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Gulf Coast Winter Classics Named USHJA Memberís Choice Horse Show

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Release Date: 2013-11-18

Gulfport, MS – November 18, 2013 – With top prize money, a spectacular setting and a big dose of southern hospitality, the Gulf Coast Winter Classics have been an exhibitor favorite since the horse shows’ inception. Now, the Gulf Coast Classic Company is pleased to announce that, thanks to all of the show’s impressive offerings for competitors, the Gulf Coast National II has been awarded the USHJA Member’s Choice Award for 2013.

The USHJA Member’s Choice Awards Program was developed to reward technically excellent and exhibitor friendly competitions, with exhibitors rating shows based on their facility, personnel, footing, hospitality and overall quality. The distinction of being named a Member’s Choice event goes only to the highest rated events in each zone.

To experience what makes the Gulf Coast Winter Classics so special, plan to attend the 2014 series, which runs February 5 to March 16, 2014. The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Winter Classics will offer $1 million in prize money over the six weeks of USEF AA-rated competition along the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Conveniently located within less than 20 minutes of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, the Gulf Coast Winter Classics are held at the state-of-the-art Harrison County Equestrian Center. The picturesque facility features one of the finest grass grand prix fields in the country and well-maintained, all-weather footing competition arenas.

Step off the show grounds, and exhibitors and their families may enjoy the 26-mile, white-sand beachfront of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast offers world-class entertainment at area casino resorts and unique and charming boutiques and outlet malls for those who love to shop. The local cuisine features fresh Gulf seafood and delicious southern specialties.

Back at the show, the hospitality, entertainment and food abounds, thanks to the legendary hospitality that Bob Bell, Janet McCarroll and the entire Gulf Coast Classic Company team is famous for, including exhibitor parties and an indoor riders’ lounge. The Gulf Coast Classic Company will present a not-to-be-missed rodeo during the sixth week of the schedule.

In 2014, the series will offer weekly Grand Prix Events, a USHJA International Hunter Derby, Pre Green Incentive Classes, Jumper Classics, Grand Prix events, a Jumper Derby and USHJA National Derbies.

The Gulf Coast Classic series offers competition for every level of horse and rider, from Lead Line through Grand Prix. Reserve your stalls today. Come for the show and stay for the fun.

For more information go to:

Gulf Coast Winter Classics Fast Facts:

Gulf Coast Winter Classics USEF AA-Rated/Jumper Levels Four and Five

Click here for prize list.

Harrison County Fairgrounds and Equestrian Center
15321 County Farm Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503

February 5 - March 16, 2014

Highlights Include: 
Weekly USHJA National Hunter Derby & Classics, Week 5 International Hunter Derby
Week 1  $  5,000 Welcome - $25,000 Grand Prix
Week 2  $25,000 Welcome - $35,000 Grand Prix
Week 3  $25,000 Welcome - $50,000 Grand Prix
Week 4  $25,000 Welcome - $50,000 Grand Prix
Week 5  $25,000 Welcome - $77,000 Grand Prix, $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Week 6  $  5,000 Welcome - $25,000 Grand Prix, Plus Rodeo.


President Bob Bell                                   843.768.5503
Coordinator Janet McCarroll      228.669.2687
Office Manager Jonathan Rabon           843.729.2818
Advertising Drew Coster                        843.754.2266
Stabling Tissy Principe               843.768.5503
Sponsorship Lisa Engel                            908.310.6248

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