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JUMPER ACTION WRAPS UP WEEK IV AT THE GULF COAST WINTER CLASSIC

March 08, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: General

 

 

Holly Shepherd pilots Sky High to his first Grand Prix win in the $40,777 Kruse Cushion Ride Grand Prix
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

For Immediate Release:  March 6, 2017

Gulfport, Mississippi

Holly Shepherd of Grand Bay, Alabama and Loretta Patterson’s Sky High galloped away yesterday with their first Grand Prix win in the $40,777 Kruse Cushion Ride Grand Prix, presented by the City of Gulfport today on a course designed by former Assistant Olympic Course Designer for the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2016 Games, Manuel Esparza, of Mexico City, Mexico.

Esparza set the first round time allowed at 83 seconds. “The course was well designed and had a nice flow to it. Early on the course looked pretty good, and there weren’t any big tricks, but it rode a little backwards,” commented Shepherd. “You’d jump in fast but then have to slow it down, hurry up, slow down,” she said. “The jumps were big and the time allowed was really tight,” she added.

Carson Grisham of Southlake, Texas and her own Crack De Muze, winners of the $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome two days earlier, were the first horse and rider team to turn in a clear first round in a time of 49.566 seconds.

Four rides later, Shepherd and Sky High insured there would be a jump off with their clear first round in a time of 82.345 seconds.

Shannon Hicks of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia followed Shepherd and Sky High with the next clear first round in a time of 82.706 seconds and would round out the jump off roster.

Grisham and Crack De Muze were the first to go in the jump off and turned in a fault free round, beating the time allowed of 59 seconds with their own 49.566 seconds. Shepherd and Sky High were next to go.

“My jump off plan was to leave the strides out, rather than slow it down,” she said when asked about her strategy. “He loves the field, and he’s a great galloper,” Shepherd said. “He’s a little slow in the air, but he has such a big stride it’s really beneficial,” she added.

Representatives from the City of Gulfport, Gulf Coast Classic President Bob Bell, Loretta Patterson and Drew Coster greet Holly Shepherd and Sky High in the winner’s circle. Champion Cooler provided by The Clothes Horse
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

And beneficial it was! Shepherd and Sky High, also known as “Pete”, turned in a fault free second round in a time of 48.745 seconds, setting the new time to beat. When Hicks and Emir D retired from the second round, Shepherd and Sky High were crowned the victors.

Holly Shepherd and Sky High
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

“I’ve had him for about nine months. He’s got a great personality, loves to be scratched all over and is a really great horse. We’ve been doing the Grand Prix and he’s ribboned quite a bit, but this is our first win. We did a bit change a couple of weeks ago in order to maintain his step and shape, and I think we maybe found the magic! I feel like we’re on the right path and we’ll be showing here the next two weeks,” said Shepherd.

Matt Cyphert of Northlake, Texas, picked up fourth and fifth place ribbons in the irons of Hannah Donald’s Hector for their one time fault first round in 83.209 seconds and his own Lochnivar who earned three time faults in their first round in a time of 85.314 seconds.

Sixth place went to Frank Owens of Windcrest, Texas and MTM Holdings, LLC’s MTM Twenties Girl with their four fault first round in a time of 78.874 seconds and Penny Brennan of Buhl, Alabama and her own Sun Tzu placed seventh with their four fault first round in a time of 79.737 seconds.

Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia placed eighth with their four fault first round in a time of 80.742 seconds and Dominique Damico of Berwyn, Pennsylvania and her own Canoso placed ninth. Tenth was awarded to Jorge Ludwig of Newbury Park, California and his own Lamarique, Colleen Acosta of Roanoke, Texas and Evalyn Grace LLC’s Himini earned eleventh and Laura Connaway of Little Rock, Arkansas and her own Ceralena wrapped up the class with a twelfth place finish.  For complete results, visit horseshowsonline.com.

Kruse Cushion Ride is the Official Footing Provider of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics. Made of recycled material with very little dust, it is absolutely the perfect footing for your indoor or outdoor arenas-all at an affordable price. For more information, visit Kruse Cushion Ride on the web or stop in the show office for more information.

The Clothes Horse, makers of fine horse wear and drapes, is the Official Sponsor of all Grand Prix Champion Coolers at this year’s Gulf Coast Winter Classics. Customization, excellent service and fast turnaround time, with a complete attention to every detail is what they are about! Visit them online at clotheshorse.com.

