Gulf Coast Classic Countdown

Perfect 10 Circuit Starts in Pensacola

The Gulf Coast Winter Classic in Pensacola, Florida starts January 4th and kicks off three weeks of top show jumping competition along the Gulf of Mexico. The three weeks of show jumping on the Emerald Coast in Pensacola, followed by six weeks on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, all on one circuit, add up to a perfect 10!

The prize lists are online and signing up could not be easier! Just click here to go to the Gulf Coast Classic’s service partner and enter your entire barn for no additional fees!

It’s Perfect in Pensacola!

The Escambia County Equestrian Center is home to the Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Pensacola for three weeks and offers a huge covered arena, beautiful outdoor arenas, plenty of stabling in permanent barns with large stalls, indoor wash racks and roomy aisles. On-site RV pads with water and electric hook up are available and scenic riding trails are also a part of the equestrian center.

Top hotels are just minutes from the show grounds, offering plenty of lodging choices for those with and without pets. Partner hotels offer special rates for those showing in Pensacola. Long time sponsor, Red Roof Inn, offers special horse show rates. Red Roof Inn is a pet-friendly hotel in close proximity to the show grounds that offers complimentary Internet access, breakfasts and parking. Select rooms offer microwaves and mini-fridges. Coin laundry is available. Book your rooms early and remember to mention that you are showing at the Gulf Coast Classic Pensacola shows!

World class shopping and dining on the Gulf of Mexico, just a fifteen minute drive from the show grounds, make for great Mondays for everyone in your barn!

Week One of the Saturday night grand prix schedule kicks off with a $10,000 Jumper Classic, Week II offers the $25,000 Nutrena Grand Prix, and Week III wraps up Pensacola with the $25,000 EMO Grand Prix. There are Derby classes each week and a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Week II. There will be a complimentary Wild West Show Week III to close out this year’s Pensacola shows.

Go West!

After three Pensacola perfect weeks, go west! Hop on I-10 and only two hours later arrive in Gulfport, Mississippi, home to six weeks of AA Gulf Coast Winter Classics on the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The six week AA Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Gulfport kick off February 7 and offer more than a million in prize money and awards. Combine that fact with the best turf field in the country, top show management staff, its Mississippi Gulf Coast location, complete with beachfront hotels and condos, and some of the best seafood and fishing in the country and you have a winner!

The Gulf Coast Winter Classics offer weekly grand prix, hunter derbies, meter 1.20, 1.40 AND 1.30 jumper classes. Classes range from walk trot to grand prix, so bring the whole barn!

The Gulf Coast Winter Classics run through Mardi Gras season. Only an hour from New Orleans – what a great way to spend your Mondays. Let the good times roll!

608 permanent stalls and more than 500 tent stalls are available. Strict bio-security measures have always made these show grounds a safe haven for all horses. Complimentary riders’ lounges at the jumper and hunter rings, VIP service and tables offer a full cash bar and delightful meals and snacks Thursday through Sundays.

More than 130 RV spots complete with electric and water hooks ups are available as well as partnerships with world-class hotels located just a short drive from the show grounds. The Residence Inn by Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn are a 10 minute drive to the show grounds and adjacent to the Biloxi International Airport. The Residence Inn by Marriott is pet-friendly and offers special exhibitor rates in addition to the Manager’s Reception three times a week and a complimentary hot breakfast every day! Click here to book your room at the discounted rate.

The Hilton Garden Inn is located next door to the Residence Inn by Marriott and offers an onsite restaurant and bar, complimentary WiFi, fitness center and outdoor pool and special discount rates for those showing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics! A mile from the airport and just ten minutes from the show grounds, the Hilton Garden Inn is looking forward to providing you blue ribbon service while in Gulfport.

Exhibitor parties take place every week, either on-site or at local world class casinos and restaurants. These are fun for the whole family!

The best news? The Gulf Coast Classic offers the best showing experience for a fraction of the cost of the other shows. Better footing, world renown course designers, a fun coastal town with world class shopping and dining, an airport just 15 miles away – what are you waiting for?

Join the Gulf Coast Classic on the Gulf of Mexico this winter and discover your new favorite show!

The Gulf Coast Classic Company and the Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. Together, they offer the best exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events each winter. Please visit them at and or call them at 843-768-5503.

All sponsorship, marketing and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Sponsorship, Marketing and Public Relations Director at

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See you at the ring,
Bob Bell
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

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