Sarah Lebsock and Version of Goodbar were class winners in the Amateur Showmanship at Halter. Photo: Cody Parmenter.
Tampa, Fla. – Dec. 27, 2019 – The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit returned to the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center for a record five-day run at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Friday. In 2018, the event was named one of the top 10 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows in the country and the sixth-largest AQHA show in the nation. It has become so popular that it became necessary for show management, An Equine Production, to add one day of competition in order to accommodate the increased entries.
“The show is bigger than ever. The number of horses competing and the number of entries are way up,” said Kathy Avolt of An Equine Production. “We added the extra day because we realized that the exhibitors needed time to school as well as to show. We didn’t want to make the days too long; we want them to enjoy their experience, so we extended the show. It’s an amazing problem to have!”
The nation’s top Quarter Horses and riders will compete for vital year-end points and coveted circuit awards throughout the five days. Saturday’s schedule includes American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) hunter, jumper, pleasure, horsemanship, and trail classes.
Watch all five days of the 2019 Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit live, sponsored by Morrissey Management Group, on the home page of the horse show’s website. The daily feed will rotate rings so that viewers are able to view competition in each ring at some point throughout the week.
To view the all-new 2019 Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit schedule of events, please click here.