Carson Grisham was awarded the Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Style of Riding Award
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

Carson Grisham won the Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks Style of Riding Award Week IV as the rider who exhibits the best American style of riding and possesses the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman. Carson won a beautiful Boy O Boy Bridleworks belt. This colorful new line of woven-ribbon and leather belts, dog collars and accessories are handmade by founder and artisan Amanda Hood in her Middleburg, Virginia studio and can be purchased in the Boutique located in the Arenus Hunter Lounge onsite at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics.

Carson Grisham pilots Crack De Muze over the Horseflight Oxer on their way to the win
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

The $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome took place on Friday and sixteen horse and rider teams tackled the course designed by Manuel Esparza.

The first round was set with a time allowed of 89 seconds and eight horse and rider teams advanced to a second round opportunity. Shannon Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Emir D were the first horse and rider team to turn in a clear first round, and their clear second round in a time of 46.642 seconds, set the new time to beat.

Frank Owens and DS Holdings, LLC’s MTM Twenties Girl followed Hicks with double clear rounds. Their clear second round in a time of 43.967 moved Hicks and Emir D into second position and they took the lead.

The lead was short lived when Jorge Ludwig and his own Lamarique followed suit, turning in double clear round and a second round in a time of 43.365 seconds and set the new time to beat.

Laura Connaway of and her own Ceralena followed Ludwig with a clear first round and advanced to the second round. Four faults in a time of 48.168 would see the pair finish in eighth place overall.

Cerulean Stables, LLC’s HHS Louis, ridden by Penny Brennan were the next horse and rider team to turn in a clear first round. Their fault free second round in a time of 43.721 seconds would see the pair finish in third place overall.

Holly Shepherd and Loretta Patterson’s Sky High followed with the next clear first round effort. Their second round resulted in four jump faults in a time of 44.630 seconds which would find them with a seventh place finish.

Carson Grisham and her won Crack De Muze followed Shepherd and Sky High with double clear rounds and a second round time of 42.222 which took the lead!  Click here to see the video thanks to Shownet!

Matt Cyphert and Hannah Donald’s Hector, winner of last week’s $25,000 CWD Grand Prix, followed Grisham, but their second round saw four jump faults in a time of 43.126 seconds which would find them finishing in sixth place overall.

Final results had Grisham and Crack De Muze with the win and Ludwig and Lamarique in second. Brennan and HHS Louis picked up third and Owens and MTM Twenties Girl placed fourth. Hicks and Emir D finished in fifth and Cyphert and Hector picked up sixth place. For complete results, please visit horseshowsonline.com.

Carson Grisham and Crack De Muze are greeted in the winner’s circle by Colleen Acosta, Gulf Coast Classic Company’s Bob Bell and Drew Coster
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

Horseflight is the Official Equine Air Transportation Company of the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies and sponsor of all 2017 Open Jumper Welcome Classics. As a leader in international horse transport with locations in Greifswald, Germany, Califon, New Jersey, Ocala, Florida and Houston, Texas, with branches in Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California, Horseflight coordinates imports or exports anywhere in the world! With weekly flights to and from Europe, as well as the continental United States, Horseflight prides itself on transporting the competitive horse world, one flight at a time!

Lila Sessums and Jet won the Arenus Jr Amateur Owner 1.30 m Jumper Classic
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

The Arenus Jr/Amateur Owner Jumper Classics awarded Lila Sessums and her own Jet the win and Ann Marie Cowdrey and her own C’Tenda second place honors in the 1.30 m on Sunday. Sessums and Jet were one of two horse and rider teams to turn in double clear rounds. Their second round time of 36.943 seconds set the new time to beat. While C’Tenda and Cowdrey turned in double clear rounds, their second round time of 39.828 seconds saw them finish in second place. For complete results, visit horseshowsonline.com.

Arenus is the sponsor of the Jr. Amateur Jumper Classics at all Classic Company and Gulf Coast Classic show jumping events.

Developed by veterinarians and nutritionists and supported by a team of animal health specialists, Arenus products deliver exactly what your horse needs whether healthy or ill.

Arenus is centered on the core belief of supporting complete animal care solutions, with deep passion and exact science. Brands like Sore No-More, BeneFab by Sore No-More, Equilite Herbals and Assure have offered such solutions for many years and solidified Arenus’ spot in the equine health community.

More information can be found at www.arenus.com or you can reach out to their friendly customer service staff at 1-866-791-3344.

