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Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Shows Return to Tampa December 27 31, 2014

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG)
Release Date: 2014-10-13

Tampa, Fl. – October 13, 2014 – Quarter Horse riders, owners and trainers mark your calendars and clear your schedules now for December 27 – 31, 2014. The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Shows is returning to the Florida State Fairgrounds’ Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, and the five full days of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows are not to be missed.

The Florida Gold Coast extensive class schedule includes numerous hunter, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation, western pleasure, trail, driving, showmanship, horsemanship, western riding and halter classes. Additionally, reining, roping, ranch horse pleasure and working cow horse classes will all be held at the nearby Triple J Arena. There are classes for everyone, ranging from walk/trot to open, and including rookie, novice, amateur and youth divisions.

The show schedule will also feature special events such as the $2,000 Collection Hunter Classic, the $1,000 Retro Trail Derby, the $1,000 Hunter Pairs Stake, the $2,000 NSBA Western Pleasure Futurity, the $2,000 NSBA Hunter Under Saddle Futurity, and the $1,000 Green Trail Stakes.

Judges for the 2014 Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Winter Circuit are as follows:

  • Karen Waters
  • Verlin Frederick Potts
  • Christopher Jeter
  • Robin Frid
  • Brian Ellsworth
  • David Avery

The show will once again welcome world-class trail clinician Tim “The Trail Man” Kimura, who will be returning to design the trail courses and conduct clinics throughout each of the two weeks.

The schedule and entry information are now available online by clicking here or by visiting

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

EVENT: Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show Circuit


December 27-31, 2014


The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit features five full American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows and five days of events including hunters, equitation, reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship, halter, roping, ranch pleasure and more.


Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds

4800 North US Highway 301

Tampa, FL 33680


Triple J Ranch

861 Sinclair Drive

Sarasota, FL 34240


Corporate and individual sponsors are invited to participate at any level. For additional information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Matt Morrissey at


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