Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Crowns Season With Sensational Show

Tampa, FL – January 2, 2017 – The Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit ended its season with a sensational event at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows, top Quarter Horses and exhibitors came from Maine to California, many for the first time, to compete in this renowned event December 28-31, 2016.

 

The four-day show was highlighted by beautiful weather at a superb facility and offered competitors the opportunity to earn year-end points as well as phenomenal awards. The lucky High Point winners received an extremely popular $1500 scooter or a zero gravity air chair.

 

In 2015, the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit earned the distinction of being named one of the top 15 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows posting 7,563 entries. This year that number increased substantially recording 11,223 entries across all divisions and all judges.

 

RESULTS

 

Full results from both Wednesday and Thursday are available to view online here

Full results from both Friday and Saturday are available to view online here

Results of Circuit and High Point Winners are available to view online here 

 

 

WINNER’S CIRCLE

 

 

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Julie Cole and Size Matters

 

AMATEUR HIGH POINT WINNER: JULIE COLE, 23, CLARKSVILLE, TN. AND SIZE MATTERS

 

on winning

“It was so cool to win. I have never won an award this nice for an All-Around. I was pretty excited! They award such cool prizes here.”

 

“I just came down and wanted to show. I had just finished the World Show and I was Amateur All-Around there, so I just wanted to come here and enjoy the show. ”

on her horse Size Matters

“He was really good. He was consistent and just a really good boy. He is just so much fun to show. He loves his job. He’s awesome and a horse everyone wants.”

 

“Doing well is icing on the cake. He is so much like my child. He’s everything to me. It’s nice to be able to come down here and enjoy my time with him. ”

 

 

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A Good Order And Jessica McAllister

13 & UNDER HIGH POINT WINNER: JESSICA MCALLISTER, 14, SOUTHBURY, CT. AND A GOOD ORDER 

 

on winning

“It’s exciting to win, especially winning the scooter. Two years ago I won a cooler, but the scooter is really cool! ”

on her horse A Good Order 

“He’s like an old soul. He loves to do all the classes. He likes to work. I have had him for three years now and he is just the best.”

 

HIGH POINT WINNERS

 

As overall circuit champions of the following won Wuxing My Hope Scooters valued at $1500 and reserve champions won Caravan Sports Zero Gravity chairs valued at $200: 

 

Novice Youth Walk/Trot 

C – Only Prettier & Olivia Delello

 

Novice Amateur Walk/Trot

C – The One Eyed Notice & Brian Jakacky

R – Ill Be RV Radical Too & Mary Saltzman

 

Small Fry

C – Hes Suddenly Handsome & Emma Gore

R – Lazy Lovin & Reese Braden

 

Amateur

C – Size Matters & Julie Cole

R – Are You Charlie & Daniel Carlson

 

13 & Under

C – A Good Order & Jessica McAllister

R – Ima Tuff Barpasser & Caroline Fredenburg

 

14-18

C – Some Hot Potential & Emma Brown

R – Natural Order & Savannah Hauer

 

Green

C – Truly Authentic & Alexis Parisek

R – The Hot Intern & Philipp Roos

 

Junior 

C – Dancin N The Dirt – Natalie Vargo, owner

R – Aint I Sumthin – Thad O’Boyle, owner

 

Senior

C – Snap Krackle Pop & Twylla Brown

R – Some Hot Potential & Emma Brown

 

Novice Youth

C – Chocolatey Special K & Cassidy Jensen

R – Suddenlee Single & Sidney More

 

Novice Amateur

C – Party In The Clouds & Kaitlin Riker

R – The Krymsun Kat & Brianna Alvarez