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Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Extends Dates and Adds Prize Money

Madison Nirenstein and No Doubt Im Trouble, 2018 Amateur Showmanship at Halter circuit champions. Photo: Cody Parmenter.

Tampa, Fla. – Oct. 4, 2019 – Save the date! Back for its next chapter, the popular Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit will return to the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds better than ever thanks to the growing popularity of the event. Due to an increase in exhibitor interest, the horse show has added an extra day of competition, with the 2019 installment beginning Friday, December 27 and concluding Tuesday, Dec. 31, and the prize money pot has increased to $50,000 shared between both the Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Circuits. Over the course of five days of competition in five rings, Quarter Horses and Paints of multiple disciplines will demonstrate their skills to celebrate the excellence and versatility of the breeds.

In 2018, the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit was again named one of the top 10 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows in the country, this time successfully operating as the sixth largest AQHA show in the nation. Approved by the AQHA, American Paint Horse Association (APHA), and National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA), the competition is consistently one of the highest-ranked events of its caliber, and attracts exhibitors from coast to coast. The 2018 installment saw competitors from as far away as New Hampshire, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Texas, and Colorado.

Under the direction and show management services of An Equine Production, the 2018 Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit showcased more than 11,000 total entries in 2018, up from the 2017 event. Of that incredible total, 8,450 horses represented AQHA entries, while the remainder consisted of non-AQHA exhibitors. In 2019, the show is excited to feature leveled HUS and WP to enhance its new schedule, plus new jackpots paid on circuit points. No additional entry fee is required, and each class will be paid after the Circuit and Reserve Circuit award winners are determined.

In addition to serving as the ideal setting to welcome in the new year, exhibitors can expect a number of much-anticipated improvements highlighted by some of the best all-weather footing in the country, as well as extensive and well-planned drainage systems installed in all of the outdoor rings at the Florida State Fairgrounds to ensure perfect footing regardless of the conditions. The state-of-the-art facility further offers ample riding and lunging spaces.

With five days of competition under numerous judges, the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit presents exhibitors with opportunities to earn valuable year-end points and exciting prizes in the beautiful Florida weather. There is also a multitude of activities outside of the show as the Florida State Fairgrounds sits in close proximity to all of the major theme parks and provides easy access to various beach and fishing sites.

For additional information on the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, please visit flgoldcoastcircuit.com.

Media Contact: Elaine Wessel
(561) 753-3389 | ew@phelpsmediagroup.com

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

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.

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, visit www.prohorseshow.com.

For more information about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, please visit www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com.

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

WEBSITE: www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com and www.fqha.net

HIGHLIGHTS:
– Western & 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′

JUDGES:
Gold Coast – Dec. 27-31:
– Tony Burris
– John Dean
– Scott Hofstetter
– Nancy Sue Ryan
– Steve Stephens
– Carla Wennburg
– Daren Wright

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Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Day Two Highlights

Tampa, FL – December 29, 2013 – Results from the second day of competition at the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit are now available to view online. To view the complete results, visit www.prohorseshow.com.

Want more from the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, including videos from yesterday’s Scott Hofstetter clinic? ‘Like’ the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit on Facebook here!

The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit features six full American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows and five days of events including hunters, equitation, AQHA reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship, halter classes, roping and the newest event, ranch pleasure. With the horse show ending on December 31, the circuit’s six shows provide an ideal opportunity for exhibitors to accumulate final year-end AQHA points.

For more information about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, please visit www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com.

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

WEBSITE: www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com and www.fqha.net

HIGHLIGHTS:
– Western & 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′

JUDGES:
Gold Coast – Dec. 27-31:
– Tony Burris
– John Dean
– Scott Hofstetter
– Nancy Sue Ryan
– Steve Stephens
– Carla Wennburg
– Daren Wright

Emily Riden for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

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Wellington, FL 33414
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Jocelyn Sandor Urban Fine Art to Award Winners Commissioned Portraits at Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show

Tampa, FL – December 20, 2013 – Thanks to the generous support of Jocelyn Sandor Urban Fine Art, Western Riding competitors at the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit could be riding away with a gorgeous graphite portrait of their favorite equine.

During the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, to be held December 27-31, 2013 at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, winners of each of the five Western Riding divisions will be awarded a commissioned graphite drawing of the horse of their choosing. The top finishers in the Select Amateur, Amateur, Youth, Senior and Green Western Riding divisions will be presented with the opportunity to have their most valued equine immortalized in striking graphite by Urban.

Urban has been creating stunning oil, graphite and conte crayon portraits of horses and dogs since 1981.

