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Gulf Coast Announces Judges



Thad Way, Executive Director of The Gulf Coast Charity Celebration is pleased to announce the judges and for the 12th annual Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show and Music Festival to be held April 21st – 24th, 2010; THAT’S RIGHT; STILL A FUN FILLED 4 DAY SHOW at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida.

The judges are:

Link Webb, of Lewisburg, Tennessee
Brad Davis, of Shelbyville, Tennessee
Jamie Hankins, of Paris, Kentucky
 
This year the show will host the Walking Horse Trainers Association Riders Cup in ten classes:  2 Yr. Old Mares and Geldings; 2 Yr. Old Stallions; 3 Yr. Old Mares and Geldings; 3 Yr. Old Stallions; 4 Yr. Old Stallions, Canter;     4 Yr. Old Mares or Geldings, Canter; Stallions, 15.2 & Under, 5 Yrs Old & Over, Canter; Mares or Geldings 15.2 & Under, 5 Yrs Old & Over, Canter; Mares or Geldings 15.2 & Over 5 Yrs Old & Over, Canter and Walking Horse Championship Open.  We have made some very exciting changes this year.  The show will start everyday at 5:00 p.m. and 4:00 pm on Saturday the gates open at 3:00 pm daily with live entertainment before and after the show.   We have diversified our classes so you can bring more horses and enter them in more classes and we have added 32 new multi breed classes to our show including Saddlebreds and Missouri Foxtrotters.
Back by popular demand is Tim Leper and “Wild Thang”, yes it is the monkey’s, riding dogs, herding sheep, along with other fantastic specialty acts. Now where can you get more bang for your buck, doing what you love, supporting a great cause!

The prize money is $200-$100-$75-50-$25, for all preliminary classes EXCEPT: stick class, THE WALKING HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN (last class), the SPEED RACKING, HALTER and DRIVING classes. The Walking Horse Championship Open prize money is $1,000 (floral horseshoe, halter and cooler) $750–500-300-200-(no qualification necessary) and for Speed Racking Classes, $500.00 is the first prize if all Speed Racking Classes (both nights) have 10 or more entries in the ring and $350.00 is first prize to speed racking classes with 4 or more horses in classes (both nights) otherwise the racking classes will have the same preliminary class prize money.

Mr. Way says, “It is Important for everyone to order and pay or have their blank check in  for stalls and shavings on or before April 3rd , 2010.   This gives the trainers an opportunity to talk to their customers the week of the Trainer’s Show.  Due to the enormous amount of expense that the show incurs in ordering the temporary stalls and reserving the shavings supply the show will only be able to order stalls and shavings for those ordering and paying in advance or sending their blank checks.  Reservations are needed because we have limited stall space available; however, if paid by the deadline, there should not be any problems having a stall and shavings for everyone.”

The Owners, Trainers & Exhibitors Party will be held Tuesday night, April 20th, 2010 for our owners, trainers and exhibitors and sponsors actually participating in this show.  It will be hors d'oeuvres and drinks at Sister and Tommy Milligan’s house and continued drinks, entertainment, and fun following at The Grand Panama Beach Resort in the Cafe, 11800 Front Beach Road.  It will be loads of fun!

On Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 22nd, entertainment will be provided by “The Ivey Brothers”. 

On Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th, entertainment will be provided by Nashville’s “Entice”.  

Every day, April 21st-24th prior to the show each afternoon at 4:00pm, Northwest Florida’s own “Ivey Brothers” will entertain.  The Gulf Coast Charity Celebration is sure everybody will enjoy all of the entertainment that they have lined up for this year’s event.    

There will be food vendors, merchandise vendors and rides and amusements for the children (and adults who dare), bouncy houses and pony rides and fun for the entire family.

The Board of Directors of The Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show would like to thank the walking horse industry for bestowing upon us the following award for the 2009 show:
2009 Reserve Multi-Night Horse Show of the Year by the National Walking Horse Trainers Association

Way reminds everyone that “The Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show can’t go on without the continued sponsorships and support” and encourages everyone to continue to support their great event.

Paddock Club table and box seating is still available but is going fast, so everyone is encouraged to place their table or box seat reservations now.  For more information on the new classes, show schedule, reserved tables, sponsorships, box seats and vendor space call Todd or Tina at (850) 914-9030 or for information about Panama City Beach call 1-800-PCBEACH.  Tables will include food Thursday thru Saturday night and reserved seating every night.

For those of you that join us every year, welcome back, for those of you that are first timers, we hope you are prepared for the red carpet treatment the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show and Music Festival has in store for you.  For a teaser, visit our web site at www.gulfcoasthorseshow.com.  See you at the beach!



 

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