Northeast Ohio’s picturesque Chagrin Valley hosted the first show jumping grand prix in the western hemisphere in 1965, raising the sport to new heights and a sum of nearly 350 American grands prix in 2013.
Equestrian authority Betty Weibel recounts Cleveland’s rich history which created a prolific environment for horse sport in the Chagrin Valley. Fans and newcomers will experience the Cleveland Grand Prix’s glory years as the popular summer social tradition for thousands of spectators. Celebrate the exciting victories of some of the finest horses and riders in history, while considering the Cleveland Grand Prix’s hardships and outstanding contributions to the community.
“The Chagrin Valley’s greatest claim to fame, the Cleveland Grand Prix equestrian competition, focused a lot of attention from the international equestrian community on this little corner of the world. It regularly draws some of the world’s and nation’s top riders to the Chagrin Valley and attracts more media attention here than any other single event.”
Dave Lange, Editor, Chagrin Valley Times