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Gulf Coast Winter Classics

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics Entries Close Tomorrow

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Release Date: 2014-01-14

Gulfport, MS – January 14, 2014 – The Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics are set to kick off on Feb. 5, 2014, and entries are due tomorrow, Jan. 15, 2014. Get your entries in now to avoid late fees and to ensure stalls for one of the best horse showing experiences in the country. Click here for prize lists and entry blanks.

In addition to horse show entries, if you have yet to reserve your lodging for the show circuit, running Feb. 5 to March 16, 2014, it’s time to ‘jump’ on it!

The Gulf Coast Classic Company is pleased to announce the return of its official show lodging partners through Equestrian Connections. Hotel bookings available through Equestrian Connections include Best Western, Marriott, Hilton and more. For the best available rates, click here and secure your blue ribbon accommodations for the 2014 Gulf Coast Classic show season.

For beachfront accommodations, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit is pleased to announce its newest lodging partner, the South Beach Biloxi Hotel and Suites. This is the only luxury hotel located directly on the beach in Biloxi, and with that ideal location comes the daily breathtaking sunsets, ocean views and the best, personalized service complete with all the amenities to make your stay a winner. Spacious suites range from 450 to 1,500 square feet and ocean breezes accompany each suite on your own private terrace. 

The South Beach Biloxi Hotel and Suites will round out your show experience, so be sure to book your rooms as soon as possible! Visit the Gulf Coast Winter Classics’ lodging page, and reserve your room today. Be sure to let them know that you’re horse showing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics!

The sixteenth annual show circuit at the Harrison County Fairgrounds and Equestrian Center in Gulfport, MS offers exhibitors extensive class offerings as well as more than $1 million in prize money and awards over the six-week series. 

This winter, the Harrison County Fairgrounds and Equestrian Center offers brand new barns with 400 extra stalls and the best grand prix turf field in the country.

It’s also only 10 minutes from the beach, dining, boating and shopping! Exhibitors also can’t forget about the complimentary rider lounges adjacent to the grand prix and hunter rings and complete with restrooms, heat, tables, chairs and TVs.

The Gulf Coast Classic Company will provide its signature parties at least twice a week throughout the circuit, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers world-class entertainment, concerts, dining and gambling.

“Our motto is come for the show, and stay for the fun,” said Janet McCarroll, horse show coordinator. 

“No one leaves disappointed,” added Bob Bell, President of Classic Company and the Gulf Coast Classic show producer. “We offer the best horse showing experience at a fraction of the cost of other show companies, at the best facilities in the most desirable location on the water each winter.” 

“And, we’re offering more than $1 million in prize money and awards this winter,” he added. “So, come on down!”

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:

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

Where: Harrison County Fairgrounds and Equestrian Center

15321 County Farm Rd.
Gulfport, MS 39503

When: 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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