WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Jan. 15, 2018 – College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced the addition of a new challenge scholarship prize for riders who attend two or more competitions in 2019. The CPI Penultimate High-Point Challenge will be awarded to the cumulative high-point rider competing at the CPI Florida Horse Show Jan. 17-20 and March16-17 held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach, and the CPI New Jersey Horse Show held at The Ridge Farm at Riverview in Asbury, Sept. 21-22.
The CPI Penultimate High-Point Challenge winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund. Riders in grades 8-12 are eligible and the award must be claimed within five years of graduation from high school. The award will be paid directly to the winner’s college, university, trade or vocational school. Upon enrollment to a post-secondary educational school, a written request from the award winner must be made for payment to the designated school.
“Our new Penultimate High-Point Challenge is inspired by other great equestrian event series championship awards,” said Lindsay Martin, CPI president. “With this award, we recognize excellence in riding for those who attend more than one CPI event.”
The CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund is a 501(c)(3) created to encourage riders to educate themselves about the charitable organizations in their communities, place emphasis on horsemanship and sportsmanship and promote higher education as a foundation to future success in life.
The CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund offers several scholarship opportunities to riders in grades 8-12 who participate in a CPI Horse Show. For more information on the individual scholarships including a complete listing of the rules and regulations for each scholarship, click here.
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
What: An event that brings equestrian students, grades 8-12, together with colleges and universities that offer equestrian competition and equine science programs.
Jan. 17- 20 ¬| 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 16-17 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sept. 21-22 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
January & March
Jim Brandon Equestrian Center
Okeeheelee Park South
7500 Forest Hill Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33413
The Ridge Farm at Riverview
3 Wolverton Road
Asbury, New Jersey 08802
Why: To introduce students to the collegiate format of competition and to connect them with college equestrian coaches, athletic and admissions directors. Provide the opportunity to earn scholarships.
For more information, go to collegeprepinvitational.com
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