February 4th kicks off the Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Gulfport, THE place to show! With more than a million in prize money and awards, the best grand prix turf field in the show world and the best management staff, add to that its Mississippi Gulf Coast location complete with beachfront hotels and condos and some of the best seafood and fishing in the country and you have a winner!
This year the Gulf Coast Winter Classics offer six consecutive weeks of grand prix, hunter derbies, meter 1.20, 1.40 AND 1.30 jumper classes. "The facility is beautiful and ready to go," said Bob Bell, President of the Gulf Coast Classic Company. "We're looking forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new ones to the Gulf!"
The Gulf Coast Winter Classics start on February 4 and run through March 15th-that's right! Its Mardi Gras season. Only an hour from New Orleans, what a great way to spend your Mondays-let the good times roll!
Six hundred eight permanent stalls and more than 500 tent stalls are available. Strict bio-security measures have always made these show grounds a safe-haven for all horses. Complimentary riders' lounges at the jumper and hunter rings, VIP service and tables offer a full cash bar and delightful meals and snacks Thursday through Sundays.
More than 130 RV spots complete with electric and water hooks ups are available as well as partnerships with world-class hotels located just a short drive from the show grounds. The Residence Inn by Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn are a 10 minute drive to the show grounds and adjacent to the Biloxi International Airport. The Residence Inn by Marriott is pet-friendly and offers special exhibitor rates in addition to the Manager's Reception three times a week and a complimentary hot breakfast every day!
The Hilton Garden Inn is located next door to the Residence Inn by Marriott and offers an onsite restaurant and bar, complimentary WIFI, fitness center and outdoor pool and special discount rates for those showing at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics! A mile from the airport and just ten minutes from the show grounds, the Hilton Garden Inn is looking forward to providing you blue ribbon service while in Gulfport.
Connections Housing continues to act as the Official Housing Company for this year's Gulf Coast Winter Classics. Through their website you can book, modify or cancel your individual hotel reservations at hotels represented through Connections Housing.
Connections offers a secure online housing website wit real-time availability 24/7 and full hotel descriptions including amenity listings, maps and other hotel information.
If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, have any questions or need further assistance, you can speak to a Connections Housing representative by calling 855.464.2556 or 702.476.6976. They will be happy to assist you!
Exhibitor parties take place every week either on-site or at local world class casinos and restaurants. These are fun for the whole family!
The best news? The Gulf Coast Classic offers the best showing experience for a fraction of the cost of the other shows. Better footing, world renown course designers, a fun coastal town with world class shopping and dining, an airport just 15 miles away-what are you waiting for?
Join the Gulf Coast Classic Company on the Gulf of Mexico this winter and discover your new favorite show!
The Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies are USHJA's Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor- friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at www.classiccompany.com.