Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic Announces Special Events, New Board of Trustees

Photo caption (from left) Rebecca Bendlak, Show Manager Phil DeVita Jr., Jesse Terdan. Liz Porter, Mascot Hunter the Horse, Judy Hauser, Michael Shaugnessy, Debbie Liff, Marianne Roush, Moreland Hills Mayor Susan Renda, Lori Proch, Sally Koepke, Karen Schneider, Cindy Foster, Elizabeth Conlin, and Robyn Smith in the show ring before the 2018 Cleveland Grand Prix.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio—Feb. 19, 2019—The Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic is pleased to announce the competition dates and highlight events this summer. The horse show will take place July 4 to 14 at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field in Moreland Hills with numerous fan-favorite events among the nearly hundred equestrian classes.

The Hunter Jumper Classic kicks off with the unrated Opening Weekend sponsored by Schneider Saddlery. The Horse and Hound Relay will take place on Friday, July 5, as a fundraising event for the Geauga Humane Society. Classes for riders with disabilities will be held on Monday, July 8, and the rated horse show begins Tuesday, July 9. The top money highlights include the $20,000 International Hunter Derby on Saturday evening, July 13, and the $50,000 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Cleveland Grand Prix, held on Sunday, July 14.

New Board of Directors Announced

The nonprofit organizing body of the Hunter Jumper Classic, The Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Shows Inc., recently named its new Board of Trustees. Returning Board members include Megan Bash (Hunting Valley), Rebecca Bendlak (Bainbridge), Elizabeth Conlin (Chagrin Falls), Cindy Foster (Novelty), Judy Hauser (Cleveland Hts.), Sally Koepke (Newbury), Debbie Liff (Pepper Pike), Elizabeth Porter (Newbury), Lori Proch (Bainbridge), Marianne Roush (Highland Hts.), Karen Schneider (Gates Mills), Michael Shaugnessy (Gates Mills), Jesse Terdan (Mentor), and Tom Visconsi (Newbury).

According to Co-Chairmen Lori Proch and Tom Visconsi, new Board members include Dan Cicora (Gates Mills), Robyn Smith (Bratenahl), and Lisa Stone (Beachwood). All three have previously volunteered for various duties at the horse show and are welcome additions to the Board.

For more details regarding the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic, home of North America’s first grand prix, visit chagrinhunterjumperclassic.org. Volunteers, vendors and sponsors are welcomed and will find details on the website.

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