About the Author

About the Author

Betty Weibel is a lifelong equestrian with a successful career as a journalist and public relations professional. The former newspaper reporter has written hundreds of news articles and features. She published her first nonfiction book with The History Press in 2014, The Cleveland Grand Prix: An American Show Jumping First, and released the award-winning Little Victories: A True Story of the Healing Power of Horses in late 2019.

Today, she is a principal in Yopko Penhallurick LLC, an award-winning Chagrin Falls public relations agency, and she is APR certified by the Public Relations Society of America. A graduate of Lake Erie College, she serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio History Connection and Ohioana Library Association. She has also served on the boards of the Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show (she is a former co-chairman), Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Ohio Humanities Council.

For Betty’s full equestrian bio read here.

Little Victories was a winner at the Equus Film & Arts Festival in Kentucky and a

Feathered Quill Book Award Finalist

Other published work and related coverage

Ohio Equestrian Directory, 2019, “Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic is the Pride of Ohio”

Public Relations Tactics, January 2015, “Preserving History – The Role of the PR Pro as an Archivist”

Sidelines Magazine, January 2015, “My Story”

Currents, August 2014, “Horse-related injuries set Betty Weibel on course to write book”

The Chronicle of the Horse, April 30, 1999,  “Betty Yopko Weibel Has Been Show Jumping’s Best Friend” PDF

WGBH Boston PBS Television commentary,
International Jumping Derby, Newport, RI 1987