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Hunter at Gulf Coast Winter Classic

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Beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic Accommodations Just a Click Away

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Release Date: 2013-12-17

Gulfport, MS – December 17, 2013 – Does the idea of spending days with your horse followed by relaxing evenings by the ocean sound appealing to you? Then look no further than the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit! This year, the show circuit has partnered with Connections Housing to offer exhibitors the best lodging available and a luxurious horse show experience.

Booking a stay for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit, running Feb. 5 – March 16, 2014, is now simpler than ever, thanks to the Gulf Coast Classic Company and Connections Housing. Simply visit click here for easy booking and unbelievably affordable horse show rates.

Rooms are available through Connections Housing Equestrian Travel at the Best Western Seaway, the Clarion Inn Gulfport, the Hilton Garden Inn, the Holiday Inn Gulfport, the Magnolia Hotel & Suites and the Residence Inn by Marriott at Gulfport-Biloxi Airport.

The low rates offered through Connections Housing Equestrian Travel are only available to those who book through the Gulf Coast Classic Company website. Rooms are filling up quickly so be sure to book online today!

In addition to its exciting partnership with Connections Housing, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic also welcomes the South Beach Biloxi Hotel and Suites to its official list of sponsors.

February 5 kicks off the sixteenth annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic Show Circuit, and offers exhibitors extensive class offerings as well as more than $1 million in prize money and awards over six weeks.

This winter the show will unveil brand new barns with 400 extra stalls, in addition to the best grand prix turf field in the country, International and National Hunter Derbies and newly added jumper classes with abundant prize money to go around.

Exhibitor enjoyment is of the utmost importance to the staff at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic, so riders can enjoy the complimentary rider lounges complete with restrooms, heat, air conditioning and comfortable tables and chairs.

Make the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic your showing destination this winter. Come for the show and stay for the fun!

Gulf Coast Winter Classics Fast Facts:

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

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
Manager Jonathan Rabon 843.729.2818
Advertising Drew Coster 843.754.2266
Stabling Tissy Principe 843.768.5503
Sponsorship Lisa Engel 908.310.6248

Book Your Lodging for Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Equestrian Travel (800) GOGALLUP (855-464-2556)

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