The Schneider family, pictured at their Chagrin Valley Farms in Bainbridge, has been intimately involved in the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic in numerous roles throughout the years. They will present the time-honored event, with roots that date back to 1948, this July 7-9. Pictured in the barn surrounding pony Foxmor Love Struck are (from left) Gates Mills Mayor Karen Schneider, husband Stan and son Eric Schneider, his wife Katie and their daughter Anna. Margaret Kruse (the horse’s trainer) is not pictured.

At the age of 12, on her thoroughbred Watch Me, current Gates Mills Mayor Karen Schneider would begin a lifelong love of the horse show.

“This show is ingrained in my heart,” Mayor Schneider, 73, said. “I call it my passion project.”

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