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Gulf Coast Charity Announces Judging Panel



Todd Fisher, Director of the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show and Music Festival is pleased to announce the judges for the 19th annual Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show and Music Festival to be held April 27-29, 2017 at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida.

Rollie Beard of Lewisburg, Tenn., Joe Herald of Oakland, Ky. and Don Milligan of Shelbyville, Tenn. will be marking the cards for this year's event.

This year the show will host the Walking Horse Trainers' Association Riders' Cup in 16 classes. The prize money is $75-$50-$40-$30-$20-6-8 Ribbon for preliminary classes. The prize money is $100-$80-$60-$50-$25-6-8 Ribbon for all Riders' Cup classes. The prize money is $150-$100-$75-$50-$25-6-8 Ribbon for all Championship classes EXCEPT the Walking Horse Championship (last class), Speed Racking classes and stick horse class. The Walking Horse Championship prize money is $300 (plus saddle & floral horseshoe) $200-$175-$125-$75-6-8 Ribbon (no qualification necessary) and $750.00 is the first prize for Racking classes, if all Speed Racking classes have 10 or more entires in the ring and $500.00, first prize to speed racking classes with 4 or more horses in classes otherwise the racking classes will have the same preliminary class prize money.

Fisher says, "It is important for everyone to order and pay or have their blank checks in for stalls and shavings on or before Monday, April 17th, 2017. This gives trainers an opportunity to talk to their customers the week of the Trainers' 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 blank checks. Reservations are needed because there is limited stall space avaliable; however, if you pay by the deadline, there should not be any problems having a stall and shavings for everyone.

The Owners, Trainers & Exhibitors Party will be held on Wednesday, April 26th, at the Milligan home on beautiful St. Andrew Bay, Panama City Beach, for owners, trainers and exhibitors and sponsors actually participating in the show.

All headline entertainment TBA for pre and post show performance April 27-29, 2017. The Gulf Coast Charity Celebration is sure everybody will enjoy all the entertainment that they have lined up for this year's event. There will be food vouchers, merchandise vendors and kiddie rides and amusements for the children and fun for the entire family. Back by popular demand for your Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning workouts is Royce Reagan! 

For more information, visit www.gulfcoasthorseshow.com.

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