 

MORE IN JUMPER NEWS!

The popular 1.30 m Jumper Classic took place on Saturday and Penny Brennan continued her winning streak in the class with her own Japan, besting a field of thirteen horse and rider teams
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

Casino Royale, ridden by Danni Michelson, won the 1.20 m Jr Amateur Class. Arenus is the sponsor of the Champion Cooler
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

Riders love the Gulf Coast Winter Classic. And the love continues into Week V. The team from Arenus will be at the show Week V and hosting a presentation Friday evening in the Arenus Hunter Riders Lounge complete with refreshments and opportunities to win Arenus products. The makers of Benefab by Sore No-More, Sore No-More, Steadfast, Assure and Equilite Herbals. Keep posted for details!

Join us on the Gulf Coast and discover for yourself why the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

ATLANTA AND JACKSONVILLE ON DECK!

The next stops on the Classic Company show jumping tour are the Atlanta Spring Classics kicking off March 22nd for two weeks of Premier competition followed by the Jacksonville Spring Classic at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on April 7th through the 23rd. Atlanta offers plenty of jumper prize money including weekly Welcomes and Grand Prix. Jacksonville Week I is all about the Arenus Jr/Amateur Owner Jumpers with plenty of prize money up for grabs and Weeks II and III, $25,000 Grand Prix are added to the mix! Reserve your stalls today and enter!

ABOUT

The Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies’ philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse.  From lead line to Olympic level Grand Prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies offer competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry.
Service is what sets the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company apart from other horse show companies.

Consistently awarded the USHJA‘s Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies provide champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues.  Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is their hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company produced events each year.

All sponsorship and media inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel.
All show program advertising inquiries should be directed to Drew Coster.

Exhibitor Information

2017 Gulf Coast Prize List

Grand Prix each week
USHJA International Hunter Derby II&V
USHJA National Hunter Derby Classes
Hunter and Jumper Classics

Schedule – Week 1

Schedule – Week 2

Schedule – Week 3

Schedule – Week 4

Schedule – Week 5

Schedule – Week 6

Entry Forms

Camper Reservation

Lodging Information

 

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino 

875 Beach Boulevard

Biloxi, MS 39530

888-464-2556

Luxury is what it’s all about! Beau Rivage is a 32 story, 1740 room AAA Four Diamond resort. With two gourmet restaurants, BR Prime and Jia, new Casino lounge, Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oak golf course, 85,000 square foot casino, spa, salon and lots of shopping, this is the ultimate destination on the Gulf Coast.  Visit the website for a complete tour of the resort.

Click here to reserve


Best Western Plus Seaway Inn

9475 US 49

Gulfport, MS 39503

228-864-0050

The Best Western Plus Seaway Inn is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate of $59 per night.
Just off Highway 49, this airy hotel is a short distance from the Equestrian Center.
Featuring free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the contemporary rooms offer desks, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Suites have in-room whirpool tubs and/or sitting areas. Exterior corridors leading to the rooms surround a courtyard. Amenities include free hot breakfast & parking, an airport shuttle, a pool in a courtyard, and a cocktail lounge. There’s also a business center and a fitness facilities.
Pet Friendly.

Call for the horse show rate


Clarion

9445 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-868-3300

Horse Show Rate of $64 per night.
Off Interstate 10, this casual hotel is short distance from the Equestrian Center.

The traditional-style rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers; some have seating areas with pull-out sofas and/or in-room whirlpool tubs. Freebies include hot buffet breakfast, an airport shuttle and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a furnished terrace, in addition to a business center and meeting space. Pet Friendly.

Call 228-868-3300 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.

Click here to visit hotel website


Hilton Garden Inn Airport

14100 Airport Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-863-4996

The Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport Airport is conveniently located in close proximity to all the Gulf Coast offers! Spacious rooms, onsite dining and bar, relaxing pool, fitness room, well-equipped office center, and complimentary airport shuttle are just some of the amenities the Hilton Garden Inn offers its guests. Friendly and courteous staff and well appointed and immaculate rooms will greet you upon your return from a busy day of competing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics!

Click here to visit hotel website


Holiday Inn Gulfport-Airport

9515 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-679-1700

The award winning Holiday Inn Hotel Gulfport – Airport is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate of $89 per night.
You can enjoy a relaxing stay at our Gulfport accommodations, ideally located off I-10 and Highway 49, just a short distance from the Equestrian Center. Also, be sure to enjoy the complimentary airport shuttle provided by our hotel to the nearby Gulfport Airport. While lodging in Gulfport, take advantage of our heated, indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center and on-site restaurant, which offers a casual dining atmosphere where kids can eat for free.

