50th Anniversary of THE CLEVELAND GRAND PRIX
NORTH AMERICA’S FIRST SHOW JUMPING GRAND PRIX
WHEN: JULY 2 – 12, 2015
WHAT: One of the nation’s top charity horse shows for leading national riders and top local talent, featuring three rings of daily Hunter and Jumper competition. Event also offers boutique shopping, live musical entertainment, Cleveland food trucks, and more.
WHO: The Classic is presented by the Chagrin Valley PHA (Professional Horsemen’s Association) Horse Shows, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization headed by a volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of local residents, business leaders and equestrians who run the show with a large volunteer team of more than 200 individuals.
WHERE: The Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Located at Ohio Route 87 and Chagrin River Road, just west of the picturesque village of Chagrin Falls off Route 422. This beautiful setting is located approximately 30 miles east of Cleveland.
HIGHLIGHTS: (schedule subject to change)
Schneider Saddlery Opening Weekend for local competitors: July 2 – 4
Thursday, July 2 – Merrill Lynch Welcome Tent
Entrance to Grand Prix Village and Beer Garden; registration for daily prize drawing; sign up for behind-scenes tours; one-stop boutique shopping
Mahindra of Massillon equipment demonstrations daily
MCPc Technology Center
Friday, July 3 – Puppy Grand Prix organized by ALL Equestrian and benefitting Rescue Village
Rescue Village Adopt-A-Thon
Entertainment by: The Karma Kings Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, grab a bite to eat from the Cleveland Food trucks, and enjoy live music at the Polo Field, 6 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 5 – Bernie Traurig Hunter/Jumper Clinic presented by Laurel Tree Advisors
Monday, July 6 – Riders with Disabilities Horse Show hosted by Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
Day 2: Bernie Traurig Hunter/Jumper Clinic presented by Laurel Tree Advisors
Tuesday, July 7 – Building Your Professional Training Business sponsored by Chagrin Valley
Chamber of Commerce. A forum for professional riders, trainers and barn owners. Breakfast served. 7 – 8:30 a.m.
Alternative Medicine & Healing for Your Horse organized by ESP Alternative Medicine. Horse owners learn about the benefits of acupuncture, massage, chiropractic therapies and reproductive techniques. Refreshments served. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
USEF Premier Week
Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12 – Hunter/Jumper Events (beginning daily at 8 a.m.)
Wednesday, July 8
Live Music by The Moxies (warm up by Vaguely Threatening)
Cleveland food trucks & Boutique shopping
“Red, White & Brew” Kick-Off Exhibitor Reception presented by The Tyler Stone Group.
Thursday, July 9 Casino Night benefiting Chagrin Valley Trails & Riding and CVPHA.
Separate ticket required, everyone welcome 6 – 9 p.m.
MCPc Open Jumper Speed Stake, III
Carnegie Investment Counsel Pre-Green Challenge
Friday, July 10 – Cleveland APL Adopt-A-Thon with Rover
Adventure Subaru & Big Dee’s Tack & Vet Supplies
Horse & Hound Relay (not to begin before 4:30)
$10,000 C. Jarvis/Dawson Equine Insurance Welcome Stake
(not to begin before 5:30 p.m.)
Food Truck Derby benefitting CVHJC Charities. Separate ticket required, everyone welcome. 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 11- Cleveland Clinic Children’s Family Day
Breyer Horse craft
$10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by TowSmart
(not to begin before 5:30 p.m.)
$1,000 Steve Comunale Children’s & Adult’s Intermediate Jumper Classic
Sunday, July 12 – Classic Automobile Show (9 a.m.)
Horse Country Motor Classic
Western Reserve Land Conservancy Benefit. Separate ticket required.
Cleveland Police Foundation Benefit Separate ticket required.
$3,000 NAL Low Jr./A-O Jumper Classic
sponsored by The Huntington Bank
$5,000 Mercedes Benz & Sprinter of Willoughby,
Leikin Motor Companies High Jr./A-O Jumper Classic
$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by
Bernie Moreno Companies (9:00 a.m.)
Cleveland Grand Prix Parade & Festivities (1:30 p.m.)
$50,000 Cleveland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m.)
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