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.

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. She also conducts workshops and consults on topics such as maximizing special events, media interview skills and marketing communications.

A graduate of Lake Erie College, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio History Connection and has served on the Board of the Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show (and is a former co-chairman), Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Ohio Humanities Council.

For Betty’s full equestrian bio read here.

Sample Articles and Related Coverage

Chagrin Valley Times/Solon Times, November 28, 2019, Narrative sheds light on healing power of horses

Cleveland.com, November 26, 2019, New book celebrates ‘healing power’ of horses at therapeutic riding center in Bainbridge 

www.americanhorsepubs.org, November 4, 2019, “New Book Celebrates Therapeutic Riding Centers and ‘Healing Power’ of Horses”

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

Currents, July 19, 2018, “Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center meets diverse needs of students”

Currents, August 17, 2017, “In the Kitchen with Scott Kuhn and Chris Hodges of Driftwood Group” 

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