Welcome to the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show
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.The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show is rooted in the belief that equestrian talent, not finances, should dictate a rider's opportunity to be a part of a collegiate team. Given the fact that the CPI provides all the horses and necessary tack for the show, riders do not incur the expense of transporting horses to the show. By competing on unknown horses at the CPI, riders have a chance to be seen in a formal competition by a variety of prospective equestrian college coaches on a level playing field.
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The next College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show will take place on January 2013 and will be based on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) hunt seat equitation classification. CPI Dressage Seat will be judged in a group as described in DR117 of the USEF Dressage Manual.
The world famous Winter Equestrian Festival is the host venue for the CPI. The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is located at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), one of the most recognizable equestrian sporting venues in America today. PBIEC is a 500-acre "Equestrian Destination" that is nestled in the heart of an 8,000-acre paradise in Wellington, FL, 20 miles west of Palm Beach Island and 15 miles west of Palm Beach International Airport. Wellington is renown worldwide to be an equestrian mecca. Equestrian Sport Productions, producers and managers of the WEF, is dedicated to providing a first-class experience for the CPI competitors and spectators alike.
Along with the competition, the CPI will offer seminars and question & answer sessions during the show. Riders and their families will hear about the college equestrian experience and familiarize themselves with the different associations that govern collegiate riding. There will also be a number or College and Universities present at the CPI to distribute literature and introduce the academic and riding opportunities, including scholarships, offered at their institution.
Because the future leaders of the equestrian business and sport are the college bound riders, The College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show Scholarship Fund wants to reward those riders that exhibit social conduct and academic excellence as well as competitive success. The CPI offers various types of scholarships to the student riders. Please see the Scholarship Page for detailed information regarding the CPI Scholarships.