“I try to capture the soul of each animal I draw or paint,” Urban said previously. “Each one is different; each has its own story. A drawing can emphasize important aspects of the look of an animal in ways a photo cannot. An accurate, sensitive representation of a subject in an interesting composition is my goal.”

In addition to her breathtaking portraits, Urban and her husband created a line of equestrian greeting cards, particularly focused on depicting the humorous side of life with horses.

“It’s a line of greeting cards for horse owners and horse enthusiasts. We have approximately 80 of them right now. A number of them are pretty funny,” Urban explained. “They range from cards about riding and horse care to the portraits to Christmas cards.”

To view samples of the card line, to browse Urban’s portfolio and to learn more about Jocelyn Sandor Urban Fine Art, visit www.fursure.com.

For more information about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, please visit www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com. The schedule and stall reservation form are now available for download. For regular updates about the competition, please find us on Facebook by searching “Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit.”

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

WEBSITE: www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com and www.fqha.net

HIGHLIGHTS:
– Western & 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′

JUDGES:
Gold Coast – Dec. 27-31:
– Tony Burris
– John Dean
– Scott Hofstetter
– Nancy Sue Ryan
– Steve Stephens
– Carla Wennburg
– Daren Wright

Emily Riden for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

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The Collection Hunter Classic Returns under the Lights at Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit

The Collection Hunter Classics return for the Florida Gold Coast Circuit for the 11th year. Photo courtesy of client.

Tampa, FL – December 5, 2013 – For 10 consecutive years The Collection Hunter Classic and The Collection Non-Pro Hunter Classic have been highlight events during the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit. Now in their 11th year, The Collection Hunter Classics will be back and better than ever at this year’s Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, running December 27-31, 2013, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, FL.

Presented by The Collection, a niche clothing company serving hunter seat riders of all disciplines and all breeds, the $1,000 Collection Hunter Classic and the $1,000 Collection Non-Pro Hunter Classic will be held under the lights on December 30, 2013.  The two $1,000 classes will showcase the talent of the country’s top Quarter Horse hunters over a traditional hunter course.

“The Classics are a blast. With one of them being an open and one of them being non-pro, it gives the trainers a chance to ride the horses and then the non-pros (both youth and amateur), get to come in, ride and enjoy it as well,” explained The Collection owner and Classic sponsor Robin Petix.

“Last year, for the first time, we made it an evening class, and it was so well received. We’re very happy to be doing that again this year,” Petix said. “There’ll be hot hors d’oeuvres and a party to go along with the class. Riders dress formally, and we give great gifts and prizes. It’s an all-around really fun event for everyone.”

In addition to The Collection Hunter Classics, the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit features six full American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows and five days of events including hunters, equitation, AQHA reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship, halter classes, roping and the newest event, ranch pleasure. With the horse show ending on December 31, the circuit’s six shows provide an ideal opportunity for exhibitors to accumulate final year-end AQHA points.

In the week following the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, Quarter Horse competition continues with the Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, to be held January 1-6, 2014. The HUNTER CLASSICS will return during the second week of shows, but this time riders will be returning in pairs.

“It’s going to be a Pairs Stake Classic,” explained Petix. “Everyone will compete over an individual course, and they’ll have already chosen their riding partner. After the individual course, each obstacle is widened and for the callback each pair of riders ride the course jumping each fence as a pair… very exciting!”

The new $1,000 Gulf Coast Hunter Pairs Classic is sponsored by David Connors and Bill Ellis, Chuck Briggs, Elise and Richard Cognetti, Mona’s and The Collection. Vendors will provide all Pairs exhibitors with gifts and prizes as well as stakes monies, allowing non-pro riders to compete for impressive awards.

“The Quarter Horse people truly had the largest part in building The Collection over the years. Supporting these events is a thank you to my customers and to the trainers and people around the shows who have supported our business for years and years,” Petix said.

To learn more about The Collection, visit http://www.thecollectiononlinestore.com.

For more information about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show, please visit www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com. The schedule and stall reservation form are now available for download. For regular updates about the competition, please find us on Facebook by searching “Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit.”

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

WEBSITE: www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com and www.fqha.net

HIGHLIGHTS:
– Western & 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′

JUDGES:
Gold Coast – Dec. 27-31:
– Tony Burris
– John Dean
– Scott Hofstetter
– Nancy Sue Ryan
– Steve Stephens
– Carla Wennburg
– Daren Wright

Emily Riden for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

MEDIA CONTACT:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd #105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)
pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com
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