February 24, 2013 – The Gulf Coast Classic Company announces that it will continue to have a security guard at the front gate 24 hours a day every day, checking all horses arriving onto the property. All horses arriving onto the Harrison County Fairgrounds must have current Health Certificates and paperwork. Please call the office for more information at 228.832.2745.
Coggins and current health papers will be checked at the gate and day ship-ins will no longer be allowed. EHV1 is very serious and it is recommended that horses be properly vaccinated and that all owners keep a daily temperature log for their horses, especially if they show signs of any change in their normal routine. For additional information, please contact Gulf Coast Classic’s Official Veterinarian, Dr. Juan Gamboa, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“These measures have been put into place to protect the horses showing at the Gulf Coast Classic Winter Series. We appreciate your support in our efforts. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the horse show office or email email@example.com,” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.
As one of the only non-Florida AA Circuits, the Gulf Coast Classic Company is trying to isolate its exhibitors’ horses and the show grounds from a potential EHV1 outbreak. “Due to the EHV1 in Ocala, we are taking many precautions for our horses. We were sold out for Week IV with exhibitors coming from Ocala to compete in the $35,000 CWD Grand Prix and the $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix Week V. Unfortunately, in view of the EHV1 situation, some of those previously reserved stalls will not be used now. So, we have a few openings for anyone with a change in plans who now wants to compete at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic,” said Bell. “If you want stalls and want to show with us, we would love to have you. Call 228.832.2745 for stalls,” he said. “On a positive note, what a great time to discover the Classic difference!” he added.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All program advertising should be directed to Nate Poliquin, Program Sales Representative 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