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Gulf Coast Charity Announces Schedule Changes



Thad Way, Executive Director, and founder "Sister" Blackmon Milligan of the Gulf Coast Charity Celebration are proud to announce a delightful change in the Saddlebred class schedule for the 12th annual Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show and Music Festival to be held April 21-24, 2010 at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach Florida. Way commented that, "After further review of our show bill and the input of trainers who have expressed an interest in attending, we feel that this change allows Saddlebred exhibitors to show at least twice during the event and will also allow the opportunity for more Saddlebred horses to show," The new classes are as follows:
5 Gaited Jackpot Grand Championship
3 Gaited Jackpot Stake
Amat./Jr Exhibitor Country Pleasure
Amat./Jr Exhibitor Country Pleasure Championship
3 Gaited Pleasure Amateur/Jr Exhibitor Open
3 Gaited Pleasure Amateur/Jr Exhibitor Championship
5 Gaited Pleasure Open
5 Gaited Pleasure Championship
3 Gaited Amat./Jr. Exhibitor
3 Gaited Amat./Jr Exhibitor Championship
5 Gaited Amat./Jr Exhibitor
5 Gaited Amat./Jr Exhibitor Championship
Open Park
Park Championship
Pleasure Driving
Pleasure Driving Championship
Hackney Roadster Pony Open
Hackney Roadster Pony Stake
Hackney Roadster Pony Pleasure Open
Hackney Roadster Pony Pleasure Stake
There is one night between all preliminary classes and their corresponding championship classes, however, there is no qualification necessary to show in any of the championship classes.

This Show Schedule will offer 14 classes for the American Saddlebreds offering $13,000 in prizes in a show that has over $50,000 in prizes and a $500 cash bonus to the barn that enters the most Saddlebred horses! Among these classes is the 5 Gaited Open Jackpot Championship that offers $1000 for 1st prize! The show will also be an American Saddlebred Horse Association registered competition earning ASHA points. A well-known, qualified judge will soon be announced in January or February.

The horse show is a one of a kind show that offers a fun filled beach vacation and horse show wrapped into one package. For people who want to have a family vacation and show their horses at the same time, here is the chance they have been waiting for - a fun filled 4 day horse show and music festival at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, Florida. It is fun for the entire family.

This horse show takes showing horses to a new level with mornings of live music, amusement rides for all the kids or adults if they dare, breakfast, and drinks while trainers are working horses; leisurely afternoons on the world’s most beautiful beaches, enjoying great restaurants and lots of fun; and evenings watching your horses perform at a reserved table in the exclusive Paddock Club. These tables for eight are decorated with white linen table cloths and come with eight catered meals for three of the four nights and reserve seating all of the nights. This unique Paddock Club also provides servers who will bring their patrons a drink of their choice at any time during the show and fare to tantalize their palette. To finish each evening after the show a regional or national live band will entertain everyone and allow them to dance the night away. So come join the Gulf Coast Horse Show and Music Festival for a red carpet ride at the world’s most beautiful beaches for days at the beach and nights in the saddle!

Remember sponsorship opportunities and reserved seating is limited so please call and make reservations with Thad Way at 850-914-9030 or 850-276-1857 as soon as possible. All horse shows need sponsorships to survive so they invite you to support this great event to ensure you’re the Saddlebreds continue to be present at their show. Please visit their web site to see all the levels of sponsorships available at www.gulfcoasthorseshow.com. Contact Thad Way for trainer packets, stall reservations, hotel information, or any other information.

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