Jay Land pilots Nepal over an oxer to the win in the $25,000 EMO Welcome Class. Flashpoint Photography.
Valentine’s Day was sweet for the Land family of Alpharetta, Georgia when father Jay and daughter Frances were the only two to finish clean in the $25,000 EMO Welcome Class yesterday. Jay Land turned in a fault-free first round in a time of 81.951 seconds riding his and wife Kim’s Nepal, while his daughter Frances rode her own Vieanne, also clean in a time of 78.514 seconds. After turning in a jump off round in 42.9810 seconds, Jay Land and Nepal took the win while Frances and Vieanne accepted second place honors. Theo Genn of Lebanon, Ohio rode Paradox, owned by Thomas Bruinsma, to third place in a first round time of 85.978 seconds with one fault. Fourth place went to Scott Lenkart and his own Impulsive who turned in a first round effort in 76.930 seconds and four jump faults.
The Kastel Denmark Exhibitor Party under the VIP tent was a huge success during the $25,000 EMO Welcome class. Susan Benson, representing Kastel Denmark, hosted the reception which offered complimentary wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres for all.
“The day was a huge success,” said Gulf Coast Classic Company President, Bob Bell. “The exhibitors really enjoyed the party and the class went really well,” he added.
“I had a great time hosting the Kastel Denmark party at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic,” said Kastel Denmark’s representative Susan Benson. “We really enjoyed seeing everyone and especially all of the Gulf Coast Classic Company staff wearing the Kastel Denmark jackets!” she added.
FREE LIVE WEB STREAMING OF ALL WELCOME AND GRAND PRIX CLASSES!
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The complete schedule for free, live web casting is as follows:
Gulf Coast National II
Sunday February 16 2:00 pm $35,000 EMO Grand Prix
Gulf Coast Magnolia Classic III
Friday, February 21 at 3:00 pm $25,000 Welcome
Sunday February 23 at 2:00 pm $50,000 CWD Grand Prix
Gulf Coast Mid-Winter Classic IV
Friday February 28 at 3:00 pm $25,000 Welcome
Sunday March 2 at 2:00 pm $50,000 Grand Prix
Gulf Coast Sunshine Classic V
Friday March 7 at 8:00 am USHJA International Hunter Derby
Friday March 7 at 3:00 pm $25,000 Welcome
Sunday March 9 at 2:00 pm $77,700 Governor’s Cup Grand Prix
Gulf Coast Finale VI
Sunday March 16 at 2:00 pm $25,000 Grand Prix
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This Sunday the $35,000 Nutrena Grand Prix takes to the world class turf field and there is no better place to watch the action than the VIP tent. Tables are only $325 a week and Sunday’s luncheon will be catered by the Gulf Coast Classic Company’s Official Restaurant Partner, Salute Italian. Salute Italian Seafood Restaurant is located in Gulfport and offers a fine dining experience in a casual dining atmosphere. They will bring their classic Italian dishes made from the finest traditional ingredients as well as coastal inspired seafood dishes to the VIP tent this Sunday. For only $325, you and seven of your friends, family or clients can sample the award-winning Italian coastal cuisine and enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne. Make sure to see Jonathan in the show office to secure your table today!
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 on the web at www.ClassicCompany.com 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 email@example.com.
See you at the ring,
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457