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Charlotte Jumper Classic CSI**** - New Four-Star Horse Show Added To 2004 Season

WELLINGTON, FL - February 4, 2004 - Eugene R. Mische, president of Stadium Jumping, Inc., has announced the dates for the premiere of a new four-star show jumping competition in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Charlotte Jumper Classic CSI**** will be held April 9 -11 in the Charlotte Coliseum with a total purse of $260,000. The featured event is the $150,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte For the Charlotte Bobcat Cup, Member Event of the AGA Grand Prix Series of Show Jumping.

Formatted to showcase top performers, there are 11 elite classes scheduled over three days, creating a spectator-pleasing special event geared to attracting sports fans to the 14,000-seat Charlotte Coliseum.

Competition will start at 2pm on Friday, April 9, featuring three classes - the $5,000 Amateur Competition, $5,000 International Competition, and $5,000 Young Rider Competition. On Friday evening, starting at 7pm, riders will contest the $25,000 Charlotte Welcome Stake Qualifier.

On Saturday, April 10, competition kicks off at 2pm with the $5,000 Young Rider Speed Stake and the $10,000 Top Score Competition (Gambler's Choice). On Saturday evening, starting at 7pm, top show jumpers in this country will turn out for the $25,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte Round One For The Charlotte Bobcat Cup. Wrapping up the evening will be the $5,000 Amateur Top Score Competition.

The ultra-thrilling finale to this prestigious event is Grand Prix Sunday on April 11, which features three Grand Prix classes starting at 3pm - the $25,000 Charlotte Young Riders Grand Prix, the $25,000 Charlotte Amateur Grand Prix, and the capper to this extravaganza, the $150,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte Round Two For the Charlotte Bobcat Cup, Member Event of the AGA Series of Show Jumping.

Closing date for rider entries is March 6, 2004. Prize lists are available via postal mail from Stadium Jumping, Inc. - call 1 (800 ) 237-8924. Prize lists will also be available to download from


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