The Cleveland Grand Prix: An American Show Jumping First

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Home to inventors of the first automobile, airplane and professional baseball team, Ohio is also the birthplace of the first horse show jumping grand prix in the Western Hemisphere. Longtime fans can relive the exciting victories of some of the finest horses and riders in history, while newcomers can experience the Cleveland Grand Prix's glory years as the premier summer social tradition for thousands of spectators. From harness racing to fox hunting, saddle up with equestrian authority Betty Weibel as she explains how this picturesque corner of the Chagrin Valley grew into a world-class horse sport hub.
ISBN: 9781626195257
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Sports
Images: 69
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A lifelong equestrian, author Betty Weibel began her career as a news reporter with the Cleveland Press before joining a Cleveland public relations agency. During this time she was responsible for the national American Grandprix Association account and oversaw media and sponsor relations for the thirty-event series. She was instrumental in introducing the sport of show jumping to media around the country and provided equestrian commentary for ESPN and PBS.
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