Let the Good Times Roll! Next Stop: Gulfport!

Holly Shepherd pilots Streetwise over an oxer in a 2012 Gulf Coast Classic Grand Prix. Photos by Flashpoint Photography

As the temperatures drop, the fun will be heating up at the Gulf Coast Classic Company’s Gulfport Series. The well-loved Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Gulfport, Mississippi are staged and ready to welcome thousands of equestrians from all over the country.

“The new grass grand prix field is absolutely perfect,” commented Classic Company President, Bob Bell.  “The tents are being put up as we speak and the finishing touches on the stalls are moving along. We’ve got a great response to our shows this year and we’re excited to welcome everyone back to the Gulf Coast,” he added.

Keeping with the festive atmosphere of the town, the Gulf Coast Classic Company will offer a VIP Club with complimentary food and drinks for all of the VIP patrons. Tables are only $250 a week and can be purchased in the show office. Featuring top restaurants each week, as well as breakfast and bar service, this will be the place to be to refuel yourself while watching top show jumping action and socializing with friends.

The Gulf Coast Classic in Gulfport, is where the fun will be this winter, so don’t miss it!  Remember, Mardi Gras in neighboring New Orleans goes on during the Gulfport shows and that festive atmosphere spills onto the show grounds. With its close proximity to the Gulf Coast beaches, class offerings, prize money, and social scene, the Gulf Coast Classic Company’s Gulfport shows are a must on everyone’s show list.  The show will feature weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, the $10,000 International Hunter Derby Week IV and a weekly Grand Prix to name a few highlights.  The Grand Prix schedule kicks off on February 10 with the $25,000 Johnson Horse Transportation Grand Prix and is followed up with the $35,000 Nutrena Grand Prix on February 17, the $35,000 Adequan Grand Prix on February 24, the $35,000 CWD Grand Prix on March 3 and the circuit grand finale, the $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix scheduled for March 10.

The crowds of spectators come out to cheer on grand prix competition every week in Gulfport

Anyone who has shown with the Classic Company knows what sets them apart from the rest:  Classic Shows are FUN!  And, this year the fun continues at the Gulfport show with complimentary exhibitor parties, breakfasts, luncheons and office snacks to make your showing experience the best ever.

Classic Company never charges a scratch or add fee for those last minute adds and scratches, so if you haven’t entered yet, go to the prize list or simply click on Equestrian Connect to fill out your entry form and stabling requests.

Equestrian Connect is Classic Company’s Official Service Provider and allows exhibitors to store their data one time, on the web, and then use that data to automatically fill out hunter/jumper entry forms across the country.  The service offers a free 45 day trial period for new members.  At the conclusion of the trial period, Equestrian Connect offers an annual subscription, or a “pay as you go” service.    The service allows exhibitors to save both time and money.  This is the one-minute online entry service that will help you get your entries in on time and you to the show!

So, whether you are a seasoned veteran or a novice looking for a positive show experience, look to the Gulf Coast Classic shows in Gulfport, and let the good times roll!

The Gulf Coast Classic's Gulfport Shows are always a crowd pleaser

The 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 Classic Company and its exhibitor- friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them 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 classicsponsorship@gmail.com.  All program advertising should be directed to Nate Poliquin, Program Sales Representative at classicshowads@yahoo.com.

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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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