Tampa Trials

Facility & Directions

The Bob Thomas Equestrian Center

At the Florida State Fairgrounds



  • Conveniently located at I-4 and I-75 in Tampa
  • 471 permanent stalls in 5 barns, each barn with convenient electrical outlets and water spigots and full restroom/shower facilities
  • 30 partitioned wash racks
  • RV hookups
  • Charlie Lykes Arena: indoors, seats 3,000, 260’ x 120’ arena with attached, indoor warmup ring. Click here for diagram
  • Three outdoor warmup rings
  • On site feed store


The Florida Expo Park in the Florida State Fairgrounds is located off Interstate 4, east of Tampa. If coming from the west, take Exit 5 (Orient Road) off I-4, turn right and then left immediately into the entrance to the Expo Park. If coming from the east, take the U.S. 92 exit off I-4. Turn left onto Orient Road. The Expo Park is just past the I-4 overpass on the left. The only entrance and exit for the Expo Park for the horse show exhibitors and their vehicles is the west gate on Orient Road.


Click here for Stabling Information