Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Enjoys Continued Success and Great Weather at Midway Point

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Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit Enjoys Continued Success and Great Weather at Midway Point
Tampa, Fla. – Dec. 29, 2017 – While much of the country is experiencing freezing temperatures, competitors at the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit are enjoying ideal weather midway through the four-day event at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center. A warm climate is just one of the many reasons the event enjoys continued success along with a variety of classes offered, opportunities to earn year-end points and outstanding awards, which make this circuit at the Tampa State Fairgrounds not to be missed.
Named a top 10 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) show for 2016 and managed by the show services of An Equine Production, the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit attracts the nation’s top Quarter Horses and riders. Friday’s classes included showmanship, halter, undersaddle, reining and Western riding classes.
Saturday’s schedule features Western classes in horsemanship, trail and pleasure, while English classes include working hunter, jumping and equitation.
Full results from both Thursday and Friday are available to view online here.
Autumn Langworthy and Justanaughtyplaygirl
Photo: Cody Parmenter

Autumn Langworthy (Loxahatchee, Florida) and Justanaughtyplaygirl –

Youth Ranch Riding, Youth VRH Ranch Trail, Youth VRH Ranch Riding, Youth VRH Ranch Reining, NSBA Youth Ranch Riding winner
On winning multiple classes:
“It definitely was a surprise to win so much. I just wanted to go out and have some good rounds. I didn’t expect to win anything. My mare is pretty young – she’s only been broke about two years so this was a nice surprise.”
On the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit:
“This is my first time coming to this show and it’s been a lot of fun. I was a hunter rider on the A circuit, but after I started riding cow horses, I liked it a lot better and made the switch. Ranch riding and reining are fun classes and she does really well in them.”
Lee Paul Shinn and Metallic Iron
Photo: Cody Parmenter
Lee Paul Shinn (Palmetto, Florida) and Metallic Iron – Pleasure Driving winner
On competing in driving:
“I’ve always liked training all-around horses and driving is a part of that process. It’s an event that I’ve always enjoyed. In addition to driving, this horse, owned by Chester and Anne Prince, does all of the hunter classes and soon he will be doing Western classes.”
On Friday’s win:

“It’s special to win here because we’re in the race for the high-point national driving horse award. We were reserve at the  

AQHA World Championship Show and third at the [All American] Quarter Horse Congress. We’ve had a great year.”
On the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit:
“I started coming to this show in 1998 from Texas. It’s a nice show. They have great show management here – Kathy Avolt and her group as well as Morrissey Management Group.”
Bruce Vickery (Pilot Point, Texas) and Talk About Lazy – L2 Senior Western Riding winner
On coming to the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit:
“I have come to this show for many, many years – probably 30! Everyone wants to come to Florida. It’s a nice getaway from the weather and it’s such a fun, well run show.”
On Talk About Lazy:
“She was really, really on today. Her attitude was right there and she did a really nice job. Her lead changes were effortless today. She’s owned by Hannah Clarke.”
On Friday’s win:
“It was exciting to win here. The level of competition today was really high. It’s always fun to win, especially when you know that your horse has done a really good job. It’s awesome!”
Bruce Vickery and Talk About Lazy
Photo: Cody Parmenter
Competition at the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit continues through Sunday, Dec. 31. Find out more about the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Circuit or tune in to the free livestream, sponsored by The Equine Chronicle, at www.flgoldcoastcircuit.com.