Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Day One

Hunter competitors at the Florida Gold Coast Shows are enjoying brand new ESI footing in the main hunter ring!
Hunter competitors at the Florida Gold Coast Shows are enjoying brand new ESI footing in the main hunter ring!

Tampa, FL - December 28, 2013 - The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit kicked off under sunny skies yesterday at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds and at the nearby Triple J Arena. Complete results from the first day of competition are now available to view online by visiting www.prohorseshow.com.

The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit features six full American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows and five days of events including hunters, equitation, AQHA reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship, halter classes, roping and the newest event, ranch pleasure. With the horse show ending on December 31, the circuit's six shows provide an ideal opportunity for exhibitors to accumulate final year-end AQHA points.
 
For more information about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit, please visit www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com. 

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

EVENT: Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show and Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show
 
WHEN: Gold Coast Quarter Horse Show December 27-31, 2013 and Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Show January 1-6, 2014

WHAT: Two weeks of Quarter Horse shows featuring 12 full AQHA shows and ten full days of events including AQHA hunters, equitation, reining, western pleasure, trail riding, driving, showmanship halter classes at Bob Thomas Equestrian, plus additional strictly Western classes, Roping, Working Cowhorse, Cutting, and the newest event, Ranch Pleasure, held at Triple J Arena in Sarasota. Please call 561-722-7979 for more information about Triple J Arena classes.
 
WHERE: Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 North US Highway 301
Tampa, FL 33680

WEBSITES: www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com and www.fqha.net 

HIGHLIGHTS:
Western and English Pleasure
Trail
Hunters and Equitation
Driving
Showmanship
Halter
 
THE FACILITY: Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa, FL
All arenas have a separate warm-up area:
Grand Prix Field 250' x 350' 
Covered Ring 165' x 300' 
Annex Ring 150' x 275' 
Indoor Ring 130' x 250'
 
JUDGES: Gold Coast - Dec. 27 - Dec. 31:
Tony Burris
John Dean
Scott Hofstetter
Nancy Sue Ryan
Steve Stephens
Carla Wennburg
Daren Wright




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