Florida Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show Circuits Announce 2013 Dates and Judges

Tampa, FL- August 9, 2013 - The Florida Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Shows are pleased to announce that they will be returning to the Florida State Fairgrounds' Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, FL this winter. The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Winter Circuit runs December 27-31, 2013, offering six full American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows and providing the perfect opportunity to accumulate additional points before the end of the year. Competition then resumes January 2-6, 2014 with the Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show, presenting a total of 12 full AQHA shows between the two consecutively running events.

The Florida Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Shows extensive class schedule includes numerous hunter, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation, western pleasure, trail, driving, showmanship, horsemanship, western riding and halter classes. Additionally, reining, roping, ranch horse pleasure and working cow horse classes will all be held at the nearby Triple J Ranch. There are classes for everyone, ranging from walk/trot to open, including rookie, novice, amateur and youth divisions. The show schedules will also feature special events such as the Collection Hunter Derby, a trail derby, complimentary lunch days and more.
Judges for the 2013-2014 winter horse shows are as follows:

Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Winter Circuit Judges:

    Tony Burris
    John Dean
    Scott Hofstetler
    Stephanie Lynn
    Nancy Sue Ryan
    Carla Wennburg
    Daren Wright


Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show Judges:

    Robert Bielefeld
    Joe Carter
    Jerry Erickson
    Larry Little
    Jim Searles
    Dan Trein
    Karen Watters


Both shows will once again welcome world class trail clinician Tim "The Trail Man" Kimura, who will be returning to design the trail

courses and conduct clinics throughout each of the two weeks.


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Florida Gold Coast and Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show Circuit Fast Facts

EVENT: Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show Circuit and Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show


WHEN: December 27-31, 2013 and January 2-6, 2014

WHAT: Two weeks of Quarter Horse shows featuring 12 full AQHA shows and ten full days of events including hunters, equitation,

AQHA reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship and halter classes.

Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds

4800 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33680

AQHA Reining events 

Hunters and Equitation
Halter events

Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa, FL

All arenas have a separate warm-up area with all-weather footing

Grand Prix Field 250' x 350' all weather footing
Covered Ring 165' x 300' clay/sand mixture
Annex Ring 150' x 275' all weather footing
Indoor Ring 130' x 250' clay/sand mixture