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Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Closes Out 2015 With Highly Successful Shows

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG)
Release Date: 2016-01-05

Tampa, FL – January 5, 2016 – The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) concluded its 2015 show calendar in sunny Tampa, Florida, following the completion of the ideal year-end highlight horse shows: the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit.

The four-day AQHA circuit, held Dec. 28-31 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center located within the Florida State Fairgrounds, welcomed high entry numbers and beautiful temperatures. Managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows, the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit offers competitors the opportunity to earn extensive year-end points and to ride away with some big prizes including saddles, bridles, tack trunks and more.

Winning the beautiful custom tack trunks as overall circuit champions and custom leather portfolios as overall circuit reserve champions were:


Ch. – They Call Me Jake & Kamiah McGrath

Res. – Bens Chocolate Chip & Chelsea Gorious

Novice Youth

Ch. – Too Flashy To Zip & ALaina Smith

Res. – Quita Machine & Tori Kendle


Ch. – Pawn Star & Teresa Balkcum

Res. – Won Lopin RV Machine & Vickie Kent 

Novice Amateur

Ch. – Fantastic Invitation & Ashley Reichert

Res. – Got To Be Blue & Katherine Lycke

(Four way tie for reserve – tie broken by number of classes


Junior Horse

Ch. – Snap Krackle Pop – Twylla Brown owner

Res. – Secrete Dream – Beth McNichol owner 


Ch. – Onlyafraid Inthedark – Cathrin Gutmann owner

Res. – Natural Order – Scott Hauer owner


Ch. – Fantastic Invitation & Ashley Reichert

Res. – Better Buy The Minit & Morgan Parisek


Ch. – Onlyafraid Inthedark – Cathrin Gutmann owner

Res. – Always The Best Man – Katie Grossnickle owner

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