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Gina Johnson Designs Creates Lasting Memories for Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Riders

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2013-12-23

Tampa, FL – December 23, 2013 – Riders’ winning memories from the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit can be carried forever in a lasting, tangible form thanks to the generous support of Gina Johnson Designs. From Dec. 27 – 31, 2013 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Gina Johnson Designs will award select Florida Gold Coast Circuit winners gift certificates for their own highly customizable, exquisite horse hair jewelry or accessories.

Gina Johnson began incorporating horse hair into her jewelry work while studying jewelry design at Tyler School of Art. Since then, her handcrafted designs have become a unique and beautiful way to preserve and cherish the memories and accomplishments shared by horse and rider.

Johnson has now stepped forward to support the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit through a generous donation of her products and designs.

“I love being able to make a donation to a show like this one,” Johnson said. “The product is great for people that are winning, as it allows them to really remember the moment.”

Johnson continued, “By presenting gift certificates, riders will be able to pick out the specific piece that they want online. The horse hair jewelry is highly customizable using the rider’s own horse’s hair. The hair can be woven into a bracelet or encased in resin.”

To learn more about Gina Johnson Designs and to view samples of the woven horse hair bracelets and resin encased bracelets, necklaces, earrings and pins visit www.ginajohnsondesigns.com.

The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit features six full American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows and five days of events including hunters, equitation, AQHA reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship, halter classes, roping and the newest event, ranch pleasure. With the horse show ending on December 31, the circuit’s six shows provide an ideal opportunity for exhibitors to accumulate final year-end AQHA points.

For more information about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, please visit www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com. The schedule and stall reservation form are now available for download. For regular updates about the competition, please find us on Facebook by searching “Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit.”

Florida Gold Coast and Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show Circuit Fast Facts

EVENT: Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show and Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show

WHEN: Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show December 27-31, 2013 and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show January 1-6, 2014,

WHAT: Two weeks of Quarter Horse shows featuring 12 full AQHA shows and ten full days of events including AQHA hunters, equitation, reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship halter classes at Bob Thomas Equestrian, plus additional strictly Western classes, Roping, Working Cowhorse, Cutting, and the newest event, Ranch Pleasure, held at Triple J Arena in Sarasota. Please call 561-722-7979 for more information about Triple J Arena classes.

WHERE: Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33680

WEBSITE: www.flgoldcoastcircuit.comand www.fqha.net 

HIGHLIGHTS:

-      Western and English Pleasure

-       Trail

-       Hunters and Equitation

-       Driving

-       Showmanship

-       Halter

THE FACILITY: Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa, FL
All arenas have a separate warm-up area:
Grand Prix Field 250' x 350' 
Covered Ring 165' x 300' 
Annex Ring 150' x 275' 
Indoor Ring 130' x 250' 

JUDGES: 

Gold Coast – Dec. 27 – Dec. 31:

-       Tony Burris

-       John Dean

-       Scott Hofstetter

-       Nancy Sue Ryan

-       Steve Stephens

-       Carla Wennburg

-       Daren Wright 

HOTELS:

Hilton Garden Inn
10309 Highland Manor Drive
Tampa, FL 33610
www.tampaeastbrandon.gardeninn.com
Direct phone for Reservations 813-626-6700

Residence Inn Fairgrounds
9719 Princess Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33619
Direct phone for Reservations 813-627-8855

LaQuinta Fairgrounds
4811 US Highway 301 N
Tampa, FL 33680
Direct phone for Reservations 813-626-0885
Phone for Rates- Pets Free

Sheraton Tampa East
10221 Princess Palm Ave
Tampa, Fl. 33610
1-800-325-3535
Rate $77 plus tax
Pets free up to 40 pounds

Red Roof Inn – Brandon
10121 Horace Ave.
Tampa, FL 33619
Mention horse show for best rate
Direct phone for Reservations 813-681-8484
Pets Stay Free
4 miles to show grounds

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa
5223 North Orient Road (next to show grounds)
Tampa, FL
(813) 627-7625

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd #105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
www.phelpsmediagroup.com

 

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