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The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center was built by horsemen for horsemen. Located beneath towering grandfather oak trees, the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center includes exercise grounds, warm-up rings, two show rings, and a Gran Prix Ring. The covered 314' x 165' arena shields both horse and rider from the hot sun and rain showers while providing safe footing. The expertly designed grounds provide easy access to all rings and stalls making it a premier show facility for competitions. Guests and spectators enjoy seating in shaded bleachers or grassy hill.

The 11,000 square foot indoor pavilion can accommodate exhibitor banquets and festival seating overlooking the show rings, all in a climate-controlled environment. There's plenty of room to spread out too, with 471 permanent stalls in five barns, plus ample parking for vehicles and trailers. On site camping hook-ups are conveniently located near the facility. Indoor restrooms round out the list of exhibitor’s amenities.

From youth to Olympic qualifiers; exhibitors and their horses travel here from throughout the world to compete at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center. The size and type of horse show is almost limitless.

The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center located on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida is in the proximity of numerous hotels and restaurants as well as up-scale shopping and attractions such as the Hard Rock Casino, Busch Gardens and some of the finest beaches in the world.

Location and amenities make the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center a top location for horse shows in Florida.

To learn more about how the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center can make your event a success, please contact Jim Coones at james.coones@freshfromflorida.com or call the Horse Show Office at 813-627-4217.

Please fax all stall reservations to 813-740-3502

Mailing Address:
Florida State Fair Authority
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
P.O. Box 11766
Tampa, Florida 33680

Physical Address:
Florida State Fair Authority
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
4800 U.S. Highway 301 North
Tampa, Florida 33610


 

The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center was built by horsemen for horsemen. Four hundred and seventy one permanent stalls surround the 155’ X 270’ covered arena and three outdoor show rings that are suitable for all types of equestrian competitions.

The facility is staffed by service oriented people who have been involved in the horse show industry for over twenty years. This staff has the knowledge and ability to provide world class support to local, national and international horse shows.

The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center located on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida is in the proximity of numerous hotels and restaurants as well as up-scale shopping and attractions such as the Hard Rock Casino, Busch Gardens and some of the finest beaches in the world. Location and amenities make the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center a top location for horse shows in Florida.


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  • Everglades Farm Equipment

  • Jeffrey Allen Golf Cars

  • The Hay Exchange

  • Brandon Equine Center

Meet our Sponsors

Jeffrey Allen Golf Cars

Jeffrey Allen is the exclusive Golf Car provider of the Florida State Fairgrounds and the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center. Florida State Fairground partners and participants can call, email or visit our rental office at the Orient Road Service Entrance just beyond the guard gate to the right. Be sure to make your event reservation in advance. We waive delivery and transportation fees for Fairground events. Bulk quantity discounts may apply for your event! Call 800-282-6256 to reserve your golf car. For more information visit www.jeffreyalleninc.com

Brandon Equine Center

 

Located in the hear of Brandon, Florida, Brandon Equine Medical Center is a full-service veterinary practice that caters exclusively to horses. Established in 1995 as Surgi-Care Center for Horses, Brandon Equine Medical Center is the only practice of its kind serving the west coast of Florida.

For more information visit www.brandonequine.com

605 East Bloomingdale Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511 Office: 813-643-7177


The Hay Exchange

Hay is still a top priority for our customers. We take our hay seriously, so it should come as no surprise that we spend summers and falls scouting the country for the best hay in North America. If it meets the needs of our customers, we buy ALL of it. Planning ahead helps us offer consistent and quality nutrition year after year. We select only the finest quality hays, every season. Better hay! Every day! www.thehayexchange.com

Phone: 813-754-5405

Address: 4950 U.S. Highway 92 West, Plant City, Florida 33563

Everglades Farm Equipment

We have become one of the largest John Deere dealers in the world by focusing on customer service and satisfaction. That philosophy continues today and is shown by our commitments to product and parts inventories as well as our repair capabilities. For more information visit www.evergladesfarmequipment.com