Book Online or Call 228-679-1700 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.

Click here to visit hotel website


Comfort Inn & Suites Crystal Inn Sportsplex9379 Canal Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-822-9600Comfort Inn – Closest hotel to the Horse Show Grounds is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show rate of $59 per night or if you stay for a week or longer, the rate will be $54 per night. Pet Friendly.Call 228-822-9600 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.Click here for reservations

The Residence Inn

14100 Airport Road

Gulfport, Mississippi  39503

228-867-1722

Located right next to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Residence Inn Gulfport-Biloxi Airport is an all-suite hotel. If you’re looking for an extended-stay hotel on the Mississippi Coast, you’ll find convenience and great amenities. Enjoy a spacious studio, one or two-bedroom suites offering separate living, eating and sleeping areas, complimentary high-speed Internet, full kitchens and luxurious bedding. Enjoy complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily, The Mix social hour three nights a week, grocery shopping service, fitness center, complimentary airport shuttle, and seasonal outdoor pool.

The Residence Inn is pet-friendly!

  Click here to visit hotel website


ABOUT THE CLASSIC AND GULF COAST CLASSIC COMPANIES

 The Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies‘ philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse.  From Lead Line to Olympic level Grand Prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies offer competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry.

Service is what sets the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company apart from other horse show companies.   Consistently awarded the USHJA‘s Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies provide champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues.  Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is their hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company produced events each year.

All sponsorship and media inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel.

All show program advertising inquiries should be directed to Drew Coster.

ClassicCompany.com
GulfCoastClassicCompany.com

Phone/Fax:  (843) 768-5503

Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

 

WEEK IV BRINGS MORE HUNTERS TO THE GULF COAST WINTER CLASSICS

March 06, 2017 By: maryhaley Category: General

 

Holly Shepherd pilots Jade to the win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by KCR, besting a field of 41 horse and rider teams
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

 

For Immediate Release:  March 4, 2017

Gulfport, Mississippi

The Hunter numbers continue to grow at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit! The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Kruse Cushion Ride, saw 41 horse and rider teams compete under sunny skies on a course designed by Paul Jewel and judged by Brian Lenehan and Jimmy Toon.

Jade, owned by Shaw Johnson Price and ridden by Holly Shepherd of Grand Bay, Alabama, started off strong and led the pack after the first round with a score of 91. Shepherd and Jade continued their momentum in the Handy round with a score of 89 for a total of 180 and won the class. Rio Bandit, owned by Susan Tice-Grossman and ridden by Jason Berry of Verona, Virginia placed second, right behind Shepherd and Jade, with their first round score of 88.5 and second round score of 89 for a total of 179.5.

Shepherd returned to the winner’s circle to pick up the third place ribbon with Micaela Kennedy’s Balletomane after earning a first round score of 88.5 and Handy score of 90 for a combined 178.90.

Fourth was awarded to Gesture, LLC’s Norderney, ridden by Belynda Bond of Pilot Point, Texas after earning a first round score of 89 and Handy score of 86.5 for a combined 175.5.

Tom Brennan of Charles Town, West Virginia rode Riley King’s Refined to the fifth place ribbon with a combined score of 175 and also brought home the ninth place ribbon in the irons of Pamela Ward’s Trump Card for their combined score of 169.10.

Helen Gilbert’s Primera, ridden by Sarah Young of Spring Hill, Kansas earned a sixth place ribbon with their combined score of 174.25 and Jane Gaston’s Taken, ridden by Paige Parker of Southampton, New Jersey, placed seventh with their combined score of 172.75. Eighth place went to Courtenay Billings’ Don’t Tell, ridden by Sarah Milliren of Athens, Georgia for their combined score of 172.25.

Holly Shepherd and Jade are greeted in the winner’s circle by Gulf Coast Classic Company’s Bob Bell and Drew Coster. Champion Cooler provided by Arenus

Roland Park, owned by Mount Fair Equine, LLC and ridden by Dudley MacFarlane of Crozet, Virginia picked up a tenth place ribbon for their combined score of 168, eleventh place went to Young and Elizabeth Faraci’s Phelps and Shepherd and Micaela Kennedy’s Magnus Jacque Mate Mail wrapped up the class with a twelfth place finish.

