College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show Florida Adds Thursday Evening Activities to the Schedule

 2018 CPI Florida Open Hunt Seat High Point Rider Reilly Cunningham Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

2018 CPI Florida Open Hunt Seat High Point Rider Reilly Cunningham
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Nov. 1, 2018 – College-bound equestrians should mark their calendars for the 9th Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show, scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 in West Palm Beach. This year the event kicks off with a welcome reception for all riders, trainers and coaches Thursday, Jan. 17 at the West Palm Beach Marriott.

CPI registration will begin at 5:45 p.m. and will be available until 7 p.m. Appetizers will be served during registration. At 7:15 p.m., CPI will welcome participants followed by an evening program of fascinating equestrian industry speakers. The educational, informative and fun evening will kick off three memorable and potentially life-changing days of the CPI Florida Horse Show.

 Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, speaks to students at the 2018 CPI Florida. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, speaks to students at the 2018 CPI Florida.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Make your reservations today at one of two Marriott host hotels.

Marriott West Palm Beach

1001 Okeechobee Blvd.

West Palm Beach, Florida, 3401

1-800-228-9290 or 561-833-1234

Make your reservations on or before Dec. 21, 2018, to receive the CPI Horse Show Special Rate.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Wellington

10616 Forest Hill Blvd.

Wellington, Florida, 33414

1-800-627-7468

Make your reservations on or before Dec. 27, 2018, to receive the CPI Horse Show Special Rate.

The CPI produces events in Florida and New Jersey that offer young equestrians the opportunity to experience the hunter seat college equestrian competition format firsthand and earn scholarships. A Western horsemanship CPI will be added in 2020. CPI events connect college-bound students with college admissions representatives and equestrian team coaches. CPI events engage and inspire the students with educational presentations from world-class equestrians and equestrian business leaders.

 Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

“We look forward to seeing everyone in Florida,” said CPI President Lindsay Martin. “We are planning a great event this year and the Thursday reception and educational evening are not-to-be-missed."

About the College Preparatory Invitational

Founded in 2010, The CPI Horse Show is an event designed to educate hunter seat student riders about college equestrian competition and provide them with resources to make connections and weigh the options to enrich their college experience. Plans are underway for a CPI Western Horsemanship Horse Show to premiere in 2020. Riders in grades eight through 12 can earn scholarships in equitation competition and participate in educational presentations led by world-class competitors and leaders in the equine industry. CPI fosters academic excellence and social integrity as an integral part of the equestrian experience through the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund. Student riders can earn scholarships through academic achievement and community service. CPI also produces CPI College Spotlight events for colleges and universities whose goals are to recruit equestrian students. To learn more about the CPI, visit collegeprepinvitational.com

Media Contact: Carrie Wirth, EQ Media, carrie@EQmedia.agency

Sponsorship Contact: Michael Cruciotti, M.A.C. Sports International, mcruciotti@macsportsinternational.com