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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

Beau Rivage Resort and Casino

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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Ups the Ante With Mississippi Gulf Coast Classics Sponsorship

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Gulf Coast Winter Classics
Release Date: 2014-02-05

Gulfport, Miss. – February 5, 2014 – For more than a decade Beau Rivage Resort & Casino has played a vital sponsorship role in the success of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics. This year, MGM Resorts International’s Biloxi, Miss. based resort has upped its sponsorship even further, returning to the 16th Annual Gulf Coast Winter Classics as a platinum sponsor.

“For more than 10 years, Beau Rivage’s support has been invaluable to making our horse shows the best they can be,” said Bob Bell, President of the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Company. “We’re thrilled to not only have them returning as a sponsor, but returning at an even higher level of sponsorship. The resort and casino offer the same level of Southern hospitality that we try and convey at our horse shows.”

Today, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Winter Classics will serve up a dose of that Southern hospitality as it kicks off its premier six-week show circuit. The circuit will run Feb. 5, 2014 through March 16, 2014 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds & Equestrian Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.

With the support of generous sponsors such as Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, the winter show series is able to provide competitors with the finest horse show experience in the country, including picturesque, top of the line show grounds, extensive class offerings and exhibitor parties.

For the first time, this year will be a $1 million circuit and 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.

“Beau Rivage is proud of our long-standing support of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics,” said George P. Corchis, Jr., President and COO of MGM Resorts International’s Regional Operations. “The Mississippi Gulf Coast is an excellent location for this event. It brings in a great group of people at a great time of year and the organizers put on a quality show. It’s nice to see it continue to grow each year.”

After enjoying their time at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classics during the day, exhibitors and spectators can continue to take advantage of all that the Mississippi Gulf Coast region has to offer by heading to Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

Recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the top resorts in the country, the AAA Four Diamond Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is the premier destination for entertainment, gaming, dining, and relaxation in the region. With 10 restaurants, four lounges and bars, a 1,550-seat theatre, 12 retail venues and a tropical pool, Beau Rivage offers exciting nightlife, designer shopping, diverse dining, relaxation and much more for Gulf Coast Winter Classics participants.

Once they’ve experienced all the casino has to offer, guests can head up to one of their 1,740 airy, beautifully designed guest rooms or enjoy dinner at one of the resorts upscale establishments – BR Prime, a quintessential American steakhouse, Stalla, a classic Italian kitchen or Jia, which offers a sophisticated take on Pan- Asian cuisine including a sushi bar, Teppanyaki tables or traditional dining.

If the casino is not on the agenda after a long, successful day of horse showing at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classics, head to The Spa and Salon at Beau Rivage to nurture both body and soul with one of the many pampering treatments available at what Travel + Leisure names as one of the “Top 20 Hotel Spas in the United States.” For the spouse or family member that wants to spend a day away from the show, they can hit the links at Fallen Oak, the Gulf Coast’s premier championship resort course designed exclusively for Beau Rivage guests.

Come for the show and stay for the fun! View the full prize list and get your entries in today here! Plan your visit, and learn more about the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino 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

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