Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center lies in the Florida State Fairgrounds in the city of Tampa. It is a 23-acre horse venue established by horsemen featuring 471 permanent stalls and five rings, such as the warm-up ring, exercise course, Gene Mische Ring, The Louise Serio Ring, and the Grand Prix Ring, along with the Stampede Premium Covered Arena. Besides these, there is also a full-service restaurant and new updates in the center, including the refurbished restrooms, updated barns, and a vast indoor pavilion.
Each weekend of the year, Bob Thomas Equestrian Center holds various horse shows and events. In the vicinity of the center, guests can find a collection of trusted hotels, like Comfort Suites at Fairgrounds-Casino where both business and leisure travelers can book well-appointed accommodation and be close to many attractions, including the Busch Gardens, which is not an ordinary garden but an African-themed animal amusement park with lots of thrilling rides and animal habitats. The other nearest hotels are Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa-Fairgrounds-Casino and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Tampa Fairgrounds – Casino. These properties are near each other and they both serve a daily breakfast buffet and free parking is available. Meanwhile, just a 20-minute drive from downtown Tampa is Lexington Oaks Golf Club in Wesley Chapel where horsemen and fans of horse racing can take a break from the exciting affairs. For more activities, Little Manatee River State Park in Wimauma and Camp Bayou Nature Preserve in Ruskin are the perfect sites to go to.