Kruse Cushion Ride is the Official Footing Provider for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit.  Made of recycled material, with very little dust, it is absolutely the perfect footing for your indoor or outdoor arenas-all at an affordable price. Riders love the footing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic and attest to its performance.  For more information, visit Kruse Cushion Ride on the web or stop in the office for more information.

Gulf Coast Classic Company and Sidelines Magazine President, Bob Bell, greet Jane Curtin and Limelight, Ltd. in the winner’s circle
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

The overwhelmingly popular Sidelines Green Hunter 3′ and 3’3″ Divisions, which are offered for only $5, thanks to sponsor Sidelines Magazine, hosted a field of 22 riders in the 3′ Division and 9 in the 3’3″ Division.

Limelight, Ltd., owned by Liz Hudspeth and ridden by Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia was Champion in the 3′ Division and Holly Shepherd and Belle Rolfe’s Boure earned a Reserve.

The Sidelines Green Hunter 3’3″ Division crowned Olivia Falkenberry’s Notes from the Underground, ridden by Tom Brennan the Championship while Phelps, ridden by Megan Young earned the Reserve Championship.

Tom Brennan and Notes from the Underground are congratulated by Bob Bell
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

Brennan is a strong advocate of the Sidelines Green Hunter Divisions and has commented that this is the most important division for the development of the hunter horses. “The pace that we develop our horses is more important than age specifications, especially in the instances of second career horses. The Green Hunter division allows flexibility for the trainer to bring the horse along according to the horse’s development, rather than by its age or some other specification. The $5.00 entry fee further incentivizes the trainers and owners and the end result is better developed hunters and happy horse owners and trainers,” he said.

Sidelines Magazine is the premier equestrian magazine focused on the people in the equestrian world. From beautiful photography to award winning editorial, Sidelines Magazine is distributed each month to 49 states throughout North America and can be found at the most prestigious equestrian events in the country. Celebrating 29 years as the leading equestrian magazine, Sidelines Magazine embraces the equestrian lifestyle and transports its readers from the sidelines to center ring. Pick up your complimentary copy in the office or view it online for free.

The $2,000 Sidelines Green Hunters is scheduled every week of the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit and costs only $5 to enter. Yes, Five Dollars! Earn valuable mileage and cash in this generous offering made possible by Sidelines Magazine.

WEEK V ON DECK:  BIG $$ WEEK FOR THE HUNTERS

Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

The Hunters are gearing up for the BIG Week V at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit. Judges Tony Scarlata, Scott Fitton, Chance Arakelian and Marlene Thomas will officiate over the hunters next week for the biggest week in hunters on the Gulf Coast.

The $25,777 USHJA international Hunter Derby, presented by Devoucoux, will take place Friday morning on the world famous grass Grand Prix field. There will be a 7:30 am Derby breakfast sponsored by Loretta Patterson and Accolade Farm for all hunter riders, owners and trainers adjacent to the Grand Prix Field.

John Mastriano and Tustin Farm will sponsor the $1,000 Hunter Groom’s Class which takes place between the International and National Hunter Derbies next Friday. There is no entry fee! Visit the show office to enter!

Of course, the Sidelines Green Hunter Divisions will also take place in addition to hunter offerings for every level of horse and rider!

THE HUNTERS ARE HEADING TO ATLANTA!

Join us in Atlanta for the best in hunter competition!
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

Don’t miss the next stop on the Classic Company tour! The Atlanta Spring Classics kick off at the Georgia International Horse Park March 22nd for two weeks of AA competition. The hunters will love the beautiful, spacious, newly resurfaced Hunter Arena as well as the class offerings!

The $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby takes place Friday, March 31st and a host of Hunter classes are offered daily both weeks. Reserve your stalls today and enter online!

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

Fun describes the Gulf Coast Winter Classics!
Photo: Alison Hartwell Photography

The Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies’ philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse.  From Lead Line to Olympic level Grand Prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies offer competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry.

Service is what sets the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company apart from other horse show companies.  Consistently awarded the USHJA’s Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies provide champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues.  Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is their hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company produced events each year.

All sponsorship and media inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel.

All show program advertising inquiries should be directed to Drew Coster.

