Florida Gulf Coast Circuit Kicks Off 2016

The new show season is underway! Check out these photos and results from the January 2-5 circuit in Tampa, Florida.

For The American Quarter Horse Journal

View proofs and order photos from the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Circuit at www.wavelengthdesign.com. (Credit: Wavelength Design)

With sunshine, smiles and stunning horses abounding the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast Circuit did not disappoint January 2-5 in Tampa. The event came right on the heels of the 2015 Florida Gold Coast Circuit, which wrapped up December 31. Both events were managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows, a team famous for its hospitality and well-organization events.  

Featuring six AQHA shows, a multitude of points were up for grabs during the four-day Gulf Coast Circuit. On hand to judge the Gulf Coast Circuit were David Connors, Garry Duffy, Suzy Jeane, Kelly Chapman, Rebecca Halvorson, Mark Russell, Randy Wilson, John Briggs, Jim Searles, Scott Hoffstetter and Andrew Lomker.  

To view class results, circuit champions and more, visit www.markharrellhorseshows.com

The American Quarter Horse Journal congratulates the following Florida Gulf Coast Circuit winners: 

High Points
Halter Stallion – El Pistolaro - Becky Durrett Crider owner
Halter Mare – Gotta Secret Dream – Barbara Hockenberry owner
Halter Gelding – Whos Dat Boy – Lynn Flowers owner

Small-Fry High Point – The One You Love & Victoria Raleigh

High-Point English Awards – Sponsored by Lee Paul Shinn
Junior English – Dancin N The Dirt – Leslie Lange owner
Sr English – Over The Royalbluesky – Carol Ann & Louise Davis owners
Amateur English – Better Buy The Minit & Morgan Parisek
Select English – IE Lukin & Ann Manion
Youth English – Artful Seduction & Lily Grace Beatty

High-Point Awards

Junior Horse
C – Chocolately Special K – Kelli Jensen owner
R – Secrete Dreams & Beth McNichol – owner

Level 1 Amateur
C – The Incredible Machine & Cheryl Gragnella
R – Hotroddin On Harley & Meg Whelan

Amateur
C – Investin A Goodbar & Scott reinartz
R – Fantastic Invitation & Ashley Reichert

Level 1 Youth
C – RV Flashy N Radical & Ashley Roach
R – Chocolately Special K & Cassidy Jensen

Select
C – Pawn Star & Teresa Blakcum
R – Won Lopin RV Machine & Vickie Kent

Youth
C – They Call Me Jake & Kamiah McGrath
R – Bens Chocolate Chip & Chelsea Gorious

Senior
C – Snap Krackle Pop – Twylla Brown owner
R – Onlyafraid Inthedark – Cathrin Gutmann owner

Green Horse
C – Shes A Lopin Machine – Twylla Brown owner
R – So Good To B Me – Steve & Tanya Relander owner

For Gulf Coast Circuit results, including circuit champions, S/C Show 1 and S/C Show 2, visit www.markharrellhorseshows.com

Here are a few candid photos from the Pairs event held yesterday at the Florida Gulf Coast Circuit!

Posted by Florida Gulf Coast Quarter Horse Circuit on Saturday, January 2, 2016