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Purina Aniamal Nutrition Named Official Feed of the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Feb 08, 2019

Gulf Coast Winter Series
February 13 - March 31, 2019
For Immediate Release: February 8, 2019
Gulfport, Mississippi

Purina Animal Nutrition has signed on as the Official Feed of the 2019 Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit which kicks off on February 13th at the Harrison County Fairgrounds for seven weeks of top competition on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast!

As sponsors of the $25,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix held Week II, Purina feed will be available for purchase at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic and will be delivered directly to your barn at the show. Fazzio’s Home and Farm Center, located around the corner from the showgrounds on Highway 53 in Gulfport, also carries additional Purina feed and products as well as barn supplies.

Purina is synonymous with animal nutrition. Their ideas, research and feed have revolutionized the way animals are fed. Over the past 125 years, they have discovered 235 nutritional solutions for animals across 24 species. Purina believes that there is no such thing as being too careful with animal nutrition and they test every feed product at every step. They pride themselves on quality assurance with their goal of unlocking the greatest potential of every animal.

Purina’s equine feed line addresses the unique needs of all horses including breeding, senior horses, special needs, performance horses and pleasure horses. Purina also offers gastric health and supplement feeds that address equine gastric health issues. 

"I am happy and excited to have Purina on board with our event. We will enjoy promoting their top quality equine feed to our horse show community," commented Show Coordinator Janet McCarroll. 

Bob Bell, President of the Gulf Coast Classic Company said, ““We are delighted that Purina will be our Official Feed, Purina Animal Nutrition is the leader in the animal nutrition field and we are happy to exclusively offer Purina feed at our shows this winter,” he added. "Our competitors love Purina feed and we are happy to have them on board this year!”
Attention Hunters! Three Two One! GO!

Three International Hunter Derbies, two USHJA Pony Derbies and one $15,777 3’ and 3’3” Green Hunter Classic. The Gulf Coast Winter Classic is the circuit for hunters and no other circuit awards as many points as those held on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! $5 division entry fees for the weekly $1,500 Sidelines Green Hunters and don’t miss the Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derbies with non-pro rider bonuses held each week! Come see why the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

WCHR Event - Week 3
$10,777 USHJA Intl Hunter Derby - Week 2 
$15,777 USHJA Intl Hunter Derby - Week 4 (held on Grass Grand Prix Field) 
$10,777 USHJA Intl Hunter Derby - Week 6 
$15,777 Green 3’/3’3” Classic - Week 5
$1,500 USHJA Pony Derby - Weeks 3 & 5
$3,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic Hunter Derby 3’ & 3’3” each week with Non-Pro Bonus Cash
Green 3’/3’3” Incentive and Challenge Classics each week 
Green 3’6”/3’9” Incentive Classics each week 
Multiple Division Classics each week 
$5 Sidelines Green 3’ & 3’3” and Young Hunter Division Entry Fees 

The Gulf Coast Winter Classic's grass grand prix field has been hailed the best in the country by world class Olympic Course Designers. All weather KCR footing is installed in the other jumper arenas and riders rave about the quality! Come see why the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Grand Prix each week (held on the Incredible Grass Field)
Welcome Class each week 
Open Jumper Classic each week 1.25m 
Multiple Division Classics each week on the Incredible Grass Field 
$5 Young Jumper Division Entry Fee   

The Gulf Coast and Classic Company’s philosophy is to offer an event for every level of rider and horse. From lead line to Olympic level grand prix competition, from seasoned veteran horse and rider team to a first time horse show experience, the Gulf Coast Classic Company offers competition that provides the competitor substantial prize money, award-winning facilities and courses, quality competition and the best customer service in the industry. 

Service is what sets the Gulf Coast Classic Company apart from other horse show companies. Consistently awarded the USHJA's Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer-friendly competitions, the Gulf Coast Classic Company provides champion service from in-gates to show office at all its venues. Top competition with an emphasis on southern hospitality is their hallmark and the reason thousands prefer to compete at Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Company produced events each year. 

All sponsorship and media inquiries should be directed to Lisa Davis Engel. All program ad requests should be directed to Drew Coster.
Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar yet higher. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, nine restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including Mississippi’s first sports book. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit

875 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
Poised among 26 miles of pristine beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and premier among hotels in Gulfport, MS, Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront makes your stay on the Gulf Coast unforgettable. Enjoy our Gulfport, MS hotel's deluxe amenities with access to many recreational activities.

1600 East Beach Blvd
Gulfport, MS 39501
Comfort Inn & Suites Crystal Inn Sportsplex Closest Hotel to the Horse Show Grounds Comfort Inn & Suites Sportsplex has been completely renovated and is offering special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show rate of $75 per night. Rate Code LHorse

Free Hot Breakfast
Choice Privileges
Indoor Pool
Fridge and Microwave
7 Miles to the Showgrounds

9379 Canal Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
Harrah’s Gulf Coast is a Caesars Entertainment property. Located on the beaches of Biloxi, Mississippi, the resort completed a $14 million hotel renovation in Spring 2016 and features a 33,000-square-foot casino that boasts 800 of the newest and hottest slot machines, 35 action-packed table games and five dining amenities: Magnolia House, a fine-dining restaurant by Celebrity Chef Kelly English, the 24-hour restaurant, Steak ‘n Shake, Chef Thomas Genin’s The Blind Tiger - Biloxi Beach, Flavors Buffet and an upscale sports bar and lounge, Mix & Mingle that connects to an outdoor pool oasis. The restaurants complement Harrah’s Gulf Coast’s other award-winning amenities, including Grand Bear – a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course - the 16,000-square-foot relaxation retreat Bellissimo Salon & Spa, complete with a fitness center and The Great Lawn, a 10.5 acre event venue that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring Total Rewards®, the most inclusive loyalty program in the country, guests have access to exclusive benefits across the country with the ability to redeem offers and reward credits at any of the 40 destinations within the network. For more information, please visit

280 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530
The Hilton Garden Inn Gulfport Airport is conveniently located in close proximity to all the Gulf Coast offers! Spacious rooms, onsite dining and bar, relaxing pool, fitness room, well-equipped office center, and complimentary airport shuttle are just some of the amenities the Hilton Garden Inn offers its guests. Friendly and courteous staff and well appointed and immaculate rooms will greet you upon your return from a busy day of competing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics!

14100 Airport Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
Located right next to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Residence Inn Gulfport-Biloxi Airport is an all-suite hotel. If you're looking for an extended-stay hotel on the Mississippi Coast, you'll find convenience and great amenities. Enjoy a spacious studio, one or two-bedroom suites offering separate living, eating and sleeping areas, complimentary high-speed Internet, full kitchens and luxurious bedding. Enjoy complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily, The Mix social hour three nights a week, grocery shopping service, fitness center, complimentary airport shuttle, and seasonal outdoor pool.
The Residence Inn is pet-friendly!

14100 Airport Road
Gulfport, Mississippi 39503
Gulf Coast Classic Company | 228.832.2745 |

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