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Missy Clark Clinic and The Collection $1,000 Hunter Classics Among Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Highlights

January 01, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Tampa, FL – December 31, 2013 – In addition to offering competitors six full days of American Quarter Horse Association shows, the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit features exciting classes unique to the circuit and free clinics for exhibitors, put on by some of the top names in the industry.


On Sunday, December 30, leading equitation trainer Missy Clark conducted a two-session Equitation Over Fences Clinic, and later the same day, hunter competitors took on The Collection Hunter Classic and The Collection Non-Pro Hunter Classic. The two $1,000 Hunter Classics ran simultaneously with an exhibitor party, adding to the overall experience for all participating.


Participants in the Missy Clark clinic

For more highlights, videos and photos from the last two days of the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, running Dec. 27 – 31, 2013, like the circuit on Facebook here or by searching ‘Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit’ on Facebook.

Results from the third and fourth days of competition at the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit are now available to view online. To view the complete results click the results image below or visit


Click the link ( for full results from Sunday and Monday.

For more information about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, please visit


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


EVENT: Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show and Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show


WHEN: Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show December 27-31, 2013 and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show January 1-6, 2014


WHAT: Two weeks of Quarter Horse shows featuring 12 full AQHA shows and ten full days of events including AQHA hunters, equitation, reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship halter classes at Bob Thomas Equestrian, plus additional strictly Western classes, Roping, Working Cowhorse, Cutting, and the newest event, Ranch Pleasure, held at Triple J Arena in Sarasota. Please call 561-722-7979 for more information about Triple J Arena classes.


WHERE: Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds

4800 North US Highway 301

Tampa, FL 33680





–       Western and English Pleasure

–       Trail

–       Hunters and Equitation

–       Driving

–       Showmanship

–       Halter


THE FACILITY: Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa, FL

All arenas have a separate warm-up area:

Grand Prix Field 250′ x 350′

Covered Ring 165′ x 300′

Annex Ring 150′ x 275′

Indoor Ring 130′ x 250′



Gold Coast – Dec. 27 – Dec. 31:

–       Tony Burris

–       John Dean

–       Scott Hofstetter

–       Nancy Sue Ryan

–       Steve Stephens

–       Carla Wennburg

–       Daren Wright



Hilton Garden Inn
10309 Highland Manor Drive
Tampa, FL 33610
Direct phone for Reservations 813-626-6700

Residence Inn Fairgrounds
9719 Princess Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33619
Direct phone for Reservations 813-627-8855

LaQuinta Fairgrounds
4811 US Highway 301 N
Tampa, FL 33680
Direct phone for Reservations 813-626-0885
Phone for Rates- Pets Free    Sheraton Tampa East

10221 Princess Palm Ave

Tampa, Fl. 33610


Rate $77 plus tax

Pets free up to 40 pounds

Red Roof Inn – Brandon
10121 Horace Ave.
Tampa, FL 33619
Mention horse show for best rate
Direct phone for Reservations 813-681-8484
Pets Stay Free
4 miles to show grounds

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tampa
5223 North Orient Road (next to show grounds)
Tampa, FL
(813) 627-7625

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd #105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)