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Come for the show; stay for the fun!

Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics

Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics Just Around the Corner!

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Release Date: 2014-01-30

Gulfport, MS – January 30, 2014 – Envision horse showing on one of the finest grass grand prix fields in the country and just ten minutes later sitting on the beautiful white-sand beach of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In just six days that could be you at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics!

The six-week circuit kicks off on Wed., Feb. 5, 2014 and runs through March 16, 2014 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds & Equestrian Center in Gulfport, MS.

This winter, the 16th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics will offer $1 million in prize money and competition for every level of horse and rider from lead line through grand prix.

In addition to lucrative prize money, the USEF AA rated and USHJA Member’s Choice event strives to provide exhibitors with an extremely enjoyable experience. This year, that includes pizza Saturdays, happy hour Mondays, the Gulf Coast Classic Company’s legendary exhibitor parties and an indoor complimentary rider lounges with restrooms, heat, air conditioning and comfortable tables and chairs.

For the first time this year, the circuit will also unveil brand new barns with 400 extra stalls, as well as international and national hunter derbies and newly added jumper classes with abundant prize money.

Come for the show and stay for the fun! View the full prize list and get your entries in today here!

Make the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classic your showing destination this winter.

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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

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

Book Your Lodging for Gulf Coast Winter Classics:

Equestrian Travel               (800) GOGALLUP (855-464-2556)



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