“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chagrin Falls in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Cleveland Grand Prix

The Cleveland Grand Prix Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Parker Kuivila, May 12, 2017
1. The Cleveland Grand Prix Marker
Inscription.  In July 25, 1965, near 10,000 spectators traveled to the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field to witness the first-ever North American horse show jumping grand prix — the Cleveland Grand Prix. The event gave birth to the multi- million-dollar sport of grand prix horse show jumping in the United States. Held on the final day of the Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show, the Cleveland Grand Prix was defined by the 844-yard course of 16 obstacles designed by Laddie Andahazy and D. Jerry Baker. Twenty riders from six countries--the United. States. Canada, Mexico, France, Great Britain, and Germany•competed over the course. Mary Mairs Chapot won the event on her horse Tomboy and her husband Frank, an Olympic veteran, finished second aboard Manon.
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 56-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentSports. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1965.
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41° 27.506′ N, 81° 24.415′ W. Marker is in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on South Woodland Road. Near the south end of the northern parking lot for the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chagrin Falls OH 44022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hiram House (approx. 2 miles away); The Chagrin River's "High Falls" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Birthplace of James A. Garfield (approx. 2.4 miles away); Raw Jackson (approx. 2.9 miles away); Chagrin Falls & Eastern Railway (approx. 3.4 miles away); Ursuline College (approx. 3.9 miles away); Saint Angela Merici (approx. 4 miles away); The Mills of Gates Mill (approx. 4.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 45 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 16, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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