Pensacola Count Down Is ON!

The Escambia County Equestrian Center is home to the Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Pensacola for three weeks starting January 13 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. 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! Truly the most perfect stop for those heading to the Gulf Coast Classic Winter Shows.

Offering classes, prize money and jump heights for all levels, USEF Premier for Hunters week II, USHJA National Hunter Derby Week II, $25,000 Grand Prix weeks II and III and a USHJA International Hunter Derby Week II, $5.00 Pre Green Hunter divisions with $1,000 prize money and USHJA Pre Green Incentive and Challenge are offered.

We invite you to prep your horses and riders at this world class facility. One of the first European settlements in the United States, Pensacola offers great restaurants, a wide variety of lodging, a wonderful boutique town and Gulf Coast waterfront just a short drive from the show grounds.

The Pre-Green Division will be only FIVE DOLLARS per horse this winter in both Pensacola and Gulfport!

This year marks the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Pensacola Circuit’s fifth anniversary and to celebrate, all Pre-Green entries are only $5.00. That’s right – five dollars! This epic offering is a testament to the Gulf Coast Classic Company’s commitment to the development of the young horses in the sport.

In addition to the $5.00 Pre-Green Division, the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Pensacola Circuit will also offer weekly grand prix, national hunter derbies, $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome Classes in addition to some feature competitions such as Week I’s $10,000 EMO Open Jumper Classic, Week II’s $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and $25,000 Nutrena Classic Grand Prix and Week III’s $25,000 eAwardz Grand Prix. With something for everyone, this is THE circuit to get valuable mileage for young horses and riders, prize money and experience the award-winning Classic Company service.

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

Gulf Coast Winter Classic Gulfport Circuit

The secret is out! Gulfport, Mississippi is THE place to show! With more than a million in prize money and awards, the best footing in the show world and the best management staff, add to that 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!

Six hundred eight 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 tent, exhibitor parties every week and fun for the whole family with a class for everyone is what sets the Gulf Coast Winter Classic apart from other winter competitions.

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 best news? The Gulf Coast Winter Classic offers the best showing experience for a fraction of the cost of 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 in Gulfport, Mississippi this winter and discover why the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

The Gulf Coast Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. For more information on Gulf Coast Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at

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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