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 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 exhibitors amenities. The covered 314' x 165' arena shields both horse and rider from the hot sum 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. 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. In case of a hurricane, the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center will accept horses as a service to the equine industry. Please check our hurricane policy for more information.

To learn more about how the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center can make your event a success, we welcome you to email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  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, FL 33680

Physical Address

Florida State Fair Authority
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center
4800 U.S. Highway 301 N
Tampa, FL 33610