What: A hunter/jumper show tour that features more than 1,000 horses and an international cadre of renowned riders and Olympians.
When/where: Today at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Reopens Tuesday and concludes Saturday with the 36th annual $200,000 American Invitational at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Hours are 8 a.m. until the day's last class.
Invitational qualifiers: The $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa, also a qualifier for the World Cup final April 23-27 in Goteborg, Sweden, at 2 p.m. today and the final $30,000 Challenge Cup at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Both are in the covered arena.
Fairgrounds admission: Today, adults $15, seniors and youths 13-18, $5; free Tuesday-Friday; Saturday, adults $10, seniors and youths 13-18, $5.
Invitational tickets: Available through Ticketmaster, (813) 287-8844, (727) 898-2100 or ticketmaster.com.