ASBURY, N.J. — USHJA President Mary Babick will serve as judge for the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) set for mid-September at The Ridge, Asbury.

The two-day event includes a clinic on Saturday, Sept. 15, and a collegiate style horse show to follow on Sunday, Sept. 16. Only 100 riders will be accepted to the CPI New Jersey event; which also includes a college fair as well as educational seminars. Applications are open now at http://collegeprepinvitational.com/cpi-new-jersey/.

“We’re honored to have USHJA President Mary Babick judge our first CPI New Jersey horse show,” said Lindsay Martin, CPI President. “Her perspective given her vast experience as a trainer, judge and governor of the sport will be so valuable to the student riders at the event.”

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A professional horsewoman for more than 38 years, Babick has trained several well-known riders in hunter, jumper and equitation, who have continued successful careers in the industry. She is a USEF Registered judge and has officiated at competitions all across the United States. Babick earned her instructor certification from the British Horse Society and is a USHJA Certified Trainer.

Babick has served as a member of the USHJA Board of Directors since 2010, serving as the Hunter Discipline Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee since 2012. Additionally, she has served on the Planning Committee, the Emerging Athletes Committee as well as chairing the Youth Committee. Her committee work dates back to the earliest USHJA committees. In addition to her USHJA service, Babick has also served as Chair of both the USEF National Breeds and Disciplines Council, as well as its Horse Identification Task Force.

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About the College Preparatory Invitational

The CPI is designed to educate student riders about the different formats of college equestrian competitions and provide riders with resources to help them create their desired college equestrian experience. Riders in grades eight through 12 have a chance to win scholarships in hunt seat equitation competition and participate in educational presentations throughout the event. In an effort to encourage academic excellence and embed social integrity as a lifelong commitment to the equestrian sport, the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund also awards riders the opportunity to win scholarships for academics and community service.

To learn more about the CPI, visit http://www.collegeprepinvitational.com .

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