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Author Weibel visits Learned Owl July 12

Published: July 6, 2014 12:00 AM

Visit at The Learned Owl when they welcome Betty Weibel with her book "Cleveland Grand Prix: An American Show Jumping First on July 12 from 1-3 p.m.

Ohio is the birthplace of the first show jumping grand prix in the Western Hemisphere, and since that first summer exhibition in 1965, the sport has grown to nearly 350 events nationwide. From early harness racing to fox hunting, saddle up with equestrian authority Weibel as she explains how this picturesque corner of the Chagrin Valley grew into a world-class horse sport hub.

Weibel began her career as a news reporter with the Cleveland Press before joining a public relations agency. In her tenure there she was responsible for the National American Grandprix Association account and oversaw media and sponsor relations for the 35 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.

Contact The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main Street, Hudson at 330-653-2252 for more information.

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