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Chagrin Falls in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Cleveland Grand Prix

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 27.506′ N, 81° 24.415′ W. Marker is in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on South Woodland Road. Touch for map. Near the south end of the northern parking lot for the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field. Marker is in this post office area: Chagrin Falls OH 44022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chagrin River's "High Falls" (approx. 2.1 miles away); David Berger Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Solon Town Center (approx. 5.1 miles away); East Family (approx. 7.6 miles away); This Tablet Marks the Final Resting Place of the Shakers of the North Union Society (approx. 8.2 miles away); Horseshoe Lake (approx. 8.2 miles away); Warrensville West Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Jacob Russell (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Parker Kuivila of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. 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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