Events and Speaker Info


Interest in horse sports, heritage and the birth of show jumping is popular with audiences of all ages. Betty Weibel’s speaking engagements are suitable for casual or business audiences from barn to boardroom, including children. The length and focus of the topic are tailored to each audience and may include any of the following: video, photos, Q&A, book sales/signings, and even a costume character appearance. The author is happy to tailor a unique talk to the group interests.


  • The Birth of Grand Prix Show Jumping in America and the innovative horsemen who paved the way to Olympic Gold — 2015 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first grand prix in North America
  • Horses in Sport — from the field to the competition arena, the evolution of competitive horse sports and how they are all connected
  • Understanding our Equestrian Heritage — Cleveland, Ohio and the Chagrin Valley were a world class equestrian hub and contributed to the growth of horse sport across the nation

Interested in hosting a Cleveland Grand Prix book talk or having the author speak on a customized topic at your event? Contact the author at or call 440-543-8615.


The Union Club of Cleveland, Chagrin Falls Historical Society, Lake Erie College, Ohio Horseman’s Council, Lakewood Historical Society & Library, Cleveland Skating Club, Chagrin Valley Rotary Club, Shaker Historical Society, Ohioana Book Festival, Equine Affaire, Chagrin Valley Trails and Riding Club, Cuyahoga County Public Library Gates Mills Branch

The author (left) and Amy Pausche, thank Karen Schneider (center) for her contributions to the book and horse world.

The author (left) and Amy Pausche, thank Karen Schneider (center) for her contributions to the book and horse world after a sold out book talk at The Union Club in Cleveland.

Lake Erie College Book Talk

Lake Erie College Book Talk during alumni weekend with Esther Morgan