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Gulf Coast Winter Circuit Prize List Online Now! Nov 30, 2017

From:The Classic Company and Gulf Coast Classic Company <>
Subject:Gulf Coast Winter Circuit Prize List Online Now!
Preheader:The prize list is also attached to this email!
USEF Premier (AA) Rated Event | USEF Jumper Level 4


For Immediate Release:  November 30, 2017
Gulfport, Mississippi
Matt Cyphert flies over the CWD oxer on the world class grass grand prix field [photo credit: Alison Hartwell Photography]

The prize list is online now and attached to this email for the upcoming Gulf Coast Winter Classic Circuit in Gulfport, Mississippi that kicks off on February 7th for six weeks of AA show jumping competition!

All weather KCR footing in the arenas 
We are not printing a paper prize list this year so we encourage you to share this email with your friends. This year we celebrate 20 years on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. Again we are offering large amounts of prize money and abundant opportunities to earn points-actually the most points offered of any winter circuit- and we are excited to bring back the $5 Dollar division entry fee to both the 3' and 3'3" Green Divisions sponsored by Sidelines and the Young Hunter Divisions. 

The Sidelines Green Hunter Divisions will be qualifiers for the $30,000 Green Hunter Classic held at the 2018 Atlanta Fall Classic. The top twenty will be invited to compete for no entry fee!  

"We continue to support the development of our Green Hunters. By offering these divisions for only five dollars throughout the entire circuit, we are helping the horse owners, riders and trainers to economically train and compete their up and coming hunters," said Bob Bell, President of the Gulf Coast Classic Company." The $30,000 Green Hunter Classic gives this division a goal and some serious prize money while developing the future of our hunter sport horses," he added.

March 2nd during Week IV features the Zone 4 $1,000 Child/Adult Handy Hunter Classic and on March 9, Week V the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby gallops onto the Harrison County Equestrian Center and Fairgrounds.

All of us at the Gulf Coast Classic Company hope that you will be choosing us to show with this winter! For those who might be considering joining us for the first time, you will love the Mississippi Gulf Coast and all it offers. This is the year to come and show at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics. There's a reason why the grass is greener on the Gulf Coast so join us and discover it for yourself!

Lila Sessums and Jet in the Arenus Jr/AO Jumper Classic [Photo credit: Alison Hartwell]
Trainers love showing their young horses in Gulfport.  With the wide range of class options, significant prize money, top courses designed by the biggest names in the industry and the most respected judges, horses and riders earn mileage, points and bring home great prize money as well as memories to last a lifetime.

The Gulf Coast Winter Classic is considered by horsemen to be their favorite winter circuit and with its exhibitor friendly showgrounds, top notch staff and ideal Mississippi Gulf Coast location, anyone who competes in Gulfport this winter will agree, the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Hailed as the best grass turf jumping field in the country by Olympic course designers and riders, the Gulf Coast Winter Classic offers a class for everyone, including weekly Grand Prix, Hunter Derbies, Classics and an International Hunter Derby too.

Big crowds come out for every grand prix! [photo credit: Alison Hartwell]

The world-class facility boasts a covered arena, all weather Kruse Cushion RideFooting, complimentary riders' lounges, VIP, permanent and tent stalls, plenty of room to ride, camper parking with hook ups and electric hook ups and the best show management team in the country.

Come discover why the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast Winter Classic is the smart choice and the preferred destination show location for winter circuits. Join us in the winner's circle this winter! For more information, please visit or call 228.832.2745. 

Location Location Location!
Come to the show-stay at the beach!  Just minutes from the show grounds.

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is easily accessible by trailer or plane. The airport is no more than a twenty minute drive to the show grounds which are located directly off the interstate. Some of the competitors even rent beach front homes when showing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic shows.

Five star lodging to econo-friendly accommodations, excellent restaurants and lively night life, gaming, concerts and shows, waterfront sports and world class fishing all minutes from the show grounds and in close proximity to downtown New Orleans during Mardi Gras-Gulfport has it all!  


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
gulfcoastclassiccompany and classiccompany or call them at 843.768.5503.

All sponsorship, marketing and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Davis Engel, Sponsorship, Marketing and Public Relations Director at or call 908.310.6248.
Exhibitor Information

(Click on the cover to download prize list)

Grand Prix each week
USHJA International Hunter Derby V
Classic Derby Classes
Hunter and Jumper Classics

Schedule - Week 1

Schedule - Week 2

Schedule - Week 3

Schedule - Week 4

Schedule - Week 5

Schedule - Week 6

Entry Forms

Camper Reservation

Lodging Information
Beau Rivage
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino 

875 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
Luxury is what it's all about! Beau Rivage is a 32 story, 1740 room AAA Four Diamond resort. With two gourmet restaurants, BR Prime and Jia, new Casino lounge, Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oak golf course, 85,000 square foot casino, spa, salon and lots of shopping, this is the ultimate destination on the Gulf Coast.  Visit the website for a complete tour of the resort.

Click here to reserve 
Best Western Plus Seaway Inn

9475 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
The Best Western Plus Seaway Inn is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate of $59 per night. 
Just off Highway 49, this airy hotel is a short distance from the Equestrian Center. 
Featuring free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the contemporary rooms offer desks, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Suites have in-room whirpool tubs and/or sitting areas. Exterior corridors leading to the rooms surround a courtyard. Amenities include free hot breakfast & parking, an airport shuttle, a pool in a courtyard, and a cocktail lounge. There's also a business center and a fitness facilities.
Pet Friendly.

Call for the horse show rate

9445 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
Horse Show Rate of $64 per night. 
Off Interstate 10, this casual hotel is short distance from the Equestrian Center. 

The traditional-style rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers; some have seating areas with pull-out sofas and/or in-room whirlpool tubs. Freebies include hot buffet breakfast, an airport shuttle and parking. There's also an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a furnished terrace, in addition to a business center and meeting space. Pet Friendly.

Call 228-868-3300 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.

Click here to visit hotel website
Harrah's Gulf Coast
280 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530

Hilton Garden Inn Airport
14100 Airport Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

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!

Holiday Inn Gulfport-Airport

9515 US 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
The award winning Holiday Inn Hotel Gulfport - Airport is offering a special Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate of $89 per night. 
You can enjoy a relaxing stay at our Gulfport accommodations, ideally located off I-10 and Highway 49, just a short distance from the Equestrian Center. Also, be sure to enjoy the complimentary airport shuttle provided by our hotel to the nearby Gulfport Airport. While lodging in Gulfport, take advantage of our heated, indoor pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center and on-site restaurant, which offers a casual dining atmosphere where kids can eat for free. 

Book Online or Call 228-679-1700 and ask for the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Rate.

Click here to visit hotel website
The Residence Inn

14100 Airport Road
Gulfport, Mississippi  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!

Phone/Fax:  (843) 768-5503 
Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

The Classic Company, Ltd., PO Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

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