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For Immediate Release:
December 06, 2013
Media Contact:
Merci L. Rodriguez

Commissioner Javier D. Souto accompanied Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Adam Putnam for a tour of the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Complex

Miami, FL – On Wednesday, December 4, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam, joined Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto for a tour of the newly expanded Ronald Reagan Equestrian Complex at Tropical Park.

During the tour of the new facility, Commissioner Putnam, a former congressman, and senator Souto discussed different ways the state and County can work together to promote the facility as a tourist attraction, an engine for economic growth.

This October, the equestrian complex, located at 7900 SW 40th Street, unveiled two new open covered rings, providing equestrian enthusiasts with more than 3.7 acres of exhibition, competition and performance-ready arenas. Each of the equestrian rings provides 55,000 square feet of floor space and has overhead lighting and huge ceiling fans. The rings and the existing stables are connected via new lighted covered walkways. The grounds are newly landscaped and the north parking lot is newly striped. Funding for the $8.67 million improvements came from the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program (GOB Bonds.)

The equestrian complex hosts nearly 36 equestrian events a year, three state and local dog shows, and the annual Miami International Agriculture, Horse and Cattle Show. The Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center can accommodate and is available for rent for car shows, trade shows, parties, ect.

Commissioner Souto was recently honored with a plaque at the equestrian complex recognizing his leadership in enabling the facility to develop into a world-class facility.

For more information, please call Commissioner Souto’s office at 305-375-4835.