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Exhibitors enjoy beautiful days during the Florida Gulf Coast Circuit.

By Larri Jo Starkey
The American Quarter Horse Journal
January 6, 2013

Gulf Coast 2013

Exhibitors find their fun in during the 2013 Florida Gulf Coast. (Larri Jo Starkey photo) For more photos from the Gulf Coast, scroll to the slide show at the bottom of the page.

Sun, a little bit of rain and a whole lot of American Quarter Horses made for a fun week of showing at the 2013 Florida Gulf Coast.

Entries were at close to 1,000 per judge, said Peg Edmondson, show manager of the show in Tampa, Florida.

Rain early in the week dampened the outdoor arenas at the Florida State Fairgrounds, moving all the classes under cover.

By the last day of the show, though, temperatures were in the 80s as exhibitors, trainers and spectators packed up to head down the road to Venice, Florida, for the Fox Lea Circuit.