Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic Welcomes New Board Members

Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic Co-Chairs Karen Schneider and Rebecca McNish are pleased to announce the addition of three new equestrians to the Board of Trustees for the nonprofit organization. They will join Trustees Cindy Foster, Endia Peckham DVM, Jennifer Powell, Judy Hauser, Tara Cicora, Lucinda Fanta, and Eric Schneider.

Wendy Adleman is a lifelong resident of Moreland Hills who sat on her first horse when she was 6 at Red Raider Camp. She began riding regularly at the Hunt Club with the Lewis family and fell in love with competing at the Chagrin Valley PHA Horse Show. Over the years she was fortunate to ride with many trainers and returned in recent years to the Hunt Club.

Wendy Adleman with Carol Lewis in the 2023 Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic winner’s circle.

“I still ride and show once a year at the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic,” she said. She rides with Madison Hills and Carol Lewis at the Hunt Club.

Wendy has shared her passion for horses with her daughters Danielle and Micki Reisman who were “born in the saddle and are accomplished riders.” Wendy has had the pleasure of joining them at the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic. “As a mother, to take them in lead-line classes as infants and then 18 year later, watch them win the mini-prix, was very special to me,” she said.

She is honored to join the Board and looks forward to “continuing the heritage, tradition and integrity of this legendary horse show for years to come.”

Amber Ashba, a 31-year-old attorney from Geauga County, currently residing in Ohio City, holds degrees in Business and Accounting from High Point University and a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law. As the owner of a law practice specializing in business, real estate, and equine law, Amber balances her professional life with her passion for riding horses.

Amber Ashba with one of her horses.

Amber competes in the Adult Amateur Hunter division with her 8-year-old Holsteiner and has another horse competing in the 3’3″ Green Hunter division.

In addition to her legal career and equestrian pursuits, Amber runs Equestrian AF Apparel, an equestrian-themed t-shirt company. When not working, she enjoys quality time with her animals and family. She and her fiancé plan to build a house on 10 acres in Bainbridge in the upcoming year.

Bethany Proch grew up in the area riding at a young age and graduated from Kenston High School before heading to college at the University of Kentucky. After earning her bachelor’s degree in accounting, she went on to earn a master’s at John Carroll University. She works as a senior corporate accountant and resides in Munson Township.

Bethany Proch (Hanna Durr Equine Photography)

She shares her passion for horses with her mother and sister and shows her horses in both hunters and jumpers, primarily in Ohio, Kentucky, and Florida.

“I’ve attended the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic every year since I began showing in cross rails with a leased pony,” she said. She plans to continue competing while contributing to the show as a Board member.

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