CPI to Support Junior Weekend College Fair at Pennsylvania National Horse Show

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sept. 26, 2018 – Junior Weekend at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) in Harrisburg, held Oct. 11-14, is always abuzz with activity. During Junior Weekend, there are Pony and Junior Hunter classes, The Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Team and Individual Championships and the coveted Dover Saddlery / USEF National Hunter Seat Medal Finals.
 
This year, the PNHS Foundation will add a College Fair to the lineup of not-to-miss events and the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) will be on hand to lend their support.
 
The PNHS College Fair will be held on the upper concourse of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, adjacent to the “Garden,” the site of junior rider meetings throughout the weekend.

“Penn National is one of the most important competitions in the country for juniors,” said Lindsay Martin, CPI president. “It is a perfect opportunity for college-bound students to learn more about their options for continuing equestrian coursework and competition in college.”
 
It only makes sense that CPI would partner with PNHS. The CPI produces events in Florida, New Jersey, Texas and California, that offer young equestrians the opportunity to experience the hunter seat college equestrian competition format firsthand and earn scholarships. CPI events also connect college-bound students with college admissions representatives and equestrian team coaches. They engage and inspire the students with educational presentations from world-class equestrians and equestrian business leaders.

 Michael Dowling, Centenary University assistant professor of Equine Science and co-coach of the IHSA and ANRC teams, talks to a student at the CPI College Fair in West Palm Beach. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Michael Dowling, Centenary University assistant professor of Equine Science and co-coach of the
IHSA and ANRC teams, talks to a student at the CPI College Fair in West Palm Beach.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

During PNHS, CPI invites competitors to join them for an ice cream social on Thursday, Oct. 11.
 
“We’re excited to have CPI join us for our College Fair,” said Susie Webb, PNHS executive director. “It’s a great opportunity for junior riders and colleges to connect and this is exactly what CPI does. It is a perfect fit.”
 
About the College Preparatory Invitational

The CPI is a three-day event designed to educate hunter seat riders about college equestrian competition and provide them with resources to make connections and weigh the options to enrich their college experience. 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. To learn more about the CPI, visit collegeprepinvitational.com.
 

About the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) is a premier equestrian event attracting the nation's top hunters and jumpers and features many of the top names in the sport. During the ten days of national competition, 1,400 qualified Junior and Adult competitors from the U.S. and abroad vie for more than $500,000 in prize money and eight national championships - including the prestigious Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, and the Neue Schule/USEF National Junior Jumper Individual and Team Championships. "Junior Weekend" takes place October 11-14, followed by "Adult Week" October 15-20, culminating in the $132,000 Prix de Penn National Grand Prix. For more go to PANationalHorseShow.org


About The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, provides support for therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs. The Foundation makes grants exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to acquaint, teach and train the public in therapeutic equestrian endeavors and to support equine rescue efforts. Proceeds from the show benefit the Foundation.

To learn more or to participate in the College Fair contact Shelly Mix at Shelly@panational.org.