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Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Shows, Est. 1999

2/10/2017 | Tricia LeAnn

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The Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show has brought show jumping at its finest to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi every year for the past 19 years. During the months of February and March nearly 3,000 people travel from far and wide to attend the largest equine annual event held on the coast. Spectators, horse owners, riders and trainers travel from as far as Canada to come and enjoy the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to take part in the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Shows.
Owners, Bob Bell and Janet McCarroll established the Winter Classics in 1999. Its sister, The Classic Company, was founded by Bob Bell in 1989. When Janet McCarroll suggested that she and Bob team up to produce a winter series, the Gulf Coast Classic Winter Circuit was born and the rest is history. These companies have distinguished themselves with world-class show jumping events spanning four states and six venues for more than twenty weeks a year.
The USHJA Zone 4 Member’s Choice Award winning Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Show Circuit is also a South East Tourism’s Top Ten Award winning event. Each year during February and March competitors join us for six weeks of quality competition and fun on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast Classic Company embraces the equestrian lifestyle. Riders showcase beauty, grace and the power of equine athletics as they compete for big money prizes.
Along with the much-anticipated equestrian sports, there are food vendors, entertainment, and children's activities. This is an outdoor event with bleacher style seating available for the entire family. Children will enjoy the animal petting area, milk and cookies, a mini train ride and much more for an unforgettable experience.
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 the hallmark of Gulf Coast Classic Company and the reason thousands prefer to compete at their events each year.  
Take a sweet little country drive to Gulfport, MS, north of I-10 each Sunday to enjoy the award winning winter Hunter/Jumper circuit, February 8- March 19, 2017, at 1:30 PM, for free family fun that is sure to bring enjoyment beyond your expectations.

All events are held at the Harrison County Fairgrounds
15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport, MS 39503
For more information call: 228-832-2745
Visit gulfcoastclassiccompany.com
Tricia LeAnn