Beau Rivage Grand Prix to be held March 7, highlighting seven-week hunter/jumper competition

01 February 2021

BILOXI, Miss. – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is proud to return as a diamond level sponsor and official casino resort of the nation’s premier winter horse show, the Gulf Coast Winter Classics. The seven-week equestrian competition runs Feb. 17 – March 28 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Gulfport and features Leadline to Grand Prix riders from across the country.

The featured event, the Beau Rivage Lucky 777 Grand Prix, will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 7. Over the course of the seven weeks, the Gulf Coast Winters Classics series includes more than 1,000 horses and riders from across the United States and Canada competing for more than $1,000,000 in prize money and awards. The horse show has three all-weather rings close to each other for exceptional viewing, one of the best grass Grand Prix fields in North America and a covered arena with bleachers for spectators.

“This year marks 20 years that Beau Rivage and MGM Resorts has proudly sponsored the Gulf Coast Winter Classics, a first-class event that brings some of the finest equine and their teams to Coastal Mississippi,” said Beau Rivage President and COO Travis Lunn. “We look forward to the Beau Rivage Lucky Sevens Grand Prix, welcoming familiar faces and meeting the new participants. The series offers a perfect outing for families, with free admission and plenty of open space outdoors to enjoy the beauty, grace and power of these competitors safely.”

“We honored to have had Beau Rivage’s support and hospitality for the past 20 years,” said Janet McCarroll, Gulf Coast Winter Classic Horse Shows Event Coordinator.  “Our participants look forward to visiting Coastal Mississippi each year, and even more so this year they are looking forward to the coastal lifestyle and fresh air. Beau Rivage is always one of their favorite destinations for its spacious gaming floor, luxurious accommodations, dining options, world-class spa and salon.”

Recognized by the U.S. Equestrian Federation as one of the nation’s top-rated hunter/jumper competitions, the Gulf Coast Winter Classics is the largest event of its kind on the Gulf Coast and generates an annual economic impact of more than $40 million dollars. The Gulf Coast Winter Classics has earned national acclaim as the best winter horse show competition in the country and was named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top Ten Award winning events.

All events at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic are free to spectators. For a complete schedule of events or more information, visit



Already known as the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino continues to raise the bar. Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond beachfront resort features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, Mississippi’s full-service sports betting and entertainment destination. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade with a Black Clover Lounge and Topgolf Swing Suite, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For more information and reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit


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