Exhibitor Information

2017 Gulf Coast Prize List

Grand Prix each week
USHJA International Hunter Derby II&V
USHJA National Hunter Derby Classes
Hunter and Jumper Classics

Schedule – Week 1

Schedule – Week 2

Schedule – Week 3

Schedule – Week 4

Schedule – Week 5

Schedule – Week 6

Entry Forms

Camper Reservation

Lodging Information

 

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino 

875 Beach Boulevard

Biloxi, MS 39530

888-464-2556

Luxury is what it’s all about! Beau Rivage is a 32 story, 1740 room AAA Four Diamond resort. With two gourmet restaurants, BR Prime and Jia, new Casino lounge, Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oak golf course, 85,000 square foot casino, spa, salon and lots of shopping, this is the ultimate destination on the Gulf Coast.  Visit the website for a complete tour of the resort.

Click here to reserve


Best Western Plus Seaway Inn

9475 US 49

Gulfport, MS 39503

228-864-0050

The Best Western Plus Seaway Inn is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate of $59 per night.
Just off Highway 49, this airy hotel is a short distance from the Equestrian Center.
Featuring free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the contemporary rooms offer desks, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Suites have in-room whirpool tubs and/or sitting areas. Exterior corridors leading to the rooms surround a courtyard. Amenities include free hot breakfast & parking, an airport shuttle, a pool in a courtyard, and a cocktail lounge. There’s also a business center and a fitness facilities.
Pet Friendly.

Call for the horse show rate


Clarion

9445 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-868-3300

Horse Show Rate of $64 per night.
Off Interstate 10, this casual hotel is short distance from the Equestrian Center.

The traditional-style rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers; some have seating areas with pull-out sofas and/or in-room whirlpool tubs. Freebies include hot buffet breakfast, an airport shuttle and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a furnished terrace, in addition to a business center and meeting space. Pet Friendly.

Call 228-868-3300 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.

Click here to visit hotel website


Hilton Garden Inn Airport

14100 Airport Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-863-4996

The Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport Airport is conveniently located in close proximity to all the Gulf Coast offers! Spacious rooms, onsite dining and bar, relaxing pool, fitness room, well-equipped office center, and complimentary airport shuttle are just some of the amenities the Hilton Garden Inn offers its guests. Friendly and courteous staff and well appointed and immaculate rooms will greet you upon your return from a busy day of competing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics!

Click here to visit hotel website


Holiday Inn Gulfport-Airport

9515 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-679-1700

The award winning Holiday Inn Hotel Gulfport – Airport is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate of $89 per night.
You can enjoy a relaxing stay at our Gulfport accommodations, ideally located off I-10 and Highway 49, just a short distance from the Equestrian Center. Also, be sure to enjoy the complimentary airport shuttle provided by our hotel to the nearby Gulfport Airport. While lodging in Gulfport, take advantage of our heated, indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center and on-site restaurant, which offers a casual dining atmosphere where kids can eat for free.

Book Online or Call 228-679-1700 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.

Click here to visit hotel website


Comfort Inn & Suites Crystal Inn Sportsplex9379 Canal Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-822-9600Comfort Inn – Closest hotel to the Horse Show Grounds is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show rate of $59 per night or if you stay for a week or longer, the rate will be $54 per night. Pet Friendly.Call 228-822-9600 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.Click here for reservations

The Residence Inn

14100 Airport Road

Gulfport, Mississippi  39503

228-867-1722

Located right next to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Residence Inn Gulfport-Biloxi Airport is an all-suite hotel. If you’re looking for an extended-stay hotel on the Mississippi Coast, you’ll find convenience and great amenities. Enjoy a spacious studio, one or two-bedroom suites offering separate living, eating and sleeping areas, complimentary high-speed Internet, full kitchens and luxurious bedding. Enjoy complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily, The Mix social hour three nights a week, grocery shopping service, fitness center, complimentary airport shuttle, and seasonal outdoor pool.

The Residence Inn is pet-friendly!

  Click here to visit hotel website


ABOUT THE CLASSIC AND GULF COAST CLASSIC COMPANIES

 The Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies‘ philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse.  From Lead Line to Olympic level Grand Prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies offer competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry.

Service is what sets the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company apart from other horse show companies.   Consistently awarded the USHJA‘s Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies provide champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues.  Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is their hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company produced events each year.

All sponsorship and media inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel.

All show program advertising inquiries should be directed to Drew Coster.

ClassicCompany.com
GulfCoastClassicCompany.com

Phone/Fax:  (843) 768-5503

Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457