Wellington, FL – December 31, 2012 – The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show (CPI) will hold its third annual competition on January 18-20, 2013, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Welcoming more than 180 college-bound hunt seat equitation and dressage riders at the nation’s premiere College Equestrian Recruiting event, the 2013 CPI offers grades 8-12 participants comprehensive education and insight to future equestrian collegiate competition, horsemanship skills, and the ability to be recruited by the nation’s top colleges and universities offering equestrian competition programs.
To fulfill the dreams of the students, CPI is reaching out to the Wellington, FL, equestrian community for barns and/or individuals willing to donate horses that will help college-bound riders showcase their horsemanship and riding talents to top recruiters while trying to earn equestrian scholarships.
If your horse is available for lease and/or for sale, the 2013 CPI is the perfect venue to showcase its talent and skills to over 180 participants, trainers, coaches and spectators. All horses loaned to the CPI will be featured in The CPI Horse View Book, a horse preview book complete with pictures of each horse, descriptions and information on sales and/or leasing opportunities.
Wellington, FL – January 16, 2012 – World-class equestrian, founder and president of EquestrianCoach.com, Bernie Traurig, judged the hunt seat divisions of the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) along with Scott Hofstetter, Nona Garson and Linda Andrisani. Robert Dover judged the dressage competition, a new addition to the event in its second year. The CPI was held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL with the mounted competition on an uncharacteristically cool Saturday.
The goal of the CPI is to prepare junior high and high school riders for the format of college equestrian competition, encourage academics and horsemanship and to provide riders with the resources to continue equestrian learning during college.
“I really like the format of this show and collegiate competition in general. It gives young people a new opportunity after their junior years,” said Traurig.
Wellington, FL – January 13, 2012 – Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Leone will join Kimberly S. Jaussi, Ph.D., at a workshop, “Leadership, Vision and the Equestrian Athlete”, to share his experiences, answer questions and offer advice. The workshop will be held during the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) in the Special Events Pavilion at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 14, 2012.
After the workshop Leone will autograph his DVD, Ride the Body: Select Insights of Peter Leone, that he produced along with Jaussi. The informative and practical DVD will be awarded to all the first place winners at the CPI. A drawing will be held during the workshop for additional DVD prizes.
Leone and Jaussi also co-authored the upcoming book, Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Athletes (Storey Publishing), which will hit the shelves in spring of 2012.
Wellington, FL – January 5, 2012 – The legendary rider, trainer, founder and president of Equestrian.Coach.com, Bernie Traurig, is slated to judge the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The event runs from January 13th through the 15th.
“I am honored to be asked to judge this event and look forward to it. I was so impressed with the quality of riding at this spring’s IHSA Nationals and am anticipating much of the same here,” shared Traurig.
In its second year, the CPI provides college-bound high school students an opportunity to compete in a format similar to the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) while experiencing a world-class venue. The organizers of the CPI believe that equestrian talent, not finances, should dictate a rider’s opportunity to be a part of a collegiate team. The CPI provides the horses and tack for the show. Competitors incur no cost of transporting horses to the show. CPI riders compete on a level playing field aboard unknown horses before an audience of prospective equestrian collegiate coaches.
Equestrian Sport Productions Announced as Presenting Sponsor
Wellington, FL – August 3, 2011 – The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) will add dressage seat classes to the 2012 edition of their event, held January 13-15. Held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, this year’s CPI will be a must-attend event for aspiring hunt seat and dressage collegiate riders. You definitely can’t learn this stuff through an online class as dressage requires hands on learning and a careful teacher! The application for the dressage classes is now available online at www.collegeprepinvitational.com and is due by October 1, 2011.
With new dressage seat equitation classes at this year’s competition, the CPI is also excited to welcome six-time dressage Olympian Robert Dover as the judge.
Dover noted, “I was fortunate enough to ride competitively during my university years, but would have loved to have access to a program which included a CPI back then. It will most certainly be of great benefit to Dressage in the United States to have stronger grass roots programs for our young riders.”
“The Intercollegiate Program has always been a great source of continuing training for riders who are at an age when school and riding are difficult to continue simultaneously,” he said. “The addition of a strong program for Dressage will do for our sport what it has done for the hunter/jumpers riders. Using top instructors to work with young riders who are in college will provide for ongoing progress so necessary for talented youth, whether they intend to go on as professionals in the industry or not.”
Wellington, FL – April 27, 2011 – The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) is pleased to announce many exciting changes and improvements to their program for their 2012 horse show. Following an extremely successful inaugural event in 2011, the CPI is already in the midst of developing a bigger and better event for their second year. The 2012 horse show will be larger, allowing more riders to compete, and will include dressage classes and an increase to five scholarships that will be awarded.
The mission of the CPI is to prepare and educate student riders in grades 8 – 12 about the format of college equestrian competition, encourage academics and horsemanship, and to provide the riders with resources to create their desired college equestrian experience. The show is specifically geared to promote college recruitment of equestrians by providing the opportunity for coaches and potential students to meet.